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Doctors (Hours)

Volume 81: debated on Thursday 20 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what specific steps he intends to take to reduce the hours presently worked by junior doctors in National Health Service hospitals; and what discussions he intends to have about this with representatives of the medical profession and local health authorities.

Whole time equivalent of consultant posts vacant or without a permanent holder in West Midlands region and England—September 1984
West MidlandsEnglandProportion in West Midlands (per cent.)
(i) Wholly unoccupied11070316
(ii) Occupied by locums151749
(iii) Posts unoccupied by a permanent holder for 12 months or more:
(a) wholly unoccupied3932512
(b) occupied by locums6699