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Department of Health more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Education more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to raise awareness of myalgic encephalomyelitis among (a) healthcare professionals and (b) the general public. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 110590 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 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
star this property answer text <p>There is information readily available on chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) for both healthcare professionals and the general public via NHS Choices website. Further information is also provided in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guidance which can be found via their website. This information is provided in formats suitable for both professionals and the public. Both the NHS Choices and NICE guidance can be found at the following links:</p><p><a href="http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs/" target="_blank">www.nhs.uk/conditions/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-cfs/</a></p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg53" target="_blank">www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg53</a></p><p>On 20 September 2017, NICE announced plans to undertake a full review of the guidance to ensure it reflects the latest available evidence.</p><p>Education and training is also an important feature in building the awareness of clinical professionals. In terms of education and training, the General Medical Council sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviours that new United Kingdom medical graduates must be able to demonstrate and Royal Medical Colleges, such as the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) set the standards for postgraduate medical education in general practice. General practice is where most patients with CFS/ME are likely to be managed, and the condition is identified as a key area of clinical knowledge in the RCGP Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) content guide. The AKT is a summative assessment of the knowledge base that underpins general practice in the United Kingdom within the context of the National Health Service and is a key part of general practitioner’s qualifying exams.</p><p>Once fully qualified, clinicians are responsible for ensuring their own clinical knowledge remains up-to-date and for identifying learning needs as part of their continuing professional development. This activity should include taking account of new research and developments in guidance, such as that produced by NICE.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2017-11-08T17:07:53.483Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T17:07:53.483Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
781409
star this property registered interest false more like this
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Education more like this
unstar 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, what plans his Department has to mark International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases on 12 May 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 110595 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 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
star this property answer text <p>There are no specific plans at this point.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s Long Term Conditions Unit works with partners such as voluntary sector organisations (including those with a remit on chronic disease) to synchronise communications activity in line with many annual awareness days. The NHS England media team may also provide support through social media to maximise the reach of established campaigns.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2017-11-08T17:11:15.47Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T17:11:15.47Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
781407
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hepatitis: Diagnosis more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to improve the detection of hepatitis B and C. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
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Sir David Amess more like this
star this property uin 110658 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines are available to help raise awareness of, and testing for, hepatitis B and C infection in people at increased risk of infection. Screening for hepatitis B and C is recommended in groups who are at increased risk of infection so that diagnosed individuals can be referred for specialist care and management. NICE has also produced best practice guidance on hepatitis B antenatal screening and the new-born immunisation programme. The guidelines can be viewed here:</p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph43" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph43</a></p><p>NHS England commissions the infectious diseases in pregnancy screening programme including the screening for hepatitis B, as of part of the maternity pathway. In addition, and as part of health services commissioned for those in the detained settings, NHS England is rolling out an ambitious Opt-Out Blood Borne Viruses (BBV) testing programme; the key aim is to improve uptake rates for hepatitis B and hepatitis C testing by the introduction of good practice for ‘meaningful offer’ of BBV testing across the adult prison estate by end of 2017-18.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2017-11-07T14:28:44.637Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T14:28:44.637Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
781312
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS Trusts: Vending Machines 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, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that sugary snacks are no longer on offer in vending machines in NHS Trust hospitals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hornsey and Wood Green more like this
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Catherine West more like this
star this property uin 110539 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 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>National Health Service hospitals are required to meet the Government Buying Standards for Food and Catering Services through the NHS Standard Contract, and are required to develop and maintain a food and drink strategy which focuses on healthier eating across the whole hospital community.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England is also taking action on sugar reduction including a voluntary scheme to reduce the sales of sugar sweetened beverages to 10% or less of drinks sales for the whole month of March 2018. Should this prove ineffective, it will ban sales of sugar sweetened beverages from 1 July 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2017-11-03T14:36:35.397Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T14:36:35.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine West more like this
781313
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Leukaemia: Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons ibrutinib is not prescribed on the NHS as a treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 110489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published technology appraisal guidance in January 2017 that recommends ibrutinib for the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia and untreated chronic lymphocytic leukaemia with 17p deletion or TP53 mutation. Ibrutinib is routinely available to National Health Service patients for these indications in line with NICE’s recommendations if a patient’s doctor considers it to be the most appropriate treatment option.</p><p> </p><p>NICE has not been able to make a recommendation on the use of ibrutinib for use in the treatment of other patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia because no evidence submission was received from the product’s manufacturer. Ibrutinib is not therefore routinely commissioned for NHS patients for these other indications. NICE will review this decision if the company decides to make an evidence submission.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
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less than 2017-11-03T14:40:07.717Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T14:40:07.717Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
781369
