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Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to ensure the retention of junior doctors in NHS posts. (83634)

Training opportunities are agreed locally between service and educational representatives. However, it is likely that most doctors in training posts in England, and who therefore have a reasonable expectation of competing successfully for further training, will be able to do so. As always, some doctors may need to be flexible about the specialities or locations in which they work.