The National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1997

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Statutory Instruments
1997 No. 981

The National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulations 1997

20th March 1997

Laid before Parliament
20th March 1997

Coming into force
1st July 1997

The Secretary of State for Health, in exercise of powers conferred on him by sections 29 and 126(4) of the National Health Service Act 1977(1) and of all other powers enabling him in that behalf, hereby makes the following Regulations:—

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.  These Regulations may be cited as the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Amendment (No. 2) Regulation 1997 and shall come into force on 1st July 1997.

Amendment of the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992

2.—(1) The National Health Service (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992(2) shall be amended in accordance with the following paragraphs of this regulation.

(2) In Schedule 10 (drugs and other substances not to be prescribed for supply under pharmaceutical services), the following entries shall be omitted—

Aludrox Suspension

Asilone Liquid

Asilone Tablets

Biocare Adreno-Zyme Capsules

Biocare Neurotone Capsules

Carnation Instant Build-Up

Cupanol Over 6 Paracetamol Suspension

Cupanol Under 6 Suspension

DF118 Injection

Disprol Tablets

Ener-G Low-Protein and Gluten-Free Egg Replacer

Expurhin Paediatric Decongestant Linctus

Farley’s Junior Milk

FSC Super Vitamin D Capsules

GF Brand Baking Powder

GF Brand Banana Cake

GF Brand Chocolate Nut Cookies

GF Brand Cooking Crumbs

GF Brand Date and Walnut Cake

GF Brand English Style Mustard

GF Brand Fruit Bran Biscuits

GF Brand Ginger Cake

GF Brand Ginger Cookies

GF Brand Gluten-Free Coconut Cookies

GF Brand Gluten-Free Maize Biscuits with Chocolate

GF Brand Gluten-Free Maize Biscuits with Hazelnut

GF Brand Gluten-Free Pastry Mix

GF Brand Gluten-Free Thin Wafer Bread

GF Brand Gravy Mix

GF Brand Lemon Cake

GF Brand Muesli

GF Brand Muesli Fruit Biscuits

GF Dietary Gluten-Free Carob Marble Cake

GF Dietary Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding

GF Dietary Low-Protein Pizza Mix with Tomato Topping and Baking Dish

GF Dietary Low-Protein Vegetable Burger in Low-Protein Sauce

GF Dietary Low-Protein Vegetable Casserole

Glykola Elixir

Lemsip Cold Relief Capsules

Lifeplan Super Galanol Capsules

Natural Flow Calcium/Magnesium Tablets

Natural Flow Green Magma Powder

Natural Flow Liquid B Complex & Iron

Natural Flow Mega C Tablets

Natural Flow Rutin Tablets 500mg

Natural Flow Super B50 Capsules

Niferex 150 Tablets

Quest Beta Carotene Capsules

Quest Kyolic High Potency 102 Tablets

Radian-B Liniment

Radian-B Rub

Rite-Diet Diabetic Cherry Cake

Rite-Diet Diabetic Fruit Cake

Rite-Diet Lemon Cake

Rite-Diet Lincoln Biscuit

Rite-Diet Sultana Biscuit

Rite-Diet Soya Bran Biscuit

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Crunchy Bar

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Custard Cream Biscuits

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Ginger Cake

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Gingernut Cookies

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Milk Chocolate Biscuits

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Shortcake Biscuits

Rite-Diet Macaroni in Mushroom Sauce, Low-Protein/Gluten-Free

Rite-Diet Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce Low-Protein/Gluten-Free

Seven Seas Calcium Berries with Vitamin D

Seven Seas Iron Berries with Vitamin C

Seven Seas Natural Beta Carotene Capsules

Seven Seas Super Vitamin E Capsules

Seven Seas Zinc Berries with Vitamin C

Simple Moisturising Shower Gel

Tritamyl Gluten-Free Bread Mix.

