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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendations by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to reduce the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule from three doses to two. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
star this property uin HL15599 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) provides independent expert advice on the United Kingdom’s immunisation programme. As an independent committee, it is well placed to ensure the latest and most appropriate evidence has been considered on potential changes to scheduling within the vaccine programme. It bases its advice on review of a wide range of scientific and other evidence, including from the published literature, commissioned studies such as independent analyses of vaccine effectiveness and cost effectiveness.</p><p>The JCVI advised that a two-dose schedule for the infant pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) Prevenar13 is appropriate for the UK. Its advice takes into account the public health aspects of any potential change to the vaccination schedule, such as the potential impact on cases of infectious disease. The JCVI consulted relevant stakeholders on its proposed advice, between January and April 2018, to ensure that its advice reflects all the evidence.</p><p>The JCVI’s advice on the infant pneumococcal programme was given full consideration, including the potential public health implications, before a decision was made to implement it. The UK frequently adopts innovative immunisation schedules and we regularly change the vaccine schedule following the advice of our independent expert committee, as we are doing in this case.</p><p>The decision is based on the excellent effectiveness of the vaccine and years of high uptake, which has helped to provide protection to the rest of the population and has successfully controlled many types of pneumococcal disease in this country. The evidence shows that two doses will sustain the excellent results we have already seen. We are confident that the world-class disease surveillance system we have in this country means our expert committee can closely monitor the impact of this change. This is set out in the JCVI’s minutes which are attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15600 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:50:14.54Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:50:14.54Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name JCVI Minute 2015 10 Attached to HL16000 and 15999.pdf more like this
star this property title JCVI Minute 2015 more like this
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1850
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
1125505
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what analyses they have conducted of the risks and benefits of reducing the infant pneumococcal vaccination schedule from 2+1 to 1+1; and whether they will publish the results any such analyses. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
star this property uin HL15600 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) provides independent expert advice on the United Kingdom’s immunisation programme. As an independent committee, it is well placed to ensure the latest and most appropriate evidence has been considered on potential changes to scheduling within the vaccine programme. It bases its advice on review of a wide range of scientific and other evidence, including from the published literature, commissioned studies such as independent analyses of vaccine effectiveness and cost effectiveness.</p><p>The JCVI advised that a two-dose schedule for the infant pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) Prevenar13 is appropriate for the UK. Its advice takes into account the public health aspects of any potential change to the vaccination schedule, such as the potential impact on cases of infectious disease. The JCVI consulted relevant stakeholders on its proposed advice, between January and April 2018, to ensure that its advice reflects all the evidence.</p><p>The JCVI’s advice on the infant pneumococcal programme was given full consideration, including the potential public health implications, before a decision was made to implement it. The UK frequently adopts innovative immunisation schedules and we regularly change the vaccine schedule following the advice of our independent expert committee, as we are doing in this case.</p><p>The decision is based on the excellent effectiveness of the vaccine and years of high uptake, which has helped to provide protection to the rest of the population and has successfully controlled many types of pneumococcal disease in this country. The evidence shows that two doses will sustain the excellent results we have already seen. We are confident that the world-class disease surveillance system we have in this country means our expert committee can closely monitor the impact of this change. This is set out in the JCVI’s minutes which are attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL15599 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:50:14.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:50:14.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name JCVI Minute 2015 10 Attached to HL16000 and 15999.pdf more like this
star this property title JCVI Minute 2015 more like this
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1850
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
1125506
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading HIV Infection: Vaccination more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve vaccination coverage for people living with HIV. more like this
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Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
star this property uin HL15601 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Public Health England, in partnership with NHS England and the Department, is taking steps to improve vaccination coverage in England, including for people living with HIV.</p><p>These steps include initiatives to improve access to the immunisation programme; communication with the public; data to identify underserved individuals and populations; and training for healthcare professionals, changes to vaccination eligibility criteria; launching disease elimination strategies; running targeted social media campaigns; providing information leaflets in multiple languages and running e-learning programme for healthcare practitioners.</p><p>Certain vaccines are delivered through sexual health services that particularly benefit people living with HIV. This includes vaccines for hepatitis A, hepatitis B and human papillomavirus. People living with HIV are in the influenza risk groups and are invited for the flu vaccine on an annual basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:50:46.107Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:50:46.107Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1850
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Masham of Ilton more like this
1125517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Migrant Workers more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the number of NHS staff recruited from EU member states after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15612 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the need to be able to recruit effectively from abroad and the Immigration White Paper, <em>The UK’s future skills-based immigration system</em>, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will streamline the high-skilled visa route, by removing the Resident Labour Market Test and the Tier 2 Visa Cap. The Home Office is undertaking a programme of engagement to discuss the proposed measures with colleagues across Government and industry, to develop a future immigration system that works for the whole of the United Kingdom.</p><p>The Government wants to support the National Health Service in expanding international recruitment more widely, as this clearly has a role to play to meeting staffing shortages, especially in the short term. Recruitment of doctors and nurses is the responsibility of individual NHS organisations, a number of which do actively recruit from overseas, including from countries in the European Union. However, we also recognise the need to boost our domestic workforce as well. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that, over the next 10 years, the NHS will have the staff it needs so that nurses and doctors are working in a supportive culture that allows them to provide the expert compassionate care they are committed to providing. Details of this will be explored more fully in the forthcoming Interim NHS People Plan.</p><p>The Government has taken steps to ensure that EU citizens can continue to come and work in the NHS once we have left the EU. In March 2019, we put in place legislation that ensures the continued recognition of qualifications from EU countries by all professional regulators covering the health and social care sectors. This means that EU citizens will continue to be able to come and practice in the UK once we have left the EU, even if we leave without a deal.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1796
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1125835
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Dental Health: Antibiotics more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord O'Shaughnessy on 4 December 2018 (HL11750), how many antibiotic prescriptions were issued by general dental practitioners in England in 2018. more like this
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Lord Colwyn more like this
star this property uin HL15625 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Dental Prescribing Dashboard developed by the NHS Business Services Authority and Public Health England, includes data for National Health Service local area teams. Latest available data show general dental practitioners issued 2,912,579 prescriptions for all antimicrobials including antibiotics during April 2017 to March 2018. There were 715,545 prescriptions between January and March 2018. The Dental Prescribing Dashboard will be refreshed in summer 2019.</p><p>Analysis is based on items prescribed by NHS dentists, but some patients may attend a general medical practice with a dental infection and receive a prescription from their general practitioner (GP). These prescriptions are not included, as we cannot determine the reason why a GP prescribed antibiotics.</p><p>The <em>English Surveillance Programme for Antimicrobial Utilisation and Resistance (ESPAUR) Report 2018</em> provides information on NHS dental prescribing in dental practices and consultations. The ESPAUR report for 2019 scheduled for publication later this year will publish data for the 2018 calendar year. The ESPAUR 2018 report is attached.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:52:22.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:52:22.64Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property file name ESPAUR_2018_report.pdf more like this
star this property title ESPAUR_2018_report more like this
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3394
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Colwyn more like this
1126321
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Children more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the results of the research project started in 2011 by the NHS Gender Identity Development Service Early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with gender identity disorder; and if not, whether they will arrange for the data gathered by that study to be made available to other researchers. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL15681 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The research is an ethically approved study being carried out by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, which is the largest provider of services for the alleviation of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom.</p><p>The study will evaluate early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with a clinical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. There are 44 young people taking part in the study.</p><p>The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has plans to publish the data <ins class="ministerial">on the blocker and cross-sex hormones, for those who were appropriate for this, as</ins><del class="ministerial">once</del> all of the young people in the study have reached <ins class="ministerial">this</ins><del class="ministerial">the</del> stage<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">when a clinical decision is made about moving from pubertal suppressants to cross-sex hormones, which the Trust expects to occur in the next 12 months.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Z
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less than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1879
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1126557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Department of Health and Social Care: Sick Leave 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, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254066 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The number of employees in the Department from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 who were absent due to mental health reasons, including stress was 46, this represented 3% of the total workforce. The proportion of sickness absence related to mental health reasons, including stress, was 22% of the overall sickness absence for the Department for the same time period.</p><p> </p><p>The estimated cost to the Department from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 for employees taking sickness absence, is estimated at £936,927.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:28:23.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:28:23.41Z
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4008
star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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151
unstar this property label Biography information for Tom Brake more like this
1126575
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Pathology: Staff 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure the (a) recruitment and (b) retention of adequate levels of NHS staff in cancer pathology units. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton South West more like this
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Eleanor Smith more like this
star this property uin 254258 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Health Education England (HEE) published the Cancer Workforce Plan for England in December 2017, which committed to the expansion of capacity and skills of the cancer workforce, including an ambition to attract and retain more cancer specialists, including histopathologists, by 2021. In 2019, 100% of specialist pathology training places, including histopathology, were filled.</p><p>Following the publication of the NHS Long Term Plan in January 2019, HEE is now working with NHS England and NHS Improvement to understand the longer-term workforce implications for the further development of cancer services.</p><p>Locally, responsibility for assessing and managing staffing levels, including specialty staff, rests with individual NHS trusts who are best placed to decide how many staff they need to provide a given service.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:38:44.277Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:38:44.277Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4609
unstar this property label Biography information for Eleanor Smith more like this
1126838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Asthma: Prescriptions 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 steps he is taking to respond to Asthma UK's stop unfair prescription charges campaign. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 254816 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department is aware of Asthma UK’s campaign in relation to prescription charges. The Department does not have plans to review the current system. Extensive arrangements are already in place to help people afford National Health Service prescriptions. These include a broad range of NHS prescription charge exemptions, for which someone with asthma may qualify.</p><p>To support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, cost of the prescription pre-payment certificates were frozen for another year. A holder of a 12-month certificate can get all the prescriptions they need for just £2 per week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:42:14.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:42:14.697Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this
1126839
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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 remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Asthma: Prescriptions 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 recent assessment he has made of the effect of the current prescription charging regime on access to medication for asthma patients. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Outer more like this
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Julian Sturdy more like this
star this property uin 254817 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department has made no such assessment. Extensive arrangements are already in place to help people access National Health Service prescriptions. These include a broad range of NHS prescription charge exemptions, for which someone with asthma may qualify.</p><p>To support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, cost of the prescription pre-payment certificates were frozen for another year. A holder of a 12-month certificate can get all the prescriptions they need for just £2 per week.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:40:18.943Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:40:18.943Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4079
unstar this property label Biography information for Julian Sturdy more like this