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Deep Vein Thrombosis

Volume 410: debated on Monday 18 August 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward amendments to legislation to allow registered midwives to (a) sell or supply and (b) administer a range of medicines in the course of their professional practice, with particular reference to the provision of compression hosiery for pregnant women considered at particular risk of deep vein thrombosis. [127592]

There are already provisions under medicines legislation which allow registered midwives to sell or supply and administer a range of medicines in the course of their professional practice. Midwives can also supply certain non-medicinal products including compression hosiery for varicosis during pregnancy at national health service expense.