Parliamentary Question: ME training for healthcare professionals, 17 May 2011

Ian Swales, Liberal Democrat MP for Redcar and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ME, asked the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that training in ME is included inb all pre- and post-registration training of healthcare professionals.

In a written answer supplied on 17 May 2011, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health Anne Milton, replied:

The content and standard of healthcare training is the responsibility of the independent regulatory bodies.

Through their role as the custodians of quality standards in education and practice, these organisations are committed to ensuring high quality patient care delivered by high quality health professionals and that healthcare professionals are equipped with the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to deal with the problems and conditions they will encounter in practice.

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