NHS Employers and the Department of Health have dismissed campaigners' claims that few junior doctors' training posts have been filled.

Remedy UK last week revealed a leaked DoH document showing only 30 per cent of posts had been filled in some areas during the first round of applications under the medical training application service.

But this week both NHS Employers and the DoH said three-quarters of posts had been filled in England.

An NHS Employers spokesperson said: 'The second round of recruitment is under way and by 1 August we expect to have filled the majority of posts.'

The DoH said Remedy UK's figures were out of date. Round one was due to end on 22 June and final figures are expected in two weeks.