HC Deb 22 April 1993 vol 223 c171W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on guidance presently given to general practitioners on treatment of drug addicts.

Dr. Mawhinney

In December 1991 the Health Departments issued "Guidelines on Clinical Management of Drug Misuse and Dependence" to all doctors, including general practitioners. The guidelines highlight the importance of the role of the non-specialist doctor in the treatment and care of drug misusers. A copy is available in the Library.