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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Ebola more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what contingency plans the Government is making for quarantine procedures for people entering the UK from countries where the Ebola virus is present in the event of a further spread of that virus. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 212378 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>In addition to departure screening in affected countries, entry screening has been introduced for people travelling to the United Kingdom from Ebola infected areas. This also provides them with clear advice about immediate actions should they develop any relevant symptoms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are already public health powers in place to enable the quarantining of an individual suffering from the symptoms of Ebola should they be needed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps the threat posed to the UK by the spread of Ebola virus disease, and the measures required to tackle it, under regular review.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:23:28.1786028Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:23:28.1786028Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
101647
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Drugs: Misuse more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of charging for NHS services required because of injuries caused by alcohol or drug misuse. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 212524 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
answer text <p>We recognise that drinking alcohol and drug use does place significant strain on the National Health Service, but there are both ethical and practical reasons not to seek payment from patients. The founding principle of the NHS is that services are free of charge, available to all on the basis of need, not ability to pay. It is funded accordingly, from general taxation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-05T15:40:41.9778304Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:40:41.9778304Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
105962
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading In Vitro Fertilisation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce variation in the price of IVF cycles between clinical commissioning groups. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 212894 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
answer text <p>For National Health Service funded in-vitro fertilisation treatment, it is for clinical commissioning groups to decide with which fertility clinics to contract and agree the price payable with the service provider.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-10T17:39:40.4263078Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:39:40.4263078Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
142239
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Care Homes: Fees and Charges more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s guidance on charging for residential accommodation on the financial independence of adults in residential care. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 213681 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-18more like thismore than 2014-11-18
answer text <p>Charging for Residential Accommodation Guidelines (CRAG) supports local authorities to interpret the National Assistance (Assessment of Resources) Regulations 1992. This guidance and the regulations will be repealed from April 2015 when new provisions under the Care Act 2014 come into force.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The new charging framework introduces minimal changes in order to respond to the call for continuity and to enable local authorities to focus on preparing for implementation of the reforms recommended by the independent Commission on Funding Reform that the Care Act will also introduce. From April 2016 this will see the introduction of a cap on care costs that will protect people from the risk of catastrophic costs and an extension to the point at which means tested support becomes available. As the published impact assessment shows, this means that up to 100,000 more people will be better off by 2024-25. We are in the process of updating the modelling and will publish a revised impact assessment shortly. In addition, from April 2015 we are introducing a universal deferred payment agreement scheme that means people should not be forced to sell their home in their lifetime to pay for care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-18T15:42:59.557Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-18T15:42:59.557Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
156640
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-19more like thismore than 2014-11-19
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the duties relating to adult social care currently carried out by local authorities that could be transferred to charities in order to increase efficiency and quality of care. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215170 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-26more like thismore than 2014-11-26
answer text <p>Under the Care Act, from April 2015 local authorities will have the power to delegate nearly all of their adult care and support functions, except for some powers and duties around safeguarding, integration, and charging.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The statutory guidance on delegation, published in October 2014, sets out how this will allow local authorities to work more efficiently and innovatively, including with charities, and provide better quality care and support to local populations. The guidance also notes that many external organisations may have specialist expertise or capacity that could mean delegation is the best approach.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>When a local authority delegates any of its functions, it retains ultimate responsibility for the carrying out of that function.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-26T12:40:16.3Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
157008
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-20more like thismore than 2014-11-20
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading E. Coli more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will issue guidance to hospitals so that a case of E.coli bacteria triggers the procedures that would be followed if a case of MRSA were discovered. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215426 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-27more like thismore than 2014-11-27
answer text <p>The management of individual cases of <em>E.coli</em> bloodstream infections is the responsibility of local infection prevention and control specialists. However, the Department has asked its expert Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections to consider the options for reducing the number of <em>E.coli</em> infections, which are not always hospital acquired.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-11-27T17:18:51.627Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-27T17:18:51.627Z
answering member
3932
label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
166004
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-25more like thismore than 2014-11-25
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on adjudication of disputes over who is responsible for the care of an individual. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 215807 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-02more like thismore than 2014-12-02
