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Hospital Pharmacy Service

Volume 86: debated on Thursday 14 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what information he has concerning the average number of occasions upon which the hospital pharmacy emergency on call service is used in each health district;(2) whether he proposes to make provision for payments to hospital pharmacists for providing an out of hours service.

Information in statistical form is not held centrally. I understand that the need to call on hospital pharmacists out of hours varies widely. Arrangements governing payment for out of hours services are a matter for negotiation in the pharmacuetical Whitley Council and this subject is on the agenda for a meeting on 6 December 1985.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what information he has concerning the number of hospital pharmacists currently employed in each health district; and what is the ratio of hospital pharmacists to hospital patients treated annually in each of those districts.