HC Deb 02 December 1959 vol 614 c1180
32. Dr. D. Johnson

asked the Postmaster-General what arrangements exist at telephone exchanges for the pro vision of the names of general practitioners available in an emergency for National Health patients who are the victims of a medical emergency, and who are unable by reason of having moved to a new address to obtain their own doctor; if he is aware of the difficulties experienced on occasions by night operators in this respect; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bevins

Telephone exchanges prepare their own lists of general practitioners for reference in emergency, but I am arranging with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health for official lists of National Health Service doctors to be supplied to exchanges.

Dr. Johnson

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the energy with which he has tackled this matter is greatly appreciated and that it is hoped that it will provide an inspiration to those who, in other spheres, are responsible for these arrangements?