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Doctors: Recruitment

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what period of time will elapse between second round interview job offers to junior doctors and the commencement of the posts offered. (135589)

The further recruitment round will be managed locally so the period of time between offers and the commencement of the posts will vary depending on speciality and location.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the functionality of the application process used in Modernising Medical Careers; and if she will make a statement. (128234)

The Department has received representations in the form of e-mails and letters concerning the Modernising Medical Careers (MMC) programme.

The Department has also had meetings with many stakeholders. We also set up an independent review of the MMC recruitment and selection process. This is being led by Professor Neil Douglas, Vice Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and President of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. Members of the review group include representatives of the Royal colleges, the British Medical Association, the four United Kingdom Health Departments and NHS Employers.