HC Deb 12 June 1928 vol 218 cc786-7
10. Sir W. SUGDEN

asked the Secretary of State for War if he can state at what time in their military career quartermasters of the Royal Army Medical Corps receive instruction in the storage of drugs and medical supplies in such a manner as to prevent waste and deterioration; whether they are at any time subjected to an examination on this subject; and, if so, what steps are taken to ensure that the examiners themselves possess an intimate knowledge of the storage of drugs and medicines?


Drugs and medical supplies are only stored in military hospitals in quantities sufficient for approximately the current six months' requirements. Instruction in their storage is given as part of the course of dispensing which all soldiers of the Royal Army Medical Corps have to pass before attaining the rank of sergeant. The examination at the end of the course is conducted by a Board of Medical Officers.