(3) In that Schedule, the following entries shall be inserted at such places in the alphabetical order of the entries there as are appropriate—

Adpack Europe Gamolenic Acid (GLA) Capsules

Adreno-Lyph Plus Tablets

Aller-eze Plus Tablets

Aller-eze Tablets

Aludrox Liquid

Ambre Solaire High Protection Milk SPF 12

Anaflex Cream

Anethaine Cream

Anthisan Cream

Asilone Antacid Liquid

Asilone Antacid Tablets

Balneum Bath Treatment 150ml pack

Balneum Plus Bath Treatment 150ml pack

Bee Health Propolis Capsules

Beres Drops Plus

Beta Carotene Capsules (Nutri Imports & Exports)

Biocare Acidophilus Powder

Biocare AD206 (Adreno-Zyme) Capsules

Biocare BGF Bifidophilus Growth Factor Powder

Biocare Bio-Cysteine Capsules

Biocare Bio-Plex Powder

Biocare Candistatin Capsules

Biocare CG233 Capsules

Biocare Dermasorb Skin Cream

Biocare Eradicin Forte Capsules

Biocare Int B2 Bifidophilus Bacterium Powder

Biocare Lipo-Plex Capsules

Biocare Lipo-Plex Co-Q10 EPA/DHA Capsules

Biocare N-Acetyl Glucosamine Capsules

Biocare NT 188 (Neurotone) Capsules

Biocare Pancrogest Capsules

Biocare Paracidin (Citricidal) Oral Drops

Biocare Permatrol Capsules

Biocare Polyzyme Capsules

Biocare Polyzyme Forte & Acidophilus Capsules

Biocare Polyzyme Forte Capsules

Biocare Potassium Ascorbate Capsules

Biocare Replete Sachets

Biocare Spectrumzyme Capsules

Biocare TH207 (Thyro-Zyme) Capsules

Biocare Vegi-Dophilus Capsules

Biocare Vyta Mins Capsules

Bio-Glandin 25 Capsules

Bio Harmony Sachets

Blackcurrant Seed Oil Capsules

Blackmore’s Echinacea ACE + Zinc Tablets

Blackmore’s Hypericum Tablets

Build-Up (Nestle Health Care)

Caladryl Cream

Caladryl Lotion

Calendolon Ointment

Candacurb Capsules

Candacurb-E Capsules

Caprystatin Capsules

Carbo-Cort Cream

Carylderm Shampoo

Chlorasol Sachets

Clara’s Kitchen Gluten-Free Porridge

Clarityn Allergy

Cow & Gate Follow-On Babymilk Step Up

Cow & Gate Junior Meal

Cow & Gate Nutriprem 2

Cow & Gate Olvarit Stage Two Main Course

Crusha Milk Shake Syrup

Cytoplan Aloe Vera Concentrate

Cytoplan Bifidophilus Extra Tablets

Cytoplan Cytocleanse Formula Capsules

Cytoplan Cytoplex Tablets

Cytoplan Dolomite Magnesium Carbon Calcium Carbon Tablets

Cytoplan Iron Extra Tablets

Cytoplan Multex Multivitamin and Mineral Formulation

Cytoplan Pantothenic Acid Tablets

Daktarin Cream 15g

Daktarin Powder

Daktarin Twin Pack

Dencyl Spansules

Derbac C Shampoo

Dermablend Cleanser/Remover

Dermablend Quick Fix Concealment Stick

Dermalex Skin Lotion

Dermidex Dermatological Cream

Disprol Junior Tablets Soluble

Ditemic Spansules

Earex Ear Drops

Earthdust Aged Garlic Tablets

Earthdust Capricin Forte Capsules

Earthdust Formula 1 Capsules

Earthdust Pro-Biotic New Complex Powder

Earthdust Super-Pro-Bifidus Powder

Earthdust Super-Pro-Dophilus Powder

Ecologic 315 Granules

Efamol Plus Evening Primrose Oil & Coenzyme Q10 Capsules

Enzyme Process Achol Tablets

Enzyme Process Enzastatin Tablets

Enzyme Process Liver Tablets

Enzyme Process Pancreas 523 Tablets

Enzyme Process Pro-T-Compound Tablets

Enzyme Process Vitamin B12 + Liver Tablets

Equisorb High Fibre Guar Bread Rolls

Eskamel Cream

Essentia Special E Cream

Expulin Decongestant Linctus for Babies & Children

Farley’s First Milk

Farley’s Follow-On Milk

Femeron Cream

Ferfolic SV Tablets

Ferrous Sulphate Compound Tablets BP

Folex-350 Tablets

Fortespan Spansules

FSC Evening Primrose Oil + Vitamin E Cream

FSC Natural Vitamin E Capsules

FSC Vitamin D 400u

Gammolin Capsules

Gamophase Gamolenic Acid Capsules

Gericare Multivitamin & Mineral Capsules

Glutafin Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Glutafin Gluten-Free Custard Cream Biscuits

