HC Deb 26 April 2004 vol 420 c834W
Bob Spink

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultancy posts were filled in the last 12 months with non-British trained specialists in cases where British trained specialists had applied. [167062]

Mr. Hutton

The information is not collected by the Department.

Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the revised good practice guidance on the appointment of consultants will be published; and if he will make a statement. [166114]

Mr. Hutton

We anticipate that the revised version of The national health service (Appointment of Consultants) Regulations good practice guidance will be released this summer. The NHS will be informed of the release of the document through entries in the human resources bulletin and the chief executive's bulletin. A copy of the guidance will be made available on the Department's website.