§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many health authorities in the north-west region have drawn up patient group directions for Relenza; 
(2) what advice he has given to health authorities on drawing up patient group directions for Relenza and other drugs. 
§ Jacqui Smith
[holding answer 21 November 2001]: The information requested is not collected centrally.
Health Service Circular 2000/026 containing guidance on Patient Group Directions was issued to the national health service (England) on 9 August 2000. Additional guidance on the supply and administration of Relenza was issued on 21 November 2000.