§ Mr. Redmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the system of inspection in respect of the suitability and adequacy of premises from which NHS services are provided by(a) medical general practitioners, (b) dental general practitioners, (c) pharmacists and (d) opticians.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
Through their management responsibility for primary health care services, family health services authorities are required to be satisfied that premises used by doctors, dentists and opticians are suitable and adequate. In the case of pharmacists, responsibility rests with the Royal Pharmaceutical Society inspectorate. On-site inspection of the premises used by each type of practitioner can be made to ensure that the appropriate standards are met.