Pregnant Women: Alcoholic Drinks

Department of Health written question – answered on 28th October 2015.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Business, Innovation and Skills)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of adults with brain damage caused by alcohol consumed by their mothers during pregnancy; and what assessment he has made of the level of awareness of health and other care professionals of the disability, and the consequences of that disability, which result from that activity.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

This information is not held centrally.

Health Education England (HEE) works with the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal Colleges to seek to ensure training of health and care professionals meets the needs of the public.

HEE has established a Patient Advisory Forum which provides advice to the HEE Board and other advisory groups to ensure that the needs of the patient are at the heart of the education, training and workforce planning process.

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