Midwives: Training:Written question - 43964

(Ellesmere Port and Neston)

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Asked on: 06 May 2020
Department of Health and Social Care
Midwives: Training
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions officials of his Department have had with universities on preparations to accommodate the planned increase in student midwife training places in autumn 2020.
Answered by: Helen Whately
Answered on: 14 May 2020
Holding answer received on 12 May 2020

Health Education England as the leader of the healthcare education and training system is currently undertaking scenario planning regarding future midwifery expansion targets to deliver the commitment for 25% growth (3,650 placements) by 2023. This will inform regional and national discussions with key stakeholders, including universities, about clinical placement capacity and the future phasing of targets for autumn 2020 and onwards.

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