HC Deb 06 December 1944 vol 406 cc563-4W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Minister of Health what facilities will be given for refreshing their clinical experience to those medical officers returning from the war who wish to undertake independent practice, in view of the lack of experience of general medicine in the case of medical officers who have for several years been in the Services and whose principal duties have dealt with measures of sanitation and hygiene.

Mr. Willink

Proposals have been under discussion with representatives of universities and others with the object of enabling medical officers released from the Forces who had not before serving become established in practice to obtain three or six months' clinical experience in hospitals under expert guidance before going into practice, and also of providing short refresher courses for those who were previously general practitioners. It is intended to circulate particulars of the scheme, as soon as it has been settled, amongst serving medical officers.