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NHS: Training

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 41822, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Health Education England (a) audits the amount of money made available to NHS Trusts for training purposes and (b) assesses whether NHS Trusts are investing the money to meet the objectives of the NHS Long Term Plan for enhanced professional skills development within the cancer workforce.

Answered on

10 September 2021

Health Education England (HEE) provides activity-based education funding to National Health Service trusts which supports continuing professional development, workforce development and the development of the future workforce. Where this funding is provided by HEE, it is managed through the NHS Education Contract. HEE monitors the delivery of education programmes funded by HEE, including those related to the cancer workforce, to ensure delivery of the funding objectives.

NHS trusts have other sources of training income and are responsible for how they invest this money and train their staff. It is the responsibility of individual NHS organisations who invest this funding to undertake relevant assurance processes to ensure outcomes are being met.