HC Deb 27 October 2003 vol 412 cc98-9WS
John Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which services are included in Local Pharmacy Services pilots. [133269]

Ms Rosie Winterlon

All local pharmaceutical services (LPS) pilots include the dispensing of some prescriptions. Beyond that, the services provided vary from one pilot to another. Examples of LPS pilot schemes approved to date include provision of pharmaceutical services (including translation service where required) to a local ethnic minority, medication reviews for the elderly, liaison and support in medication taking upon discharge from secondary care, out-of-hours services, access to minor ailment schemes, provision of compliance aids and health promotion and advice, as well as needle exchange, dispensing and supervision of consumption for drug misusers.

John Cryer

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Local Pharmacy Services pilots are running; and which areas they serve. [133270]

Ms Rosie Winterton

The tables show the locations of local pharmaceutical services (LPS) pilots which have commenced. 2002 was the first year of the scheme and there were two waves (1 A and 1 B) of LPS pilots. A further three pilots were approved and will start in the near future. Three proposals received preliminary approval and full proposals are awaited for these.

Primary care trusts Locations served
South Liverpool PCT West Speke
Brighton and Hove City PCT Across PCT