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star this property date less than 2019-10-18more like thismore than 2019-10-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Autism: Diagnosis more like this
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unstar 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 he is taking to reduce waiting times for (a) referral to a specialist for autism diagnosis and (b) an initial assessment for autism and autism spectrum disorders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Canterbury more like this
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Rosie Duffield more like this
star this property uin 1936 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 2019-10-23more like thismore than 2019-10-23
star this property answer text <p>No one should have to face long waits for an autism assessment. We expect services to adhere to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standard which recommends that the length of time between referral and a first appointment to start an assessment should be no more than three months.</p><p> </p><p>We are determined to drive up performance nationally. We will use data on autism diagnosis waiting times, available for the first time later this year, to hold local areas to account where waiting times exceed the NICE standard.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst a diagnosis of autism should happen as soon as possible, it is important to recognise that formulating a diagnosis is often complex and can involve different professionals and agencies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-23T12:03:57.657Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-23T12:03:57.657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Duffield more like this
1150565
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-17more like thismore than 2019-10-17
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing: Testing more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 patients waited more than six weeks for (a) an initial NHS hearing assessment and (b) a follow-up NHS hearing aid assessment in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leicester South more like this
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Jonathan Ashworth more like this
star this property uin 1673 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>A monthly collection of waiting times for National Health Service audiology assessments is available on the NHS England website, which records the number of people waiting for more than six weeks at the end of each month. The monthly data is attached. The data includes waiting times for a first assessment or subsequent reassessment. The data is not broken down by type of assessment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T17:29:31.97Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T17:29:31.97Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property file name PQ1673 audiology assessment waiting time formatted table.xlsx more like this
star this property title PQ1673 table more like this
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4244
unstar this property label Biography information for Jonathan Ashworth more like this
1150062
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Contracts more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 guidance he has issued to local authorities on awarding social care contracts; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 881 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>Commissioning social care is a matter for local authorities who are best placed to understand the needs of local people and communities, and how to meet them</p><p>The Department supports local authorities to commission social care by funding a number of sector-led improvement activities. These are delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association and Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and offer all local areas support in meeting the challenges of adult social care delivery</p><p>We also fund the Social Care Institute for Excellence and Think Local, Act Personal to create best practice digital guidance about commissioning and to promote the principles of co-production and personalisation within social care commissioning.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-21T14:16:10.863Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:16:10.863Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1150064
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star this property date less than 2019-10-16more like thismore than 2019-10-16
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 guidance her Department issues to local authorities on the level of fees charged by social care providers; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gedling more like this
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Vernon Coaker more like this
star this property uin 882 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Care Act 2014 placed duties on local authorities to shape their local markets so that there is an adequate supply of provision which ensures all adult social care service users have a choice of high-quality services. In the case of state-funded care, local authorities negotiate with care providers to achieve a balance of quality, effectiveness and value for money for the public purse.</p><p>The level of fees charged to people who fund their own care is a private contractual matter.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-21T14:17:20.867Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:17:20.867Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Vernon Coaker more like this
1149198
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Department of Health and Social Care: Energy Supply more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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, with reference to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290332 and to the Answer of 1 October 2019 to Question 290324, if he will introduce the same policy as the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and switch to an electricity provider that supplies electricity solely from renewable resources within the next 12 months; and for what reason his Department has not already ensured its electricity is supplied solely from renewable resources. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
star this property uin 531 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department will continue to use Crown Commercial Services energy frameworks and keep its tariffs under review. The Department will be considering switching to a green tariff in the next 12 months. The Department has previously purchased the standard Crown Commercial Services tariff that is recommended for Departments.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T13:55:35.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:55:35.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this
1149276
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
star this property answering body
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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 he plans to publish a Green Paper on social care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Edgbaston more like this
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Preet Kaur Gill more like this
star this property uin 686 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government will bring forward proposals to reform adult social care to give everyone the dignity and security they deserve.</p><p>We will set out our proposals in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T13:55:03.777Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:55:03.777Z
