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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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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 Ovarian Cancer 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 increase early identification of ovarian cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 905561 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star this property answer text <p>We are investing £450 million in earlier diagnosis of cancer, including improving direct general practitioner access to non-obstetric ultrasound to support earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Public Health England ran a regional Be Clear on Cancer campaign early in 2014 to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The findings of the pilot will be evaluated in 2015, and this evidence would inform any decision to move from a regional to national campaign.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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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 Meningitis: Vaccination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what timescale his Department has set for rolling out the meningococcal group B vaccine Bexsero to all babies as part of the national immunisation programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 213865 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 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>The Department is continuing negotiations for the supply of the meningococcal B vaccine Bexsero<sup>®</sup> with the manufacturer Novartis with a view to securing a cost-effective price as recommended by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Plans for inclusion of the Bexsero<sup>®</sup> in the routine infant immunisation programme will depend on the outcome of these negotiations, which will be completed as quickly as practicable.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2014-11-19T16:08:45.727Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:08:45.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-07more like thismore than 2014-11-07
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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 Meningitis: Vaccination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will commission a carriage study into whether the meningococcal group B vaccine Bexsero should be extended and administered to adolescents and students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 213866 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 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
star this property answer text <p>Work is under way by Departmental officials to explore a possible acquisition of a carriage study, as suggested by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2014-11-19T16:16:44.583Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-19T16:16:44.583Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
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star this property date less than 2014-11-11more like thismore than 2014-11-11
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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 Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will produce a new national cancer plan for the next Parliament which prioritises the importance of early diagnosis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 214186 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 2014-11-21more like thismore than 2014-11-21
star this property answer text <p>Achieving earlier diagnosis of cancer is key to our ambition to save an additional 5,000 lives per year by 2014-15 and improve cancer outcomes and survival.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer,</em> (January 2011) set out the Government’s ambition to close the gap in survival outcomes by 2014-15 and the strategy is backed with more than £750 million over this spending review period (four years), including more than £450 million to achieve early diagnosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Along with NHS England and Public Health England, we will publish the latest progress on commitments and initiatives outlined in the plan in the fourth annual report.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2014-11-21T14:34:42.17Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-21T14:34:42.17Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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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 Health Services: Ethnic Groups 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 steps his Department has taken to improve health outcomes for people who identify as (a) Gypsy, Roma or Travellers and (b) being from other ethnic minority background. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217284 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 2014-12-11more like thismore than 2014-12-11
star this property answer text <p>The Inclusion Health programme seeks to improve the way we meet the health needs of some of the most vulnerable groups, including Gypsies, Travellers and Roma. We set up the National Inclusion Health Board, an expert group to provide focus and leadership on the needs of those most vulnerable to poor health outcomes. The board has published guidance on commissioning inclusive health services by ensuring local planning tools – such as the joint strategic needs assessment – are sufficiently comprehensive to take account of the needs of these groups. It has also sought to identify these groups in data collections across the country to provide the intelligence needed to support health and wellbeing strategies for these groups. Other work is in hand, on some of the social circumstances that shape the health outcomes of Gypsies, Travellers and Roma, and on the education and training of health professionals for working with these vulnerable groups.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have introduced an Equality Delivery System toolkit to help National Health Service organisations comply with the public sector equality duty. This toolkit is designed to support NHS commissioners and providers to deliver better outcomes for all patients and communities, including those from ethnic minority groups. It allows NHS organisations to monitor their equality performance jointly with their patients, communities and staff, in regard to each of the nine characteristics given protection under the 2010 Equality Act, including race.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2014-12-11T16:00:12.503Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-11T16:00:12.503Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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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 Health Services: Travellers more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations and guidance produced by the National Inclusion Health Board with regard to access to health services by people who are Gypsy, Roma or Travellers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217797 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 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>Reports published by the National Inclusion Health Board have highlighted the need for an inclusive approach in planning and commissioning local services, set out useful examples of good practice for local areas to draw on in framing their services, and – through the Royal College of General Practitioners – published a guide on improving access to services for these groups.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The implementation of these recommendations and guidance continues to be carried forward by clinical commissioning groups, health and wellbeing boards and other key partners. We are continuing to consider what more can be done to improve the health outcomes of the Inclusion Health groups across the health system, including for people who are Gypsy, Traveller or Roma.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2014-12-16T17:11:09.567Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T17:11:09.567Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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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 Ovarian Cancer 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 steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis of ovarian cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 221905 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
