HC Deb 14 May 1981 vol 4 c332W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his policy on the role of community health councils with medical representation in participating in the monitoring of drugs; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Vaughan

Monitoring of drugs is not a function of community health councils, whether or not they have medical representation, but they can advise any person contacting them about an adverse reaction to a drug to report it through the patient's doctor to the Committee on Safety of Medicines.