Gambling: Health Hazards

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord Chadlington Lord Chadlington Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they spent on educational programmes for GPs on the potential health risks associated with gambling in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, and (4) 2018; and what plans they have to increase the budget for such programmes.

Photo of Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Health Education England funds and delivers the GP Speciality Training Programmes as part of the Royal College of General Practitioners curriculum. The Government does not collect information on the amount of time and funding allocated to training on specific conditions or issues including gambling harms.

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