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Orthopaedic Surgery (Senior House Officers)

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the filling of posts of senior house officer in orthopaedic surgery in Scottish health board areas; and if he will list the number of such posts unfilled.

Information on the number of vacant senior house officer posts is not held centrally. Recruitment of hospital medical staff is a matter for individual health boards, but I am aware that some posts at senior house officer grade in orthopaedic surgery are difficult to fill from time to time. I am not aware of any serious problems on the delivery of service.