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Skin Cancer

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to train health care professionals to check for signs of skin cancer. (113865)

Setting curricula for undergraduate health professional training is the responsibility of the regulatory bodies and education providers. Training for those working in the national health service is the responsibility of employers. Local employers will have close regard to prioritising patient and service needs in supporting work force development. The Department shares their commitment to ensure that all health professionals are trained to have the skills and knowledge they need to deliver high-quality health care to the population.