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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Prime Minister’s £50 million Challenge Fund is currently improving general practitioner access for over two million patients across England. This includes offering evening and weekend appointments, as well as better use of technology, such as telehealth, to look after patients. By January, 7.5 million patients will be covered.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>And, we have recently announced another £100 million of funding for next year to improve access for even more patients.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Adults with care and support needs should be able to move between countries within the United Kingdom knowing that their care will continue during the move.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the care and support systems in the four countries are different, we are developing principles with the Devolved Administrations to ensure continuity of care for people moving.</p><p> </p><p>These should be published in November.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are committed to patients having greater choice and control over their healthcare, as this can help drive up standards and improve patient care.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We believe that patient empowerment is vital to the National Health Service in the 21st century. This Government is committed to continuing to develop digital platforms to enable this to happen, such as My NHS and the NHS e-Referral Service.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Carmichael more like this
1000220
unstar this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The detail of the UK’s association to the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation &amp; restriction of Chemicals programme after the UK leaves the EU is part of ongoing negotiations. The UK and the EU have a mutual interest in maintaining our integrated chemical supply chains as the chemicals industry is an economically significant sector in both regions, and it underpins key downstream sectors including automotive, aerospace, construction and pharmaceuticals. In the White Paper on our future relationship with the European Union published in July, the UK has proposed that chemicals are part of a UK-EU free trade area on goods, with continued UK participation in the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) underpinning this arrangement. This proposal is part of ongoing negotiation.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000221
unstar this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>As far as we are aware no US sanctions are being considered against the Leader of the Opposition.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000223
unstar this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Visits play an important part of reducing reoffending as good relationships with family and friends is proved to reduce risk of reoffending.</p><p>The management and guidance for the use of closed visits is within Prison Service Instruction (PSI) 15/2011. The PSI specifies that closed visits should be imposed where there is an identified risk of smuggling prohibited items.</p><p>We recognise the benefits that Internet Based Video Services (IBVS) can provide in assisting prisoners with maintaining family ties. At present, however, prisoners are not allowed to use an IBVS as a way of communicating, due to operational concerns about the control measures available to safeguard the use of such communications. Work is currently underway to explore the options for the use of IBVS in establishments with strict safeguards in place, and the possibility of making greater use of such within prisons in the near future.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Matthew Offord more like this
1000224
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>FOXHOUND is a Cabinet Office-led, cross-government IT programme to develop and deploy a new secure capability for managing sensitive information, including that which is classified up to and at SECRET. The aim is to bear down on the growing information and cyber risk, whilst improving scope for collaboration across the National Security community. The single platform this capability offers will enable some security related savings to be made and an outline Programme timetable and costs are published in Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) annual reports on Major Projects (<a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721978/IPA_Annual_Report_2018__2_.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/721978/IPA_Annual_Report_2018__2_.pdf</a> and <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infrastructure-and-projects-authority-annual-report-2018" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/infrastructure-and-projects-authority-annual-report-2018</a>)</p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Each government department or organisation connected to the PSN is responsible for procuring its own connectivity services separately from a group of approved providers. Since almost 700 public sector organisations across central government, local government and other public agencies and bodies use the PSN, it is not possible for Cabinet Office to report on the total cost to the public purse.</p><p>The National Audit Office 2016 “Protecting information across government” report reported that the project saved £406 million across government over the 4 years between 2011/12 and 2014/15.</p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Details of the seven initiatives supported through the Cyber Skills Immediate Impact Fund (CSIIF) pilot are published on the CSIIF gov.uk page. Initiatives are based in London, Leeds, Bristol, Worcester, Salford and Essex. A number of these initiatives have a national reach, including online platforms that can be accessed by individuals across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Approximately 170 individuals were either participating or had been identified to take part in the seven CSIIF pilot initiatives as of end of October 2018. Five of those initiatives have commenced in full and two continue to identify participants. The full level of participation and an assessment of employment outcomes of all seven pilot initiatives will be considered as part of an independent evaluation in 2019.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this