answer text <p>The Department has issued comprehensive guidance - <em>“Ordinary Residence: Guidance on the identification of the ordinary residence of people in need of community care services, England”</em>. This guidance provides information and advice for local authorities on determining ordinary residence for people requiring local community care services. The guidance also includes information on the process with which to refer a dispute to the Secretary of State.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The latest guidance (published October 2013) is attached to this reply.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Under the Care Act 2014 new statutory guidance will come into force in April 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2014-12-02T16:11:09.907Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-02T16:11:09.907Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
attachment
1
file name Ordinary Residence- October 2013.pdf more like this
title Ordinary Residence- October 2014 more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
171625
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Vulnerable Adults more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that appropriate support systems are in place for older vulnerable people and people with dementia. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 219537 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that older vulnerable adults and their carers receive the best possible support in all settings through the Proactive Care Programme, and by ensuring all people aged 75 and over have a named general practitioner (GP) with overall responsibility for their care, providing continuity and oversight of their care. People living with dementia will benefit from this patient focused care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>From April 2015, councils and the National Health Service will pool £5.3 billion of their local budgets under the Better Care Fund. This will require local authorities and the NHS to work together, and engage local partners, including voluntary sector organisations. It is expected that local areas will use some of this to improve care for people with dementia, such as providing access to dementia advisors, reminiscence services and counselling.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Dementia is a key priority for this Government which is why in 2012 we launched the first ever Prime Minister’s Challenge on dementia to increase diagnosis rates, raise awareness and understanding and double funding for research in dementia by 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Since the launch of the Challenge, we have made significant progress across all three strands of the challenge including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 28 February 2014, the Secretary of State for Health announced his ambition for improving dementia care and support for people with dementia, their family and carers. This signalled the importance of a tailored plan of care as part of a package of high quality, personalised dementia care and support;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- in the hospital setting, through the Dementia Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) reward (introduced from April 2012), with around 4,000 referrals a month, it is clear that more people with dementia in hospitals are being identified and assessed;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- the Dementia Care and Support Compact, the care sector’s own response to the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia, sets out a commitment to support the delivery of the challenge and improve care and support for people with dementia, their carers and families;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 1 April, we put in place a new Dementia Directed Enhanced Service which has had over 80% take up by GPs to reward practices for facilitating timely diagnosis and support for people with dementia;</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 22 May, we launched the Dementia Roadmap web based navigation aid with the Royal College of General Practitioners to assist primary care staff effectively support patients, families and carers at the time of diagnosis and throughout the dementia journey; and</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- on 10 September 2014, NHS England published a new Dementia Toolkit aimed at helping GPs make a more timely diagnosis and what they can do in terms of vital post-diagnostic support.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-09T13:48:20.34Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T13:48:20.34Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
171629
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-18more like thismore than 2014-12-18
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Social Services: Third Sector more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that the charitable sector can play an increased role in adult social care. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 219521 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-09more like thismore than 2015-01-09
answer text <p>The Government appreciates that voluntary sector organisations make a substantial contribution to the delivery of high quality local health and social care services. Their unique understanding of local communities often means that they are better placed than others to reach those vulnerable and sometimes hard to reach groups. They have a strong track-record of designing, providing and supporting services based on insight into clients’ needs, and are often well placed to respond flexibly to those needs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department provides over £125 million of grant funding per year to the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to help deliver better health and social care outcomes. This includes the Third Sector Investment Fund which offers grants to the voluntary and community sector to support the development of the sector, build capacity and promote innovation across health and care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department also has a long history of working with the sector to develop policy. For example, the development of legislation and the regulations and guidance for the Care Act 2014 were produced in collaboration with expert reference groups including a broad range of VCSE organisations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act also gives local authorities flexibility to delegate most of their care and support functions under the Act to another body, although the local authority will retain overall responsibility for the fulfilment of the function. Such delegation can include the voluntary sector where appropriate. In recognition of the important role of the VCSE sector in adult social care, the Act also gives local authorities a new duty to promote a diverse provider market.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-09T13:54:31.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-09T13:54:31.8Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
172226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-01-06more like thismore than 2015-01-06
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Learning Disability and Autism more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the recommendations of the report by Sir Stephen Bubb, entitled, Winterbourne View - Time for Change are being implemented as soon as possible. more like this
tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
tabling member printed
Julian Sturdy more like this
uin 219904 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-01-13more like thismore than 2015-01-13
answer text <p>NHS England and the Department of Health are considering the report’s recommendations in the context of the ongoing, system-wide Transforming Care programme, convened in response to events at Winterbourne View Hospital. NHS England will respond to the report by Sir Stephen Bubb in early 2015.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
question first answered
less than 2015-01-13T15:31:30.37Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-13T15:31:30.37Z
answering member
1439
label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
tabling member
4079
label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this