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Family Planning

Volume 886: debated on Friday 21 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when patients will be able to obtain family planning services under the NHS from family doctors and pharmacists.

We have now reached agreement with the representatives of general practitioners on revisions to their contracts to provide for this extension of the National Health Service. The agreement, which covers fees and other matters, has been reported to the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body and the representatives of the pharmacists have been informed. Subject to discussions with them, we expect to introduce the service during the summer.