Health: Doctors

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Baroness Finlay of Llandaff Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with interested parties, such as the British Medical Association and employers, to resolve gaps in junior doctor rotas.

Photo of Baroness Thornton Baroness Thornton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

It is for strategic health authorities (SHAs) and National Health Service trusts to ensure that they resolve any gaps in their service delivery to ensure patient safety. It has been agreed that future monitoring will be managed at SHA and trust level.

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