HL Deb 10 June 1998 vol 590 c93WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will provide details of the costs which health boards in Scotland incur in making incontinence products available direct to patients. [HL2124]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)

The costs incurred by health boards in respect of incontinence products prescribed to patients by GPs and Nurse Prescribers in the financial year 1997–98 are shown in the table below.

The costs and fees shown include the cost of the products dispensed, dispensing fees paid to community pharmacists and dispensing doctors, and on-costs paid to appliance suppliers.

Health Board Costs & Fees £
Argyll & Clyde 590,979
Ayrshire & Arran 637,334
Borders 145,113
Dumfries & Galloway 200,594
Fife 449,961
Forth Valley 340,906
Grampian 595,667
Greater Glasgow 1,193,308
Highland 226,376
Lanarkshire 812,641
Lothian 1,478,546
Orkney 13,918
Shetland 21,262
Tayside 630,443
Western Isles 71,433
Scotland Total 7,408,481