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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Surgery: Waiting Lists more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking reduce waiting times for routine operations. 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 276568 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Reducing elective care waiting times continues to be a high priority for the National Health Service. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out the NHS priorities and reiterates the focus on increasing the amount of planned surgery year-on-year, to cut long waits, and reduce the size of hospital waiting lists.</p><p> </p><p>The Long Term Plan also reinforces the NHS commitment to offer choice, including the promise of choice at 26 weeks. This will be delivered as a full rollout over the next year of the planned NHS-managed choice process, which will systematically identify 26-week waiters and contact them to offer choice for treatment at an earlier date.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:48:35.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:48:35.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4490
unstar this property label Biography information for Andrea Jenkyns more like this
1138687
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Vacancies more like this
unstar 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 steps he is taking to help fill vacancies for medical staff in the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 276553 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government has committed to funding for universities to offer an extra 1,500 undergraduate medical school places for domestic students. The first 630 places were taken up in September 2018 and the remaining additional places will have been made available by universities by 2020/21. By 2020, five new medical schools will have opened in England to help deliver the expansion.</p><p>The number of medical specialty training places that are available each year is set by Health Education England and based on their assessment of service gaps and predicted workforce needs.</p><p>However, it is the responsibility of National Health Service trusts to have staffing arrangements in place that deliver safe and effective care. This includes recruiting the staff needed to support these levels and meet local needs.</p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan set out the need to ensure a sustainable overall balance between supply and demand across all staff groups.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:42:34.267Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:42:34.267Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4378
unstar this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
1138690
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-12
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Vacancies more like this
unstar 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 many and what proportion of NHS hospitals have had vacancies for medical staff unfilled for more than (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry North East more like this
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Colleen Fletcher more like this
star this property uin 276555 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>NHS Improvement does not hold data for the length of time vacancies have been unfilled for, nor does it hold vacancy data for individual hospitals.</p><p>NHS Improvement collects vacancy data for three staff groups; doctors, nurses and ‘other staff’. These vacancy statistics are published for England and at the regional level of North, Midlands and East, London and South.</p><p>NHS Digital published the latest NHS Improvement vacancy data which can be found in the following link:</p><p><a href="https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-vacancies-survey/february-2015---march-2019-provisional-experimental-statistics" target="_blank">https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/nhs-vacancies-survey/february-2015---march-2019-provisional-experimental-statistics</a></p><p>Vacancies are filled by a combination of bank (82,900) and agency staff (28,900). There are more temporary staff than vacancies because bank and agency staff are also used to provide cover for short and long-term sickness absence, and maternity and paternity leave.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T15:37:51.06Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T15:37:51.06Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4378
unstar this property label Biography information for Colleen Fletcher more like this
1138510
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Staff more like this
unstar 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 steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) NHS Trusts and (b) Care Commissioning Groups are able to deliver the objectives of the Long-Term Plan in the absence of the NHS People Plan. 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 276253 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts staff who provide and commission care at the heart of National Health Service policy and delivery. It calls for action to be taken now to make the NHS the best place to work, by reforming the culture and leadership and ensuring all staff feel supported and valued, in an effort to increase workforce recruitment and retention.</p><p>Regardless of the publication of the People Plan, commissioners will make shared decisions with providers, through Integrated Care Systems, on population health, service redesign and the NHS Long Term Plan implementation.</p><p>A final People Plan will be published soon after the Spending Review.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:07:23.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:07:23.213Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1138511
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Staff more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the cessation of freedom of movement on the NHS workforce. 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 276254 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the need for the National Health Service to be able to continue to recruit effectively from abroad when freedom of movement ends. The Immigration White Paper, ‘The UK’s future skills-based immigration system’, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will remove the cap on skilled migrants, abolish the requirement to undertake a Resident Labour Market Test and significantly improve the timeliness of being able to apply for a visa.</p><p>Additionally, legislation introduced on 7 March 2019 means health and care professionals with professional qualifications from European Union and Swiss institutions who are currently registered can continue to practise in the United Kingdom as they do now, guaranteeing their ability to work in the NHS.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:06:42.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:06:42.14Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1138122
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Staff more like this
unstar 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 recent estimate he has made of staffing levels in the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Slough more like this
