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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health remove filter
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unstar 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
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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 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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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
star 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 thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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4081
unstar this property label Biography information for Graham Evans more like this
100022
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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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star 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil Carmichael more like this
100180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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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star 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
100181
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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
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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 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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star 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
100182
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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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star 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
100183
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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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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 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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star 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
star 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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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
100184
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Chickenpox: Vaccination more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the breadth of the uptake of the chicken pox vaccine to reduce the risk of stroke in children and young adults; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hartlepool more like this
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Mr Iain Wright more like this
star this property uin 211242 more like this
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star 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
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England has not made an assessment of the impact of uptake of varicella vaccination on the risk of stroke in children and young adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which provides the Government with expert advice on immunisation matters, has not recommended a universal varicella (chickenpox) immunisation programme for children or young adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Varicella immunisation is recommended to protect those people who are at most risk of serious illness. This is done by immunising specific individuals who are in regular or close contact with those at risk, including non-immune healthcare workers and close household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, such as siblings of a child with leukaemia or a child whose parent is undergoing chemotherapy.</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 2014-10-28T15:27:20.5604092Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:27:20.5604092Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
100185
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Older People 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, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) telephone services and (b) face-to-face services intended to relieve loneliness and isolation in elderly people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
star this property uin 211243 more like this
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star 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
star this property answer text <p>Loneliness and isolation in elderly people is a complex issue and can affect people in different ways. We have not undertaken an assessment of the effectiveness of telephone services or face to face services but we know that it is helpful to have a range of interventions that can address the different needs of people who are lonely or isolated.</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 2014-10-28T15:36:55.4178742Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:36:55.4178742Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
100186
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Patients: Safety more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether missed or inadequate hydrocortisone administration is included in the NHS list of Never Events. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Mr Andrew Smith more like this
star this property uin 211233 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
star this property answer text <p>Missed or inadequate hydrocortisone administration is not currently included in the list of ‘never events’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We can confirm that the current list of Never Events is under review and there is a consultation underway which opened online on the 6 October 2014 and closes on 31 October 2014.</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 2014-10-28T15:28:25.797Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:28:25.797Z
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less than 2014-10-28T16:30:53.2329022Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T16:30:53.2329022Z
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star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Andrew Smith more like this
100187
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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Thalidomide more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to ensure the health and independence of UK thalidomide victims. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Montgomeryshire more like this
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Glyn Davies more like this
star this property uin 211270 more like this
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star 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
star this property answer text <p>On 20 December 2012, I announced a new 10-year grant to the Thalidomide Trust. The grant will be paid on an annual basis, uprated in line with inflation, which means that over the 10-year period it will be worth in the region of £80 million.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The grant is intended to enable investment in adaptations and preventative measures to improve health and wellbeing and to help minimise further deterioration for this unique group of people.</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 2014-10-28T15:38:35.8623096Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T15:38:35.8623096Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Glyn Davies more like this