§ 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.