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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Surgery: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps NHS England will take to record patient experience at trusts participating in the field test programme for the elective care standards proposed in the interim review of clinically-led access standards. 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 845 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>From early August, 12 hospital trusts began testing the use of an average (mean) wait between being referred by a general practitioner and starting treatment for routine conditions. The testing will help the National Health Service to see whether keeping the focus on patients at all stages of their pathway can help to reduce long waits. As well as using the data from trial sites to assess whether the testing has met these criteria, there will be an evaluation of the testing which will consider the impact they have had in the following areas:</p><p>- Patient safety;</p><p>- Waiting times;</p><p>- Process change;</p><p>- Patient and public experience;</p><p>- Clinical outcomes;</p><p>- Variation in outcomes, experience and performance; and</p><p>- Staff experience.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the CRS interim report published in March, the NHS will hold a public consultation on the proposals. This will be informed by further evidence from field testing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 846 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:50:42.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:50:42.127Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1149892
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Surgery: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England will consult patients on changes to waiting time standards arising from the field test programme for the elective care standards proposed in the interim review of clinically-led access standards. 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 846 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>From early August, 12 hospital trusts began testing the use of an average (mean) wait between being referred by a general practitioner and starting treatment for routine conditions. The testing will help the National Health Service to see whether keeping the focus on patients at all stages of their pathway can help to reduce long waits. As well as using the data from trial sites to assess whether the testing has met these criteria, there will be an evaluation of the testing which will consider the impact they have had in the following areas:</p><p>- Patient safety;</p><p>- Waiting times;</p><p>- Process change;</p><p>- Patient and public experience;</p><p>- Clinical outcomes;</p><p>- Variation in outcomes, experience and performance; and</p><p>- Staff experience.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the CRS interim report published in March, the NHS will hold a public consultation on the proposals. This will be informed by further evidence from field testing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 845 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:50:42.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:50:42.177Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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163
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
1149972
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Influenza: Vaccination more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase uptake of the flu vaccine by social care staff. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 844 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Flu vaccination is recommended for all frontline social care workers. This should be provided by their employer as part of the organisation’s policy for the prevention of the transmission of flu to help protect both staff and those that they care for. To help increase uptake rates for social care workers, NHS England and NHS Improvement have a scheme to complement employers responsibilities so that vaccination is also available for social care and hospice staff from their general practitioner or community pharmacy.</p><p> </p><p>For this coming winter, Public Heath England have developed brand new resources to encourage social care worker vaccination. These resources are available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/92-health-and-social-care-workers-flu-immunisation-/overview" target="_blank">https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/resources/campaigns/92-health-and-social-care-workers-flu-immunisation-/overview</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T14:18:51.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:18:51.697Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1150070
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospitals: Waiting Lists 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 Health and Social Care, how many patients were waiting for a diagnostic test in NHS Trusts on 31 March in each year from 2011 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 1047 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the number and percentage of patients waiting over six weeks for an endoscopy test in March of each year from 2010 and the number of patients waiting for a diagnostic test in March of each year from 2011:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Numbers waiting 6+ weeks for an endoscopy test</p></td><td><p>Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for an endoscopy test</p></td><td><p>Numbers waiting for a diagnostic test</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2010</p></td><td><p>1,391</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2011</p></td><td><p>4,008</p></td><td><p>4.6%</p></td><td><p>575,638</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>2,265</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>625,054</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2013</p></td><td><p>2,332</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td><td><p>677,731</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2014</p></td><td><p>2,636</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>789,392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2015</p></td><td><p>7,004</p></td><td><p>6.0%</p></td><td><p>842,263</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2016</p></td><td><p>6,086</p></td><td><p>5.6%</p></td><td><p>876,329</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2017</p></td><td><p>3,181</p></td><td><p>2.9%</p></td><td><p>943,010</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>5,685</p></td><td><p>5.3%</p></td><td><p>979,831</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>9,178</p></td><td><p>7.5%</p></td><td><p>1,071,744</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England collects and publishes waiting times performance data for all diagnostic tests on a monthly basis. This is available at a trust and national level via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/monthly-diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/monthly-diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 1049 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:44:39.377Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:44:39.377Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4244
