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unstar this property date less than 2015-09-11more like thismore than 2015-09-11
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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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unstar this property hansard heading Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average length of time is between the diagnosis of a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and referral for specialist treatment in (a) London and (b) Greater Manchester. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
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Mr David Nuttall more like this
star this property uin 9989 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 2015-09-21more like thismore than 2015-09-21
star this property answer text <p>Information on patient outcomes of those diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) in London and Greater Manchester is not held centrally by the Department. EDS falls within specialised services managed by NHS England.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Strategy for Rare Diseases sets out the Government’s on-going commitment to ensuring that patients with rare diseases, including EDS, have access to high quality services. The Strategy is discussed regularly with health bodies including NHS England. The national specialised service for atypical or complex cases aims to reduce times to diagnosis and reduce the number of hospital appointments required to achieve a specific diagnosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information about the average time from diagnosis to referral for specialist treatment is not available centrally. Patients suspected of having EDS may be assessed and diagnosed in a wide range of settings. These include United Kingdom regional clinical genetics clinics and various other secondary and tertiary speciality clinics.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
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9987 more like this
9988 more like this
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less than 2015-09-21T10:00:17.887Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4140
star this property label Biography information for Mr David Nuttall more like this
428556
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Drugs: Licensing 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 improve the availability of off-patent drugs for novel uses through non-legislative measures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh South West more like this
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Joanna Cherry more like this
star this property uin 902127 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 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Clinicians can already prescribe off-patent drugs off-label on clinical grounds if they judge this is the right thing to do to meet the individual clinical needs of their patients.</p><br /><p>The Government is keen to accelerate the adoption of innovative medicines and increase the innovative use of existing medicines where the evidence reports clinical benefits and cost effectiveness to patients. To that end, we are seeking a number of initiatives to provide innovation but whilst supporting the aims of the Private Member’s Bill on this subject, we do not believe the proposed mechanism is either practicable and desirable.</p><br /><p>We are working with NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the General Medical Council and the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency to ensure that there is better information available to support clinicians who wish to prescribe off-patent drugs for off-label indications, and to ensure that new evidence is picked up more quickly and reliably and translated into clinical practice and can be fed through into licensing applications.</p><br /><p>A huge amount of work is also going on in the Accelerated Access Review which will support the “pull” of innovation through to clinical practice.</p><br /><p>As part of the debate on the Access to Medical Treatments Bill, we are working with officials in the Department, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and the Health and Social Care Information Centre to see how the power in the Bill, if it were to pass, could address the lack of provision of information on new uses for existing medicines via the power to create a database of innovations in order to support evidence-based prescribing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 902130 more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T17:20:22.073Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T17:20:22.073Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4419
star this property label Biography information for Joanna Cherry more like this
428555
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-11-10more like thismore than 2015-11-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Drugs: Licensing 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 plans he has to improve the availability of off-patent drugs for novel uses through non-legislative measures. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow North West more like this
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Carol Monaghan more like this
star this property uin 902130 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 2015-11-17more like thismore than 2015-11-17
star this property answer text <p>Clinicians can already prescribe off-patent drugs off-label on clinical grounds if they judge this is the right thing to do to meet the individual clinical needs of their patients.</p><br /><p>The Government is keen to accelerate the adoption of innovative medicines and increase the innovative use of existing medicines where the evidence reports clinical benefits and cost effectiveness to patients. To that end, we are seeking a number of initiatives to provide innovation but whilst supporting the aims of the Private Member’s Bill on this subject, we do not believe the proposed mechanism is either practicable and desirable.</p><br /><p>We are working with NHS England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the General Medical Council and the Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency to ensure that there is better information available to support clinicians who wish to prescribe off-patent drugs for off-label indications, and to ensure that new evidence is picked up more quickly and reliably and translated into clinical practice and can be fed through into licensing applications.</p><br /><p>A huge amount of work is also going on in the Accelerated Access Review which will support the “pull” of innovation through to clinical practice.</p><br /><p>As part of the debate on the Access to Medical Treatments Bill, we are working with officials in the Department, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, and the Health and Social Care Information Centre to see how the power in the Bill, if it were to pass, could address the lack of provision of information on new uses for existing medicines via the power to create a database of innovations in order to support evidence-based prescribing.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 902127 more like this
