HC Deb 24 July 1975 vol 896 cc335-6W
Mr. Gow

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services when a decision will be made about the application for five additional registrars at the new District General Hospital in Eastbourne; and what representations she has received about the need for these five registrars.

Dr. Owen

I am considering representations from the District Medical Executive Committee and proposals from the responsible health authority. Under agreements with the medical profession increases in the training grade of registrar are strictly limited to maintain staffing structure and career prospects. I am awaiting the advice of the profession through the Central Manpower Committee, which is reviewing the staffing problems of new hospitals, before deciding what action would be appropriate in this instance.