Prescriptions: ICT

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 21st June 2018.

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Photo of Kevin Barron Kevin Barron Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee on Standards, Chair, Committee of Privileges, Chair, Committee of Privileges

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what penalties will be levied on (a) hospitals, (b) dispensing doctors and (c) community pharmacies if IT systems are found to be not compliant with the Falsified Medicines Directive by February 2019.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

A United Kingdom Government consultation on the implementation of the European Union Delegated Regulation on ‘safety features’ under the Falsified Medicines Directive will be released shortly. The consultation and accompanying impact assessment will focus on where the UK has legal scope to make changes. This will include the Government’s proposals over penalties and sanctions on hospitals, dispensing doctors and community pharmacies.

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