Here, Jim seeks to tease out from the Government a commitment to providing additional support to the junior doctors disadvantaged by the MMC scheme. Here he continues his calls to get more financial support for those doctors.
Mr. McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to make available financial support to compensate junior doctors put at a financial disadvantage by the problems with the modernising the medical careers scheme.
Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 18 June 2007]: The Secretary of State has given a commitment to support doctors whose contracts come to an end during round two recruitment by ensuring that all applicants in substantive NHS employment will continue to have employment while they progress through the next round. Strategic health authorities have been asked to work with trusts and draw up plans to deliver this commitment.