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Drugs And Medicines (Prescription)

Volume 983: debated on Tuesday 29 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice is available to doctors to assist them with prescribing drugs and medicines.

I refer the hon. Member to my replies to him on 3 April—[Vol. 982, c. 385–6; Vol. 982, c. 389]—concerning measures the Department is taking to provide doctors with information on prescribing questions.Advice is also available from the drug advisory centres run by the regional health authorities, and from the Department's own regional medical officers in the course of their regular routine discussions with general practitioners about all aspects of general practice.