HC Deb 12 December 1997 vol 302 c712W
Rev. Martin Smyth

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to her answer of 2 December,Official Report, column 128, what estimate has been made of the number of staff required to support the new consultancy in non-surgical oncology; and what plans are in place to recruit and train them. [19751]

Mr. Worthington

[holding answer 9 December 1997]: Assessment of the need for suitably trained staff, to support additional consultants in clinical oncology, will be carried out by the relevant HSS Trusts as this service develops. Recruitment and training will be taken forward in the light of purchasers' requirements and the resources available.