Linked Data API

Show Search Form

Search Results

1058964
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Arthritis: Drugs 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 and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the supply of medications for rheumatoid arthritis in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 219496 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Our number one priority is to ensure patients continue to have unhindered access to medicines as we exit the European Union and we are working with all sectors in the supply chain to ensure this happens.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that medicines for rheumatoid arthritis are vitally important to many people in this country. Our ‘no deal’ medicines supply contingency plans include sensible mitigations for medicines that come to the United Kingdom from or via the EU/European Economic Area (EEA) to ensure that the supply of essential medicines, including medicines for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is not disrupted.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines, including those for rheumatoid arthritis, to the UK that come from, or via, the EU/EEA asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 December, the Government published updated reasonable worst-case scenario border disruption planning assumptions in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit. Medicines and medical products are prioritised in cross-Government planning, and the Department is working with relevant partners across Government and industry to ensure we have sufficient roll-on, roll-off freight capacity on alternative routes to enable these vital products to continue to move freely into the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Throughout enacting our plans, we have received very good engagement from industry, including on their plans to stockpile medicines. They share our aims of ensuring that the continuity of supply of medicines and medical products for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 219497 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:06:21.49Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:06:21.49Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1058976
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Drugs 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 and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) protect patients and (b) ensure pharmaceutical companies have a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply of vital medications over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow South West more like this
tabling member printed
Chris Stephens more like this
uin 219497 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>Our number one priority is to ensure patients continue to have unhindered access to medicines as we exit the European Union and we are working with all sectors in the supply chain to ensure this happens.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that medicines for rheumatoid arthritis are vitally important to many people in this country. Our ‘no deal’ medicines supply contingency plans include sensible mitigations for medicines that come to the United Kingdom from or via the EU/European Economic Area (EEA) to ensure that the supply of essential medicines, including medicines for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, is not disrupted.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines, including those for rheumatoid arthritis, to the UK that come from, or via, the EU/EEA asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 December, the Government published updated reasonable worst-case scenario border disruption planning assumptions in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit. Medicines and medical products are prioritised in cross-Government planning, and the Department is working with relevant partners across Government and industry to ensure we have sufficient roll-on, roll-off freight capacity on alternative routes to enable these vital products to continue to move freely into the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Throughout enacting our plans, we have received very good engagement from industry, including on their plans to stockpile medicines. They share our aims of ensuring that the continuity of supply of medicines and medical products for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
grouped question UIN 219496 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:06:21.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:06:21.567Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4463
label Biography information for Chris Stephens more like this
1059045
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Ambulance Services: Kent 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 and Social Care, what the average ambulance response time to emergency calls is from (a) Dover and (b) Deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Dover more like this
tabling member printed
Charlie Elphicke more like this
uin 219399 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>Information is not available in the format requested. National and individual ambulance National Health Service trust level performance is available and is published monthly by NHS England. This can be found online at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ambulance-quality-indicators/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/ambulance-quality-indicators/</a></p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T11:06:03.653Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T11:06:03.653Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
3971
label Biography information for Charlie Elphicke more like this
1059072
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-11more like thismore than 2019-02-11
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit 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 and Social Care, which EU agencies his Department plans to seek continued membership of after the UK has left the EU; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 219248 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>During the Implementation Period, the terms of the United Kingdom’s participation in European Union agencies and bodies will be as set out in Article 128 of the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p> </p><p>Following our exit from the EU, we are committed to maintaining a close and collaborative relationship with the EU. Our future partnership is a matter for the next phase of negotiations and we look forward to constructive discussions with the EU.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T17:07:19.61Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T17:07:19.61Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1057001
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements 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 and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that British citizens can access medical treatment in EU countries (a) for free or (b) at a reduced cost after 29 March 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Paul Farrelly more like this
uin 218765 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-15more like thismore than 2019-02-15
answer text <p>The United Kingdom Government appreciates the importance of retaining reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the European Union and has been clear in the negotiations that it wants to protect the rights of UK citizens in the EU.</p><p>Subject to the Withdrawal Agreement being agreed by Parliament, during the implementation period the current rules on reciprocal healthcare will continue until December 2020. The rights of UK nationals living in the EU, and who fall within the scope of the Withdrawal Agreement, will continue to be protected after December 2020, for as long as these individuals remain in scope of the Withdrawal Agreement.</p><p>In the event that the UK exits the EU without a deal, EU citizens resident in the UK by 29 March 2019 will be able to stay and continue to access in country benefits and services, including healthcare, on broadly the same terms as now. This demonstrates the UK Government’s ongoing commitment to citizens and removes any ambiguity over their future. We are engaging with EU counterparts to urge them to make the same commitment to protect the rights of UK nationals in the EU. The UK Government is seeking agreements with Member States, so that no individual will face sudden changes to their healthcare cover.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-15T11:07:37.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-15T11:07:37.47Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
1436
label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1057071
