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star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Energy Drinks: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he makes of the health effects of energy drink products on children aged 16 and under. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 121787 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Energy drinks can be high in caffeine and sugar. Based on the current evidence on the safety of caffeine, the Food Standard Agency advises that children, or other people sensitive to caffeine, should consume caffeine only in moderation.</p><p> </p><p>In its review of the evidence on “Carbohydrates and Health” (2015), the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) concluded that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, as compared with non-calorically sweetened beverages, results in greater weight gain and increases in body mass index. Consuming too many sugary drinks can also cause tooth decay. In light of these findings, SACN recommended that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (for example, sugary fizzy drinks, soft drinks and squash) should be minimised by both children and adults.</p><p> </p><p>Key measures in our world-leading childhood obesity plan, launched in August 2016, include the soft drinks industry levy and sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme, which will encourage the food and drink industry to reduce the amount of sugar in products popular with children, including energy drinks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will continue to monitor the situation and any new emerging scientific evidence on the consumption of energy drinks.</p><p> </p><p>“Carbohydrates and Health” is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrates-and-health-report" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrates-and-health-report</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 121788 more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T11:56:59.277Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T11:56:59.277Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
819111
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Energy Drinks: Children 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, what plans the Government has to restrict the sale of energy drink products to children under 16. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 121788 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Energy drinks can be high in caffeine and sugar. Based on the current evidence on the safety of caffeine, the Food Standard Agency advises that children, or other people sensitive to caffeine, should consume caffeine only in moderation.</p><p> </p><p>In its review of the evidence on “Carbohydrates and Health” (2015), the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) concluded that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, as compared with non-calorically sweetened beverages, results in greater weight gain and increases in body mass index. Consuming too many sugary drinks can also cause tooth decay. In light of these findings, SACN recommended that the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (for example, sugary fizzy drinks, soft drinks and squash) should be minimised by both children and adults.</p><p> </p><p>Key measures in our world-leading childhood obesity plan, launched in August 2016, include the soft drinks industry levy and sugar reduction and wider reformulation programme, which will encourage the food and drink industry to reduce the amount of sugar in products popular with children, including energy drinks.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will continue to monitor the situation and any new emerging scientific evidence on the consumption of energy drinks.</p><p> </p><p>“Carbohydrates and Health” is available at:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrates-and-health-report" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/sacn-carbohydrates-and-health-report</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 121787 more like this
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less than 2018-01-15T11:56:59.34Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T11:56:59.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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1538
star this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
820025
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Ophthalmology 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, what estimate he has made of workforce capacity in ophthalmology. 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 122097 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The ophthalmology consultant workforce employed in the National Health Service has grown consistently in recent years, averaging 4.3% per year over the period March 2012 to March 2017.</p><p> </p><p>NHS Digital Workforce Statistics for September 2017 show that the full time equivalent number of ophthalmologists in training in England is 797.</p><p> </p><p>Education and training provision for healthcare systems in the NHS in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is a matter for each of the devolved administrations.</p><p> </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 2018-01-15T17:41:04.123Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:41:04.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
819960
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Health Professions: Migrant Workers 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, how many specialist cancer staff in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) England are non-UK EU citizens. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 122032 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The specific level of detail required to answer this question is not available in the information held by NHS Digital relating to the National Health Service workforce.</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 2018-01-15T17:42:01.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:42:01.183Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4656
star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
820019
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Visual Impairment 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, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of people with sight loss. 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 122091 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The reasons for sight loss are multiple. They include lifestyle factors such as smoking and obesity as well as medical conditions. Prevention and early detection, along with access to timely treatment are all therefore important. On reduction of smoking and obesity, both key long terms risk factors for vision loss, the Government has well established programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Action is also being taken to reduce sight loss caused by medical conditions. On diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes which can lead to sight loss, a diabetic retinopathy screening programme led by Public Health England offered screening to 2.4 million eligible people in 2015/16.</p><p> </p><p>Early detection is also key and free National Health Service sight tests are available to those at increased risk of eye disease or likely to be deterred from seeking private tests on grounds of cost.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></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 2018-01-15T17:43:11.463Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:43:11.463Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
