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348412
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-03
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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 Medical Equipment: Prices more like this
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, whether NHS England plans to establish reference prices for medical devices beyond those named in the Commissioning Intentions for 2015-16. 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 1018 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 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The commissioning intentions state NHS England will look at excluded devices and some drugs. The process began with implantable cardiac devices, bone anchored hearing devices and transcatheter aortic valve implantation, and proceeded to cover all excluded devices.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T15:53:16.107Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T15:53:16.107Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
348413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-03
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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 Defibrillators: Prices more like this
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, which National Clinical Directors and Clinical Reference Groups have been involved in establishing best value prices and reference prices for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators. 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 1019 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 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>When establishing the suggested average prices the Complex Invasive Cardiology - Clinical Reference Group lead and clinical representatives were involved in supporting and understanding the need for average prices for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T10:43:04.42Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T10:43:04.42Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
348417
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-03
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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 Medical Equipment: Prices more like this
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, whether NHS England plans to establish reference prices as ceiling prices above which trusts will not be reimbursed. 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 1023 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 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Trusts are obliged to charge the National Health Service the cost of the implantable devices on a pass through basis, i.e. the cost invoiced by the supplier of the device. The average prices have been issued to commissioners to help them assess value for money on device expenditure and identify potential areas for future efficiency improvements. NHS England’s current approach is not to impose a ceiling price however; we will be working closely with providers where they are not taking advantage of current market rates for devices.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T10:45:13.86Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T10:45:13.86Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
348376
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-03
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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 Defibrillators: Prices more like this
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 variation there is in (a) prices paid by NHS trusts for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators and (b) the costs for such devices that trusts pass back to NHS England. 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 1047 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 2015-06-11more like thismore than 2015-06-11
star this property answer text <p>The price paid by National Health Service trusts for devices varies significantly, as does, correspondingly, the cost passed onto the NHS. Analysis indicates the percentage difference between the lower and highest prices for duel chamber implantable defibrillators to be in the region of 90% and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators 75%.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-11T10:36:39.927Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-11T10:36:39.927Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this
347053
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 NHS: Redundancy more like this
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 his policy is on compulsory redundancies in the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 188 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 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>Compulsory redundancies are normally only made as a last resort by National Health Service employers. In order to make best use of public money and to retain valuable skills and knowledge within the NHS, organisations will initially consider a range of alternatives to help reduce the number of compulsory redundancies. This may include cutting vacant posts and seeking volunteers. Organisations may also run a voluntary severance scheme to free up posts into which staff who would otherwise be redundant could be re-deployed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Staff are not entitled to a redundancy payment if they unreasonably refuse either to apply for, or accept, suitable alternative employment within their own or other NHS employer; or where they obtain suitable alternative employment with the same or another NHS employer within four weeks of their termination date.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>New NHS redundancy terms came in to effect on 1 April 2015 and include limiting payments to a maximum of £160,000 for employees earning £80,000 or more and who have at least 24 years of service. The Government announced plans in the Queen’s speech to legislate to put an end to taxpayer funded six figure redundancy payments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T15:30:53.767Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T15:30:53.767Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
unstar this property tabling member
4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
346958
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 NHS: Safety more like this
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, when he expects to respond to the Sixth Report of the Public Administration Select Committee of Session 2014-15, entitled Investigating Clinical Incidents in the NHS; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harwich and North Essex more like this
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Mr Bernard Jenkin more like this
star this property uin 26 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>We welcome the inquiry carried out by the Public Administration Select Committee into investigating clinical incidents in the National Health Service. We are considering the conclusions and recommendations in the report carefully and will respond shortly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T11:42:57.883Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:42:57.883Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bernard Jenkin more like this
347030
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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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 General Practitioners: Age more like this
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 proportion of GPs in England are over 50 years old. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southport more like this
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John Pugh more like this
