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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Domestic Abuse and Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes 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 the Home Department, what support the Government is providing to victims of (a) domestic and (b) sexual abuse. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 275191 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to tackling all forms of violence against women and girls. Since 2016 we have pledged increased funding of £100m to support victims of violence against women and girls (VAWG).</p><p>The funding has been used for specific services for victims and survivors of sexual violence. This includes £12.5m provided by the Ministry of Justice, of which £7.2m was allocated to 97 rape support services across England and Wales and £4.7m to Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to deliver local support services for victims of Child Sexual Abuse across England and Wales.</p><p>From April 2019, rape and sexual abuse support services received an £800,000 increase in funding, allowing them to help more victims of sexual violence including recent and non-recent child sexual abuse. This funding, now totalling £24 million over the next three years, will help provide advice, support and counselling to victims of these appalling crimes. We have also provided £150,000 per year core grant funding to national third sector organisations who support victims of rape and sexual violence since 2011.</p><p>We are also supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse through the £17m VAWG Transformation Fund. From 2017 to 2020, the Government is funding 41 local areas to promote early intervention and prevention.</p><p>In addition funding has been allocated across a range of projects focused on supporting those affected by domestic abuse including; £8m specifically for children; £2m for female offenders; and £2m to improve the health service response to domestic abuse.</p><p>In November 2018, we announced £22m to provide over 2,220 new beds in refuges and other safe accommodation – supporting more than 19,000 survivors with a safe space to rebuild their lives.</p><p>There are a range of other Government funding sources which are supporting victims of domestic and sexual abuse including; the £15m Police Transformation Fund; the £9m Tampon Tax Fund; the £16.9m Children’s Social Care Innovation Fund; £27m of funding to support 47 Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs) in England and; £63m of annual funding to PCCs for Victims Services.</p><p>The Government has also recently committed to provide over £1m of funding per year, until 2021/22, for the seven national helplines which provide support to victims of domestic abuse, victims of stalking, perpetrators of abuse, victims of revenge porn and victims of honour-based abuse.</p><p>As part of the Government’s continued commitment to tackle VAWG, this year we have published the draft Domestic Abuse Bill and the VAWG strategy refresh.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T16:33:14.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T16:33:14.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter
1137419
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Fire Prevention 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 Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued on fire safety for the construction of wooden dwellings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274543 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 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The Building Regulations in England set minimum fire safety requirements for new homes and non-domestic buildings. They are couched in functional terms, and the Building Regulation guidance sets performance recommendations rather than prescribing the materials or technologies to be used. Similar provisions exist in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For example, Building Regulation guidance for fire resistance is provided in terms of ratings , these can be achieved by a range of materials and designs (e.g. steel, concrete, wood) by demonstrating they have met the requirements through recognised test methods and classifications. The Guidance for England has recently been revised in a new clearer format and is available on-line at; <a href="https://gbr01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.gov.uk%2Fgovernment%2Fpublications%2Ffire-safety-approved-document-b&amp;data=02%7C01%7CBrian.Martin%40communities.gov.uk%7C171a3f8e4e0a4e9b3c2408d709e3b0f1%7Cbf3468109c7d43dea87224a2ef3995a8%7C0%7C0%7C636988745832773114&amp;sdata=rmZXMlv9xsWBMNqx4pNlOP4H3RZHOfb%2BdWMJFwpvMXE%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-safety-approved-document-b</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Hampshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Kit Malthouse more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T15:41:24.733Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T15:41:24.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kit Malthouse more like this
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1137414
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading STEM Subjects: Equality 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 Education, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Education to increase gender equality in STEM subjects. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274538 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to increasing gender equality in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Efforts have been made to ensure that girls and boys can succeed on an equal basis particularly in STEM. Data from the Joint Council for Qualifications shows that entries by girls made up 27.2% of all entries to A levels in STEM subjects in 2018, an increase of 6.4 percentage points since 2010. There is near gender parity in most STEM subjects at GCSE with entries by girls making up 50% of those sitting biology, physics and chemistry GCSEs respectively in 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is funding a £2.4 million program to improve girls’ participation in computer science. The Department also funds the Stimulating Physics Network to improve progression to A level physics with a particular focus on improving girls’ participation.</p><p> </p><p>The Department has committed to improving STEM careers advice in schools in the Careers Strategy. This includes ensuring that STEM engagement, such as with employers and apprenticeships, are built into school career programmes by updating school and college statutory guidance. The Department is also raising awareness of the range of careers that STEM qualifications offer through programmes such as STEM ambassadors, 44% of which ambassadors are women.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:33:03.433Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:33:03.433Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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1137424
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Treatments 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 and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on treatments in NHS England’s Clinical Commissioning Policy programme of the closure of the Commissioning Support Programme; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274547 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Following agreement with the Department and industry as part of the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (voluntary scheme), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is now expected to undertake appropriate appraisal for all new active substances in their first indication, and extensions to their Marketing Authorisation to add a significant new therapeutic indication, except where there is a clear rationale not to do so. NICE expects to implement this expansion from April 2020. They will be in a position to start progressing topics through the NICE topic selection process from the summer of 2019.</p><p>The topics that would have been referred to the Commissioning Support Programme will now be routed to the appropriate appraisal programme instead.</p><p>Furthermore, NHS England advises that all policy propositions that were previously being developed by the Commissioning Support Programme have been handed over to the relevant committee, to bring them in line with the usual development process. This process is set out in ‘Methods: National Clinical Policies’ at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/methods-national-clinical-policies/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/methods-national-clinical-policies/</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274546 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:49:59.77Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:49:59.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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1137423
