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Medicines Resource Centre

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the anticipated annual cost of the medicines resource centre.

The medicines resource centre cost £250,000 in 1989–90. We expect costs of the same order annually for the following three years up to 1992–93.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people will be employed by the medicines resource centre.

The medicines resource centre employs four staff—three pharmacists (including the director) and one secretary.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the first medicines resource centre bulletin will be issued; and how often they will appear.

The first medicines resource centre bulletin was issued during the week commencing 11 June. All GPs should by now have received a copy. The medicines resources centre bulletins will be issued monthly.