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Smallpox (Birmingham University)

Volume 959: debated on Wednesday 29 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will take action to relieve Birmingham district

child health clinics. A great many children are also seen by health visitors at home and at clinics in the subsequent pre-school years and this provides opportunities for screening of vision. Vision screening also forms part of the overall assessment of children referred to comprehensive assessment centres where the assessment of handicapped children is carried out. Further guidance on health surveillance, including vision testing, is likely to be given to health authorities in the near future in a guidance circular on prevention in the child health services.