HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 cc1688-9W
John Mann

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting list is for general practitioner training in substance misuse treatment. [153990]

Miss Melanie Johnson

[holding answer 9 February 2004]General practitioners receive training in substance misuse treatment through the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse.

All GPs who applied for a place on the course this year were allocated a place and accompanying funding.

The Department has already allocated £3 million to the RCGP to support this training and recently approved a further £693,000 available to cover the costs of courses operating between April 2004 and March 2005.