star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1150071
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Surgery: Waiting Lists 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 and Social Care, how many people were on the national elective waiting list on 31 March in each year from 2011 to 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 1048 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The number of patients on the consultant-led Referral-to-treatment (RTT) waiting list at the end of March in each year from 2011 to 2019 is shown in the following table:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Numbers waiting</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2011</p></td><td><p>2.46 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>2.41 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2013</p></td><td><p>2.66 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2014</p></td><td><p>2.91 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2015</p></td><td><p>3.01 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2016</p></td><td><p>3.50 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2017</p></td><td><p>3.73 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>3.85 million</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>4.23 million</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>NHS England publishes performance data on a monthly basis, including the current waiting times for RTT as well as the size of the waiting list. This is available via the link in the following table:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/rtt-waiting-times/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/rtt-waiting-times/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T13:17:42.637Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:17:42.637Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4244
star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1150072
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Endoscopy: Waiting Lists 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 and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients waited more than six weeks for an endoscopy test in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 1049 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows the number and percentage of patients waiting over six weeks for an endoscopy test in March of each year from 2010 and the number of patients waiting for a diagnostic test in March of each year from 2011:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Numbers waiting 6+ weeks for an endoscopy test</p></td><td><p>Percentage waiting 6+ weeks for an endoscopy test</p></td><td><p>Numbers waiting for a diagnostic test</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2010</p></td><td><p>1,391</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2011</p></td><td><p>4,008</p></td><td><p>4.6%</p></td><td><p>575,638</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2012</p></td><td><p>2,265</p></td><td><p>2.5%</p></td><td><p>625,054</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2013</p></td><td><p>2,332</p></td><td><p>2.7%</p></td><td><p>677,731</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2014</p></td><td><p>2,636</p></td><td><p>2.8%</p></td><td><p>789,392</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2015</p></td><td><p>7,004</p></td><td><p>6.0%</p></td><td><p>842,263</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2016</p></td><td><p>6,086</p></td><td><p>5.6%</p></td><td><p>876,329</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2017</p></td><td><p>3,181</p></td><td><p>2.9%</p></td><td><p>943,010</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2018</p></td><td><p>5,685</p></td><td><p>5.3%</p></td><td><p>979,831</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>March 2019</p></td><td><p>9,178</p></td><td><p>7.5%</p></td><td><p>1,071,744</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England collects and publishes waiting times performance data for all diagnostic tests on a monthly basis. This is available at a trust and national level via the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/monthly-diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/monthly-diagnostics-waiting-times-and-activity/</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 1047 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:44:40.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:44:40.407Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4244
star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1150073
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards 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 Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients were seen within four hours in A&E in (a) 2018-19 and (b) each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 1050 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>NHS Digital and NHS England publish annual accident and emergency (A&amp;E) activity in National Health Service hospitals at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/hospital-accident--emergency-activity/2018-19" target="_blank">https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/hospital-accident--emergency-activity/2018-19</a></p><p>The percentage of patient attendances spending four hours or less in A&amp;E, 2009-10 to 2018-19 can be found in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>% 4 Hours or Less</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>98.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>97.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>96.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>95.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>95.7%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>93.6%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>91.9%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>89.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>88.3%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>88.0%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: NHS England and NHS Digital</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T13:01:37.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:01:37.37Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4244
