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155540
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Justice, how many and what proportion of cases in courts marked as domestic violence incidents related to (a) male perpetrators against female partners and (b) all other forms of domestic violence in the latest period for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214191 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>This government is committed to tackling domestic violence and abuse and to delivering a better response for the victims of these appalling crimes.</p><p> </p><p>We have ring-fenced £40 million for victims’ services; piloted and rolled out Clare’s Law and domestic violence protection orders; extended the definition of domestic abuse to cover controlling behaviour and teenage relationships; run two successful campaigns to challenge perceptions of abuse; placed Domestic Homicide Reviews on a statutory footing to make sure lessons are learnt from individual tragedies; criminalised forced marriage and consulted on the creation of a single criminal offence of domestic abuse.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice Court Proceeding Database holds information on offences provided by the statute under which proceedings are brought but not all the specific circumstances of each case. Data on those proceeded against, found guilty and sentenced for offences involving domestic violence, such as threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between adults are not separately identified in the data reported centrally to the Ministry of Justice. Furthermore, it is not possible to separately identify the relationship between defendant and victim, and their gender. This detailed information is not reported to Justice Statistical Analytical Services due to their size and complexity and as such, it can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:41:48.917Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:41:48.917Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
156438
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Access to Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 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 communication options are offered for claimants to contact Access to Work programme offices. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Mr Jim Murphy more like this
star this property uin 215029 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Customers can contact Access to Work by the following means:</p><p>Telephone: 0345/0845 268 8489;</p><p>E-mail: <a href="mailto:atwosu.london@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk" target="_blank">atwosu.london@jobcentreplus.gsi.gov.uk</a>; or</p><p>Textphone: 0345 608 8753</p><p>If a customer is unable to access any of the above communication options, they can appoint a third party to act on their behalf.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Forest of Dean more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Harper more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T12:14:32.98Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T12:14:32.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Harper more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this
156444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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 recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in other EU countries on the role of people aged over 50 in the EU labour market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 214910 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The UK was represented by DWP officials at an event held in Brussels on ‘delivering longer working lives and higher retirement ages’ organised by the EU and the OECD on 12-13 November. The focus of the event was around:</p><p> </p><p>i. The Review of present State of retirement affairs across EU 28 - new challenges for labour market and social policies from the early exit routes and the linking of pensionable ages to life expectancy;</p><p>ii. Identifying the conditions that encourage and enable people to work longer;</p><p>iii. Discussions on how older workers that experience problems to work longer can be accommodated.</p><p> </p><p>We need to maintain focus on delivering jobs and growth. Strong national ownership of the necessary structural reforms by Member States is vital to achieving this.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T11:57:44.06Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T11:57:44.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
155539
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prison Sentences more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the highest number of concurrent prison sentences served by one offender at any one time was in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214185 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The court has discretion as to how sentences should be served. The independent Sentencing Council issued a guideline, <em>Offences Taken Into Consideration and Totality</em>, which all courts must follow so that there is a consistency of approach. The court has discretion as to whether or not to take offences into consideration (TICs), but where it does so the court should pass a total sentence which reflects all offending behaviour. The sentence must be just and proportionate and must not exceed the statutory maximum for the convicted offence. The guideline also says that there is no inflexible rule governing whether sentences should be structured as concurrent or consecutive components but, again, the overriding principle is that the overall sentence must be just and proportionate.</p><p>The Ministry of Justice Court Proceeding Database holds information on offences provided by the statute under which proceedings are brought but not all the specific circumstances of each case. Data on offences taken into consideration are not available from the information provided centrally to the Ministry of Justice. This detailed information is not reported to Justice Statistical Analytical Services due to their size and complexity and as such, it can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>The Ministry of Justice’s extract of the Police National Computer (PNC) from which MoJ uses to publish official statistics on offenders’ criminal histories, while it holds information on those offenders who were cautioned or convicted for recordable offences in England and Wales, it does not in all (most) cases record data on’ disposal qualifiers’ the variable which allows us to identify concurrent prison sentences served.</p><p> </p><p>Data on concurrent prison sentences served is therefore incomplete and unreliable. To provide the information requested, we would be required to contact all the courts in England and Wales and asking them to search individual case files in order to establish whether they hold information on concurrent prison sentences. To collate the information you require, would incur disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 214184 more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:26:59.947Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:26:59.947Z
