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star this property date less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government: Devolution more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Lord Heseltine Empowering English Cities, published on 2 July; and whether they intend to provide a response. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL16942 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>Lord Heseltine brought forward a motion in the House of Lords on the subject of this report on 17<sup>th</sup> July. It is a thought provoking report full of excellent ideas on devolution within England. I committed afterwards to share a record of the debate with every government department such is its importance. The Department is carefully considering its recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T15:23:24.85Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T15:23:24.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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2024
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1144149
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Registration more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what access a college which has been refused registration by the Office for Students has to an independent appeals process. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17637 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education and Research Act (HERA) sets out the procedure under which the Office for Students (OfS) refuses registration applications should a higher education provider not meet one or more of the OfS initial conditions of registration. The OfS will inform a provider to tell it they are minded to refuse its application. The provider then has an opportunity to make representations to the OfS, and it is only after considering these representations that the OfS takes a final decision. A provider may subsequently seek to challenge the decision through judicial review.</p><p> </p><p>While the OfS took on some of the responsibilities of the Higher Education Funding Council for England following its closure, the OfS was set up as a new organisation with a new remit and responsibilities. The OfS regulatory framework and its guidance to providers sets out how applications for registration are assessed. The department is unable to comment on individual cases related to the OfS registration process. Neither the department nor our ministers can intervene in judicial reviews of the decisions of the OfS.</p><p> </p><p>The OfS considers the impact on both current and prospective students before taking registration decisions. A decision to refuse is not taken lightly, but HERA is clear that a provider which does not meet the OfS initial conditions of registration must be refused. Circumstances for current students will vary at different providers. However, the OfS will always seek to work with the provider to ensure that students are supported to complete their studies – either at their current provider where existing students can continue to access student support for the purposes of teach out, or at a new provider. Higher education providers should have systems and policies in place to offer appropriate mental health support and signposting to specialist help where necessary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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HL17638 more like this
HL17639 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:50:12.933Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:50:12.933Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
1144150
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Registration more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have received about the reasons for the Office for Students refusing registration of institutions that have been operating successfully under the previous Higher Education Funding Council for England regulatory framework, including its financial sustainability test, such as Spurgeon’s College, despite the circumstances of an institution remaining unchanged. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17638 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education and Research Act (HERA) sets out the procedure under which the Office for Students (OfS) refuses registration applications should a higher education provider not meet one or more of the OfS initial conditions of registration. The OfS will inform a provider to tell it they are minded to refuse its application. The provider then has an opportunity to make representations to the OfS, and it is only after considering these representations that the OfS takes a final decision. A provider may subsequently seek to challenge the decision through judicial review.</p><p> </p><p>While the OfS took on some of the responsibilities of the Higher Education Funding Council for England following its closure, the OfS was set up as a new organisation with a new remit and responsibilities. The OfS regulatory framework and its guidance to providers sets out how applications for registration are assessed. The department is unable to comment on individual cases related to the OfS registration process. Neither the department nor our ministers can intervene in judicial reviews of the decisions of the OfS.</p><p> </p><p>The OfS considers the impact on both current and prospective students before taking registration decisions. A decision to refuse is not taken lightly, but HERA is clear that a provider which does not meet the OfS initial conditions of registration must be refused. Circumstances for current students will vary at different providers. However, the OfS will always seek to work with the provider to ensure that students are supported to complete their studies – either at their current provider where existing students can continue to access student support for the purposes of teach out, or at a new provider. Higher education providers should have systems and policies in place to offer appropriate mental health support and signposting to specialist help where necessary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17637 more like this
HL17639 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:50:12.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:50:12.993Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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2024
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1144151
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department for Education more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Registration more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions and alternative finance arrangements are being put in place to support students who have been affected by the Office for Student's decision to refuse registration of their educational institutions; and what assessment they have made of the impact of such refusals on student mental health. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17639 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education and Research Act (HERA) sets out the procedure under which the Office for Students (OfS) refuses registration applications should a higher education provider not meet one or more of the OfS initial conditions of registration. The OfS will inform a provider to tell it they are minded to refuse its application. The provider then has an opportunity to make representations to the OfS, and it is only after considering these representations that the OfS takes a final decision. A provider may subsequently seek to challenge the decision through judicial review.</p><p> </p><p>While the OfS took on some of the responsibilities of the Higher Education Funding Council for England following its closure, the OfS was set up as a new organisation with a new remit and responsibilities. The OfS regulatory framework and its guidance to providers sets out how applications for registration are assessed. The department is unable to comment on individual cases related to the OfS registration process. Neither the department nor our ministers can intervene in judicial reviews of the decisions of the OfS.</p><p> </p><p>The OfS considers the impact on both current and prospective students before taking registration decisions. A decision to refuse is not taken lightly, but HERA is clear that a provider which does not meet the OfS initial conditions of registration must be refused. Circumstances for current students will vary at different providers. However, the OfS will always seek to work with the provider to ensure that students are supported to complete their studies – either at their current provider where existing students can continue to access student support for the purposes of teach out, or at a new provider. Higher education providers should have systems and policies in place to offer appropriate mental health support and signposting to specialist help where necessary.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Berridge more like this
