HC Deb 13 January 1987 vol 108 c175W
46. Mr. Hirst

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he has any plans to extend the range of medical equipment available under National Health Service prescription; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Newton

The approved list of appliances, dressings and chemical reagents which general medical practitioners may prescribe on the National Health Service is kept under constant review. Changes to the list are made in consultation with representatives of the medical and pharmaceutical professions, in the light of the changing needs of general practice, the extent of demand, availability and cost.