star this property answering member
1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
156441
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Work Programme more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, which Work Programme providers have achieved an excellent accreditation through the Merlin Standards since 2012. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Ham more like this
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Stephen Timms more like this
star this property uin 214912 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The following Work Programme providers have been accredited as ‘Excellent’ under the Merlin Standard since 2012:</p><p> </p><p>Serco - May 2014</p><p>Avanta - May 2014</p><p>G4S - June 2014</p><p>Ingeus - June 2014</p><p>Learn Direct - June 2014</p><p>Maximus - June 2014</p><p>NCG - June 2014</p><p>Reed in Partnership – July 2014</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:35:40.06Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:35:40.06Z
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star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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163
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisoners: Suicide more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many self-inflicted deaths of prisoners occurred in (1) 2003, and (2) 2013. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2733 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The number of self-inflicted deaths in prison in 2003 and 2013 is published in the Safety in Custody statistical bulletin which is available at <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/safety-in-custody-statistics" target="_blank">http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/safety-in-custody-statistics</a>.</p><p> </p><p>Reducing the number of self-inflicted deaths in prisons is a key priority for the Government. We are working hard to understand any trends, but, as is the case in society at large, there is no simple explanation with complex and individual reasons behind any suicide.</p><p> </p><p>We have dedicated resources providing support every day in prisons and have created a specialist team to help share good practice as part of our strenuous efforts to learn from each death.</p><p> </p><p>Young adults are a particularly challenging and vulnerable group, and that is why we have commissioned an independent review into the deaths of 18 to 24-year-olds in prison custody.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Faulks more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:03:56.03Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:03:56.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Faulks more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
156446
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star 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 Housing Benefit more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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, whether responsibility for designating a bedroom for housing benefit purpose lies with his Department or with the social landlord. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Mr Frank Field more like this
star this property uin 214855 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>The responsibility for designating a bedroom lies with the social landlord.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wirral West more like this
star this property answering member printed Esther McVey more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T12:20:47.56Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T12:20:47.56Z
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4084
star this property label Biography information for Esther McVey more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Frank Field more like this
155541
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice more like this
star this property hansard heading Sentencing 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 Justice, how many and what proportion of custodial sentences for a second or subsequent offence were handed down to run concurrently with another custodial sentence in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
star this property uin 214192 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p>Whilst crime is falling, sentences are getting more severe. Under this Government fewer individuals are entering the criminal justice system for the first time but those who do offend are more likely to go to prison, and for longer.</p><p> </p><p>The court has discretion as to how sentences should be served. The independent Sentencing Council issued a guideline, <em>Offences Taken Into Consideration and Totality</em>, which all courts must follow so that there is a consistency of approach. The guideline says that there is no inflexible rule governing whether sentences should be structured as concurrent or consecutive components but the overriding principle is that the overall sentence must be just and proportionate.</p><p> </p><p>The general approach on whether sentences should be served consecutively or concurrently as it applies to determinate custodial sentences, is that concurrent sentences will ordinarily be appropriate where the offences arise out of the same incident, or where there is a series of offences of the same or similar kind. Consecutive sentences will normally be appropriate where the offences arise out of unrelated facts or incidents, the offences are of a similar kind but the overall criminality will not be sufficiently reflected by concurrent sentences, or where one or more offences qualifies for a minimum sentence and concurrent sentences would improperly undermine that minimum. The guideline deals in more detail with various circumstances including where the offender is serving an existing custodial sentence and is being sentenced to custody for another offence.</p><p> </p><p>The information requested is complex and needs to be extracted from raw data, formatted and checked. This will take some time and I will therefore write to my honourable Friend as soon as it is available.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hemel Hempstead more like this
star this property answering member printed Mike Penning more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 214193 more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:44:50.957Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:44:50.957Z
