HC Deb 15 April 1948 vol 449 cc85-6W
62. Group-Captain Wilcock

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that a number of trained medical specialists in receipt of Government grants will terminate their appointments at hospitals before the appointed day; and what steps does he propose to take to ensure the continuation of these grants until such time as appointments are made under the new Act.

Mr. Bevan

I understand that my hon. Friend is referring to the appointments under the Scheme for Postgraduate Education for doctors released from the Forces, now held by practitioners who before joining the Forces were training to become specialists and desire to continue their training. This scheme will continue under the National Health Service. Some of the practitioners concerned are, on account of their individual circumstances, receiving grants under the Government's Further Education and Training Scheme. These also will continue.