Medicine: Education

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 25th November 2020.

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Photo of Daniel Kawczynski Daniel Kawczynski Conservative, Shrewsbury and Atcham

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support new medical schools with a focus on innovative medical education.

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

The Government works with the General Medical Council, the Medical Schools Council and Health Education England (HEE) to engage with and support all medical schools in England. This includes the five new medical schools in Sunderland, Lancashire, Chelmsford, Lincoln and Canterbury delivered as part of the Government’s expansion in medical school places.

HEE is supporting the new medical schools to teach innovative curricula and share good practice in medical education through regular meetings. Medical schools in the United Kingdom are seen as being at the vanguard of innovative teaching across the world in areas such as immersive technology, simulation teaching and provision of remote learning through HEE’s online learning platform.

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