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Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to NHS hospital trusts on the rules and conventions that apply to clinical attachments; and if he will make a statement. (277295)

The Department has not produced any specific guidance on the role and use of clinical attachments in the national health service, but would expect all employing organisations to follow the guidance set out by the General Medical Council covering good medical practice in the engagement of these individual doctors.