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star this property date less than 2016-02-22more like thismore than 2016-02-22
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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
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star this property hansard heading Cancer: Carers 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, what assessment his Department has made of the financial implications of caring for people with cancer and their families. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 27705 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 2016-02-26more like thismore than 2016-02-26
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the invaluable contribution made by unpaid carers and the importance of supporting them in their caring roles. We are also aware that caring for people with cancer and other illnesses or disabilities can have significant financial implications both for those involved and wider society, for example, the Government, Carers UK and business representatives worked together to produce the <em>Supporting Working Carers </em>report of 2013, which estimated the costs to the exchequer of carers being unable to continue working at £1.3 billion a year.</p><p> </p><p>That is why we continue to support implementation of the improved rights for carers that were enshrined in The Care Act 2014. On the appearance of needs for support, carers have a right to an assessment that will look at a carer’s wellbeing and what support they may need in their caring role. The Department has provided £104 million of funding to local authorities for these rights in 2015/16.</p><p> </p><p>We also made an additional £400 million available to the National Health Service between 2011 and 2015 to provide carers with breaks from their caring responsibilities to sustain them in their caring role. The Better Care Fund includes £130 million of funding for carers’ breaks in 2015/16.</p><p> </p><p>In 2015 the Government extended to carers a right to request flexible working arrangements, and this helps those carers who wish to balance work and care. We are also funding a £1.6 million pilot project to explore how technology can be combined with professional support from the local authority and the assistance of informal networks to ease the pressure of caring.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is also leading the development of a new cross-Government National Carers Strategy that will look at what more we can do to support existing carers and future carers.</p><p> </p><p>We are also aware that the right support for the person they care for is crucial to improving outcomes for carers. The Independent Cancer Taskforce published its report, <em>Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes</em>, in July 2015. It recommended improvements across the cancer pathway, including on patient experience, support, and quality of life. NHS England is currently working with partners across the health system to determine how best to take forward these recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>As part of our approach to support people living with and beyond cancer, we announced in September 2015 that, by 2020, the 280,000 people diagnosed with cancer every year will benefit from a tailored recovery package. These recovery packages, developed in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, will be individually designed to help each person live well beyond cancer, including elements such as physical activity programmes, psychological support and practical advice about returning to work.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2016-02-26T10:10:15.213Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-26T10:10:15.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-18more like thismore than 2015-06-18
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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
unstar this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Bupropion: Prescriptions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prescriptions were issued for bupropion in each year since 2001. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock remove filter
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Corri Wilson more like this
star this property uin 3204 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 2015-06-25more like thismore than 2015-06-25
star this property answer text <p>Information is not collected centrally on the numbers of prescriptions issued. However, information is available on the number of bupropion hydrochloride prescription items dispensed.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"><p>Number of bupropion hydrochloride prescription items written in the United Kingdom and dispensed in the community in England - 2001 to 2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Items (000’s)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>298.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>131.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>111.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>136.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>131.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>116.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>129.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>62.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>51.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>39.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>32.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>27.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>23.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>22.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> Prescription Cost Analysis provided by the Health and Social Care Information Centre</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Alistair Burt remove filter
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less than 2015-06-25T14:23:45.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-25T14:23:45.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Corri Wilson more like this