star this property answer text <p><em>Improving Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer</em>, published on 12 January 2011, backed by over £750 million, committed over £450 million over the four years up to 2014-15 to achieve earlier diagnosis of cancer, including supporting direct general practitioner (GP) access to key diagnostic tests such as non-obstetric ultrasound to support the diagnosis of ovarian cancer. In 2012, the Department published ‘Direct access to diagnostic tests for cancer: best practice referral pathways for general practitioners’. The guide aims to raise awareness of the symptoms that require urgent referral to specialists and sets out where a direct referral for tests may benefit patients and lead to a faster diagnosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Diagnostic Imaging Dataset collected by NHS England showed that in August 2014, GPs requested almost a quarter of all tests that may have been used to diagnose or discount cancer, under direct access arrangements. Of these, the test with the highest proportion of GP referral was ultrasounds that may have been used to diagnose ovarian cancer (45% of which were requested by GPs).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The earlier diagnosis money also included some central funding for Be Clear on Cancer (BCOC) campaigns, which aim to raise awareness of the symptoms of cancer and get symptomatic patients to present earlier. Public Health England ran a regional ovarian pilot campaign which ran from 10 February to 16 March 2014 in the North West of England Television region. The campaign was aimed at women over 50, the age group most at risk of developing ovarian cancer, and their friends and family to raise awareness of bloating as a symptom of ovarian cancer and to encourage women with this symptom to visit their GP. Full evaluation results are awaited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The National Institute for health and Care Excellence’s most recent guidelines recommend offering genetic testing to people with a 10% risk of carrying a BRCA mutation, which is lower than the 20% risk previously recommended. The draft policy proposal for BRCA testing is amongst those awaiting consultation by NHS England’s Clinical Priorities Advisory Group. This will take place following the 90-day public consultation on the decision-making framework which NHS England will use to make decisions on specialised services proposals, which is now live.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Following this consultation period, the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group will review the proposal and make a recommendation to the NHS England Specialised Services Committee, who will make a final decision.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>On 11 January NHS England announced a new independent cancer taskforce to develop a five-year action plan for cancer services to improve survival rates and save thousands of lives.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The taskforce has been set up to produce a new national cancer strategy for the next five years to 2020, building on NHS England’s vision for improving cancer outcomes set out in the NHS Five Year Forward View. The taskforce will be set up in partnership with the cancer community and other health system leaders, and will be chaired by Dr Harpal Kumar, Chief Executive of Cancer Research UK. The new strategy will cover prevention, early and faster diagnosis, better treatment and care for all, recovery, reablement and living with and beyond cancer. The strategy will also cover research and innovation, end-of-life care, data and metrics, and workforce. The taskforce will produce a statement of intent by March 2015, and will aim to publish the new strategy in the summer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England also launched a major early-diagnosis programme, working jointly with Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support to test new approaches to identifying cancer more quickly. These include offering patients the option to self-refer for diagnostic tests, lowering the threshold for GP referrals, and setting up multi-disciplinary diagnostic centres, so that patients can have several tests done at the same place on the same day. NHS England’s aim is to evaluate these innovative initiatives across more than 60 centres around England, in order to collect evidence on approaches that could be implemented from 2016-17.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2015-02-02T17:32:40.24Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-02T17:32:40.24Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-23more like thismore than 2015-01-23
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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 Ovarian Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the full evaluation report of the Be Clear on Cancer regional pilot for ovarian cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-28more like thismore than 2015-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) can confirm that there will be a full and final evaluation report for the regional ovarian pilot campaign published as soon as possible, when analysis of all metrics is complete. However, in advance of a final evaluation report, the National Cancer Intelligence Network (part of PHE) aims to publish the results from the analysis of Cancer Waiting Times data for the regional ovarian pilot during the early part of 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2015-01-28T13:42:49.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-28T13:42:49.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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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 Health Services: Voucher Schemes more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many parents received Health Start vouchers in the last year for which figures are available; and what the total cost to the Exchequer was of such vouchers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 5962 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to give an exact annual figure for the number of parents who received Healthy Start vouchers. The number of parents receiving Healthy Start vouchers fluctuates through the year as people’s circumstances change. Families leave the scheme, some join for the first time, others rejoin the scheme; data is not automatically held indicating whether new applicants have been in receipt of Healthy Start at an earlier point in the year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, monthly figures are collected that provide a snapshot of the numbers of beneficiaries receiving vouchers at any point in time, which in June 2015 stood at 442,111. According to the numbers on the scheme every cycle that vouchers are issued, an average 480,000 beneficiaries received Healthy Start vouchers in 2014/15.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The total cost of the vouchers that were redeemed by beneficiaries in 2014/15 was £82.8 million.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2015-07-14T14:11:16.56Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T14:11:16.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter
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star this property date less than 2015-07-16more like thismore than 2015-07-16
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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 Healthy Start Scheme 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 assessment he has made of the potential reasons for changes in the number of recipients of Healthy Start in the last year; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all those who are eligible are encouraged to apply for that benefit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 7612 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-23more like thismore than 2015-07-23
star this property answer text <p>Eligibility for Healthy Start vouchers and vitamins is linked to the receipt of certain income-related benefits. The number of people claiming these benefits has decreased recently, therefore the number entitled to Healthy Start has also decreased.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Around 74% of people who are eligible to Healthy Start vouchers take up the benefit, and during 2014/15 the take up rate is remaining constant at 74%. All potential beneficiaries are contacted by the Healthy Start Issuing Unit and are invited to apply. The Department also publicises the scheme via the Healthy Start website and helpline.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison remove filter
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less than 2015-07-23T11:20:05.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-23T11:20:05.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson remove filter