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Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

Volume 494: debated on Thursday 25 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, columns 230-1W, on prescriptions: fees and charges, how many respondents there were to Professor Ian Gilmoreā€™s web-based survey of prescription charges; how many written submissions of evidence were made to his review of prescription charges; how many oral evidence sessions the review held with stakeholder groups; and with how many GPs deliberative research on prescription charges has been conducted in the last financial year. (282056)

The written consultation received 39 submissions. The web-based survey aimed primarily at the public received 1,750 responses. Oral evidence sessions were held with 18 key stakeholders. A total of six workshops were held across England as part of the deliberative research with general practitioners (GPs), involving 30 GPs in total.