819973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Brain: Tumours 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, when his Department’s Task and Finish Working Group on brain tumours plans to publish its report. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 122045 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Task and Finish Working Group on brain tumour’s latest estimate is that their work will be complete before the end of January 2018. The Working Group is undertaking a challenging task in this difficult area. Inputs are being sought from many stakeholders in order to produce a useful and impactful report. Some of these stakeholders are very busy clinicians, and need to be given sufficient time to formulate their inputs – we are committed to involving them.</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 2018-01-15T17:44:10.253Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:44:10.253Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 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 his Department has had discussions with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust on the recruitment and retention of specialist cancer staff in that trust; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 121969 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>I spoke to Dr Bruno Holthof, Chief Executive of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, on Wednesday 11 January. We discussed how the Trust is not currently changing cancer treatment regimes for its patients, or considering any change outside the standards set out by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. I also sought reassurance from the Trust that it is communicating effectively to patients, families and staff that there are no changes to cancer treatment programmes.</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 2018-01-15T17:45:06.753Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:45:06.753Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4656
star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
819901
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Nurses: Oxfordshire 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 reasons for shortages in chemotherapy nurses in Oxfordshire; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
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Layla Moran more like this
star this property uin 121973 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust continues to meet operational standards for providing cancer care to its patients. The most recent figures for Q2 2017/18 show:</p><p>- Two Week Wait from GP Urgent Referral to First Consultant Appointment: 96.9% (operational standard 95%);</p><p>- One Month Wait from a Decision to Treat to a First Treatment for Cancer: 97.0% (operational standard 95%); and</p><p>- Two Month Wait from GP Urgent Referral to a First Treatment for Cancer: 85.1% (operational standard 85%).</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to improving the capability and capacity of the cancer workforce in England. Health Education England (HEE) published its first ever Cancer Workforce Plan on 5 December 2017, setting out plans to increase the numbers working in cancer care, speeding up diagnoses and treatment.</p><p> </p><p>Macmillan Cancer Support are currently carrying out a Specialist Adult Cancer Nurse Census</p><p>to understand the current size and location of the specialist cancer nurse workforce. This will</p><p>enable HEE to develop a much more comprehensive picture of how many specialist nurses are working in cancer and what further action and investment might be required to ensure timely and good quality patient care and experience.</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 2018-01-15T17:46:13.897Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:46:13.897Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4656
star this property label Biography information for Layla Moran more like this
819160
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Influenza: Vaccination 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 he has to encourage the take-up of the new enhanced influenza vaccine for the over-65s for the 2018-19 influenza season with GPs and pharmacies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 121837 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England has updated their advice in the Green Book chapter on influenza so that clinicians are aware of the advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation in relation to the adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England wrote to general practitioners and clinical commissioning groups (via NHS England local teams) in December 2017 to provide an update on the use of the adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine for 2018/19.</p><p> </p><p>This update will also be made available to community pharmacies as part of confirming that the Advanced Influenza Vaccination service has been recommissioned in early 2018. Community pharmacies are able to order relevant vaccines as detailed in the service specification, including the enhanced vaccine for patients within the relevant cohort.</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 2018-01-15T17:47:39.91Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:47:39.91Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron more like this
819159
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2018-01-09more like thismore than 2018-01-09
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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
unstar this property hansard heading Influenza: Vaccination 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, what assessment he has made of the take-up of the new enhanced influenza vaccine for the over-65s by (i) GPs and (ii) pharmacies in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 influenza seasons. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Rother Valley more like this
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Sir Kevin Barron more like this
star this property uin 121836 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The adjuvanted trivalent influenza vaccine was not available for use in 2017/18.</p><p> </p><p>General practitioners (GPs) and pharmacies are responsible for ordering and purchasing flu vaccines for the adult seasonal flu programme (eligible individuals aged 18 years and over) directly from manufacturers.</p><p> </p><p>Information on what vaccines are being ordered by these independent contractors is not routinely collected. Information on vaccines used by pharmacies and GPs will be available after the end of a flu season when practice/pharmacies claim reimbursement for the cost of the vaccines they have used.</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 2018-01-15T17:50:12.507Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T17:50:12.507Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Kevin Barron more like this