HC Deb 06 July 1993 vol 228 c117W
23. Mr. Roy Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the specialist medical training review contained in the Calman committee report.

Mr. Sackville

The working group chaired by the Chief Medical Officer was established last year at my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State's request to consider specialist medical training in the light of the EC medical directives. The group has produced a report containing comprehensive recommendations with the twin aims of meeting the requirements of European Community law while ensuring that standards of specialist training are maintained and, indeed, improved. The period of consultation on the report concluded last week and comments from an extensive range of interested parties will be considered before a decision on implementation is reached.