asked Her Majesty's Government:
How often the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board has entered someone on the specialist register after an adverse recommendation from trained assessors from the specialist committee of the relevant speciality. [HL2493]
Between its establishment on 30 September 2005 and 1 March 2008 the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) has issued just over 12,500 decisions on applications for specialist or general practitioner registration. Nearly all have had an input from the assessors of the specialist training committees of the relevant medical Royal Colleges or Faculties. Of these, PMETB has not accepted 55 adverse recommendations (0.4 per cent).