HC Deb 29 January 1968 vol 757 c221W
44. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Minister of Health when he expects to receive the report of the Pharmaceutical Whitley Council on their investigation into the salary and career structure, promotion prospects, postgraduate training and the organisation of the hospital pharmaceutical service.

Mr. K. Robinson

The Whitley Council has agreed to co-operate with a working party which is being set up by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and myself to advise on the efficient and economical organisation of the hospital pharmaceutical service with particular reference to:

  1. (1) the most suitable unit(s) of organisation for the whole or parts of the service;
  2. (2) the best use of pharmacists (including the need and facilities for their post-graduate training);
  3. (3) the best use of supporting staff (including their recruitment and training);
  4. (4) a suitable career structure for pharmacists and supporting staff.
My right hon. Friend and I are grateful to Sir Noel Hall for agreeing to serve as Chairman of this Working Party. The names of the other members will he announced later.

The Whitley Council has also appointed a sub-committee to study salary and career structure including promotion prospects.

I cannot say when the report of either of these bodies will be ready.