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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Unemployment: Mental Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of unemployment on a person's mental health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 287476 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health and Social Care and the Department for Work and Pensions recognise the impact unemployment can have on an individual’s mental health. An independent review* of the scientific evidence on the relationship between work and health, commissioned by the Department for Work and Pensions, found strong evidence that unemployment is generally harmful to health and linked with poorer mental health, psychological distress, and psychiatric morbidity. Our jobcentre staff work in partnership with mental health providers and services to ensure individuals experiencing unemployment receive the necessary help they need to support them in their job search, work entry and job retention.</p><p>Notes: * Waddell G and Burton AK. (2006). Is work good for your health and well-being. London: TSO.</p><p /><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:05:17.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:05:17.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1144618
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Stress more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of the effect of long-term trends in workplace stress on the mental and physical health of workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 286654 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>HSE does monitor year on year statistics of work-related stress, using data gathered via the Labour Force Survey.</p><p> </p><p>The overall incidence rates have remained fairly stable over the last decade but have recently shown indications of an upward trend. This data is used as evidence to inform policy and strategy development. Within the statistics there are a series of sectors that have persistently higher than average rates of stress – education, health, local and central government.</p><p> </p><p>HSE has targeted these sectors more specifically, and its involvement has led to the development of practical tools and guidance to help support employers and employees in taking action to prevent and reduce the incidence of work-related stress and resulting mental health issues of anxiety and depression.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Eastleigh more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Mims Davies more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:22:12.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:22:12.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mims Davies more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1141068
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment: Wales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who claimed personal independence payment in Wales in each year since its inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 280163 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>The latest available data on Personal Independence Payment (PIP) registrations, clearances (whether the claim was awarded, disallowed or withdrawn) and claims in payment can be found on Stat-Xplore at: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/</a>. This data can be broken down by region and by month.</p><p> </p><p>Guidance on how to use Stat-Xplore can be found here: <a href="https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html" target="_blank">https://sw.stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/index.html</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T10:39:59.403Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:39:59.403Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1141070
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star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Wales more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have claimed universal credit in Wales in each year since its inception. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 280164 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
star this property answer text <p>Statistics surrounding the volume of Universal Credit claims is routinely published and can be found on the Department’s Stat-Xplore service: <a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk</a>/. Guidance on how to extract the information required can be found at:</p><p><a href="https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html" target="_blank">https://stat-xplore.dwp.gov.uk/webapi/online-help/Getting-Started.html</a></p><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-09-02T14:36:29.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-02T14:36:29.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Northern Ireland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the merits of twice monthly universal credit payments in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 278916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Social security matters are the responsibility of the Department for Communities in Northern Ireland. The Department for Communities therefore delivers Universal Credit with the support of DWP and its Universal Credit Programme. Mitigations agreed as part of the Fresh Start Agreement allow the Department for Communities to deliver UC differently from the way it is delivered in GB, and responsibility for evaluating the effectiveness of the mitigations package rests with them.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:39:17.237Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:39:17.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139921
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants of universal credit that have taken an advance payment have seen payments reduced by (a) up to 20 percent (b) between 21 and 30 per cent, (c) 31 to 40 per cent and (d) over 40 percent of the initial amount in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 278385 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Universal Credit (UC) new claim advances provide access to a payment for those in financial need, which can be accessed on the same day, until their first UC payment is due. Claimants can access up to 100% of the total expected monthly award, for which they can pay back over a period of up to 12 months.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure that advances meet the needs of claimants and that recovery arrangements are personalised and reasonable. The maximum rate of deductions cannot normally exceed 40 per cent of the Universal Credit standard allowance and does not reduce other components of an award, such as money paid for children, housing or when someone is caring for a severely disabled person. From October 2019 this will be reduced to 30 per cent and from October 2021 we are increasing the maximum recovery period for advances from 12 to 16 months.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises the importance of safeguarding the welfare of claimants who have incurred debt, so last resort deductions can be applied to protect vulnerable claimants from eviction and/or having their fuel supply (gas/electricity) cut off, by providing a last resort repayment method for arrears of these essential services. In these cases, when it is considered to be in the best interests of the claimant and their family, deductions may be taken above the 40 per cent limit.</p><p> </p><p>If a claimant is in financial difficulty as a result of the level of deductions being made they can contact the Department to request that a reduction in deductions be considered.