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Pharmacists

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he is taking steps to ensure that the pharmaceutical services will continue to be based upon the Noel Hall report following the reorganisation of the National Health Service.

In Health circular (80)8, which gave guidance on structure and management arrangements following reorganisation of the National Health Service, authorities were asked to take account of the experience during recent years of the many ways in which the quality of services had been improved. The follow-up to the Noel Hall recommendations in relation to pharmaceutical services was given as an example.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take steps to ensure that full-time regional pharmaceutical officers are appointed by the Wessex and Oxford regional health authorities.

No. The appointment of regional pharmaceutical officers is a matter for the relevent regional health authority.