HC Deb 19 July 2001 vol 372 c440W
Mr. Tynan

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to ensure that injections of drugs that may be life threatening are correctly and safely administered. [4578]

Ms Blears

[holding answer 18 July 2001]The controls assurance framework requires all national health service trusts to identify the risks associated with the safe and secure handling of medicines and develop and implement procedures to ensure the minimisation of risk. These procedures would cover drugs which would be hazardous if given by the wrong route, for example, injected intrathecally rather than intravenously.