Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th January 2022.

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Photo of Diana R. Johnson Diana R. Johnson Chair, Home Affairs Committee, Chair, Home Affairs Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations in the report by the all-party Parliamentary group on Sexual and Reproductive Health, entitled Women’s lives, women’s rights, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) allocating funding to and (b) expanding the community sexual and reproductive health training programme to enable local areas to meet specialist and primary care contraceptive workforce needs.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Department is currently developing a Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy, which will be published in 2022. As part of the development of the Strategy, we are conducting a review of the sexual and reproductive health workforce. This includes working with Health Education England who are responsible for the funding and running of speciality programmes, such as community sexual and reproductive health.

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