§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when the Department's "Advice to General Practitioners on Antenatal Care" was last issued; if he has any plans to update the publication; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
There is no current departmental publication of that title. The "Memorandum on Maternal Care by General Practitioners", which is published as part of the general practitioner's statement of fees and allowances, includes guidance on the provision of ante-natal care. The most recent revision was issued in April 1979. The contents are kept under review and amended, when necessary, on the advice of the Standing Medical and the Standing Nursing and Midwifery Advisory Committees.