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Wandsworth 1969

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Wandsworth, Metropolitan Borough]

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Student health service
A conference on student health was an important feature of the
year's activities at the South West London College, Tooting Broadway.
The conference, which took place on 30th October, 1969,
was arranged in conjunction with the British Council and the
London Conference on Overseas Students. The four main topics
were general health, mental health, drugs and the problems of
married students. The topics were introduced by Dr. Joan Waters,
Medical Officer to the College, and considerable interest in the
discussion was displayed by delegates who included Principals and
Staff of Colleges of Further Education, social workers and representatives
of organizations concerned with the welfare of students.
Sanitary conditions in schools
All school premises are inspected annually by the medical staff
who offer advice concerning the sanitary conditions and standards
of hygiene. Reports concerning defects are passed on to the
Divisional Officer of the I.L.E.A. for attention.
Medical staff meetings
Meetings of the Senior Medical Officers and the school physicians
were held at intervals during the year and consideration was given
to various matters relating to the school health service, including
the changing concepts of immunization.

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