Medical Advisory Committee (Appointment)

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th November 1942.

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Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans 12:00 am, 26th November 1942

asked the Minister of Health what steps he is taking to keep in touch with representative medical opinion in regard to the planning of the future of Health Services?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

My right hon. Friend has for some time felt the need for associating with the work of the Ministry of Health a representative body of medical men and women engaged mainly in the clinical practice of their profession. He has therefore set up a Medical Advisory Committee whose terms of reference are to advise him on the medical aspects of problems relating to the health of the people. I shall circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the members.

Photo of Major Bertie Leighton Major Bertie Leighton , Oswestry

Can the hon. Lady ask this Committee to go into the question of the development of British spas?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

I will certainly inform my right hon. Friend of my hon. Friend's question.

Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

Why is the Committee to be set up to consist only of doctors concerned with clinical medicine and not with preventive medicine as well?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Dundee

Perhaps if my hon. Friend examines the list which will be circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT, he will be satisfied on that point.

Following is the List:

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH'S MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The President of the Royal College of Physicians.

The President of the Royal College of Surgeons.

The President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynæcologists.

The Chairman of Council of the British Medical Association.

George C. Anderson, C.B.E., M.D., F.R.C.P.

James C. Arthur, M.B., B.S.

Miss Alice Bloomfield, M.D., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.O.G.

James A. Brown, M.D.

E. Rock Carling, M.B., F.R.C.S.

John A. Charles, M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.H.

Professor Henry Cohen, M.D., F.R.C.P., J.P.

W. Allen Daley, M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.H.

The Rt. Hon. the Viscount Dawson of Penn, G.C.V.O., K.C.B., M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.C.S.

Edward A. Gregg, L.R.C.P.I., J.P.

The Lord Horder, G.C.V.O., M.D., F.R.C.P.

Sir Wilson Jameson, M.D., F.R.C.P., D.P.H. (Vice-Chairman).

William S. Macdonald, M.C., M.B., J.P.

Alan A. Moncrieff, M.D., F.R.C.P.

Professor Ralph M. F. Picken, M.B., D.P.H.

Professor Harry Platt, M.D., F.R.C.S.

Alfred T. Rogers, M.B.

Daniel O. Twining, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

Oscar Williams, M.B.

Miss Albertine L. Winner, M.D., M.R.C.P. (Lt.-Col.)