Move to bring back medical officer of healthBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7076.247f (Published 25 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:247
- Jack Warden, parliamentary correspondent
Two Scottish MPs have called for the restoration of the post of medical officer of health in the wake of the outbreak of Escherichia coli food poisoning in Scotland.
Dr Lewis Moonie, a former consultant in public health, and Sam Galbraith, a consultant neurosurgeon, have produced a paper, which has been referred by the Scottish secretary, Michael Forsyth, to the Pennington inquiry on the outbreak.
The Labour MPs argue in the paper that health authorities have become …