Psychiatry: Regulation

Health written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to introduce a regime to regulate psychotherapists and counsellors.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

In the White Paper, Trust, Assurance, Safety—The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21st Century, the Government identified psychotherapists and counsellors as a priority for statutory regulation. Before this can happen, these groups need to have agreed standards of training and practice and have put in place an interim voluntary system of regulation, which can form the basis of a statutory system.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No5 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.