HC Deb 24 February 1965 vol 707 c103W
Mr. Buchanan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will arrange that in ambulance emergency calls where immediate medical attention can save life a qualified medical doctor should be part of the ambulance team.

Mr. Ross

Ambulance crews are trained to give first-aid on the spot and convey the patient as quickly and as safely as possible to hospital. To include a doctor in the team would inevitably involve a great deal of medical time, but if the ambulance crew find that immediate medical treatment is required they call a doctor by radio. There are special arrangements for teams including doctors to go to the scene of a major accident.

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