HC Deb 01 April 1941 vol 370 cc863-4W
Mr. Groves

asked the Minister of Health whether, either in areas which have sustained war damage, or generally, any scheme has been formulated or is in contemplation to enable groups of civilian doctors, by rotation, to be on duty at night for all purposes and thus permit the others to obtain relief and rest; and how many insurance committees favour such an arrangement?

Mr. E. Brown

In a number of areas a rota of doctors for duty at first-aid posts, medical aid posts in public shelters, and food and rest centres has been arranged with the object indicated in the Question. As regards the last part of the Question, the making of similar arrangements for providing medical attention for insured persons is a matter for agreement between the panel committee and insurance committee of each area concerned, and detailed information is not available

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