HC Deb 08 February 1977 vol 925 cc631-2W
53. Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services why the physician recently recommended by the appointments committee to fill one of the vacant consultant posts at the Birmingham Skin Hospital was not subsequently appointed; and when he expects the consultant vacancies to be filled.

Mr. Moyle

The candidate recently recommended for one of the two vacant consultant posts in dermatology based at the Birmingham Skin Hospital subsequently withdrew his application. It is too early to forecast when these posts will be filled, but the matter is actively under consideration by the West Midlands Regional Health Authority and the area health authorities concerned.