Medical Officer of Health


Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms.
Related to Medical Officer of Health: Chief Medical Officer

Medical Officer of Health

A physician and senior government official of a health agency, usually at the town, district, county or regional level, who advises and leads a team of medical experts on matters of public health importance.

Medical Officer of Health

An obsolete term for the principal medical administrator in a local government area. Now known as a Community Physician.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
It seems to me that we are going full circle because there was a time when we had Medical Officers of Health with their own departments which included public health inspectors, health visitors and domiciliary midwives and the Medical Officer of Health produced an annual report.
Andre Corriveau, Chief Medical Officer of Health, Alberta Health and Wellness on the H1N1 virus and Dr.
A year later, Dr Duncan was appointed Liverpool's first medical officer of health - the first role of its kind in Britain - and began creating a public health service.
100 years ago In the report of the health committee of the Aston Manor District Council, the medical officer of health states that owing to the increase in the number of scarlet fever cases in Aston Manor, the accommodation at the hospital is becoming taxed, although he had bestowed great care in regard to the admission and discharge of patients, lest injurious overcrowding should occur.
The first medical officer of health was Dr William Henry Duncan, appointed in 1847.
A competition to name the complex was won by local historian George Flynn, who selected the name in memory of the town's very first medical officer of health.
A statement from Total said: ``The company confirms it is treating this issue with the utmost urgency and has contacted the Health and Safety Executive, theChief Medical Officer of Health for Pembrokeshire and the public health department of Pembrokeshire County Council.
Dr H Tabbush, Oldbury's medical officer of health, said: 'We have positive proof that the outbreak was not caused by school meals, as was previously feared.
Dr Sheela Basrur, Toronto's medical officer of health, said four people in an apartment building were possible victims of Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
The schools have been very careful in supervising their sport and not allowing undue exercise,' Dr H F Green, medical officer of health, said yesterday.

Full browser ?