Health: Skin

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th June 2009.

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Photo of Baroness Masham of Ilton Baroness Masham of Ilton Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what training in the diagnosis of skin diseases is available to (a) general practitioners, (b) nurses, and (c) other medical staff.

Photo of Lord Darzi of Denham Lord Darzi of Denham Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department of Health, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

It is the responsibility of employers, in co-operation with their staff, to ensure all professions are trained to the appropriate standard, including the diagnosis of skin conditions. Courses external to the employers' organisations are available and organisations will provide training internally. The department does not keep a record of all training available.

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