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Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
star this property uin 275807 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service employs record numbers of dedicated NHS staff that work tirelessly to make sure patients get excellent, safe care. There are over 51,900 more professionally qualified clinical staff, over 16,500 more doctors and almost 10,500 more nurses, midwives and health visitors working in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups than in 2010.</p><p>The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts staff at the heart of NHS policy and delivery and sets out how we will secure a capable and motivated multidisciplinary healthcare workforce, of a sufficient size, to meet population health needs.</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> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:52:12.007Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:52:12.007Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4638
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi more like this
1138126
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Parkinson's Disease: Nurses more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of Parkinson's disease nurse specialists employed by the NHS; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tewkesbury more like this
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Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
star this property uin 275660 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>There are no post-registration requirements for a Registered Nurse to become a Parkinson’s nurse. Therefore, local integrated care systems will be responsible for ensuring they have the necessary numbers of Parkinson’s (and other specialist) nurses to meet the needs of their local population.</p><p>The NHS interim People Plan was published on 3 June 2019, it puts staff at the heart of National Health Service policy and delivery and recognises the current shortage of nurses as the most urgent challenge facing the health system.</p><p>It calls for action to be taken now to make the NHS the best place to work, by reforming the culture and leadership and ensuring all staff (including nurses) feel supported and valued, in an effort to increase workforce recruitment and retention.</p><p>The interim Plan proposes to increase the number of newly qualified NHS nurses, support and retain existing nurses, provide nurses with every opportunity to return to work, and bring in nurses from abroad. It commits to delivering 5,000 additional clinical placements for nursing students, 7,500 further Nursing Associates, increasing undergraduate supply and broadening routes into nursing.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T15:53:23.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T15:53:23.01Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Laurence Robertson more like this
1138235
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star this property date less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Weather: Health Education more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the funding allocated to the NHS Help us help you to stay well this winter campaign in the (a) last and (b) next 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bolton West more like this
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Chris Green more like this
star this property uin 275776 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>As for all NHS England campaigns, the adequacy of the funding for the ‘NHS Help Us Help You Winter Pressures’ campaign is measured by the effectiveness of the campaign in achieving it objectives, which are set.</p><p>The independent evaluation research showed that the 2018/19 ‘NHS Help Us Help You Winter Pressures’ campaign successfully achieved 15 of the 18 objectives set before the activity started. The ‘NHS Help Us Help You Winter Pressures’ campaign budget for 2019/20 has been reduced by 7.5% when compared to the budget for 2018/19. However, NHS England expects to deliver similar levels of effectiveness.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T16:08:01.02Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T16:08:01.02Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Green more like this
1137731
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star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading NHS: Sign Language more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the procurement processes operated by NHS trusts for the purpose of hiring British Sign Language translators. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wansbeck more like this
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Ian Lavery more like this
star this property uin 275195 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>Many National Health Service trusts use framework agreements for the procurement of translation services which are put in place either by Crown Commercial Service or their local procurement hub. These central purchasing bodies undertake assessments of companies to ensure that they meet the minimum standards and are able to track performance across a number of NHS trusts.</p><p>The Department does not review NHS procurement practices on a trust by trust basis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T08:43:29.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T08:43:29.847Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ian Lavery more like this
1137839
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
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
star this property hansard heading Doctors: Private Sector more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 271509, what his Department's definition is of serious or persistent failure in relation to doctors failing to follow guidance on disclosing their interests in organisations to which they refer patients; and how many incidents of that serious or persistent failure there have been in the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Feltham and Heston more like this
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Seema Malhotra more like this
star this property uin 275201 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 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not define ‘serious or persistent failure’ in relation to doctors failing to follow guidance on disclosing their interests in organisations to which they refer patients. The Department also does not hold information on the number of incidents relating to failure to follow guidance on disclosing interests.</p><p>The General Medical Council (GMC) is the independent regulator of doctors in the United Kingdom. All UK registered doctors are expected to meet the professional standards set out in the GMC's guidance ‘Good Medical Practice’. Serious or persistent failure to follow this guidance will put their registration at risk.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-07-16T08:42:06.09Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-16T08:42:06.09Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond remove filter
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4253
unstar this property label Biography information for Seema Malhotra more like this