HC Deb 02 November 2000 vol 355 c602W
Dr. Gibson

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what programmes in undergraduate medical training there are which ensure that doctors study both educational and clinical psychology. [136094]

Mr. Denham

Individual university medical schools determine their own undergraduate medical curricula in the light of the recommendations from the General Medical Council's (GMC) Education Committee, which has the statutory responsibility to determine the extent of knowledge and skill required for the granting of primary medical qualifications in the United Kingdom. The Committee's most recent recommendations were published in the 1993 report "Tomorrow's Doctors".

University medical schools are in the process of implementing the recommendations contained in the report and the GMC is monitoring progress.