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Doctors (Form Filling)

Volume 415: debated on Wednesday 31 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air if he is aware, that for a R.A.F. medical doctor to invalid personnel out of the Service suffering from tuberculosis into a civilian sanatorium necessitates the filling in and signing by the doctor of some 80 separate forms, according to the regulations; and what steps he proposes to take to abolish this system and reduce the need for doctors doing clerical work.

Service procedure is constantly under review to ensure that Air Force doctors are not troubled with unnecessary clerical work. In the circumstances described by the hon. Member, the number of forms which the Service doctors have to complete is not 80 but at the maximum eight.