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Clinicians (Information)

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to provide clinicians in NHS trusts and other facilities with access to objective analysis and advice on new drugs. (75506)

Doctors and other prescribers have access to a wide variety of information resources to support their prescribing. These include the British National Formularies, National Prescribing Centre advice and training, which includes coverage of new medicines, National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidelines, National Electronic Library for Health, the various on-line databases and reference resources, such as Medline, and various academic and professional journals, for example the British Medical Journal.