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Clinical Priorities Advisory Group 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 and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 April 2019 to Question 236381 on Clinical Priorities Advisory Group, what steps NHS England has taken to ensure that treatments awaiting review by the Clinical Priorities Advisory Group are not delayed by the closure of the Commissioning Support Programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274546 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Following agreement with the Department and industry as part of the 2019 Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access (voluntary scheme), the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is now expected to undertake appropriate appraisal for all new active substances in their first indication, and extensions to their Marketing Authorisation to add a significant new therapeutic indication, except where there is a clear rationale not to do so. NICE expects to implement this expansion from April 2020. They will be in a position to start progressing topics through the NICE topic selection process from the summer of 2019.</p><p>The topics that would have been referred to the Commissioning Support Programme will now be routed to the appropriate appraisal programme instead.</p><p>Furthermore, NHS England advises that all policy propositions that were previously being developed by the Commissioning Support Programme have been handed over to the relevant committee, to bring them in line with the usual development process. This process is set out in ‘Methods: National Clinical Policies’ at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/methods-national-clinical-policies/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/publication/methods-national-clinical-policies/</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 274547 more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:49:59.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:49:59.723Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4131
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1137413
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Transport: Voucher Schemes 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 Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on establishing a public transport voucher scheme to allow vouchers to be taken from wages pre-taxation to encourage people to use public transport and lower carbon emissions in cities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274537 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>There have been no discussions between the Secretary of State for Transport and the Chancellor of the Exchequer on that particular subject. Many employers already offer loans for season tickets or salary sacrifice schemes, and the Department has recently published revised guidance on cycle to work schemes and other ways in which employers can encourage people to cycle to work. The Government has also ensured that regulated rail fares can rise by no more than inflation since 2014.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T14:49:56.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T14:49:56.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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1137420
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept id 13 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
star this property hansard heading Squirrels: Pest Control 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to control the grey squirrel population. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274544 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>In March this year the Government put in place the Invasive Alien Species (Enforcement and Permitting) Order 2019. Under the Order, listed invasive species including the grey squirrel cannot be imported, kept, bred, transported, sold, used or exchanged, allowed to reproduce, or released into the environment. To support implementation of the Order we will shortly be consulting on management measures for widely spread invasive non-native species in England and Wales, including the grey squirrel.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work with stakeholders under the UK Squirrel Accord, which aims to promote partnership working to protect our red squirrels and woodlands from the damage caused by grey squirrels. Under the joint grey squirrel action plan for England, Defra and the Forestry Commission remain committed to working with land owners and others on measures to support targeted grey squirrel control, for example, through additional measures in forestry options of Countryside Stewardship, as well as through research and taking action on the Forestry Commission’s own land holding (the public forest estate).</p><p> </p><p>Defra continues to support research by the Animal Plant and Health Agency to test the potential of fertility control to reduce local grey squirrel populations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Suffolk Coastal more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T13:00:48.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T13:00:48.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Thérèse Coffey more like this
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1137732
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department for Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept id 203 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Exiting the European Union more like this
star this property hansard heading Overseas Trade 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 Exiting the European Union, what cross-party discussions have taken place on preparations for the UK leaving the EU on WTO terms. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 275193 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government has consulted with Members from all sides of the House on a range of issues relating to the UK’s withdrawal from, and future relationship with the EU.</p><p>If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, the UK would implement a temporary tariff regime that takes a balanced approach to support the UK economy as a whole. It will maintain open trade on the majority of UK imports, to support consumers and business supply chains, but retain necessary tariff protection for particular sectors of the UK economy. This would apply for up to 12 months while a full consultation, and review on a permanent approach, is undertaken.</p><p>As a responsible government we’ve been preparing to minimise any disruption in the event of no deal for over three years. We remain focused on ensuring our smooth and orderly withdrawal from the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Braintree more like this
star this property answering member printed James Cleverly more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:08:25.813Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:08:25.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for James Cleverly more like this
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1137418
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Accelerated Access Collaborative 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 and Social Care, what criteria the Accelerated Access Collaborative uses in relation to decision-making on (a) medicines, (b) diagnostic tools and (c) digital services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274542 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) is interested in supporting the most strategically important products that will have the biggest impact on patient health outcomes and delivery of National Health Service services.</p><p>When selecting products, the AAC will consider the following irrespective of innovation type (i.e. medicines, diagnostic tools, and digital products):</p><p>- evidence of clinical and cost effectiveness;</p><p>- addressing significant unmet need;</p><p>- application to large populations or high budget impact; and</p><p>- enabling a novel mode of action or enabling significant changes to the care pathway.</p><p>Further information is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/aac" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/aac</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:33:03.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:33:03.587Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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1137417
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star this property date less than 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hospitals: Infectious Diseases 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 and Social Care, what plans the Accelerated Access Collaborative has to prioritise products which help to control hospital-acquired infections. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 274541 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Accelerated Access Collaborative (AAC) is interested in identifying and supporting strategically important products that will have the biggest impact on patient health outcomes and/or the delivery of National Health Service services. This may include those which help control hospital-acquired infections.</p><p>The AAC has already had made significant progress towards getting the best innovations to patients quicker and at a better cost for the NHS.</p><p>Since 2018, NHS England has been supporting SecurAcath and Plus Sutures, products designed to reduce infection rates, on the Innovation and Technology Payment programme. SecurAcath is a device to secure catheters that reduces the infection risk for patients with a peripherally inserted central catheter and has benefited over 80,000 patients. Seven trusts with higher than 4% surgical site infection rates have adopted Plus Sutures, a triclosan coated suture, with more trusts to be supported this year.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:26:22.27Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:26:22.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon remove filter