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Mines Medical Officers

Volume 389: debated on Thursday 13 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power the names and qualifications of the medical officers appointed for the miners' medical services; how and when the nominations were made; whether the appointments were advertised; and in which medical journals and when?

The names and qualifications of the mines medical officers appointed recently are as follow:

Deputy Chief Mines Medical Officer.

Dr. T. E. Howell, M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

Regional Mines Medical Officers.

Dr. W. C. Sharp, M.B., Ch. B., D.P.H.

Dr. D. G. Robinson, L.M.S.S.A.

Dr. J. T. Watkins, M.B., Ch. B., D.P.H., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., B.Sc.

Dr. A. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B.

Dr. T. H. Jenkins, M.B., B.S., M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., B.Sc.

Dr. J. B. Adamson, M.B., Ch.B.

Two posts of regional mines medical officer remain to be filled. The vacancy for Deputy Chief Mines Medical Officer was advertised in the "Lancet" of 9th January, 1943, and the "British Medical Journal" of the i6th January, 1943, and the vacancies for Regional Mines Medical Officer in the "Lancet" and the "British Medical Journal" of 14th November, 1942, and 8th May, 1943.

Candidates were interviewed by a selection board consisting of officers of the Ministry and a representative of the medical staff of the Ministry of Health. The above appointments were made at various dates between 1st March and 12th May.