Eating Disorders

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

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training GPs receive on eating disorders.

Photo of Ben Gummer Ben Gummer The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

It is the responsibility of the General Medical Council (GMC) to set the standards and outcomes for education and training and approve training curricular to ensure newly qualified doctors are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide high quality patient care.This includes training on treating patients with eating disorders as required.

Health Education England will work with bodies that set curricula such as the GMC and the royal colleges to seek to ensure training meets the needs of patients.

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