HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 cc417-8W
65. Sir M. Galpern

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the pilot scheme recently conducted by the Medical Officer of Health for Glasgow enabling men over 45 years of age to undergo a medical check, and of the unexpected large response to the invitation, shown by the understandable inability of the Public Health Department staff to cope with all who responded; and, in view of the need and desire for such a service, if he will seek to make similar facilities available, in the first instance, in one hospital in each of the large cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Mr. Ross

I understand that the Glasgow scheme for a medical check-up for men over 45 years of age has had a good response. No doubt other medical officers of health will consider, in conjunction with the local medical committees, whether similar screening procedures should be initiated in their areas; and will consult hospital authorities if it is desired to use their facilities.

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