Medical Provision (2014)

Request

  1. Is there a doctor in residence (part time or full time) in the House of Commons or attached to the house of commons ?
  2. Is there a medical centre (part time or full time) in the House of Commons or attached to the house of commons ?
  3. What medical provision is supplied to MP's in session in the House of Commons ?

 

 

Response

  1. Is there a doctor in residence (part time or full time) in the House of Commons or attached to the House of Commons?
    The House of Commons engages an Occupational Physician, via a contract arrangement with Guys & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, for 3 days each week.
  2. Is there a medical centre (part time or full time) in the House of Commons or attached to the House of Commons?
    Arrangements have also been made with a local NHS practice to provide GP services for any MP who is taken unwell during the working week, and cannot attend his/her own GP at their home address.
  3. What medical provision is supplied to MPs in session in the House of Commons?
    The Parliamentary Health and Wellbeing Service provides support and advice to Members of Parliament on work-related health issues or concerns, via the occupational health team.  Members may also attend the nurse-led occupational health clinic situated in the Palace of Westminster if they need first aid or advice if they are feeling unwell during the working day.