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Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place for hon. Members to contribute to reviews of the performance of a chair of a strategic health authority. [112304]

Appraisal of the performance of a chair of a strategic health authority is a matter for the National Health Service Appointments Commission. Hon. Members can raise any matters they wish with the Commission. However, they have no formal part in the appraisal process.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many additional (a) specialist registrar training places in radiology have been created and (b) consultant radiologists have been employed in (i) England and (ii) each NHS region in each of the last six years. [112195]

There has been an increase of around 14 per cent, in the number of consultants in the radiology group and 39 per cent, in doctors within the registrar group between September 1997 and September 2001. Specialist registrar data were not collected in the March 2002 mini-census.In 2003–04, central funding will be distributed to support the implementation of 78 additional specialist registrar posts in clinical radiology and one additional specialist registrar post in nuclear medicine. This represents a significant proportion of the centrally funded posts available.Available information is shown in the table.