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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Home Care Services remove filter
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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 recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the commissioning of homecare services by the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Colne Valley more like this
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Jason McCartney more like this
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star this property answer text <p>It is important that patients, including those with cystic fibrosis, get those high cost drugs provided through homecare services on time.</p><p> </p><p>The Department commissioned a review of homecare medicine supply arrangements to ensure they deliver the best value for patients, the National Health Service and the provider market. The review report, <em>Homecare Medicines: </em><em>Towards a Vision for the Future,</em> was published in December 2011 and is available at:</p><p> </p><p>http://media.dh.gov.uk/network/121/files/2011/12/111201-Homecare-Medicines-Towards-a-Vision-for-the-Future2.pdf</p><p> </p><p>The outcome of subsequent improvement work is summarised in the further report, <em>Homecare Medicines: Towards a Vision for the Future - Taking Forward the Recommendations</em>, published in May 2014 and available at:</p><p> </p><p>www.uhns.nhs.uk/AboutUs/NHSHomecareMedicinesinEngland.aspx</p><p> </p><p>NHS England issued a patient safety alert on minimising the risks of omitted and delayed medicines for patients receiving homecare services on 10 April 2014. This recommended that all healthcare organisations that commission clinical homecare services:</p><p>- establish if medicine homecare services were used by their organisation and if incidents of omitted and delayed medicines had occurred;</p><p>- consider whether immediate action needed to be taken locally and, if required, develop an action plan, to reduce risk and the potential risk to patients;</p><p>- disseminate the alert to all medical, nursing, pharmacy and other staff involved in the care of homecare patients; and</p><p>- report patient safety incidents concerning homecare to the National Reporting and Learning Service.</p><p> </p><p>A copy of the patient safety alert is available at:</p><p> </p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/psa-omitted-delayed-meds.pdf</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work with NHS England, homecare companies, pharmaceutical suppliers and the NHS to ensure that homecare arrangements are safe and deliver value for the NHS and improved outcomes for patients.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199708 more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:15:27.8262513Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:15:27.8262513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jason McCartney more like this