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less than 2015-11-17T17:20:22.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-17T17:20:22.137Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Carol Monaghan more like this
529832
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Surgery: Waiting Lists 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 minimise the number of cancelled operations caused by bed shortages. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 41491 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>NHS England publishes each quarter at the following link the number of elective operations cancelled by hospitals for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/</a></p><p> </p><p>The reasons for the cancellations are not collected.</p><p> </p><p>The National Health Service should do everything it can to reduce cancellations and keep them to an absolute minimum. Where this is unavoidable, patients should receive treatment as soon as possible. This is reinforced by a pledge in the NHS Constitution for all patients who have operations cancelled, on or after the day of admission (including the day of surgery), for non-clinical reasons to be offered another binding date within 28 days, or the patient’s treatment to be funded at the time and hospital of the patient’s choice.</p><p> </p><p>The number of cancelled elective operations as a percentage of admissions has remained at less than 1% in each of the last 10 years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 41492 more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T15:50:01.443Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T15:50:01.443Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4031
star this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
529833
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-06-29more like thismore than 2016-06-29
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Surgery: Waiting Lists 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 cancelled operations were caused by bed shortages in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leeds West more like this
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Rachel Reeves more like this
star this property uin 41492 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>NHS England publishes each quarter at the following link the number of elective operations cancelled by hospitals for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/</a></p><p> </p><p>The reasons for the cancellations are not collected.</p><p> </p><p>The National Health Service should do everything it can to reduce cancellations and keep them to an absolute minimum. Where this is unavoidable, patients should receive treatment as soon as possible. This is reinforced by a pledge in the NHS Constitution for all patients who have operations cancelled, on or after the day of admission (including the day of surgery), for non-clinical reasons to be offered another binding date within 28 days, or the patient’s treatment to be funded at the time and hospital of the patient’s choice.</p><p> </p><p>The number of cancelled elective operations as a percentage of admissions has remained at less than 1% in each of the last 10 years.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 41491 more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T15:50:01.553Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T15:50:01.553Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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4031
star this property label Biography information for Rachel Reeves more like this
529278
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs 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, if he will bring forward regulations to prevent drug manufacturers excessively raising the cost of drugs to the NHS when they are the sole or dominant supplier. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 41350 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is already referring cases to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). To strengthen our work in this area we are considering putting measures in place to routinely and systematically monitor significant price increases of generic medicines and take action where appropriate, including the possible referral of suspected excessive pricing to the CMA, while taking into account the potential impact of any such action on the availability of medicines.</p><p> </p><p>The CMA is currently conducting a number of investigations into anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry. It imposed fines totalling £45 million in one case (currently subject to appeal at the Competition Appeal Tribunal), and expects to reach a final decision by late summer in another. It opened two more cases in March and April 2016 in which it expects to decide in late summer whether there are grounds to take each investigation further.</p><p> </p><p>The CMA is also considering evidence of other potential cases of anti-competitive practices in the sector, and may well open further investigations in the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The CMA is independent of Ministers and we cannot interfere in either the substance or the procedures of its decision-making.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 41353 more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T15:41:29.407Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T15:41:29.407Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
529279
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Drugs: Competition more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Competition and Markets Authority to report on its investigation on suspected anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceutical sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 41353 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 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Department is already referring cases to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). To strengthen our work in this area we are considering putting measures in place to routinely and systematically monitor significant price increases of generic medicines and take action where appropriate, including the possible referral of suspected excessive pricing to the CMA, while taking into account the potential impact of any such action on the availability of medicines.</p><p> </p><p>The CMA is currently conducting a number of investigations into anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceutical industry. It imposed fines totalling £45 million in one case (currently subject to appeal at the Competition Appeal Tribunal), and expects to reach a final decision by late summer in another. It opened two more cases in March and April 2016 in which it expects to decide in late summer whether there are grounds to take each investigation further.</p><p> </p><p>The CMA is also considering evidence of other potential cases of anti-competitive practices in the sector, and may well open further investigations in the coming months.</p><p> </p><p>The CMA is independent of Ministers and we cannot interfere in either the substance or the procedures of its decision-making.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 41350 more like this