Glutafin Gluten-Free Gingernut Cookies

Glutafin Gluten-Free Milk Chocolate Biscuits

Glutafin Gluten-Free Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits

Glutafin Gluten-Free Shortcake Biscuits

Glutano Gluten-Free Chocolate Hazelnut Wafer Bar

Glutano Gluten-Free Muesli

Glutano Gluten-Free Pretzel

Glutano Gluten-Free Wafer

Glutano Gluten-Free Wafer, Cream Filled

Glykola Tonic

Gratis Gluten-Free Tricolour Pasta

Health Aid Eczema Oil

Healthcrafts Calcium + Vitamin D Chewable Tablets

Healthcrafts High Strength Starflower Oil

Healthcrafts Multivitamin Chewable Tablets

Healthcrafts Vitamin E Natural Oil

Healthlink High Zinc + Manganese Formula 1 Capsules

Health Perception Glucosamine Tablets

Higher Nature Paraclear Capsules

Hismanal Tablets 10-tablet pack

Hypomultiple Capsules

Idoloba Tablets

Imedeen Skin Regenerating Tablets

Imedeen Tablets

Imodium Capsules Pharmacy Packs 8 and 12 capsules

Imuderm Body Wash

Imuderm Hand & Face Wash

Imuderm Shower Gel

Infaderm Baby Bath

Infaderm Baby Cream

Infaderm Baby Hair Wash

Infaderm Baby Lotion

Ionax Scrub

Juvela Gluten-Free Mince Pies

Juvela Low-Protein Savoury Snack


Kentogam Gamolenic Acid Capsules

Kolorex Capsules

Kylie Skin Guard

Lamberts Bee Propolis Tablets

Lamberts Beta Carotene Capsules

Lamberts Betaine HCL/Pepsin Tablets

Lamberts Betasec Tablets

Lamberts Betasec Timed Release Antioxidant Tablets

Lamberts Calcium Extra Tablets

Lamberts Calcium/Magnesium Balance Capsules

Lamberts Calcium & Magnesium Chelates Tablets

Lamberts Calcium 500/Magnesium 250 Amino Acid Chelated Tablets

Lamberts Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc Orotates Capsules

Lamberts Caprylic Acid Tablets

Lamberts Chelating Mega Mineral Complex Tablets

Lamberts Co-Enzyme Q10 Capsules

Lamberts DLPA Complex + Vitamin B & C Capsules

Lamberts Dolomite Tablets

Lamberts Enzygest Capsules

Lamberts EPA Marine Lipid Concentrate Capsules

Lamberts Gentle Vitamin C Tablets

Lamberts Ginkgo Biloba Extract Tablets

Lamberts GTF Chromium Capsules

Lamberts Health Insurance Plus Tablets

Lamberts High Potency EPA Capsules

Lamberts L-Carnitine Capsules

Lamberts L-Carnitine Tablets

Lamberts L-Glutamic Acid Powder

Lamberts L-Glutamine Capsules

Lamberts L-Glutathione Complex Capsules

Lamberts L-Histidine HCL Capsules

Lamberts L-Isoleucine Capsules

Lamberts L-Leucine Capsules

Lamberts Magnesium Amino Acid Chelated Tablets

Lamberts Magnesium Orotate Capsules

Lamberts Magnesium Sustained Release Tablets

Lamberts Magnesium Sustained Release Timed Release Tablets

Lamberts Mega Mineral Compound Tablets

Lamberts Mega 3 Vitamins/Minerals Tablets

Lamberts Multi-Max Tablets

Lamberts Natural Vitamin E Capsules

Lamberts One Daily Vitamin/Mineral Tablets

Lamberts Protein Deficiency Formula Powder

Lamberts Pycnogenol Capsules

Lamberts Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Capsules

Lamberts Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate Plus Capsules

Lamberts Selenium Capsules

Lamberts Selenium Tablets

Lamberts Super Acidophilus Plus Capsules

Lamberts Taurine Capsules

Lamberts Ultra Detoxifying Capsules

Lamberts Vitamin B-50 Complex Capsules

Lamberts Vitamin B-50 Complex Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin B-100 Complex Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid & Calcium Ascorbate Crystals

Lamberts Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Powder

Lamberts Vitamin C & Bioflav Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin C Calcium Ascorbate Crystals

