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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
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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: Private Sector 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 and Social Care, what guidance has been issued to NHS Trusts on charging for operations which were previously offered free on the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Warrington North more like this
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Helen Jones more like this
star this property uin 267718 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-26
star this property answer text <p>It is for the local clinical commissioning group (CCG) to decide what services they commission for the people they are responsible for – this will mean making clinical judgements about the effectiveness and value of treatments, and the best allocation of resources. CCGs do this based on the healthcare needs of their local populations and clinical evidence, to ensure they are providing the best possible, sustainable care for their patients.</p><p> </p><p>Treatment decisions should always be made by doctors based on a patient’s individual clinical needs and informed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines.</p><p> </p><p>NICE clinical guidelines make many recommendations spanning all stages of care from diagnosis to treatment of a condition. They represent best practice and are based on available evidence and developed through consultation. Health professionals and organisations are expected to take the guidance fully into account when deciding treatments.</p><p> </p><p>A fundamental principle of the National Health Service is that, for people who are ‘ordinarily resident’ in the United Kingdom, treatment is free at the point of need, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Patient payments, other than those limited forms permitted by Regulations (such as prescription charges, payments for some clinical activity undertaken by dentists, and visitor and migrant charges) are contrary to NHS policy.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 267717 remove filter
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less than 2019-06-26T15:37:04.197Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-26T15:37:04.197Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Jones more like this