§ Sir John Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to ensure that doctors, and GPs in particular, are made aware of the importance of diagnosing antibody disorders from the earliest opportunity and making appropriate referrals to clinical immunologists.
§ Mr. Sackville
Postgraduate and continuing medical education for both hospital doctors and general practitioners is managed at regional level. Detailed information is therefore not available centrally on the precise educational measures in place to cover early diagnosis of antibodies disorders. However, throughout a doctor's training and education the importance of accurate diagnosis is stressed.