Doctors: Training

Department of Health written question – answered at on 31 January 2017.

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Photo of Karen Lumley Karen Lumley Conservative, Redditch

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote enrolment in mental health training of training medical practitioners.

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

Health Education England is working in partnership with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, to ensure that all foundation programme trainee doctors have up to date Mental Capacity Act training as part of the Foundation Programme Curriculum.

HEE will publish a workforce strategy shortly laying out how to implement the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health and Future in Mind.

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