star this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Preet Kaur Gill more like this
1149298
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Blood Cancer: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 potential merits of using genomics in healthcare for the diagnosis and treatment of blood cancers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 569 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 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Genomic testing is already in use as part of the diagnostic pathway for blood cancer. Through implementation of the NHS Genomic Medicine Service, NHS England and NHS Improvement are ensuring consistent and equitable access to genomic testing.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the ambition to embed genomic medicine, including whole genome sequencing, into routine clinical care. It is expected that within the next year whole genome sequencing (WGS) will begin to be available for:</p><p>- Seriously ill children likely to have a rare genetic disorder;</p><p>- People with one of 21 rare conditions where current evidence supports early adoption of WGS as a diagnostic test; and</p><p>- People with specific types of cancer for which there is likely to be the greatest patient benefit from using WGS – children with cancer, sarcoma and acute myeloid leukaemia.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T13:56:18.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:56:18.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1149519
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star this property date less than 2019-10-15more like thismore than 2019-10-15
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 is putting in place to (a) support people with Tourette’s syndrome and to (a) tackle the stigma associated with that condition. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Camberwell and Peckham more like this
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Ms Harriet Harman more like this
star this property uin 406 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 2019-10-21more like thismore than 2019-10-21
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to supporting people with neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, including Tourette’s syndrome, to live healthy and independent lives, and to tackle the stigma associated with such conditions. We have established a Neurodiversity Unit to consider what additional actions can be taken to support those with neurodevelopmental conditions to ensure that their needs are met.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-21T14:18:04.793Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-21T14:18:04.793Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Harriet Harman more like this
1148898
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health: Older People 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 his Department is taking to meet the Government’s ageing society target of five extra healthier, more independent years of life as identified in the Industrial Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock more like this
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Stephen Metcalfe more like this
star this property uin 217 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>Delivering the Government’s Ageing Society Grand Challenge will require complex systems thinking across a number of areas including housing, financial support, workforce as well as health and care. We are working with a range of partners across Government, industry, academia and the voluntary sector and we are taking steps in number of areas. These include building United Kingdom business awareness of the longevity economy and age-diverse workforce; supporting local places through Local Industrial Strategies to address the opportunities and challenges of an ageing society; and building research and innovation collaborations with international partners.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T10:59:41.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T10:59:41.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Metcalfe more like this
1148899
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star this property date less than 2019-10-14more like thismore than 2019-10-14
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 he is taking to incorporate research and evidence into healthy nutrition and physical activity into the Government’s ageing society target of five healthier, more independent years of life as identified in the Industrial Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Basildon and East Thurrock more like this
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Stephen Metcalfe more like this
star this property uin 218 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The Department’s consultation document ‘Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s’, was published in July 2019. It sets out proposals to support the achievement of the Ageing Society Grand Challenge Mission for everyone to enjoy five extra years of healthy, independent living by 2035 whilst narrowing the gap between the richest and poorest.</p><p>‘Advancing our Health’ included the third chapter of the childhood obesity plan which sets out further measures to help meet our ambition to halve childhood obesity by 2030 and significantly reduce the gap in obesity between children from the most and least deprived areas by 2030. All chapters of the plan were informed by the latest research and emerging evidence, including from debates in Parliament and various reports from key stakeholders. We have also captured analysis from the National Institute for Health Research Obesity Policy Research Unit, which was established as part of the initial plan, through £5 million investment over five years.</p><p>Government nutrition advice is underpinned by the best available scientific evidence, which is regularly reviewed by the Scientific Advisory Committee for Nutrition. In the United Kingdom the Eatwell Guide represents current government recommendations on a healthy, balanced diet to promote long term health at a population level. The Eatwell Guide applies to most people over the age of five and is available to view at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528193/Eatwell_guide_colour.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/528193/Eatwell_guide_colour.pdf</a></p><p>The UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines published in September 2019 reflect the most up to date review of evidence for muscle and balance health. These guidelines provide recommendations and targets for different age groups and for people with disability.</p><p>‘Advancing our Health: Prevention in the 2020s’ is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/advancing-our-health-prevention-in-the-2020s" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/advancing-our-health-prevention-in-the-2020s</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport remove filter
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage remove filter
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less than 2019-10-22T13:52:14.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-22T13:52:14.307Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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4092
unstar this property label Biography information for Stephen Metcalfe more like this