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Pharmacists

Volume 78: debated on Wednesday 1 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has as to salaries paid to newly qualified pharmacists who have taken a three-year degree course followed by one year's practical training, in retail and industrial pharmacy.

Our Department has no involvement in or responsibility for private contracts of employment. We therefore have no information on salaries paid to retail and industrial pharmacists.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many vacant posts there are for basic grade pharmacists in the North-East Thames regional health authority; what percentage this represents of the total of such authorised posts; and what is the percentage of such vacant posts in all other regional health authorities.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the salary in the National Health Services of a newly qualified pharmacist, who has taken a three-year degree course, followed by one year's practical training.

The starting salary of a basic grade hospital pharmacist is £6,699 per annum exclusive of London weighting.