228747 - Medical Equipment (Answered)

Mr George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration NHS England will give to small and medium-sized enterprises in its review of regulations relating to dispensing appliance contractor licences.

George Freeman

NHS England currently has no plans to ask the Department to consider making any changes in respect of those provisions of the National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013, as amended, that relate to dispensing appliance contractors. If NHS England were to undertake a review of the regulatory arrangements concerning dispensing appliance contractors, it would take account of a range of factors including the views of patients, consumers and business.