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NHS: Training

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how her Department monitors spending on training for NHS staff. (144043)

The Department monitor spend on training for national health service staff via biannual monitoring returns.

The returns are completed by strategic health authorities (SHAs) at the end of quarter two and outturn at quarter four. They include information on how much each SHA spends on training medical and dental undergraduates, medical and dental postgraduates and their non-medical professional workforce.

This monitoring process only covers posts that are funded from the multi professional education and training budget and NHS trusts will also invest in training their own staff, however, this information is not held centrally.