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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of hospital trusts charging disabled people to park their cars on those people. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL3659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not made any national assessment of the effect of parking charges on specific groups. Decisions on hospital car parking, including charging, are taken locally by National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts.</p><br /><p>On 23 August, 2014, the Department published the <em>NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles</em>, which set out a nationally consistent approach for hospitals to take to car parking and concessionary charges. Disabled people are explicitly mentioned as a group who should receive free or concessionary parking. The principles are:</p><br /><p>“NHS organisations should work with their patients and staff, local authorities and public transport providers to make sure that users can get to the site (and park if necessary) as safely, conveniently and economically as possible.<sup>1</sup></p><br /><p>Charges should be reasonable for the area.</p><p>Concessions, including free or reduced charges or caps, should be available for the following groups:</p><ul><li>disabled people<sup>2</sup></li><li>frequent outpatient attenders</li><li>visitors with relatives who are gravely ill, or carers<sup>3</sup> of such people</li><li>visitors to relatives who have an extended stay in hospital, or carers<sup>3</sup> of such people</li><li>carers<sup>3</sup> of people in the above groups where appropriate</li><li>staff working shifts that mean public transport cannot be used</li></ul><br /><p>Other concessions, eg for volunteers or staff who car-share, should be considered locally.</p><br /><p>Priority for staff parking should be based on need, eg staff whose daily duties require them to travel by car.<sup>4</sup></p><br /><p>Trusts should consider installing ‘pay on exit’ or similar schemes so that drivers pay only for the time that they have used. Additional charges should only be imposed where reasonable<sup>5 </sup>and should be waived when overstaying is beyond the driver’s control (eg when treatment takes longer than planned, or when staff are required to work beyond their scheduled shift).</p><br /><p>Details of charges, concessions and additional charges should be well publicised including at car park entrances, wherever payment is made and inside the hospital. They should also be included on the hospital website and on patient letters and forms, where appropriate.</p><br /><p>NHS trusts should publish:</p><ul><li>their parking policy</li><li>their implementation of the NHS car parking principles</li><li>financial information relating to their car parking</li><li>summarised complaint information on car parking and actions taken in response</li></ul><br /> Contracted-out car parking<p>NHS organisations are responsible for the actions of private contractors who run car parks on their behalf.</p><p>NHS organisations should act against rogue contractors in line with the relevant codes of practice<sup>6 </sup>where applicable.</p><p>Contracts should not be let on any basis that incentivises additional charges, eg ‘income from parking charge notices only’.”</p><br /><p>To help NHS organisations deliver the above principles the Department published <em>NHS Car Parking Management: Environment and Sustainability (HTM 07-03)</em> on 25 March 2015. This guidance is attached.</p><br /><p>Both documents make it clear that National Health Service organisations should work with patients, staff, visitors, local authorities and public transport providers when planning their parking provision.</p><p><em>Notes:</em></p><ol><li>Each site is different and very few will be able to provide spaces for everyone who needs one. Since 2010, national planning policy no longer imposes maximum parking standards on development, and no longer recommends the use of car parking charges as a demand management measure to discourage car use.</li></ol><br /><ol start="2"><li>Consideration should be given to the needs of people with temporary disabilities as well as Blue Badge holders.</li></ol><br /><ol start="3"><li>Carers are those as identified in the following:</li></ol><p>(i) Care Act 2014 section 10(3)</p><p>(ii) Children and Families Act 2014 section 96</p><p>(iii) Children and Families Act 2014 section 97</p><p>(iv) Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995</p><br /><ol start="4"><li>Such staff might include nurses or therapists who visit patients at home. Routine travel between hospital sites might more sensibly be managed by providing internal transport.</li></ol><br /><ol start="5"><li>‘Reasonable’ implementation of additional charges practice might include additional charges for people who do not have legitimate reasons for parking (eg commuters), or who persistently flout parking regulations (eg blocking entrances). A period of grace should normally be applied before a parking charge notice is issued.</li></ol><br /><ol start="6"><li>There are two trade associations: the British Parking Association and the Independent Parking Committee. If the car park operator is a member of either, their relevant code applies and an appeals service is available to motorists. NHS organisations should consider imposing a requirement for contractors to be members of such an association.</li></ol><p><strong></strong></p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property file name HL3659 - Car Parking Principles scan.pdf more like this
star this property title Car Parking principles more like this
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unstar this property file name HTM 07 03 NHS car parking management.pdf more like this
star this property title Car Parking management more like this
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less than 2015-11-23T15:09:43.45Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-23T15:09:43.45Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Prior of Brampton on 23 November (HL3659), why no national assessment has been made of the effect of hospital trusts charging disabled people to park their cars, and whether they have made any regional or local assessments about that issue. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL3911 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>NHS trusts have the power to charge for car parking under paragraph 20 of Schedule 4 of the National Health Service Act 2006. Foundation Trusts (FTs) have similar general powers under section 43(3) of the NHS Act 2006. Individual NHS organisations decide locally whether or not to institute charges and they also carry out any assessment of the impact of such charges.</p><br /><p>As part of an assessment, trusts consider a range of factors, including the availability of parking spaces, the existence of alternative transport options and the cost of providing car parking. Such matters vary from place to place and therefore cannot be centrally assessed.</p><br /><p>In addition, as public bodies, NHS organisations must ensure they are compliant with the public sector equality duty at Section 149 of the Equality Act 2010. The conduct of equality assessments is a local matter and the outcomes are not collected centrally.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T16:01:44.797Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:01:44.797Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
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, if he will include in the new NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles reduced fees for families of long-term hospital patients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Antrim more like this
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Dr William McCrea more like this
star this property uin 212468 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Department published new National Health Service patient, visitor and staff car parking principles on 23 August 2014. These principles, widely welcomed by a range of charities and organisations representing patients’ interests, made it clear that NHS trusts should provide concessions, including free or reduced charges or caps, to the following groups:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- people with disabilities;</p><p> </p><p>- frequent outpatient attenders;</p><p> </p><p>- visitors with relatives who are gravely ill;</p><p> </p><p>- visitors to relatives who have an extended stay in hospital; and</p><p> </p><p>- staff working shifts that mean public transport cannot be used.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Therefore, families of long-term hospital patients should be able to take advantage of the concessions for visitors to relatives who have an extended stay in hospital.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:02:31.1431279Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:02:31.1431279Z
