HC Deb 24 June 1918 vol 107 cc721-2
30. Sir H. CRAIK

asked the Minister of National Service whether there is any local medical war committee acting in Derbyshire; and how it happens that Shirebrook, with a population of 12,000, has only two doctors, while Ashbourne, with a population of 4,000, has three doctors?


Local medical war committees are now acting in the Glossop and Chesterfield areas of Derbyshire, and efforts are being made to form a new committee for the rest of the county. With regard to the case of Ashbourne, the practitioners referred to serve not only Ashbourne but a wide surrounding district of hilly and difficult country. With regard to Shirebrook, a third doctor, who was in practice there, joined the R.A.M.C in 1915.