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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20691: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 19 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether NHS boards' Practical Obstetric Multi-professional Training (PROMPT) for health care professionals in maternity services includes a cardiotocography (CTG) scanning elopement.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 15 January 2019

PROMPT and SCOTTIE (Scottie core Obstetric teaching and training) are available for all midwifery and obstetric staff, neither covers CTG as this is covered by the more in-depth K2 or RCOG packages which are available as 8 hour stand-alone packages of training. All midwives and obstetricians must complete either PROMPT or SCOTTIE (some Boards choose to do both) every two years. Additional to this, all midwives and obstetricians must complete either the K2 or the Royal College of Midwives (RCM)/RCOG eLearning package at least every two years. The agreement of which package will be suitable to meet the needs of individual practitioners should be a personal decision, however as K2 has a cost this may be determined by the employing organisation.