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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Computer Software 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 and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2019 to Question 275828, what the timeframe is for the full withdrawal of the Windows XP operating system from across the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 277855 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>0.16% of National Health Service machines are currently using Windows XP.</p><p>It is not possible to set a timeframe for complete removal of Windows XP from all NHS machines. This is because removal is not always possible, particularly where Windows XP is embedded in medical devices.</p><p>All NHS organisations have been given guidance on how to mitigate the risks if they cannot completely remove Windows XP from their estate, for example, they can segregate the affected machines from the network. They can also contact NHS Digital for further bespoke advice and support to mitigate risks.</p><p>All NHS organisations must report through the mandatory Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) whether or not they continue to run unsupported systems. Through the DSPT organisations must provide assurance that they are managing, monitoring and mitigating the risk. NHS Digital and NHSX then follow up with NHS trusts if that assurance is unsatisfactory.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T16:07:07.16Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T16:07:07.16Z
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4065
star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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4673
unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1135388
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star this property date less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Streptococcus 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 and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the recent outbreak of group A streptococcal bacterial strain. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morley and Outwood more like this
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Andrea Jenkyns more like this
star this property uin 270456 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 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>12 people have died while a further 20 cases have been reported, many among elderly people with existing health conditions. The infection risk of contracting group A streptococcal bacterial strain to the public is very low. Treatment with antibiotics is very effective, if started early enough. The local National Health Service continues to work closely with Public Health England and other partners to manage this local incident, and extra infection control measures have been put in place to prevent the infection spreading in the area.</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 2019-07-04T14:18:20.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T14:18:20.127Z
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4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4490
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1138870
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star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Health: Finance 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 and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding which will be allocated to local authorities for public health in 2020-21 in the event that the spending review is postponed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 277233 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>2020/21 allocations to local authorities for public health functions will be confirmed in due course.</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 2019-07-18T09:26:21.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:26:21.767Z
star this property answering member
4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1138448
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star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Public Health: Finance 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 and Social Care, how much funding will be provided to local authorities for public health in 2020-2021 if the Government’s spending review is postponed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
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Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
star this property uin 276265 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>2020/21 allocations to local authorities will be confirmed in due course.</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 2019-07-18T09:23:22.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:23:22.713Z
star this property answering member
4455
star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
star this property tabling member
4615
unstar this property label Biography information for Lloyd Russell-Moyle more like this
1145218
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater Manchester 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, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford on 7 August (HL17449), in what format the data are available for average annual waiting times for each accident and emergency department in Greater Manchester in each of the last five years. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
star this property uin HL17745 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member. </del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">Data is not available in the format of average waiting times at individual accident and emergency (A&amp;E) units. Data is available at a National Health Service trust provider level as some NHS trusts have more than one A&amp;E unit. The data for providers in Greater Manchester, 2013-14 to 2018-19 (provisional) is attached, due to the size of the data. 2018-19 data is provisional and subject to change.</ins></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:04.41Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:04.41Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:22:30.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:22:30.037Z
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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 Table for HL17745 formatted.docx more like this
star this property title Greater Manchester A&E waiting times more like this
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135698
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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452
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
1145243
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star this property date less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Food: Taxation 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 plans they have to introduce a snack tax to help reduce obesity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17770 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">The Department has no plans to introduce a snack tax.</ins></p></ins></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:36.097Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:36.097Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:21:12.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:21:12.737Z
star this property answering member
4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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135702
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property answering member
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
1144882
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fertility: Medical Treatments 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 plans they have to direct the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London to withdraw their prohibition on single women receiving fertility treatment on the NHS as laid out in the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17716 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:40.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:40.413Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:20:55.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:20:55.12Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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135703
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
star this property answering member
4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1144883
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star 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 statement contained in page 34 of the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20 that "because of the known disadvantage that providing assisted conception to a single woman would cause both the child and the mother, funding of assisted conception for single women is not available". more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:57.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:57.587Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:19:33.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:19:33.937Z
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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135706
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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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1144144
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star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dementia 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 steps they are taking to improve dementia care research and support for carers of people with dementia across the UK. more like this
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Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
star this property uin HL17632 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government’s Dementia 2020 Challenge aims to make England the best country in the world for dementia care, support, awareness and research. The Government is committed to supporting research into dementia to find a disease-modifying treatment by 2025, and to help people with dementia live well with the condition. People participating in research are central to this effort, as are the health and social care staff who support their participation.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We expect all people who are newly diagnosed with dementia, and their carers, to receive information on opportunities to take part in research into dementia. By 2020, we expect all relevant staff to have received appropriate dementia training. This should include training relevant staff to be able to signpost interested individuals towards research via the Join Dementia Research service. We are also currently exploring options for increasing take-up of the more advanced Tier 2 training to everyone who needs it.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are committed to supporting carers to provide care in ways that protect and preserve their own health and wellbeing. In June 2018, we published the Carers Action Plan, a cross-Government programme of targeted work, including a £5 million Carers Innovation Fund to encourage innovative and creative ways of supporting carers. In addition, we are working with local government on a sector-led improvement programme of work focused on the implementation of the Care Act 2014 duties for carers.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department funds research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The usual practice of the NIHR is not to ring-fence funds for expenditure on particular topics such as dementia. Research proposals in all areas compete for the funding available. The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health including dementia. These applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality. In all disease areas, the amount of the NIHR’s funding depends on the volume and quality of scientific activity.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The NIHR funding for dementia research was £43.0 million in 2017/18, having increased from £27 million in 2013/14. Government spending overall on dementia research is running ahead of the Government’s 2020 Dementia Challenge commitment to maintain this at £300 million over five years. The total in 2017/18 was £82.5 million; £43 million via the NIHR, £36.3 million via the Medical Research Council and £3.2 million via the Economic and Social Research Council.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:58:38.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:58:38.627Z
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less than 2019-09-30T10:59:42.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T10:59:42.87Z
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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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4352
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
1144884
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Fertility: Medical Treatments 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 plans they have to instruct the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London to publish the evidence it relied on in developing its policy of not providing fertility treatment to single women. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17718 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:58:20.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:58:20.26Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:18:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:18:50.033Z
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