Osteoporosis: Training

(asked on 15th March 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that specialised training is provided to emergency services on providing emergency care to people with osteoporosis.

Answered by
Edward Argar Portrait
Edward Argar
Minister of State (Ministry of Justice)
This question was answered on 22nd March 2022

Health Education England (HEE) provides a range of technology enhanced programmes on osteoporosis which are available to all healthcare staff. The paramedics e-learning programme also includes specific training on osteoporosis.

HEE will be making funding available in 2022/23 to support National Health Service trusts to provide advanced and enhanced-level training to all allied health professionals, including diagnostic radiographers, to support bone density scan training. It is the responsibility of individual NHS trusts to invest in post-registration training to increase the number of staff trained to undertake DEXA scans.

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