HC Deb 11 July 2002 vol 388 c1204W
Bob Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects both positions for consultant neurologists at Colchester General Hospital will be filled; when the posts were advertised; and if he will make a statement. [63469]

Ms Blears

The local primary care trusts have been seeking to expand the neurology service at Essex Rivers Healthcare National Health Service Trust from a one-consultant to a two-consultant service.

The trust held interviews on 25 June to appoint a consultant neurologist. Once the first consultant neurologist is in post, the trust will recruit to the second post.