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HL17637 more like this
HL17638 more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:50:13.04Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:50:13.04Z
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4218
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Berridge more like this
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2024
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1144152
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Hospitals: Statistics more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) charities, (2) public bodies, (3) commercial companies, and (4) others, received Hospital Episode Statistics data from NHS Digital in August; and what percentage of each had (a) informed consent, (b) opt outs applied, and (c) neither. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17640 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>NHS Digital has advised that the numbers of organisations that have received Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data and the percentage of each that had informed consent, opt outs applied and neither within the month of August is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="5"><p>Organisations receiving HES data in August 2019, by Organisation Type</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Organisation Type</p></td><td><p>Informed Consent</p></td><td><p>Opt outs applied</p></td><td><p>Neither</p></td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Charities</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td><td><p>-</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Public Body</p></td><td><p>1 (1%)</p></td><td><p>5 (4%)</p></td><td><p>117 (95%)</p></td><td><p>123 (100%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Commercial</p></td><td><p>0 (0%)</p></td><td><p>0 (0%)</p></td><td><p>7 (100%)</p></td><td><p>7 (100%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other</p></td><td><p>0 (0%)</p></td><td><p>0 (0%)</p></td><td><p>2 (100%)</p></td><td><p>2 (100%)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>132</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The HES data against the organisation type “charities” has not been released within August.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:47:11.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:47:11.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
1144153
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Palliative Care: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the additional £25 million announced for hospice and palliative services by the Prime Minister on 20 August will be (1) an annually recurring figure, and (2) in addition to current grants from, and contracts with, the NHS. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17641 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The £25 million announcement for hospices and National Health Service palliative care services relates to 2019/20 only and is in addition to current grants from, and contracts with, the NHS. NHS England’s expectation is that, as the NHS Long Term Plan progresses and more of the £33.9 billion additional investment becomes available to the front line, a separate funding stream of this nature should not be required. However, NHS England will keep this under review.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Levels of NHS-funded hospice care provision are determined locally by clinical commissioning groups and they are responsible for ensuring that the services they commission meet the needs of their local population. Commissioners should identify any gaps in local provision and put in place service development plans and any additional funding to address this identified need.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:59:00.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:59:00.45Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:01:02.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:01:02.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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4019
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
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1144154
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Palliative Care: Finance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with NHS England to ensure that any contracts between the NHS and the providers of hospice and palliative care services will be for a minimum three year period to provide certainty of funding. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17642 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The £25 million announcement for hospices and National Health Service palliative care services relates to 2019/20 only and is in addition to current grants from, and contracts with, the NHS. NHS England’s expectation is that, as the NHS Long Term Plan progresses and more of the £33.9 billion additional investment becomes available to the front line, a separate funding stream of this nature should not be required. However, NHS England will keep this under review.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Levels of NHS-funded hospice care provision are determined locally by clinical commissioning groups and they are responsible for ensuring that the services they commission meet the needs of their local population. Commissioners should identify any gaps in local provision and put in place service development plans and any additional funding to address this identified need.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:59:04.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:59:04.127Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:00:39.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:00:39.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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135717
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
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1144882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to direct the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London to withdraw their prohibition on single women receiving fertility treatment on the NHS as laid out in the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17716 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:40.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:40.413Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:20:55.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:20:55.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
1144883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement contained in page 34 of the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20 that "because of the known disadvantage that providing assisted conception to a single woman would cause both the child and the mother, funding of assisted conception for single women is not available". more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17717 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:57.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:57.587Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:19:33.937Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:19:33.937Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath remove filter
1144884
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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 Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London to publish the evidence it relied on in developing its policy of not providing fertility treatment to single women. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17718 more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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