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Pharmacists (Snowdonia)

Volume 984: debated on Monday 12 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received from pharmacists in the Snowdonia area concerning the economic problems facing pharmacists who also provide special prescriptions for single cases in scattered rural areas; and what response and advice he has given.

Representations received from five pharmacists in this area have urged the full implementation of the recommendations of the independent (Franks) panel which considered the profit margin in the NHS remuneration of chemist contractors in England and Wales. In reply, the pharmacists have been informed that the package deal offered to their negotiators would implement most of the panel's recommendations and that outstanding issues are still being considered.