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518234
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Mental Health Services: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34094, by what deadline clinical commissioning groups will be required to report on whether they have increased investment in mental health services above their overall increase in allocation each year. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36812 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Spending on mental health is expected to increase to £11.7 billion and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are required to continue to increase their spend on mental health each year.</p><p>NHS England’s published planning guidance for 2015/16 for commissioners made the expectation clear that each CCG’s spend on mental health services in 2015/16 should increase in real terms, and grow by at least the same percentage as each CCG’s allocation increase.</p><p>Detail on planned spend on mental health is captured as part of the National Health Service financial plan returns for 2016/17 with follow up as part of the plan assurance process. This information is being assessed during May by NHS England.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T15:20:04.91Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T15:20:04.91Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518240
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Mental Health Services: Finance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 21 April 2016 to Question 34094, if he will provide examples of what his Department might consider an adequate justification for clinical commissioning groups not investing in mental health services as planned. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36811 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>The Mental Health Taskforce report was published on 15 February 2016. The taskforce marks a big step towards our ambition of parity of esteem for mental and physical health. The spending of clinical commissioning group (CCG) resources on mental health as indicated in proportionate increases to general CCG spending is a priority for the Department.</p><p> </p><p>Mental Health Parity of Esteem is a key plan metric for NHS England and any commissioners not planning to achieve this are being scrutinised locally at regional level and centrally at director level. NHS England’s central and regional teams are working with local commissioners to assure that spend on mental health services increases in line with the growth in each organisations programme allocation other than in exceptional circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>In assessing whether a case is exceptional, consideration is made of the level of medium term investment in mental health services by individual commissioners and instances where individual commissioners are working with other commissioners to increase spend for the wider health economy. But any such instances will require clear evidence that will be scrutinised as part of the assurance process.</p>
answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T17:17:40.86Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T17:17:40.86Z
answering member
1201
label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518245
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Industrial Health and Safety more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to support workplace incentives to promote employee health and reduce sickness-related unemployment. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36846 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>We plan to publish a Green Paper later this year, which will set out reforms to improve support for people with health conditions and disabilities, including exploring the roles of employers.</p><p> </p><p>Employers are key partners in our ambition to halve the disability employment gap, reduce sick absence and promote employee health.</p><p> </p><p>Support is offered to employers through initiatives such as Access to Work and Disability Confident which help employers to recruit and retain people with a disability.</p><p> </p><p>Public Health England supports local authorities in the provision of a range of resources and services for employers in the area of preventing ill health, including the Workplace Wellbeing Charter.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T15:53:35.977Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T15:53:35.977Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518335
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Health and Work Innovation Fund: Arthritis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of the Health and Work Innovation Fund his Department plans to allocate to programmes for people with arthritis. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36756 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>At the spending review, the Work and Health Unit secured £115m of funding, including at least £40m for a Work and Health innovation fund.</p><p> </p><p>The Work and Health Innovation Fund will trial new ways to help working age disabled people and people with health conditions get in, stay in, and return to work as well as benefit from improved health outcomes. This will include support for people with musculoskeletal conditions, including arthritis.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T14:45:13.47Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T14:45:13.47Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518336
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Access to Work Programme: Arthritis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Access to Work funding supports people with arthritis. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36757 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Access to Work does not record arthritis as a separate primary medical condition.</p><p> </p><p>Access to Work statistics, which include a breakdown of numbers helped by primary medical condition, are published quarterly here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics-on-recipients--2" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/access-to-work-statistics-on-recipients--2</a>’</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T15:22:36.9Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T15:22:36.9Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518338
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Fit for work scheme: Musculoskeletal Disorders more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in the Fit For Work scheme have a musculoskeletal condition. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36758 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>2,144 people have been referred to Fit for Work with a musculoskeletal condition since the launch of the programme in March 2015.</p><p> </p><p>All statistical information has been provided by either HML or Scottish Government. It has not previously been published and is non-validated.</p> more like this
answering member constituency North Swindon more like this
answering member printed Justin Tomlinson more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T14:45:58.68Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T14:45:58.68Z
answering member
4105
label Biography information for Justin Tomlinson more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518339
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department for Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept id 29 more like this
answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
hansard heading Work and Health Programme: Arthritis more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the Work and Health Programme meets the needs of people with arthritis. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36759 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Development of the Work and Health Programme design is well underway, including engagement with a wide range of stakeholders. The Department has commenced the commercial process for the programme by releasing the Prior Information Notice for potential providers on 28 April.</p><p> </p><p>Decisions on what the information reporting requirements will be for people with a disability or health condition are yet to be made.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Witham more like this
answering member printed Priti Patel more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T15:12:27.66Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T15:12:27.66Z
answering member
4066
label Biography information for Priti Patel more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518239
