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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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Department of Health remove filter
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 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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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
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-10-31more like thismore than 2017-10-31
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Education 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, 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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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
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Neuromuscular Disorders more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the (a) extent and (b) effect on patient care of variation in specialist services for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's among clinical commissioning groups in England. 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 117192 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
star this property answer text <p>We know that variation exists between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the provision of care for neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Whilst it is right that CCGs have autonomy to shape services for local populations, there is a range of work ongoing at a national level to identify unwarranted variation in order to drive improvement, including:</p><p> </p><p>- Through the RightCare programme, which was rolled out to every CCG in 2016/17, NHS England provides practical support to commissioners to tackle unwarranted variation and identify improvements and savings, including for neurological services;</p><p>- Public Health England’s Neurology intelligence network collates and interprets data on adult neurological conditions to provide intelligence for the National Health Service, policy makers, and clinicians; and</p><p>- The Getting it Right First Time programme, supported by NHS Improvement, expanded earlier in 2017 to include neurology and will soon provide insight to demonstrate the value of better neurological services both in hospitals and in the community.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England will continue to work with the Neurological Alliance (an umbrella organisation for neurological condition charities) to support the new national Neurology Advisory Group (NAG), led by consultant neurologist Professor Adrian Williams. The NAG brings together system partners, professional bodies stakeholders to align work to improve neurological care, and has working to understand how best to utilise new and emerging data in services and outcomes. More information on national initiatives to reduce unwarranted variation and drive improvement can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/" target="_blank">www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/guidance/neurology-data-and-analysis-a-guide-for-health-professionals" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/guidance/neurology-data-and-analysis-a-guide-for-health-professionals</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/" target="_blank">gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 117193 more like this
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less than 2017-12-12T17:07:27.203Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T17:07:27.203Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-04more like thismore than 2017-12-04
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Neuromuscular Disorders 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 assessment his Department has made of the potential for improved specialist services for multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's delivering significant savings for the NHS; and if he will make a statement. 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 117193 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-12more like thismore than 2017-12-12
star this property answer text <p>We know that variation exists between clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the provision of care for neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Whilst it is right that CCGs have autonomy to shape services for local populations, there is a range of work ongoing at a national level to identify unwarranted variation in order to drive improvement, including:</p><p> </p><p>- Through the RightCare programme, which was rolled out to every CCG in 2016/17, NHS England provides practical support to commissioners to tackle unwarranted variation and identify improvements and savings, including for neurological services;</p><p>- Public Health England’s Neurology intelligence network collates and interprets data on adult neurological conditions to provide intelligence for the National Health Service, policy makers, and clinicians; and</p><p>- The Getting it Right First Time programme, supported by NHS Improvement, expanded earlier in 2017 to include neurology and will soon provide insight to demonstrate the value of better neurological services both in hospitals and in the community.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England will continue to work with the Neurological Alliance (an umbrella organisation for neurological condition charities) to support the new national Neurology Advisory Group (NAG), led by consultant neurologist Professor Adrian Williams. The NAG brings together system partners, professional bodies stakeholders to align work to improve neurological care, and has working to understand how best to utilise new and emerging data in services and outcomes. More information on national initiatives to reduce unwarranted variation and drive improvement can be found at the following links:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/" target="_blank">www.england.nhs.uk/rightcare/</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/guidance/neurology-data-and-analysis-a-guide-for-health-professionals" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/guidance/neurology-data-and-analysis-a-guide-for-health-professionals</a></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/" target="_blank">gettingitrightfirsttime.co.uk/</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 117192 more like this
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less than 2017-12-12T17:07:27.25Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-12T17:07:27.25Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
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Department of Health remove filter
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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 Care Homes: Fees and Charges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s guidance on charging for residential accommodation on the financial independence of adults in residential care. 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 213681 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
star this property answer text <p>Charging for Residential Accommodation Guidelines (CRAG) supports local authorities to interpret the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992. This guidance and the regulations will be repealed from April 2015 when new provisions under the Care Act 2014 come into force.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The new charging framework introduces minimal changes in order to respond to the call for continuity and to enable local authorities to focus on preparing for implementation of the reforms recommended by the independent Commission on Funding Reform that the Care Act will also introduce. From April 2016 this will see the introduction of a cap on care costs that will protect people from the risk of catastrophic costs and an extension to the point at which means tested support becomes available. As the published impact assessment shows, this means that up to 100,000 more people will be better off by 2024-25. We are in the process of updating the modelling and will publish a revised impact assessment shortly. In addition, from April 2015 we are introducing a universal deferred payment agreement scheme that means people should not be forced to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-18T15:42:59.557Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:42:59.557Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the duties relating to adult social care currently carried out by local authorities that could be transferred to charities in order to increase efficiency and quality of care. 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 215170 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Under the Care Act, from April 2015 local authorities will have the power to delegate nearly all of their adult care and support functions, except for some powers and duties around safeguarding, integration, and charging.