</p><p> </p><p>The latest available data for eligible claims to UC Full Service is provided in table 1:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Table 1</p></td><td colspan="3"><p>Month Payment Due</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>Feb-17</p></td><td><p>Feb-18</p></td><td><p>Feb-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>%</p></td><td><p>%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>up to 20 percent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>42%</p></td><td><p>49%</p></td><td><p>47%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>between 21 and 30 per cent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>20%</p></td><td><p>19%</p></td><td><p>18%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>31 to 40 per cent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>35%</p></td><td><p>31%</p></td><td><p>33%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>over 40 percent of Standard Allowance</p></td><td><p>3%</p></td><td><p>1%</p></td><td><p>2%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Notes</p><p>1. The latest month for which data is available is February 2019.</p><p>2. When categorising claims into the groups above, the figures for the percentage of the Standard Allowance for individual claims have been rounded to the nearest percent.</p><p>3. Deductions include advance repayments and all other deductions, but exclude sanctions and fraud penalties which are reductions of benefit rather than deductions.</p><p>4. A claim can have more than one type of deduction applied to a given payment e.g. the total deduction could be the total of both an advance repayment and another deduction type.</p><p>5. Figures are for Universal Credit Full Service only; Universal Credit full service was fully rolled out by the end of 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Reading West more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alok Sharma more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:03:58.087Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:03:58.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alok Sharma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139923
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Termination of Employment: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the proportion of ill-health related job losses that have been attributed to (a) mental ill and (b) physical ill health in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 278386 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Recently published analysis of new data in the 2018 Annual Population Survey (APS) shows that 104,000 people leave work following a long-term sickness absence every year. Of the 99,000 people that left work and reported the health condition that was the main cause of their long-term sickness absence, 37,000 of them reported that the main condition causing their long-term sickness absence was mental health, 25,000 reported that it was because of a musculoskeletal condition and 37,000 reported other health conditions including some physical health conditions.</p><p> </p><p>DWP/DHSC, 2019, Health in the workplace – patterns of sickness absence, employer support and employment retention, <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/health-in-the-workplace-patterns-of-sickness-absence-employer-support-and-employment-retention" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/health-in-the-workplace-patterns-of-sickness-absence-employer-support-and-employment-retention</a></p><p />
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:18:54.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:18:54.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139404
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Personal Independence Payment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the proportion of personal independence payment reports completed by ATOS that were categorised as (a) unacceptable and (b) learning required in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 277656 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>Independent Assessment Services (IAS), previously Atos Healthcare carries out Personal Independence Payment (PIP) consultations in Scotland, North East and North West England, London and Southern England. Capita carry out PIP consultations in Wales and Central England.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>PIP reports are graded as either ‘acceptable’, ‘acceptable with feedback’, ‘acceptable with amendments’ or ‘unacceptable’. The table below provides IAS figures for all these categories and is only available from April 2016.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Grades</p></td><td><p>Apr 16- Mar 17</p></td><td><p>Apr 17-Mar 18</p></td><td><p>Apr 18-Mar 19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Acceptable</p></td><td><p>7,300</p></td><td><p>7,930</p></td><td><p>7,480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Acceptable with Feedback</p></td><td><p>1,380</p></td><td><p>1,820</p></td><td><p>1,990</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Acceptable with Amendments</p></td><td><p>650</p></td><td><p>1,220</p></td><td><p>1,780</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unacceptable</p></td><td><p>460</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total Audited</p></td><td><p>9,790</p></td><td><p>11,590</p></td><td><p>11,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Figures rounded to the nearest 10</p><p>Data obtained from the CHES MI Team</p>
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:08:44.92Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:08:44.92Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1139405
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability and Society Inter-ministerial Group more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, on how many occasions the Inter-Ministerial Group on disability and society has met in each of the last two years; and which ministers attended each of those meetings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 277657 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The new Inter-Ministerial Group on Disability and Society was established in spring/summer 2018, and met on Wednesday 4th July 2018, on Wednesday 31st October 2018 and on Monday 25th March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>Details about the meetings, including ministerial attendance are confidential to allow full and frank discussions between Government Ministers and ensure the effectiveness of ministerial discussions and collective decision-making processes.</p><p /><p /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T13:00:39.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T13:00:39.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department for Work and Pensions remove filter
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit: Terminal Illnesses more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2019 to Question 273334, if she will make it her Department's policy to mandate her Department's assessors to record instances in which they have formally questioned a prognosis given by health professionals in DS1500 forms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane remove filter
star this property uin 276163 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Guidance for assessors is that they should contact the clinician who has completed a DS1500 for clarification if it contains insufficient information, or where no DS1500 is received, to confirm that the claimant is terminally ill. The assessor will record the outcome of their engagement with the clinician when providing their advice to the Department, but these records are not centrally collated.</p><p> </p><p>To be clear, the DS1500 states that the clinician is not required to provide a prognosis. Rather, they are asked to provide details of their patient’s diagnosis, clinical features and current or planned treatment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T12:42:07.063Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T12:42:07.063Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this