§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Minister of Health what provision is made for the inclusion of a period of hospital training in the system of post-graduate courses offered to demobilised doctors who are specialising in particular subjects; and if the maintenance grant offered to them covers such hospital training.
§ Mr. Bevan
The post-graduate training specialists under my Department's scheme for ex-Service doctors is provided entirely in the form of salaried hospital posts. The appointments are for six months in the first instance and may continue for such longer period as is appropriate in the individual case. Additional assistance may be made available by grants from the Ministry of Education under the Further Education and Training Scheme. These grants are available mainly for practitioners undertaking junior posts until their suitability for specialist training is determined.