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Pharmaceutical Services

Volume 281: debated on Tuesday 16 July 1996

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that 24-hour general pharmaceutical provision is made available, in line with, the development of GP out-of-hour services; and if he will make a statement. [36244]

The national health service provides for an emergency supply of drugs to be available at any time when requested by a doctor. Health authorities are also free to make arrangements to provide a 24-hour pharmaceutical service to meet a local need.