HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 cc300-1W
Mrs. René e Short

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the extent to which he concerns himself with the in-service training of doctors, as distinct from their medical education.

Sir K. Joseph

I regret that in my replies to the hon. Lady on 17th July I did not clearly distinguish between undergraduate and postgraduate medical education. In-service training is for most doctors a major part of their postgraduate medical education. I am responsible for supporting, and providing facilities for, a great deal of such education, although the content and standards of training are matters for a number of professional and educational bodies.—[Vol. 860, c. 248.]