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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 Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
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, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles are acted on by NHS trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 213509 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles, published on 23 August 2014, ask NHS hospitals to publish:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- their parking policy;</p><p> </p><p>- their implementation of the NHS car parking principles;</p><p> </p><p>- financial information relating to their car parking arrangements; and</p><p> </p><p>- summarised complaint information on car parking and actions taken in response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect this information to be displayed prominently on trust websites so that patients and the public can hold the NHS locally to account where unfair parking charges and practices remain in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England will collect information about NHS compliance via the annual Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment. The results will be published so that patients can identify those trusts who are falling short.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance to support the NHS in delivering the principles is scheduled for publication in March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213510 more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:02:19.967Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:02:19.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
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, when his Department plans to publish guidance on hospital parking charges and the NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 213510 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The NHS patient, visitor and staff car parking principles, published on 23 August 2014, ask NHS hospitals to publish:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- their parking policy;</p><p> </p><p>- their implementation of the NHS car parking principles;</p><p> </p><p>- financial information relating to their car parking arrangements; and</p><p> </p><p>- summarised complaint information on car parking and actions taken in response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We expect this information to be displayed prominently on trust websites so that patients and the public can hold the NHS locally to account where unfair parking charges and practices remain in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England will collect information about NHS compliance via the annual Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment. The results will be published so that patients can identify those trusts who are falling short.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Guidance to support the NHS in delivering the principles is scheduled for publication in March 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 213509 more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T11:02:20.077Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T11:02:20.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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1604
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-08more like thismore than 2014-12-08
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
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, whether he plans to ensure that the revenue needs of acute hospital foundation trusts are met when a trust removes or reduces parking charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tynemouth more like this
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Mr Alan Campbell more like this
star this property uin 217632 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service patient, visitor and staff car parking principles published on 23 August 2014 allow patients and the public to hold the NHS locally to account where unfair parking charges and practices remain in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions on hospital car parking based on these principles, including charging, are taken locally by both NHS foundation trusts and NHS trusts. Each type of trust will continue to take car parking income and costs into account as part of their service provision and financial planning.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T16:44:45.563Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T16:44:45.563Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Alan Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-23more like thismore than 2015-02-23
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS trusts that have implemented the car parking principles he published on 23 August 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Denton and Reddish more like this
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Andrew Gwynne more like this
star this property uin 224933 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
star this property answer text <p>This information is not collected centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2015-03-02T11:45:43.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-02T11:45:43.127Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
228163
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star this property date less than 2015-03-18more like thismore than 2015-03-18
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on income earned from parking charges in each hospital in Lancashire in (a) 2011, (b) 2012, (c) 2013 and (d) 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 228114 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-23more like thismore than 2015-03-23
star this property answer text <p>Data is not collected centrally on income earned from parking charges by the National Health Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2015-03-23T17:09:41.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-23T17:09:41.767Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the average amount a full-time NHS worker spends on car parking on NHS sites each year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 206831 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Estimates of the average amount a full time National Health Service worker spends on car parking on NHS sites each year are not made centrally. NHS organisations make decisions on the provision and charging for car parking locally for patients, visitors and staff.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T13:58:10.3031831Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T13:58:10.3031831Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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3985
unstar this property label Biography information for Robert Halfon more like this
99867
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Parking remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that hospitals follow the updated guidelines on hospital car parking charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harlow more like this
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Robert Halfon more like this
star this property uin 211028 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health published new National Health Service patient, visitor and staff car parking principles on 23 August 2014. These principles, widely welcomed by a range of charities and organisations representing patients’ interests, made it clear that NHS trusts should publish:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- their parking policy;</p><p> </p><p>- their implementation of the NHS car parking principles;</p><p> </p><p>- financial information relating to their car parking arrangements; and</p><p> </p><p>- summarised complaint information on car parking and actions taken in response.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In line with our policy of making all key information transparently available to patients, our expectation is that this information will be displayed prominently on trust websites so that patients and the public can hold the NHS locally to account where unfair parking charges and practices remain in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, we will be collecting information about NHS compliance with these principles via the next round of the Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment data collection and the results will be published so that patients can identify those trusts who are falling short.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 211029 more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:57:30.6630924Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:57:30.6630924Z
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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 Robert Halfon more like this