Diabetes: Health Services
Adrian Sanders (Torbay, Liberal Democrat)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training his Department provides to (a) diabetes specialist nurses, (b) doctors and (c) other healthcare professionals on provision of support and medical assistance to adolescents and young adults with diabetes. [R]
Anne Milton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health), Health; Guildford, Conservative)
The content and standard of health care training is the responsibility of the independent regulatory bodies for the professions concerned. Through their role as the custodians of standards in education and practice, these organisations are committed to ensuring high quality patient care is delivered by health professionals and that health care professionals are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to deal with the problems and conditions they will encounter in practice, including diabetes.