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Childhood Dysfunction

Volume 100: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1986

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what training general practitioners are given in diagnosing early childhood dysfunction.

All medical students receive paediatric training within guidelines laid down by the General Medical Council. Paediatric experience is listed as a priority in the vocational training for doctors wishing to become general practitioners. In addition, a variety of postgraduate training courses is available to general practitioners on the clinical content of child development.