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Doctors: Recruitment

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date he expects doctors who have already been interviewed in Northern Ireland to be informed of the outcome of round one. (133691)

All applicants will be informed of the outcome of round one on completion of the interview process. This is expected at the end of May 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects medical applicants to the Northern Ireland unit of application to be able to express a preference for a particular hospital and location within the Province. (133692)

Successful applicants will be able to express preferences following the round of interviews, which are expected to be completed at the end of May 2007.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which specialities have already given junior doctors the opportunity to submit a CV with their application in Northern Ireland. (133696)

In Northern Ireland all recruitment panels had access to full application forms including employment history. Applicants were also asked to bring their complete portfolio to interview.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many foundation year 2 and senior house officer posts are funded, by speciality, in each of the Northern Ireland hospitals; (133697)

(2) how many foundation year 2 posts he expects to be funded, by speciality, in each of the Northern Ireland hospitals in August.

It is expected that 844 SHO training posts will be funded in total. This includes 231 Foundation 2 and 96 GP posts.

A breakdown of specialities and hospitals based on August 2006 baseline figures will be placed in the Library.