HC Deb 28 July 1967 vol 751 c298W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Minister of Health how many doctors suspected of over-prescribing were investigated by his Department in 1966; and, as a result of this inquiry, how many of these doctors were in fact found to have over-prescribed in that year.

Mr. K. Robinson

One thousand and forty-three doctors were visited by Regional Medical Officers in 1966 to discuss high prescribing costs. Figures are not yet available on the results of these visits, but on the basis of previous experience I expect that about three-quarters of these doctors will prescribe at lower cost.