HC Deb 07 April 2000 vol 347 c619W
Mrs. Shephard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to meet representatives of the Dispensing Doctors' Association and the Pharmaceutical Society to discuss dispensing arrangements; and if he will make a statement. [117861]

Ms Stuart

The bodies which represent pharmacies and dispensing doctors on National Health Service matters are the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee. My noble Friend Lord Hunt of King's Health met representatives of both bodies on 21 December 1999 to discuss dispensing arrangements in rural areas.