Lamberts Vitamin C-Time Bioflav Timed-Release Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin E 200 D-Alpha Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin E 200 D-Alpha/Selenium Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin E 400 D-Alpha/Selenium Tablets

Lamberts Vitamin/Mineral Compound Tablets

Lamberts Zinc Citrus Capsules

Lamberts Zinc Gluconate Tablets

Lamberts Zinc Tablets

Lanacane Cream

Lancome Nutrix Cream

Larkhall Acidophilus 500 Tablets

Larkhall B13 Zinc Tablets

Larkhall Beta Carotene Capsules

Larkhall Calcimega 500 Tablets

Larkhall DLPA 375 Tablets

Larkhall Dolomite Tablets

Larkhall Folic Acid Tablets 100mcg

Larkhall Folic Acid Tablets 500mcg

Larkhall L-Carnitine Capsules

Larkhall Magnesium Orotate B13 Tablets

Larkhall Selenium Supplement Tablets

Larkhall Vitamin C Naturtabs 1000mg Buffered

Lemsip Lemcaps Cold Relief Capsules

Lifeplan Super Galanol Starflower Capsules


MA4 Herbal Fruit Concentrate Paste

MA572 Tablets

Magnesium Citrus Tru-Fil Capsules

Magnesium Glycerophos Tablets

Magnesium OK Tablets

Marly Skin

Medinol Over 6 Paracetamol Oral Suspension

Medinol Under 6 Paracetamol Junior Suspension

Mercurochrome Solution

Milupa Forward Follow-On Milk

Mycocidin Perles

Nanny Goat’s Milk Infant Formula

Natural Flow Amino Acid Complex Capsules

Nature’s Aid Co-Enzyme Q-10 Capsules

Nature’s Own Acidophilus Plus Capsules (Supreme)

Nature’s Own Betacarotene Capsules

Nature’s Own Beta Carotene Tablets

Nature’s Own Calcium Orotate Tablets

Nature’s Own Dolomite Tablets

Nature’s Own Dolomite-Calcium Carbonate Magnesium Carbonate Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Beta Carotene Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Calcium Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State “Euro Formula” Vitamin B Complex + Vitamin C & Magnesium Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Magnesium Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Selenium Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Vitamin B6 (Pyridox) Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Vitamin C Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Vitamin E 300 Tablets

Nature’s Own Food State Zinc/Copper Tablets

Nature’s Own Multi-Vitamin Tablets

Nature’s Own Vitamin B Complex Plus Tablets High Potency

Nature’s Own Vitamin B6 (Pyridox) Tablets

Nature’s Own Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Powder

Nature’s Own Vitamin C as Calcium Ascorbate Tablets

Nature’s Own Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate) Tablets

Nature’s Own Vitamin C with Bioflavonoids

Nature’s Own Vitamin E 100 Capsules

Nature’s Own Vitamin E 100 Emulsifying Capsules

Nature’s Own Vitamin E 200 Capsules

Nature’s Own Zinc Orotates

Nature’s Plus Calcium/Magnesium Tablets

Nature’s Plus Green Magma Powder

Nature’s Plus Liquid B Complex & Iron

Nature’s Plus Mega C Tablets

Nature’s Plus Rutin Tablets 500mg

Nature’s Plus Super B50 Capsules

Neutrogena Sun Care Lotion SPF 14

Nicorette Nasal Spray

Nicotinell Gum

Niferex 150 Capsules

Nourkrin Tablets

Numark Multivitamin Tablets

NutriTec Vitamin Mineral Complex Food Supplement

Nutrition Associates Beta Carotene Capsules

Nutrition Associates Reduced Glutathione Capsules

Nytol Tablets

Ocuvite Multivitamin & Mineral Tablets


Oxy 5 Acne Lotion

Oxy 10 Acne Lotion

Ozium Air Sanitizer

pHiso-Med Solution

PIL Food Capsules

Piriton Allergy

Piz Buin Glacier Cream SPF 15

Pollon-Eze Tablets

Porosis D Calcium Supplement Tablets


Prioderm Cream Shampoo

Pro-Bifidus Powder (Dairy Free)

Pro-Dophilus Powder (Dairy Free)