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1528
star this property label Biography information for Sir Mike Penning more like this
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1565
unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this
155412
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Travel more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what total amount his Department spent on ministerial travel by (a) the Government Car and Despatch Agency and (b) other car hire in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Salisbury more like this
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John Glen more like this
star this property uin 214284 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>(a) This information has already been published and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ol><li><p><a title="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm" href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200708/cmhansrd/cm080722/wmstext/80722m0008.htm</a></p></li><li><p><a title="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm" href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm200809/cmhansrd/cm090716/wmstext/90716m0009.htm</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101028/wmstext/101028m0001.htm#10102827000372" target="_blank">http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm101028/wmstext/101028m0001.htm#10102827000372</a></p></li></ol><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(b) Expenditure on other car hire could not be extracted without exceeding the statutory disproportionate costs threshold.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T12:56:20.393Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T12:56:20.393Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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4051
unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
155500
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 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 Health, what support he is providing to GPs and other healthcare professionals to aid in recognising and acting on symptoms which could be cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cheadle more like this
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Mark Hunter more like this
star this property uin 214288 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><em>Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer</em> (January 2011) is backed by an additional £750 million over the four year Spending Review period including over £450 million to achieve early diagnosis. The earlier diagnosis money is designed to support improved direct general practitioner (GP) access to four key diagnostic tests to support the diagnosis of brain tumours, bowel, lung, and ovarian cancers; and increased testing and treatment costs in secondary care. GPs are able to access these tests directly in cases where the two-week urgent referral pathway is not appropriate but a patient’s symptoms require further investigation. The intention is that more people presenting with relevant symptoms will be tested and at an earlier stage.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the Department published ‘Direct access to diagnostic tests for cancer: best practice referral pathways for general practitioners’ to provide criteria for accessing these diagnostic tests. NHS England monitors the use of these diagnostic tests through the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset. We delivered a record 1.6 million diagnostic tests in July 2014 compared to 1.2 million in May 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The earlier diagnosis money also supports centrally led Be Clear on Cancer (BCOC) symptom awareness campaigns to raise the public’s awareness of cancer symptoms and encourage people with persistent symptoms to go to the doctor. Since 2011 the Department and Public Health England (since 2013) in partnership with NHS England (including NHS Improving Quality) and other stakeholders have run national BCOC campaigns for bladder and kidney, bowel, breast and lung cancers; regional campaigns for ovarian, oesophagogastric cancers, and local pilot campaigns to raise awareness of four symptoms of unexplained bleeding, lump, pain, and weight loss; and awareness of skin and prostate cancers. As part of the BCOC campaign process, the Department, Public Health England, and NHS England have worked with Cancer Research UK and other partners to develop briefing sheets to support GPs and other healthcare professionals during the campaigns.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More generally, to increase awareness of cancer amongst GPs, the Department supported British Medical Journal (BMJ) Learning to develop and launch an on-line learning tool for GPs in 2012. The tool offers accredited professional development and includes four modules - tackling late diagnosis; risk assessment tools; cancer pathway and the role of primary care; and diagnosing osteosarcoma and brain tumours in children with an additional section on communication skills. The tool can be accessed at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://learning.bmj.com/learning/home.html" target="_blank">http://learning.bmj.com/learning/home.html</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2013, Macmillan Cancer Support, partly funded by the Department, piloted an electronic cancer decision support (CDS) tool for GPs to use in their routine practice. It is designed to help GPs recognise the symptoms of cancer and identify patients that they might not otherwise refer urgently for suspected cancer. The CDS covers lung, colorectal, oesophagogastric, ovarian and pancreatic cancers and a new symptom checker for <a title="Melanoma Information" href="http://www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation/Cancertypes/Melanoma/Melanoma.aspx" target="_blank">melanoma</a>. Following the pilot, Macmillan Cancer Support is now able to offer the tool, free of charge to all GPs in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to this, since 2005, the Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has supported GPs to identify patients with the symptoms of suspected cancer and urgently refer them as appropriate. NICE is in the process of updating this guidance to ensure that it reflects the latest evidence and the anticipated publication date for the revised guidelines is May 2015.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 214287 more like this
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less than 2014-11-21T14:31:01.893Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:31:01.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mark Hunter more like this