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance on delegation, published in October 2014, sets out how this will allow local authorities to work more efficiently and innovatively, including with charities, and provide better quality care and support to local populations. The guidance also notes that many external organisations may have specialist expertise or capacity that could mean delegation is the best approach.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>When a local authority delegates any of its functions, it retains ultimate responsibility for the carrying out of that function.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Social Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on adjudication of disputes over who is responsible for the care of an individual. 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 215807 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Department has issued comprehensive guidance - <em>“Ordinary Residence: Guidance on the identification of the ordinary residence of people in need of community care services, England”</em>. This guidance provides information and advice for local authorities on determining ordinary residence for people requiring local community care services. The guidance also includes information on the process with which to refer a dispute to the Secretary of State.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The latest guidance (published October 2013) is attached to this reply.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act 2014 new statutory guidance will come into force in April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-12-02T16:11:09.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:11:09.907Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property file name Ordinary Residence- October 2013.pdf more like this
star this property title Ordinary Residence- October 2014 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Vulnerable Adults more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that appropriate support systems are in place for older vulnerable people and people with dementia. 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 219537 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that older vulnerable adults and their carers receive the best possible support in all settings through the Proactive Care Programme, and by ensuring all people aged 75 and over have a named general practitioner (GP) with overall responsibility for their care, providing continuity and oversight of their care. People living with dementia will benefit from this patient focused care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From April 2015, councils and the National Health Service will pool £5.3 billion of their local budgets under the Better Care Fund. This will require local authorities and the NHS to work together, and engage local partners, including voluntary sector organisations. It is expected that local areas will use some of this to improve care for people with dementia, such as providing access to dementia advisors, reminiscence services and counselling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Dementia is a key priority for this Government which is why in 2012 we launched the first ever Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia to increase diagnosis rates, raise awareness and understanding and double funding for research in dementia by 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the launch of the Challenge, we have made significant progress across all three strands of the challenge including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 28 February 2014, the Secretary of State for Health announced his ambition for improving dementia care and support for people with dementia, their family and carers. This signalled the importance of a tailored plan of care as part of a package of high quality, personalised dementia care and support;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- in the hospital setting, through the Dementia Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) reward (introduced from April 2012), with around 4,000 referrals a month, it is clear that more people with dementia in hospitals are being identified and assessed;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- the Dementia Care and Support Compact, the care sector’s own response to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, sets out a commitment to support the delivery of the challenge and improve care and support for people with dementia, their carers and families;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 1 April, we put in place a new Dementia Directed Enhanced Service which has had over 80% take up by GPs to reward practices for facilitating timely diagnosis and support for people with dementia;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 22 May, we launched the Dementia Roadmap web based navigation aid with the Royal College of General Practitioners to assist primary care staff effectively support patients, families and carers at the time of diagnosis and throughout the dementia journey; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 10 September 2014, NHS England published a new Dementia Toolkit aimed at helping GPs make a more timely diagnosis and what they can do in terms of vital post-diagnostic support.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T13:48:20.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T13:48:20.34Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
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Department of Health remove filter
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 Social Services: Third Sector more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the charitable sector can play an increased role in adult social care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The Government appreciates that voluntary sector organisations make a substantial contribution to the delivery of high quality local health and social care services. Their unique understanding of local communities often means that they are better placed than others to reach those vulnerable and sometimes hard to reach groups. They have a strong track-record of designing, providing and supporting services based on insight into clients’ needs, and are often well placed to respond flexibly to those needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department provides over £125 million of grant funding per year to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to help deliver better health and social care outcomes. This includes the Third Sector Investment Fund which offers grants to the voluntary and community sector to support the development of the sector, build capacity and promote innovation across health and care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department also has a long history of working with the sector to develop policy. For example, the development of legislation and the regulations and guidance for the Care Act 2014 were produced in collaboration with expert reference groups including a broad range of VCSE organisations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act also gives local authorities flexibility to delegate most of their care and support functions under the Act to another body, although the local authority will retain overall responsibility for the fulfilment of the function. Such delegation can include the voluntary sector where appropriate. In recognition of the important role of the VCSE sector in adult social care, the Act also gives local authorities a new duty to promote a diverse provider market.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2015-01-09T13:54:31.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T13:54:31.8Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
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Department of Health remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Learning Disability and Autism more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the recommendations of the report by Sir Stephen Bubb, entitled, Winterbourne View - Time for Change are being implemented as soon as possible. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
star this property answer text <p>NHS England and the Department of Health are considering the report’s recommendations in the context of the ongoing, system-wide Transforming Care programme, convened in response to events at Winterbourne View Hospital. NHS England will respond to the report by Sir Stephen Bubb in early 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2015-01-13T15:31:30.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T15:31:30.37Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this