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Doctors (Dispensing)

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if she will take no steps that would in any way limit the dispensing of prescriptions by doctors practising in rural areas.

Discussions are taking place with the medical and pharmaceutical professions about the arrangements for the supply of medicines to patients living in rural areas. My main concern is the patient's interests, and I have made it clear that I cannot agree to any change in the regulations except with the agreement of both professions.