HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 cc111-2W
Mr. Redmond

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that junior doctors gain clinical experience at specialist locations and district general hospitals with particular reference to (a) accident and emergency, (b) paediatrics and (c) maternity departments; and if he will make a statement. [37178]

Mr. Malone

The content of postgraduate medical training programmes, taking into account the needs of individual trainees, is the responsibility of the relevant royal college or faculty and the postgraduate deans. Opportunities exist to gain clinical experience in the specialties referred to in most district general hospitals.