star this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1150101
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Clinical Commissioning Groups: Greater London more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make clinical commissioning groups in north-west London financially sustainable; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 857 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Backed by the Government’s funding commitment for the National Health Service - £33.9 billion a year more by 2023-24 - a new strategy has been developed to take the health system forward: the NHS Long Term Plan.</p><p>In the NHS Long Term Plan, the NHS has committed to meeting the Government’s financial test that the NHS will deliver overall financial balance in every year, and that all NHS organisations will be in balance by 2023-24.</p><p>A new financial framework that is better able to support and encourage the health system to develop in a more sustainable way with a rebalancing of its finances forms part of this plan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T13:08:23.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T13:08:23.423Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1150213
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Public Appointments more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what cognisance NHS Improvement took of the oral contribution of the Minister for Health of 27 June 2018, Official Report, column 1002, on irregularities of process that had taken place including at NHS Improvement in respect of the appointment process for the Chair of the Blackpool Trust, Pearse Butler, when NHS Improvement provided advice to that Trust on the permanent appointment of Kevin McGee as the Chief Executive of that Trust and to operate as Chief Executive of both the Blackpool Trust and the East Lancashire Hospitals Trust between June 2019 and September 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
star this property uin 893 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>There were a number of issues raised around the appointment process for the Chair of the Blackpool Trust on 27 June 2018. National Health Service foundation trusts operate within a clear accountability framework. It is for the governors of a foundation trust to appoint the chair. NHS Improvement is not involved in the recruitment of chairs of foundation trusts unless there is a breach of the licence. In the appointment of the Chair of Blackpool Trust the Chief Executive voluntarily stood down from all of the interview process prior to the appointment.</p><p> </p><p>The appointment of a Chief Executive in an NHS foundation trust is the responsibility of the trust’s non-executive directors, including the chair, with approval from the Trust’s council of governors</p><p><br> Where trusts are facing challenges, it is right that NHS Improvement provides support and this can sometimes come in the form of shared leadership with nearby organisations.</p><p>The arrangement that has been put in place for Blackpool is designed to deliver a number of benefits including:</p><p>- enhanced quality of care;</p><p>- financial sustainability; and</p><p>- improved performance.</p><p><br> The Chief Executive of Blackpool NHS Trust and East Lancashire NHS Trust, Mr McGee will be paid a single salary. The process for agreeing the remuneration of the chief executive involves the agreement by the remuneration committees of each trust, in line with the organisational corporate governance procedures. The remuneration is in line with the NHS Improvement regulatory guidance on Very Senior Manager pay and was also approved by the Department in June 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 894 more like this
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less than 2019-10-21T12:49:19.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T12:49:19.58Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this
1150218
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust: Pay more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Kevin McGee will receive fill-time salaries for his each of his positions as Chief Executive of Blackpool Trust and East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Blackpool South more like this
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Gordon Marsden more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>There were a number of issues raised around the appointment process for the Chair of the Blackpool Trust on 27 June 2018. National Health Service foundation trusts operate within a clear accountability framework. It is for the governors of a foundation trust to appoint the chair. NHS Improvement is not involved in the recruitment of chairs of foundation trusts unless there is a breach of the licence. In the appointment of the Chair of Blackpool Trust the Chief Executive voluntarily stood down from all of the interview process prior to the appointment.</p><p> </p><p>The appointment of a Chief Executive in an NHS foundation trust is the responsibility of the trust’s non-executive directors, including the chair, with approval from the Trust’s council of governors</p><p><br> Where trusts are facing challenges, it is right that NHS Improvement provides support and this can sometimes come in the form of shared leadership with nearby organisations.</p><p>The arrangement that has been put in place for Blackpool is designed to deliver a number of benefits including:</p><p>- enhanced quality of care;</p><p>- financial sustainability; and</p><p>- improved performance.</p><p><br> The Chief Executive of Blackpool NHS Trust and East Lancashire NHS Trust, Mr McGee will be paid a single salary. The process for agreeing the remuneration of the chief executive involves the agreement by the remuneration committees of each trust, in line with the organisational corporate governance procedures. The remuneration is in line with the NHS Improvement regulatory guidance on Very Senior Manager pay and was also approved by the Department in June 2019.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gordon Marsden more like this