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less than 2016-07-04T15:41:29.483Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-04T15:41:29.483Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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298
star this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
525624
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unstar this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading NHS Protect more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many prosecutions have been instigated by NHS Protect in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 40810 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 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
star this property answer text <p>NHS Protect co-ordinates anti-crime work in the National Health Service in England. This not only includes investigations and prosecutions but also managing information and intelligence and, wherever possible, ensuring crime is deterred and prevented.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of NHS Protect prosecutions</p></td><td><p>105</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note:</p><ol><li>Not all prosecutions relate to cases where the investigation commenced in the year shown as complex investigations may take more than one year to conclude and, if appropriate, prosecute.</li></ol><p> </p><p>NHS Protect staff are employed on NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions and the following table shows the number of NHS Protect staff by NHS pay scales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Number of NHS Protect staff by grade</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 4</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 5</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 6</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 7</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8a</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8b</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8c</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8d</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 9</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Associates</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>178</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td><p>174</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note:</p><ol><li>Associates are clinical specialists employed to provide advice and guidance in their area of expertise.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed George Freeman remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 40811 more like this
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less than 2016-06-28T16:00:22.19Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-28T16:00:22.19Z
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4020
star this property label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Charlotte Leslie more like this
525625
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS Protect: Staff 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 people were employed by NHS Protect at each Civil Service pay grade in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Charlotte Leslie more like this
star this property uin 40811 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-28more like thismore than 2016-06-28
star this property answer text <p>NHS Protect co-ordinates anti-crime work in the National Health Service in England. This not only includes investigations and prosecutions but also managing information and intelligence and, wherever possible, ensuring crime is deterred and prevented.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of NHS Protect prosecutions</p></td><td><p>105</p></td><td><p>41</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>9</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note:</p><ol><li>Not all prosecutions relate to cases where the investigation commenced in the year shown as complex investigations may take more than one year to conclude and, if appropriate, prosecute.</li></ol><p> </p><p>NHS Protect staff are employed on NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions and the following table shows the number of NHS Protect staff by NHS pay scales.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Number of NHS Protect staff by grade</p></td><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 3</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 4</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>17</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>15</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 5</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 6</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 7</p></td><td><p>106</p></td><td><p>87</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>81</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8a</p></td><td><p>30</p></td><td><p>32</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8b</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>11</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8c</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 8d</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Band 9</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Associates</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>217</p></td><td><p>190</p></td><td><p>173</p></td><td><p>178</p></td><td><p>186</p></td><td><p>174</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note:</p><ol><li>Associates are clinical specialists employed to provide advice and guidance in their area of expertise.</li></ol>
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Post Offices: Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) businesses and (b) local communities in Scotland of the decision to allow the closure of Post Office branches in Scotland and their replacement by franchises. more like this
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Ian Murray more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-06-15more like thismore than 2016-06-15
star this property answer text <p>Post Office Limited runs and operates its directly managed Crown post offices. Changes to its network and proposals to franchise of some of its Crown branches are the operational responsibility of the Post Office. The Post Office’s proposals for franchising some of its Crown branches are part of its work to ensure its branch network is sustainable in the long term and ensure that Post Office services remain on our high streets across the country. The change from a Crown to a franchise branch has been undertaken successfully in many locations across the UK and helps sustain Post Office services in these locations, and each change is subject to local consultation.</p><p> </p><p>Over 97% of the UK’s post office network is run on a franchise or agency basis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
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