HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 cc485-6W
John Mann

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce compulsory(a) methadone and (b) diamorphine prescription training for general practitioners. [88964]

Ms Blears

The Clinical Guidelines, Drug Misuse and Dependence— Guidelines on Clinical Management (1999) clearly outline the role of general practitioners (GPs) in prescribing to drug users. These guidelines are supported by training for GPs. The Royal College of General Practitioners has, with Department funding, developed a certificate in drug misuse for primary care practitioners, aimed at accrediting GPs.

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