§ Mr. Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many incentive prescribing schemes he has set up; if he will give the start date and duration of each scheme; how many general practitioners are involved; and what procedure he has set up for an independent evaluation of the schemes.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
In April 1992, the Secretary of State introduced the indicative prescribing scheme, which allows for incentive prescribing schemes to operate at health board level. To date there have been no successful applications to set up incentive prescribing schemes in Scotland under the terms of the indicative prescribing scheme.