HC Deb 04 March 2002 vol 381 cc131-2W
Sandra Gidley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how maternity service liaison committees will fit into the new NHS structure. [37639]

Yvette Cooper

Anecdotal and research evidence during the past 10 years has shown that maternity service liaison committees have proved very effective in influencing and shaping maternity service provision. In future primary care trusts will be the local health organisations responsible for working with maternity service liaison committees.

Yvette Cooper

The Medicines Control Agency (MCA) and its advisory committee, the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM) have published the following articles in the MCA's bulletin "Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance" alerting health professionals to the inappropriate use of medication. These articles include the following:

published in "Current Problems in Pharmacovigilance" and encourage dose titration of the antipsychotics to help prevent adverse drug reactions: