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100020
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Standards more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on improving access to GPs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Graham Evans more like this
star this property uin 905556 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:48:51.1448684Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
star this property tabling member
4081
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
100021
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward proposals to facilitate the portability of home-based care packages between local authorities in different countries in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh East more like this
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Sheila Gilmore more like this
star this property uin 905560 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:45:44.866352Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:45:44.866352Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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3965
unstar this property label Biography information for Sheila Gilmore more like this
100022
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Patient Choice Schemes more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to promote patient choice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Neil Carmichael more like this
star this property uin 905559 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T16:00:56.1397924Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T16:00:56.1397924Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4104
unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Carmichael more like this
100023
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Ovarian Cancer more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to increase early identification of ovarian cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 905561 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are investing £450 million in earlier diagnosis of cancer, including improving direct general practitioner access to non-obstetric ultrasound to support earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Public Health England ran a regional Be Clear on Cancer campaign early in 2014 to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The findings of the pilot will be evaluated in 2015, and this evidence would inform any decision to move from a regional to national campaign.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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1521
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
100024
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Health Services: Devon more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will increase funding from the Better Care Fund to improve the transition of community services in Devon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Devon more like this
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Sir Nick Harvey more like this
star this property uin 905558 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 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Better Care Fund is a pooled budget of £3.8 billion to be spent on integrating Health and Social care. Local areas will decide how best to use their funding to transform the provision of services to their communities, both improving outcomes for people, and driving efficiencies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:44:45.2891531Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:44:45.2891531Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Nick Harvey more like this
100036
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what has been the impact since 2009 of the closure of accident and emergency departments on neighbouring hospitals. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
star this property uin HL2242 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
unstar this property answer text <p>The reconfiguration of local health services is a matter for the local National Health Service. All service changes should be led by clinicians and be in the best interests of patients, not driven from the top down.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is for NHS commissioners and providers to work together, with local authorities, patients and the public, in bringing forward proposals that will improve the quality, safety and sustainability of healthcare services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Any changes must be supported by the Government’s four tests for service change, namely:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- support from general practitioner commissioners;</p><p> </p><p>- clarity on the clinical evidence base;</p><p> </p><p>- robust patient and public engagement; and</p><p> </p><p>- support for patient choice.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Once a decision on a local case for change has been made, it is up to the NHS to ensure its local services meet the needs of its population.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>More generally, we would expect any local plans for changes to acute services to take full account of the impact on neighbouring hospitals.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T12:41:26.5594108Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T12:41:26.5594108Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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3701
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
100180
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS England more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health has had with James Palmer, Clinical Director for Specialised Commissioning at NHS England since 1 April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt more like this
star this property uin 211213 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>I have had no meetings with James Palmer, Clinical Director for Specialised Commissioning at NHS England since 1 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>There is regular contact between Departmental officials and Clinical Directors at NHS England, including the Clinical Director for Specialised Commissioning.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:45:28.5017361Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:45:28.5017361Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
100181
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS England more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many meetings he has had with Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England since 1 April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt more like this
star this property uin 211214 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>My Rt. hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, meets with Mr Stevens on a weekly basis with additional meetings arranged as and when required, which often include other members of the Ministerial team.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:31:37.3107902Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:31:37.3107902Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
star this property tabling member
4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
100182
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unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Heart Diseases: Children more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps the Government is taking to support paediatric cardiac surgery services across England and Wales. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 211215 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is currently reviewing congenital heart services for adults and children, including paediatric cardiac surgical services. The review aims to:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>- secure the best outcomes for all patients;</p><p> </p><p>- tackle variation; and</p><p> </p><p>- improve patient experience.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The review has developed a set of draft standards and service specifications which are currently out to public consultation. The consultation runs until 8 December. Further details can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/congenital-heart-disease-standards</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There are no centres in Wales providing paediatric congenital cardiac surgery and so patients typically travel to England for surgery. NHS England is working with colleagues in Wales to ensure Welsh residents are aware of the review and able to respond to the consultation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England will work with providers to help ensure that services meet the required standards.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T15:42:14.1408413Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:42:14.1408413Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
star this property tabling member
1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
100183
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices have (a) closed and (b) opened in (i) England, (ii) Greater London and (iii) Wales in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 211216 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>Figures for NHS England and the NHS London area are shown in the following table. Figures for Wales are not collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is important to note that these figures also include practice mergers and takeovers and do not provide an accurate representation of activity or service provision. For example, the merger of three practices would show as three practices closing and one opening. In many cases, practices listed in these figures as having closed will have in fact merged, and will continue to see patients.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td colspan="2"><p>NHS England</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>NHS London area</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Closed</p></td><td><p>Opened</p></td><td><p>Closed</p></td><td><p>Opened</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p>194</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>23</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>111</p></td><td><p>19</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>124</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>31</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>126</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>39</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014 (to 30 September)</p></td><td><p>92</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:47:07.4496166Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:47:07.4496166Z
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3932
star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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1597
unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this