111942 - Endoscopy: Training (Answered)

Andrew Bridgen
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical endoscopists have been trained as part of the accelerated training programme.

Mr Philip Dunne

To date, 48 clinical endoscopists have completed Health Education England’s (HEE) accelerated training programme, of which 17 completed training in 2017. A further 40 clinical endoscopists are currently in training across two cohorts and are due to complete the programme in December 2017 and April 2018.

HEE plan a further three cohort intakes in 2018.

Training of endoscopists outside of England is a matter for each of the devolved administrations in that country.