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Modernising Medical Careers

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the impact of planned changes in the budget for junior doctor training during the transition to modernising medical careers. (73845)

Allocations to strategic health authorities (SHAs) for 2006-07 will be issued shortly. They will include funding for modernising medical careers. The precise costs of the transition are not known as much of it will be managed at local level through the re-badging of existing posts rather than the creation of new ones. As a result, it will be for SHAs working closely with their postgraduate deaneries to determine exactly how much funding they will need to provide for modernising medical careers in their locality.