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments: North West 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 and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to achieve the 95 per cent four-hour A&E waiting time in (a) Merseyside and (b) the North West. more like this
tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
tabling member printed
Ms Angela Eagle more like this
uin 218762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>The NHS Improvement Emergency Care Intensive Support Team is currently working to provide specialist support to systems across the North West region. Six trusts<sup>1 </sup>with challenged Emergency Departments routinely reporting ambulance-hospital handover delays are engaging with North West Ambulance Service as part of an initial 90-day improvement programme, which has now been extended further. In addition, eight trusts<sup>2 </sup>have received Urgent and Emergency Care capital investment this winter to make improvements to accident and emergency.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England’s ‘Operational and Planning Guidance for 2019/20’ sets out deliverables against key performance areas and the Government expects the National Health Service to deliver these actions in full as key steps towards fully recovering performance against core access standards.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Notes:</p><p><sup>1</sup>Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust.</p><p><sup>2</sup>Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Wirral University Teaching NHS Foundation Trust, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, and Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:07:40.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:07:40.693Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
491
label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1057102
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Genito-urinary Medicine 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 and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2019 to Question 216353 on sexual health clinicians, what the timeframe is for the publication of the findings of Baroness Harding's work. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 218807 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>Baroness Harding will present initial recommendations to the Department in spring 2019. A final workforce implementation plan will follow later in the year, taking into account the outcomes of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:03:17.177Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:03:17.177Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1057104
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-08more like thismore than 2019-02-08
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading NHS: Managers 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 and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish new standards for NHS leaders. more like this
tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
tabling member printed
Luciana Berger more like this
uin 218809 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-13more like thismore than 2019-02-13
answer text <p>In 2018, the Government had asked Tom Kark QC to carry out a review of the scope, operation and purpose of the Fit and Proper Person Requirement. The review, which was published on 6 February 2019, made seven recommendations, including to develop specified standards of competence that all directors, who sit on the Board, of any health providing organisation, should meet.</p><p> </p><p>The Government accepts this recommendation in principle, and has asked Baroness Dido Harding, the chair of the system-wide Workforce Implementation Steering Group, to look at how best to introduce new standards alongside other proposals on leadership and development of National Health Service managers, which is set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-13T15:01:58.203Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-13T15:01:58.203Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4036
label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1056721
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Blood Diseases: Drugs 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 and Social Care, what discussions he has had with pharmaceutical companies on access to medication for bleeding disorders in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
tabling member printed
Diana Johnson more like this
uin 218233 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-12more like thismore than 2019-02-12
answer text <p>The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care discusses a wide range of issues with a number of stakeholders and other Government Departments.</p><p> </p><p>Medicines to treat bleeding disorders are in scope of our medicines contingency plans because these are licensed medicines. Contingency work for blood and blood components is being led by NHS Blood and Transplant.</p><p> </p><p>We understand that these medicines are vitally important to many people in this country. Our contingency plans include sensible mitigations for medicines that come to the United Kingdom from or via the European Union to ensure that the supply of medications for bleeding disorders and other essential medicines for patients is not disrupted. In developing our plans, we have received very good engagement from industry who share our aims of ensuring that the continuity of supply of medicines and medical products for patients is maintained and able to continue unimpeded after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We have asked companies to ensure a minimum of six weeks additional supply over and above existing business as usual stocks by 29 March 2019, or to make provision for airfreight of medicines that cannot be stockpiled.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we are working to ensure we have sufficient roll-on, roll-off freight capacity on alternative routes to enable these vital products to continue to move freely in to the UK. Medicines and other medical products will be prioritised on these routes to ensure that the flow of all these products will continue unimpeded after 29 March 2019.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-12T17:42:06.623Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-12T17:42:06.623Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
1533
label Biography information for Diana Johnson more like this
1056730
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-02-07more like thismore than 2019-02-07
answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
hansard heading Antibiotics 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 and Social Care, what steps he has taken to secure the supply of antibiotics in the event of the UK without a deal. more like this
tabling member constituency Leeds North West more like this
tabling member printed
Alex Sobel more like this
uin 218365 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2019-02-14more like thismore than 2019-02-14
answer text <p>We understand that antibiotics are vitally important to many people in this country. Our contingency plans include sensible mitigations for medicines that come to the United Kingdom from or via the European Union to ensure that the supply of antibiotics and other essential medicines for patients is not disrupted.</p><p> </p><p>In August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines, including antibiotics, to the UK that come from, or via, the EU/European Economic Area (EEA) asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019. We recognise, however, that certain medicines cannot be reasonably stockpiled. Where these medicines are imported from the EU or EEA, we have asked that suppliers ensure in advance plans to air freight these medicines from the EU in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 December, the Government published updated reasonable worst-case scenario border disruption planning assumptions in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit. Medicines and medical products are prioritised in cross-Government planning, and the Department is working with relevant partners across Government and industry to ensure we have sufficient roll-on, roll-off freight capacity on alternative routes to enable these vital products to continue to move freely into the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Throughout enacting our plans, we have received very good engagement from industry who share our aims of ensuring that the continuity of supply of medicines and medical products for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit.</p>
answering member constituency Wimbledon remove filter
answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-02-14T12:21:54.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-14T12:21:54.687Z
answering member
1585
label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
tabling member
4658
label Biography information for Alex Sobel more like this