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Health Professions: Training

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been of the generic skills study days organised by the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency. (133693)

The cost of the generic skills study days came to £68,610, which was met within existing NIMDTA resources.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been of introducing the online NHS eportfolio website in Northern Ireland. (133694)

There was no cost to Northern Ireland in introducing NHS eportfolio, as it was provided free.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many speciality training posts at (a) first, (b) second and (c) third year he expects to be available by speciality in each Northern Ireland hospital in August. (133699)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Speciality

ST1

ST2

ST3

ST4

Speciality training posts

Acute care

12

8

6

26

Anaesthetics

9

0

13

22

General practice

55

5

7

67

General medicine

32

29

37

98

Obs and gynae

8

8

6

22

Ophthalmology

1

2

4

7

Oral and maxillo-facial surgery

1

1

Paediatrics

10

10

10

10

40

Pathology

6

6

Psychiatry in general

12

12

12

9

45

Radiology

6

6

Surgery

12

13

18

43

Neurosurgery

1

2

3

Total

165

87

113

21

386

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many fixed term speciality training appointments at (a) first, (b) second and (c) third year he expects to be available, by speciality, in each Northern Ireland hospital in August. (133700)

The information requested is set out in the following table.

Speciality

ST1

ST2

ST3

Fixed term speciality training posts

Acute care

10

12

22

Anaesthetics

0

General practice

0

General medicine

31

36

67

Obs and gynae

14

13

27

Ophthalmology

2

2

Oral and maxillo-facial surgery

0

Paediatrics

4

6

8

18

Pathology

0

Psychiatry in general

7

9

10

26

Radiology

0

Surgery

19

49

68

Neurosurgery

1

1

Total

85

128

18

231