HC Deb 01 July 1997 vol 297 c141W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has given to health authorities concerning the(a) payment and (b) monitoring of payment for prescriptions, issued by general practitioners for optician services. [5659]

Mr. Milburn

Only optometrists, and ophthalmic medical practitioners are empowered to issue prescriptions for glasses under the General Ophthalmic Services. Guidance on monitoring and checking arrangements is contained in Health Circular HC(91)17, copies of which are available in the Library.