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star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Support for Mortgage Interest 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 Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the effectiveness of replacing the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme with a loans-based system from April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury 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 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>Support for Mortgage Interest is designed to provide protection against the threat of repossession. The new loans system provides exactly the same level of support and provides exactly the same level of protection from repossession as the previous system. We continue to work closely with the lending industry to ensure the scheme delivers its intended aim. The conversion of SMI from a benefit to a loan is estimated to save around £140m in welfare spending.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is using evidence from a number of sources to assess the impact of the conversion to a loan on an on-going basis, including management information on claimant take up and feedback from stakeholder groups, including via our regular liaison with UK Finance, to assess whether there are unintended consequences for particular groups.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2019-04-08T12:59:13.927Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T12:59:13.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star 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 Violence: Voluntary Organisations 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 assessment he has made of the (a) ability and (b) capacity of voluntary sector organisations to assist (i) the police and (ii) other authorities in tackling serious violence. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
unstar this property uin 242242 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>The Serious Violence Strategy sets out the importance of a multi-agency approach to tackling serious violence which involves a range of partners and agencies. The strategy places a strong emphasis on early intervention and tackling the root causes of the problem to prevent young people from being drawn into violence in the first place.</p><p>Voluntary sector organisations are essential in helping the Government to deliver on our commitments in the strategy. We have provided support to a number of voluntary sector partners to help tackle serious violence, including through the £1.5m we made available for grassroots projects through our anti-knife crime Community Fund in 2018/19 and making available £22m through our Early Intervention Youth Fund through which we have already invested £17.7m in 29 projects across England and Wales. We will be evaluating the projects and sharing information and learning across all areas to assist voluntary and community sector organisations to continue to provide the best support to young people to tackle serious violence.</p><p>In addition, the £200m Youth Endowment Fund, announced by the Home Secretary last October, will deliver a ten-year programme of grants that will enable interventions targeted at children and young people who are at most risk. It will act as a centre of expertise; finding out which approaches are most effective; generating, disseminating and promoting new knowledge and practice to transform local and national responses.</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 2019-04-24T12:33:38.957Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:33:38.957Z
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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 Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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Department for Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sportsgrounds: Disability 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 Culture, Media and Sport, what steps she is taking to ensure that public-facing staff at sports venues have disability equality awareness training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Graham Evans more like this
unstar this property uin 45081 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Honourable friend to the answer to PQ 44837, answered on 7<sup>th</sup> September.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:01:25.597Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:01:25.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-25more like thismore than 2018-06-25
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Sports: Young People 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 Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to work with partners to ensure that young people have access to affordable sports facilities in their local area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
unstar this property uin 157253 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 2018-06-28more like thismore than 2018-06-28
star this property answer text <p>Government's Sporting Future strategy, published in December 2015, emphasised the importance of all young people, regardless of background or ability, being healthy, active and having a good experience of sport and physical activity. It also highlighted the significant role that facilities play in encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to get more active.</p><p> </p><p>Sport England's Strategic Facilities Fund is making up to £40m of National Lottery funding available over 2017-21 to invest in strategic, solicited facilities projects that support and encourage people, including young people, to get active. Since 2016, the Strategic Facilities Fund has invested £27.5 million to support the construction of 23 new state of the art health and leisure facilities across England.</p><p> </p><p>Sport England's Community Asset Fund is making up to £15m available per year over 2017-21 to support communities to improve and invest in the spaces in their communities that will support people to get more active, including children and young people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Chatham and Aylesford more like this
star this property answering member printed Tracey Crouch more like this
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less than 2018-06-28T15:04:05.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-28T15:04:05.18Z
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star this property label Biography information for Tracey Crouch more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
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Northern Ireland Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 21 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Northern Ireland more like this
star this property hansard heading Terrorism: Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland, what recent assessment she has made of the level of the threat of terrorism in Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Graham Evans more like this
unstar this property uin 903789 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 2016-03-02more like thismore than 2016-03-02
star this property answer text <p>The threat level in Northern Ireland is SEVERE meaning an attack is highly likely. Threat levels are kept under constant review.</p><p>There were 16 national security attacks in 2015 and there has been one so far this year. Many more attacks and murders by violent dissident republicans have been foiled.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Theresa Villiers more like this
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less than 2016-03-02T15:25:48.803Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-02T15:25:48.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Skin Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that strategies to (a) tackle and (b) prevent skin cancers are based on the most up to date research. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Long Term Plan sets out how the National Health Service plans to improve outcomes against all cancers. The Long Term Plan was developed together with stakeholders across the health and care sector, and is based on the latest evidence.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England (PHE) is carrying out research to investigate the contribution of ultraviolet light (UV) to skin cancer in a comprehensive way, which aims to minimise the detrimental effects of UV while maximising the potential benefits of UV in vitamin D production and potentially in mitigating high blood pressure. Through public events, PHE informs the public of the risk and potential benefits of sunshine and practical measures to take to prevent skin cancer.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T13:08:48.227Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T13:08:48.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-11-02more like thismore than 2017-11-02
