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Junior Doctors: Pay

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to make available financial support to compensate junior doctors put at a financial disadvantage by the problems with the modernising the medical careers scheme. (143613)

[holding answer 18 June 2007]: The Secretary of State has given a commitment to support doctors whose contracts come to an end during round two recruitment by ensuring that all applicants in substantive NHS employment will continue to have employment while they progress through the next round. Strategic health authorities have been asked to work with trusts and draw up plans to deliver this commitment.