§ Mrs. Gillan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to fill vacant dermatology positions in the NHS; and what plans he has to increase the trainee posts in dermatology. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Pursuant to my answer 15 July 2002, Column 122W: I regret that my previous reply was incorrect.409W
The last paragraph should read, "As at 30 September 2001 there were 133 specialist registrars in dermatology in the National Health Service in England. The output from these existing specialist training places, when combined with other increases through increased 410W recruitment and retention, international recruitment, and promotion of flexible retirement, are expected to result in a 27 per cent. increase in the number of trained specialists in dermatology by 2010."
Source: Department of Health Medical and Dental census September 2001