NHS: Drugs

Health written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Dame Cheryl Gillan Dame Cheryl Gillan Shadow Secretary of State for Wales

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the drugs available on the national health service.

Photo of Dawn Primarolo Dawn Primarolo Minister of State (Department of Health) (Public Health)

General practitioners are able to prescribe any licensed medicine on the national health service unless it is listed in schedules 1 or 2 of the National Health Service (General Medical Services Contracts) (Prescription of Drugs etc.) Regulations 2004.

Hospital clinicians are not affected by these statutory restrictions. They can prescribe any medicine, provided their local primary care trust agrees to its supply at NHS expense.

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