HC Deb 14 February 1973 vol 850 cc358-9W
Mr. Simon Mahon

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many consultant rheumatologists are now working in the Liverpool hospital region; what steps are being taken to increase this number; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alison

None, designated as such. The Liverpool Regional Hospital Board, however, employs one consultant physician who is in charge of a rheumatology unit, and the Board plans to engage a consultant in physical medicine in 1973–74.