Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (115)

John Brassil

Question:

115. Deputy John Brassil asked the Minister for Health when financial emergency measures in the public interest, FEMPI, cuts for pharmacists will be reversed; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27811/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

In accordance with the provisions of Part 5 and Part 6 of the Public Service Pay and Pensions Act 2017, the Government is committed to developing a statutory basis for payments to primary care contractors, to replace FEMPI legislation, which expires at the end of this year.

This new statutory basis will enable the determination of payments to contractors based on a range of considerations, including affordability and value for money.

Preparatory work is underway in my Department on the development of that new statutory basis.