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Mental Hospitals (Staff Training)

Volume 33: debated on Monday 6 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what provision he intends to make for the training and education of psychiatrists, nurses and other staff in mental hospitals regarding the changes effected by the Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982.

The training and education of staff in mental hospitals is a matter for the professional bodies concerned, and for hospital managers. The Department will be circulating a memorandum of guidance on the Act to these bodies well before the Act is implemented on 30 September 1983.