Medicine: Education

Department of Health written question – answered on 19th December 2016.

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Photo of Sarah Wollaston Sarah Wollaston Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that students of private medical schools receiving training in NHS settings do not pay less than the cost of providing that training.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The arrangements for students of private medical schools to receive training in National Health Service settings are a matter for agreement between the medical school and the NHS organisation. Funding for placements commissioned by Health Education England and its local offices should not be used to subsidise any element of the cost of placements for non-NHS funded students or trainees.

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