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Allergies

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the adequacy of the training undertaken by (a) medical students and (b) GPs in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies. (203190)

The Department is not responsible for setting curricula for health professional training. Each University determines their own curriculum in the light of recommendations from employers and the regulatory bodies. However, we do share a commitment with statutory and professional bodies that all health professionals are trained, so that they have the skills and knowledge to deliver a high quality health service to all groups of the population with whom they deal, whatever their condition.