Nurses: Training

Department for Education written question – answered on 23rd November 2018.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with colleagues in the Department of Health on expanding the number of higher education nursing programmes covering learning disability and mental health nursing.

Photo of Sam Gyimah Sam Gyimah Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Higher Education), Minister of State (Education)

The Secretary of State for Education has not had discussions specifically covering learning disability and mental health nursing programmes expansion. However, nursing continues to be a priority area for investment. The Department for Education and the Department for Health and Social Care are working with Health Education England on a campaign to improve perceptions of nursing, the allied health professions and midwifery and encourage applications to relevant undergraduate courses.

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