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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 216187, tabled on 4 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of enabling pharmacists to issue low-strength prescription drugs to reduce the workload for GPs.

Answered on

12 February 2019

The Department has made no assessment of the merits of enabling pharmacists to issue ‘low-strength’ prescription drugs to reduce the workload for general practitioners.

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Department of Health and Social Care