HC Deb 28 March 1958 vol 585 cc75-6W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Health what are the necessary qualifications to be a psychiatrist in a mental hospital; what is involved in seeking the qualifications; and how many lectures must be attended in the course in abnormal psychology.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The psychiatrist must satisfy the requirements of the advertisement for the post, and be appointed by the hospital board concerned from doctors selected by an Advisory Appointments Committee set up in accordance with the National Health Service (Appointment of Specialists) Regulations, 1950. It is for the Advisory Appointments Committees to decide whether applicants for posts are adequately qualified.

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