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Paediatrics: Training

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of total training posts in paediatrics in England have been filled with junior doctors in training programmes for (a) paediatricians and (b) general practice; (154794)

(2) what proportion of paediatric training posts were unfilled on (a) 26 July and (b) 8 October 2007.

The answer is as follows:

89 per cent. of posts in paediatrics have been filled as at 26 July 2007.

91 per cent. of posts in paediatrics have been filled as at 2 September 2007.

100 per cent. of posts in general practice have been filled.

Round two is still ongoing.

The proportion of paediatric training posts that will be unfilled at 8 October 2007 is not available yet.