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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Gambling remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what training is provided to staff working within alcohol and drugs treatment in identifying and treating the problem of gambling addiction. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
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Tracey Crouch more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not hold information on what specific training is provided to alcohol and drug treatment staff. Ensuring competent staff is the responsibility of local commissioners and providers.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England (PHE) is working with the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the national gambling treatment service to identify how it can strengthen training, and are promoting the work of the Royal College of General Practitioners who have developed an online gambling diagnosis and treatment training resource that is available free to all health professionals.</p><p> </p><p>PHE promotes the Royal College of General Practitioners' online training resource among all health professionals. PHE has developed guidance for local authorities on gambling and is exploring what the local needs are and where evidence allows it to intervene. However, PHE does not wish to undermine the treatment available through the national provider GamCare until evidence emerges that this is not meeting current need.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State has regular discussions with PHE and NHS England on a range of health issues. PHE is also working with NHS England and the Local Government Association to explore what the current need is locally so it can get a better picture; and decide whether PHE needs to act through prevention and restrictions on gambling shops; or through changes to the current GamCare treatment network.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this