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Doctors: Training

Question for Department of Health

UIN 61103, tabled on 23 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote enrolment in mental health training of training medical practitioners.

Answered on

31 January 2017

Health Education England is working in partnership with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to ensure that all foundation programme trainee doctors have up to date Mental Capacity Act training as part of the Foundation Programme Curriculum.

HEE will publish a workforce strategy shortly laying out how to implement the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Future in Mind.