In response to your story, '12% of doctors will be without a job to go to' (GP, 26 May), I would like to reassure your readership that - in our evidence to the Health Select Committee - we were referring to a potential problem of shortages of posts for medical graduates based on figures that were very much estimates.
We were not predicting that 'the NHS will have a 12 per cent "oversupply"' as you report.
Since we gave our evidence last month, the DoH has confirmed that it is acting to maximise opportunities for UK graduates. All such graduates will be found posts in the Foundation Programme.
Let me also reassure your readers that NHS Employers is working closely with trusts, the deaneries, the BMA, the DoH and other interested parties to do everything we can to ensure effective recruitment and retention of our medical graduates.
Sian Thomas, Deputy director, NHS Employers.