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Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5027, tabled on 23 January 2018

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the diagnosis and treatment of encephalitis forms a part of medical training in the UK.

Answered on

6 February 2018

Curricula for undergraduate medical training are set by individual medical schools and by the relevant medical Royal College for postgraduate training, and have to meet the education standards set by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Curricula emphasise the skills and approaches that a doctor must develop to deal effectively with whatever is presented to them, in order to ensure accurate and timely diagnoses of conditions such as encephalitis and treatment plans for their patients.

The current review of postgraduate curricula by the GMC provides an opportunity to ensure curricula reflect general professional capabilities and to ensure all training requirements are met.