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Nurses: Training

Question for Department for Education

UIN 193417, tabled on 20 November 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department of Health on expanding the number of higher education nursing programmes covering learning disability and mental health nursing.

Answered on

23 November 2018

The Secretary of State for Education has not had discussions specifically covering learning disability and mental health nursing programmes expansion. However, nursing continues to be a priority area for investment. The Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care are working with Health Education England on a campaign to improve perceptions of nursing, the allied health professions and midwifery and encourage applications to relevant undergraduate courses.

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