Maternity Services: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Jeremy Hunt Jeremy Hunt Chair, Health and Social Care Committee, Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on support safety training for maternity staff in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020 to date.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

National Health Service providers are responsible for delivering safe services and ensuring that staff receive the training they need to provide the highest standard of care.

Health Education England (HEE) allocated £420,000 to directly support maternity safety training in 2019/20. No funds were directly allocated to be spent on maternity safety training in 2018/19 or 2020/21 by the HEE maternity programme.

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