Protexin B Powder

Protexin Natural Care Powder

Protexin Natural Care Tablets

Quest Beta Carotene Tablets

Quest Folic Acid with Vitamin B Capsules

Quest Kyolic 350 Tablets

Radian-B Muscle Lotion

Radian-B Muscle Rub


Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Baking Powder

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Banana Cake

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Bourbon Biscuits

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Christmas Pudding

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Coconut Cookies

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Date and Walnut Cake

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Gingernut Cookies

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Lemon Madeira Cake

Rite-Diet Gluten-Free Wheat-Free Mince Pies

RoC Sunscreen Cream SPF 15

Roche Starflower Oil Capsules 500mg

Roche Starflower Oil (GLA) Capsules 250mg

Seba-Med Shampoo

Secaderm Salve

Seldane Tablets

Selenium ACE Tablets

Seven Seas Antioxidant Beta Carotene Capsules

Seven Seas Antioxidant Vitamin E Capsules

Seven Seas Beta Carotene Capsules

Seven Seas Calcium Chewables (Chewable Caps)

Seven Seas Evening Primrose Oil Capsules

Seven Seas Folic Acid & Vitamin B12 One-A-Day Tablets

Seven Seas Iron Chewables (Chewable Caps)

Seven Seas Pure Starflower Oil

Seven Seas Zinc Chewables (Chewable Caps)

Simple Protective Moisture Cream

Simple Refreshing Shower Gel

Soframycin Ointment

Solgar Cartilade Capsules

Solgar Ester-C Tablets

Solgar Evening Primrose Oil

Solgar Maxi Coenzyme Q10 Capsules

Solgar Maxi L-Carnitine Tablets

Solgar Provatene Softgel Capsules

Sominex Tablets

SPS Low-Protein Drink

Sudocrem Baby Lotion

Suleo C Shampoo

Superdophilus Powder

T-Gel Conditioner

Thixo-D Thickened Drink Mixes

Tinaderm Cream

Total Nutrient Liquid

Triludan Forte Tablets 7-tablet pack

Triludan Tablets 10-tablet pack

Ucerax Tablets

Undecyn Capsules

Unguentum Merck Cream 60g

Unichem Cod Liver Oil Capsules

Unichem Multivitamins & Minerals One-A-Day Capsules

Uvistat Aftersun Lotion

Uvistat Cream SPF 4

Uvistat Facial Cream SPF 8

Uvistat Facial Cream SPF 22

Uvistat Sun Lotion SPF 6

Uvistat Sun Lotion SPF 8

Vita-E Cream

Vita-E Ointment

Vital Dophilus Powder

Vitalzymes Capsules

Vitamin C Tablets (G & G Food Supplies)

Vita Natura Evening Primrose Oil + Vitamin E Tablets

Zirtek 7.

(4) In Schedule 11 (drugs to be prescribed under pharmaceutical services only in certain circumstances) after the entry relating to Cyanocobalamin there shall be inserted in columns 1, 2 and 3 respectively the following—

“Locabiotal Aerosol
Any patient
Treatment of infections and inflammation of the oropharynx”.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State for Health

Gerald Malone
Minister of State,
Department of Health
20th March 1997

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations further amend the National Health Service (General Medical Services) Regulations 1992 (“the principal Regulations”) which regulate the terms on which doctors provide general medical services under the National Health Service Act 1977.
Regulation 2(2) removes certain drugs or other substances from the list in Schedule 10 to the principal Regulations, which lists drugs and other substances which may not be prescribed for supply in the course of pharmaceutical services under the National Health Service Act 1977. Regulation 2(3) includes certain drugs or other substances in that list. Regulation 2(4) includes another drug in Schedule 11 to the principal Regulations, which lists drugs which may be prescribed only in certain circumstances.

1977 c. 49; see section 128(1) as amended by the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 (c. 19) (“the 1990 Act”), section 26(2)(g) and (i), for the definitions of “prescribed”and “regulations”. Section 29 was extended by the Health and Medicines Act 1988 (c. 49), section 17; and amended by the Health Services Act 1980 (c. 53), sections 1 and 7 and Schedule 1, paragraph 42(b); by the Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c. 41), Schedule 6, paragraph 2; by the Medical Act 1983 (c. 54), section 56(1) and Schedule 5, paragraph 16(a); by S.I. 1985/39, article 7(3); and by the Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17), Schedule 1, paragraph 18. Section 126(4) was amended by the 1990 Act, section 65(2).

S.I. 1992/635; relevant amending instruments are S.I. 1992/2412, 1993/2421, 1994/2620 and 1995/3093.