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967474
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Prescription Drugs: Misuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to secure funding for existing prescribed medicines withdrawal centres. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9967 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary under Secretary of State (Steve Brine MP) commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to review the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. The review was launched in January 2018 and is due to report in spring 2019 and we await its findings. It is the responsibility of local authorities to commission services, such as the provision of withdrawal centres for addiction to prescribed medicines, to meet assessed local need. The Government currently has no plans to increase the number of these centres.</p><p>The Government has no plans to introduce a separate national helpline to support people affected by prescribed drug dependence. Help and advice on prescribed drug dependence is already available from the 111 helpline or NHS Choices. People who feel that they might be dependent on either prescribed or over the counter medicines should seek help from a health professional in the first instance (such as a general practitioner or pharmacist).</p><p>PHE’s review includes prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence but will not consider evidence further back than 10 years ago. There are no plans to establish a public inquiry into prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9968 more like this
HL9969 more like this
HL9971 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.01Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.01Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
967475
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Prescription Drugs: Misuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the number of prescribed medicines withdrawal centres to cover the whole of England. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9968 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary under Secretary of State (Steve Brine MP) commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to review the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. The review was launched in January 2018 and is due to report in spring 2019 and we await its findings. It is the responsibility of local authorities to commission services, such as the provision of withdrawal centres for addiction to prescribed medicines, to meet assessed local need. The Government currently has no plans to increase the number of these centres.</p><p>The Government has no plans to introduce a separate national helpline to support people affected by prescribed drug dependence. Help and advice on prescribed drug dependence is already available from the 111 helpline or NHS Choices. People who feel that they might be dependent on either prescribed or over the counter medicines should seek help from a health professional in the first instance (such as a general practitioner or pharmacist).</p><p>PHE’s review includes prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence but will not consider evidence further back than 10 years ago. There are no plans to establish a public inquiry into prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9967 more like this
HL9969 more like this
HL9971 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.08Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.08Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
967476
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Prescription Drugs: Misuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that in establishing a 24 hour helpline for people affected by prescribed medicines addiction they will also ensure that adequate services are in place to refer patients to. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9969 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary under Secretary of State (Steve Brine MP) commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to review the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. The review was launched in January 2018 and is due to report in spring 2019 and we await its findings. It is the responsibility of local authorities to commission services, such as the provision of withdrawal centres for addiction to prescribed medicines, to meet assessed local need. The Government currently has no plans to increase the number of these centres.</p><p>The Government has no plans to introduce a separate national helpline to support people affected by prescribed drug dependence. Help and advice on prescribed drug dependence is already available from the 111 helpline or NHS Choices. People who feel that they might be dependent on either prescribed or over the counter medicines should seek help from a health professional in the first instance (such as a general practitioner or pharmacist).</p><p>PHE’s review includes prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence but will not consider evidence further back than 10 years ago. There are no plans to establish a public inquiry into prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9967 more like this
HL9968 more like this
HL9971 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.143Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.143Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
967478
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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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 Benzodiazepines: Misuse more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish a public inquiry into the harmful effects of prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence over the last 50 years. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9971 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 2018-09-17more like thismore than 2018-09-17
star this property answer text <p>The Parliamentary under Secretary of State (Steve Brine MP) commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to review the evidence for dependence on, and withdrawal from, prescribed medicines. The review was launched in January 2018 and is due to report in spring 2019 and we await its findings. It is the responsibility of local authorities to commission services, such as the provision of withdrawal centres for addiction to prescribed medicines, to meet assessed local need. The Government currently has no plans to increase the number of these centres.</p><p>The Government has no plans to introduce a separate national helpline to support people affected by prescribed drug dependence. Help and advice on prescribed drug dependence is already available from the 111 helpline or NHS Choices. People who feel that they might be dependent on either prescribed or over the counter medicines should seek help from a health professional in the first instance (such as a general practitioner or pharmacist).</p><p>PHE’s review includes prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence but will not consider evidence further back than 10 years ago. There are no plans to establish a public inquiry into prescribed benzodiazepine drug dependence.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9967 more like this
HL9968 more like this
HL9969 more like this
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less than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.203Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-17T14:06:06.203Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
947564
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 PrescQIPP more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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 accuracy of the information provided by PrescQIPP to Clinical Commissioning Groups to aid their commissioning decisions. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9847 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any assessment on the accuracy and advice provided by PrescQIPP. Nor have we made any assessment on whether the advice provided by PrescQIPP to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is consistent with national guidelines on the prescription of liothyronine to National Health Service patients. We can confirm that we have not received any assurances from PrescQIPP on whether or not it has taken patient stakeholder views into account as it is the responsibility of CCGs to seek any such assurances.</p><p>PrescQIPP is an independent social enterprise and it is for CCGs to decide whether and how they take that guidance into account when making decisions. However, NHS England expects CCGs to have due regard to the guidance <em>Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs,</em> published in November 2017 by NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners when considering the prescribing of liothyronine. A copy of the guidance is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9848 more like this
