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Prescriptions

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 24 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether medication reviews undertaken in respect of residents of care homes count towards the general medical services contract quality and outcomes framework performance indicator; (200361)

(2) what the performance of each primary care trust was against the general medical services contract indicator for the undertaking of medication reviews for patients being prescribed four or more repeat medicines in each year for which figures are available.

Medicine review indicators within the quality and outcomes framework include all patients prescribed repeat prescriptions regardless of their living arrangements.

The percentage achievement for the undertaking of medication reviews for patients being prescribed four or more repeat medicines has been placed in the Library.