HC Deb 24 March 1994 vol 240 cc412-3W
Dr. Marek

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to commission a medical audit of the quality of treatment being received by patients of general practitioner practices whose annual prescribing costs are 20 per cent. below the average for practices in their family health service authority areas.

Dr. Mawhinney

Family health services authorities are responsible for working with general practitioner practices to make sure that their prescribing is both cost-effective and meets all the clinical needs of their patients.