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Motor Neurone Disease: Health Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the effects of motor neurone disease. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
unstar this property uin 111159 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-07more like thismore than 2017-11-07
star this property answer text <p>On 24 February 2016, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published a new best practice guideline on the assessment and management of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The guideline sets out the signs and symptoms of the disease and recommends that robust protocols and pathways are in place to inform healthcare professionals about MND, how it may present and to inform healthcare professionals in all settings about local referral arrangements. The guideline can be found by following the link below:</p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng42/resources/motor-neurone-disease-assessment-and-management-1837449470149" target="_blank">www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng42/resources/motor-neurone-disease-assessment-and-management-1837449470149</a></p><p>Further to this, the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the MND Association have worked together to produce a ‘Red Flag Tool’ which sets out key signs of MND to help general practitioners to identify suspected cases and refer them promptly to a neurologist for appropriate investigation. The RCGP and the British Medical Journal have both produced MND e-learning courses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2017-11-07T11:59:40.937Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-07T11:59:40.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Prescription Drugs more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he has received any representations on difficulties experienced by GPs in obtaining (a) diamorphine and (b) other prescription drugs; and whether he is taking steps to increase the ease of access to such drugs by GPs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not received any queries on behalf of general practitioners about diamorphine supplies. However, we are aware that supply issues do occasionally occur with prescription drugs. The Department works closely with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the pharmaceutical industry, NHS England, clinical experts, and others operating in the supply chain to help prevent shortages and to ensure that the impact on patients is minimised when they do arise.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-01-10T11:14:34.44Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-10T11:14:34.44Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-02-21more like thismore than 2018-02-21
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Brain: Tumours more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the link between early diagnosis of brain tumours following MRI scans and cancer survival rates; and what steps his Department is taking to improve the early detection of such tumours. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-26more like thismore than 2018-02-26
star this property answer text <p>Cancerous brain tumours are difficult to diagnose and often require immediate treatment. Adults with suspected brain and central nervous system cancers are urgently referred for an MRI scan of the brain for assessment<sup>1</sup>. For diagnosed patients, the survival statistics<sup>2</sup> are:</p><p>- 14% of patients survive for ten years or more;</p><p>- 19% of patients survive for five years or more; and</p><p>- 40% of patients survive for one year or more.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier diagnosis is a key priority for NHS England. We are investing £200 million in transformation funding for earlier diagnosis and better post-treatment care and support for cancer patients.</p><p> </p><p>The National Cancer Programme has established a number of initiatives to support ambitions of improving earlier diagnosis including:</p><p>- The Accelerate, Coordinate, Evaluate (ACE) programme tests a new, multi-disciplinary diagnostic centre approach to diagnosing patients. The model is focussed on patients with vague or unclear but concerning symptoms, to ensure they receive a diagnosis as quickly as possible; and</p><p>- The Faster Diagnosis Standard aims to ensure that patients that are referred for an investigation with a suspicion of cancer, including brain tumours, are diagnosed or have cancer ruled out within 28 days, and we are continuing to move towards national implementation, with a new measurement system going live in hospitals from 1 April 2018.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also supportive of HeadSmart, a United Kingdom-wide campaign to reduce diagnosis times of childhood brain tumours. The campaign aims to raise national awareness of the common signs and symptoms of a brain tumour in children and young people by equipping parents, the public and healthcare professionals with the information they need.</p><p> </p><p>Finally, last week the Government announced a package, alongside Cancer Research UK and Brain Tumour Research, to boost research and investment into brain tumours. We will commit £20 million, through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), over the next five years – with the aim of doubling this amount once new high-quality research proposals become available. Cancer Research UK has also confirmed £25 million over five years in major research centres and programmes dedicated to brain tumours. This research will make new discoveries that the NIHR can then translate into treatments for patients.</p><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p> </p><p><sup>1</sup>National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – <a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12/chapter/1-recommendations-organised-by-site-of-cancer#brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancers" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng12/chapter/1-recommendations-organised-by-site-of-cancer#brain-and-central-nervous-system-cancers</a></p><p><sup>2</sup>Cancer Research UK - <a href="http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/brain-other-cns-and-intracranial-tumours#heading-Zero" target="_blank">http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/brain-other-cns-and-intracranial-tumours#heading-Zero</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-02-26T17:15:03.943Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-26T17:15:03.943Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star 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 Dental Services: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of public opinion towards the NHS Business Services Authority’s penalty charge scheme for dentistry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale remove filter
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Mike Amesbury more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>No such assessment has been carried out by the Department. Many patients are exempt from National Health Service patient charges. The dentist, when collecting the charge on behalf of the NHS, is dependent if evidence is not provided on the patient’s statement that he or she is exempt. Retrospective checks on eligibility are undertaken to protect the overall NHS budget to which patient charges make an important contribution.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) carries this checking and penalty service out on behalf of NHS England. It includes an appeals process.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS BSA and NHS England however recognise there is concern that some patients may not be clear on whether they are exempt from charges. The NHS BSA is working to further improve information available. This includes steps to promote easy read patient information amongst vulnerable patient groups, creating an online eligibility checker and developing a national awareness campaign.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T14:17:17.057Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T14:17:17.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this