star this property uin 289 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>The annual National Health Service General and Personal Medical Services workforce census, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, shows the numbers of general practitioners (GPs) working in the NHS in England at 30 September each year. The latest available statistics are as at 30 September 2014 and were published on 25 March 2015. The percentage of GPs (excluding Registrars and Retainers) aged 50 years and over as at 30 September 2014 is 39%.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T11:45:41.23Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:45:41.23Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Pugh more like this
347280
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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 Maternal Mortality more like this
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 reduce the UK's maternal mortality rate. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Tyneside more like this
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Mary Glindon more like this
star this property uin 316 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 2015-06-05more like thismore than 2015-06-05
star this property answer text <p>Maternal mortality rates in the United Kingdom are falling, from 13.95 deaths per 100,000 women giving birth in 2003–05 to 10.12 in 2010-12. Internationally, UK maternal mortality rates are similar to France and Germany, but still higher than in Norway, Spain and Sweden.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A range of actions have been taken to help improve outcomes for both women and babies. The Department aims to ensure that women receive the highest quality maternity care by focusing on improving health outcomes and women’s experience of care, and giving women greater choice over childbirth.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To support the National Health Service in improving outcomes in pregnancy, labour and immediately after birth, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has developed quality standards on antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal care designed to drive up standards and measure priority quality improvements. The standards are derived from the best available evidence and are central to improved care focussing on delivering the best possible outcomes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of NHS organisations to ensure high quality care and choice for women in pregnancy and during childbirth. Clinical commissioning groups are responsible for commissioning maternity services locally. To assist with the commissioning of safe maternity services that reflect the needs and preferences of local maternity users, NHS England has developed a maternity commissioning resource pack for clinical commissioning groups which is currently being updated.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK has the most robust data in the world and a long established programme to review maternal deaths, which widely disseminates its findings and recommendations to help reduce the number of such deaths in the future. Since the programme was established in the early 1950s, there has been a 90% reduction in maternal deaths due to direct obstetric complications.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, we now have over 2,000 more midwives and over 4,000 more health visitors since 2010.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-05T11:47:15.88Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-05T11:47:15.88Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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4126
unstar this property label Biography information for Mary Glindon more like this
347328
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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 NHS: Safety more like this
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 in response to the poisonings of patients at Stepping Hill Hospital; and what steps his Department is taking to improve (a) patient safety in hospitals and (b) the verification of qualifications and vetting of nurses recruited to the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hazel Grove more like this
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William Wragg more like this
star this property uin 348 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Much is being done to raise standards in patient safety in hosptials. In February, the Department published an assessment of progress in <em>Culture Change in the NHS: Applying the lessons of the Francis Inquiries</em>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Key areas of progress include:</p><p> </p><p>- a new inspection regime with the Care Quality Commission appointing three powerful Chief Inspectors for hospitals, social care and primary care and a new set of fundamental standards;</p><p> </p><p>- a programme of safety improvement including a three-year safety campaign and network of 15 patient safety collaboratives to drive improvement in areas of safety that can make the biggest impact to patients;</p><p> </p><p>- a drive towards greater transparency in the NHS on measures of patient safety and patient experience, and a new legal duty of candour on all organisations to ensure that when something goes wrong, patients and their relatives are told about it promptly; and</p><p> </p><p>- a national programme led by Health Education England programme to ensure that patient safety is at the heart of the education and training of the health and care workforce.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the independent regulator of nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom and is responsible for nurse registration. We expect the NMC’s registration processes and associated checks to protect patient safety through being appropriate, robust, fit for purpose and effective, and by verifying that a nursing applicant is who they claim to be, is appropriately qualified, is competent and fit-to-practise.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The criminal acts of patient poisonings in 2011 at Stepping Hill, perpetrated by registered nurse Victorino Chua (with a Philipino qualification), have raised concern about the NMC’s registration processes. Since 2011, the NMC has strengthened its process for registering applicants from countries outside the European Economic Area, supported by over £4 million of additional Government funding. Improvements include a clinical test of competence, a more robust system of face-to-face identity checks and advanced passport scanning technology to verify identity documents. Due to concern about untrained overseas nurses working in the Untied Kingdom, the NMC audited some 14,000 nurses, which did not result in any regulatory action.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T16:54:27.72Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T16:54:27.72Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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4429
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr William Wragg more like this
347367
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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 Defibrillators: Prices more like this
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 the process was by which reference prices for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators were determined. 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 349 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 2015-06-04more like thismore than 2015-06-04
star this property answer text <p>Trust secondary user service (SUS) data and reference cost submissions for implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation defibrillators were used to collate draft average reference prices. These were validated and enhanced where appropriate from available procurement frameworks, recent market tenders, a project in the South West and work with a number of lead clinicians.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Ben Gummer more like this
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less than 2015-06-04T16:52:46.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-04T16:52:46.493Z
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3988
star this property label Biography information for Ben Gummer remove filter
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1506
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Gwynne more like this