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Pharmacists (Pay)

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what representations he has received advocating the establishment of a system whereby pharmacists who are on call outside normal working hours are remunerated for the times they respond to a request for their services; and if he will make a statement.

We have received representations in different forms, but the subject is a matter for negotiation on the appropriate Whitley council. Under present agreements, any hospital pharmacist working more than his conditioned hours is entitled to take time off in lieu; one who is required to work on Sundays and public holidays is entitled to a special duty payment.