HL9849 more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:46:36.65Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:46:36.65Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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1
star this property file name items-which-should-not-be-routinely-precscribed-in-pc-ccg-guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title Items which should not routinely be prescribed more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
947566
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 Liothyronine more like this
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25277
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 whether the advice provided by PresQIPP to Clinical Commissioning Groups is consistent with national guidelines on the prescription of Liothryonine (T3) to NHS patients. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9848 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any assessment on the accuracy and advice provided by PrescQIPP. Nor have we made any assessment on whether the advice provided by PrescQIPP to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is consistent with national guidelines on the prescription of liothyronine to National Health Service patients. We can confirm that we have not received any assurances from PrescQIPP on whether or not it has taken patient stakeholder views into account as it is the responsibility of CCGs to seek any such assurances.</p><p>PrescQIPP is an independent social enterprise and it is for CCGs to decide whether and how they take that guidance into account when making decisions. However, NHS England expects CCGs to have due regard to the guidance <em>Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs,</em> published in November 2017 by NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners when considering the prescribing of liothyronine. A copy of the guidance is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9847 more like this
HL9849 more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:46:36.713Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:46:36.713Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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1
star this property file name items-which-should-not-be-routinely-precscribed-in-pc-ccg-guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title Items which should not routinely be prescribed more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
947567
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-24more like thismore than 2018-07-24
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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 PrescQIPP more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have received from PresQIPP that when providing guidance to Clinical Commissioning Groups on commissioning decisions it has taken the views of patient stakeholders into account. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL9849 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 2018-07-26more like thismore than 2018-07-26
star this property answer text <p>We have not made any assessment on the accuracy and advice provided by PrescQIPP. Nor have we made any assessment on whether the advice provided by PrescQIPP to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) is consistent with national guidelines on the prescription of liothyronine to National Health Service patients. We can confirm that we have not received any assurances from PrescQIPP on whether or not it has taken patient stakeholder views into account as it is the responsibility of CCGs to seek any such assurances.</p><p>PrescQIPP is an independent social enterprise and it is for CCGs to decide whether and how they take that guidance into account when making decisions. However, NHS England expects CCGs to have due regard to the guidance <em>Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs,</em> published in November 2017 by NHS England and NHS Clinical Commissioners when considering the prescribing of liothyronine. A copy of the guidance is attached.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL9847 more like this
HL9848 more like this
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less than 2018-07-26T12:46:36.573Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-26T12:46:36.573Z
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4545
star this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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1
star this property file name items-which-should-not-be-routinely-precscribed-in-pc-ccg-guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title Items which should not routinely be prescribed more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
752441
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government which organisation is responsible for ensuring that a paediatric audiology service that has not met the standards for Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation addresses the problems found during the accreditation visit. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL887 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL889 more like this
HL890 more like this
HL891 more like this
HL979 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.553Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.553Z
star this property answering member
4330
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
752443
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many NHS Trusts achieved Improving Quality in Physiological Services accreditation for their paediatric audiology service in each of the last five financial years. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL889 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL887 more like this
HL890 more like this
HL891 more like this
HL979 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.703Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.703Z
star this property answering member
4330
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
752444
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
star this property answering body
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 house id 2 more like this
star this property legislature
25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many contracts for Specialist Audiology Services used by children, and commissioned directly by NHS England, were signed in the financial years (1) 2015-16, and (2) 2016-17. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
star this property uin HL890 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 2017-07-20more like thismore than 2017-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Improving Quality in Physiological Services (IQIPS) accreditation scheme is run by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS). The process of accreditation provides an independent assessment that a service meets the accreditation standards.</p><p> </p><p>It is the responsibility of the service to ensure that they conform to the standard before application to UKAS for accreditation. There is a pre-registration process within the scheme that enables all services to be able to do an effective gap analysis so that they should be at a point of conforming to the standard on making an application to UKAS. If during an assessment mandatory findings are raised which show non-conformity to any part of the standard then the service agrees appropriate improvement actions with the UKAS team to rectify these and prevent re-occurrence.</p><p> </p><p>The UKAS team base their recommendation for accreditation on the findings raised relating to the conformity to the standard, risk and whether the agreed improvement actions are appropriate and can be achieved within a three month close-out period. Therefore any findings raised must be cleared by the organisation if a positive recommendation for accreditation is to be granted.</p><p> </p><p>In <em>Commissioning Services for People with Hearing Loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups</em>, published in July 2016, NHS England strongly encourages clinical commissioning groups to expect providers to have completed the IQIPS self-assessment tool and applied for accreditation with UKAS, and achieve accreditation within the duration of their contract.</p><p> </p><p>UKAS are supporting the NHS England business objective to increase the use of accreditation, and information about those services which have achieved accreditation is not held by the Department or NHS England, but is publicly available on the UKAS website.</p><p> </p><p>Information on clinical contracts is not held centrally by NHS England.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL887 more like this
HL889 more like this
HL891 more like this
HL979 more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-20T14:50:43.807Z
star this property answering member
4330
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen more like this
unstar this property tabling member
2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this