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Health: Costs 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, what steps the Government has taken to assess the (a) cost and (b) economic productivity to the public purse of (i) alcohol misuse, (ii) obesity and (iii) viral hepatitis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 110669 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 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>The Government wants everyone to be able to make healthier choices, regardless of their circumstances, and to minimise the risk and impact of illness. A range of action is being taken to do this and in particular on the three areas identified:</p><p> </p><p>- To tackle alcohol misuse we are preventing below cost selling, tightening the rules on irresponsible promotions and introducing new powers to deal with anti-social behaviour. Local authorities are supported by Public Health England in the commissioning of high quality, evidence based treatment services for their local population’s needs.</p><p>- In addition, the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers have produced new low risk drinking guidelines which provide the public with the latest information about the health risks of different levels and patterns of drinking. The guidelines enable people to make informed choices about their drinking.</p><p>- Tackling childhood obesity is a priority for this Government. We launched “Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action” in August 2016. Our world-leading plan will help children and families to recognise and make healthier choices and be more active. Many of the key commitments in our plan will have an impact on tackling obesity across all age groups. These include the soft drinks industry levy and sugar reduction programme, which will reduce the amount of sugar we all consume.</p><p>- A copy of “Childhood Obesity: A Plan for Action” is available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/546588/Childhood_obesity_2016__2__acc.pdf" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/546588/Childhood_obesity_2016__2__acc.pdf</a></p><p>- The National Strategic Group on Viral Hepatitis is a Public Health England supported, cross-agency expert group on viral hepatitis with external membership from academia, NHS England, local government, clinical commissioning groups, patient representative groups and other organisations, to provide strategic direction and advice around viral hepatitis. The strategy group aims to help reduce the incidence, prevalence and consequences of infection from the viral hepatitis in England.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2017-11-07T15:05:50.56Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T15:05:50.56Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
781309
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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 Patients: Transport more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, which categories of claimants of universal credit are entitled to claim help with healthcare travel costs; and whether he plans to change that entitlement. 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 110496 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>Claimants of Universal Credit will be entitled to claim help with their National Health Service healthcare travel costs if their earnings for the most recent assessment period are below prescribed thresholds. A claimant would be entitled to claim help with their NHS healthcare travel costs if their earnings during that period were:</p><p>- £435 or less;</p><p>- £935 or less if their Universal Credit includes an element for either:</p><p>- a child; or</p><p>- limited capability for work.</p><p> </p><p>The ‘most recent assessment period’ means the assessment period that ended immediately before the date on which a claimant claimed help with their NHS healthcare travel costs. The period runs for a calendar month.</p><p> </p><p>Where claimants claim Universal Credit as a couple, the earnings threshold that applies is either the earnings of the single claimant or the joint claimants’ combined income.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, where claimants who are in receipt of an element for either a child or limited capacity for work, are responsible for a child, or a young person who is aged over 16 and under 19 who is receiving education or are in a traineeship, those children and young persons will be entitled to claim help with their NHS healthcare travel costs. Individuals aged 18 who are not receiving education and are universal credit claimants in their own right will be entitled to this benefit.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has no current plans to change these arrangements, but will keep the earnings thresholds under review on an annual basis.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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less than 2017-11-03T14:38:32.297Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T14:38:32.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Timms more like this
781308
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Accountable Care Organisations: Greater Manchester more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what representations he has received on the effect on plans for accountable care organisations in Manchester of NHS VAT arrangements agreed with HM Revenue and Customs; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Pavilion more like this
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Caroline Lucas more like this
star this property uin 110509 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 2017-11-08more like thismore than 2017-11-08
star this property answer text <p>National Health Service organisations are responsible for deciding locally the most appropriate structures and arrangements they need to put in place to deliver services to their patients within available resources, meeting any tax liabilities that may arise and always ensuring they are working within the existing tax framework as applicable in the United Kingdom.</p><p> </p><p>This principle applies to the commissioning and delivery of the Accountable Care Models Contract (ACO contract). The Department expects local health economies, particularly providers, to consider carefully the VAT implications of any organisational form they choose to develop for the purpose of holding an ACO contract.</p><p> </p><p>An initial high level meeting between all affected parties was hosted by the Department on 13 July 2017.</p><p> </p><p>The Department and NHS England officials continue to work with Manchester and HM Revenue and Customs to assess the issues arising from the development of a Manchester ACO, including the VAT implications.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
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less than 2017-11-08T17:10:05.597Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-08T17:10:05.597Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Lucas more like this
781417
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Chronic Illnesses: Prescription Drugs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the proposals contained in the NHS England consultation entitled, Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: A Consultation on guidance of CCGs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of those proposals on patients with (a) inflammatory bowel disease and (b) a long-term condition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 110618 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>NHS England’s consultation on draft guidance for clinical commissioning groups on a range of items that should not routinely be prescribed in primary care ended on 21 October. The draft guidance seeks to ensure that the National Health Service is able to secure best value from its use of medicines and therefore focuses on areas of prescribing that have been found to be ineffective or where there are more cost effective alternatives. A full Equality Impact Assessment was published alongside the draft guidance and a further Assessment will be published when final guidance is produced.</p><p> </p><p>We would not want to pre-empt any outcome following NHS England’s analysis of the responses it has received. However, we are assured that as part of issuing the final guidance, careful consideration will be given by NHS England to the responses to the consultation, both to ensure that particular groups of people are not disproportionately affected and that principles of best practice on clinical prescribing are adhered to.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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110619 more like this
110620 more like this
110621 more like this
110622 more like this
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less than 2017-11-03T14:35:15.457Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T14:35:15.457Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
781418
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the proposals contained in the NHS England consultation entitled, Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: A Consultation on guidance of CCGs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of those proposals on (a) the management of urgent care services and (b) the number of hospital admissions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 110619 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-03more like thismore than 2017-11-03
star this property answer text <p>NHS England’s consultation on draft guidance for clinical commissioning groups on a range of items that should not routinely be prescribed in primary care ended on 21 October. The draft guidance seeks to ensure that the National Health Service is able to secure best value from its use of medicines and therefore focuses on areas of prescribing that have been found to be ineffective or where there are more cost effective alternatives. A full Equality Impact Assessment was published alongside the draft guidance and a further Assessment will be published when final guidance is produced.</p><p> </p><p>We would not want to pre-empt any outcome following NHS England’s analysis of the responses it has received. However, we are assured that as part of issuing the final guidance, careful consideration will be given by NHS England to the responses to the consultation, both to ensure that particular groups of people are not disproportionately affected and that principles of best practice on clinical prescribing are adhered to.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine remove filter
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110618 more like this
110620 more like this
110621 more like this
110622 more like this
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less than 2017-11-03T14:35:15.52Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-03T14:35:15.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this