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Encephalitis

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 23rd March 2020.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS staff are trained in the treatment of encephalitis.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Training programmes for healthcare professionals must meet the standards set by the regulatory body for their profession.

Employers in the health system are responsible for ensuring that their staff are trained to the required standards to deliver appropriate treatment for patients.

Decisions about the National Health Service workforce in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are a matter for the devolved administrations of those countries.

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