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Musculoskeletal Disorders more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the effect of early health interventions on reducing work disability in patients with long-term musculoskeletal conditions. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36810 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Data concerning the number of individuals who have been offered or who have attended patient education programmes is not collected. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommends that patients should be offered patient education programmes, if appropriate. The first annual report of the national clinical audit of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis, published on 22 January 2016, identifies that most services offer prompt educational support.</p><p>Whilst the Department has no specific information in relation to early intervention in musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions reducing work related disability, earlier treatment of RA and OA can help reduce symptoms and improve mobility. The NICE RA Quality Standard specifically recommends that people with suspected RA are assessed in a rheumatology service within three weeks of referral. This is because once an RA diagnosis has been made, patients can be considered for anti-TNF drugs which can significantly reduce progression of disease. The OA Quality Standard states that core treatments for osteoarthritis should include physical activity and exercise, as well as weight loss advice, if appropriate.</p><p>Information concerning the cost to the United Kingdom economy of people with MSK conditions being out of work as a result of their conditions is not collected by the Department, though there are a number of studies that have sought to estimate such costs. The NICE guideline on RA and OA both contain such estimates, with the former stating that the total costs of RA in the UK, including indirect costs and work related disability, have been estimated at between £3.8 billion and £4.75 billion per year, and the latter stating that in 1999-2000, 36 million working days were lost due to OA alone, at an estimated cost of £3.2 billion in lost production. Both sets of NICE guidance can be found at the following links:</p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/resources/osteoarthritis-care-and-management-35109757272517" target="_blank">www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/resources/osteoarthritis-care-and-management-35109757272517</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg79/resources/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-adults-management-975636823525" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg79/resources/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-adults-management-975636823525</a></p><p>The Government is working to increase employment for people with long-term conditions, such as MSK conditions, in a number of ways. The Work and Health Unit, now located in the Department for Work and Pensions, has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with health conditions and disabilities, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce. The Unit will seek to do this by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions.</p><p>In 2015 the Government launched the Fit for Work scheme which is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. It provides an occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and general practitioners. Fit for Work complements existing occupational health services provided by employers. More information can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance</a></p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
36760 more like this
36761 more like this
36762 more like this
36763 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T08:44:23.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T08:44:23.347Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518252
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Musculoskeletal Disorders more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many individuals with musculoskeletal conditions have (a) been offered patient education programmes and (b) attended patient education programmes. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36760 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Data concerning the number of individuals who have been offered or who have attended patient education programmes is not collected. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommends that patients should be offered patient education programmes, if appropriate. The first annual report of the national clinical audit of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis, published on 22 January 2016, identifies that most services offer prompt educational support.</p><p>Whilst the Department has no specific information in relation to early intervention in musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions reducing work related disability, earlier treatment of RA and OA can help reduce symptoms and improve mobility. The NICE RA Quality Standard specifically recommends that people with suspected RA are assessed in a rheumatology service within three weeks of referral. This is because once an RA diagnosis has been made, patients can be considered for anti-TNF drugs which can significantly reduce progression of disease. The OA Quality Standard states that core treatments for osteoarthritis should include physical activity and exercise, as well as weight loss advice, if appropriate.</p><p>Information concerning the cost to the United Kingdom economy of people with MSK conditions being out of work as a result of their conditions is not collected by the Department, though there are a number of studies that have sought to estimate such costs. The NICE guideline on RA and OA both contain such estimates, with the former stating that the total costs of RA in the UK, including indirect costs and work related disability, have been estimated at between £3.8 billion and £4.75 billion per year, and the latter stating that in 1999-2000, 36 million working days were lost due to OA alone, at an estimated cost of £3.2 billion in lost production. Both sets of NICE guidance can be found at the following links:</p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/resources/osteoarthritis-care-and-management-35109757272517" target="_blank">www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/resources/osteoarthritis-care-and-management-35109757272517</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg79/resources/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-adults-management-975636823525" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg79/resources/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-adults-management-975636823525</a></p><p>The Government is working to increase employment for people with long-term conditions, such as MSK conditions, in a number of ways. The Work and Health Unit, now located in the Department for Work and Pensions, has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with health conditions and disabilities, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce. The Unit will seek to do this by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions.</p><p>In 2015 the Government launched the Fit for Work scheme which is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. It provides an occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and general practitioners. Fit for Work complements existing occupational health services provided by employers. More information can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance</a></p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
36761 more like this
36762 more like this
36763 more like this
36810 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T08:44:23.093Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T08:44:23.093Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this
518253
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-09more like thismore than 2016-05-09
answering body
Department of Health more like this
answering dept id 17 more like this
answering dept short name Health more like this
answering dept sort name Health more like this
hansard heading Musculoskeletal Disorders more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support his Department provides to people with long-term musculoskeletal conditions in the workplace. more like this
tabling member constituency Southend West more like this
tabling member printed
Sir David Amess remove filter
uin 36762 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-12more like thismore than 2016-05-12
answer text <p>Data concerning the number of individuals who have been offered or who have attended patient education programmes is not collected. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on osteoarthritis (OA) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) recommends that patients should be offered patient education programmes, if appropriate. The first annual report of the national clinical audit of rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis, published on 22 January 2016, identifies that most services offer prompt educational support.</p><p>Whilst the Department has no specific information in relation to early intervention in musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions reducing work related disability, earlier treatment of RA and OA can help reduce symptoms and improve mobility. The NICE RA Quality Standard specifically recommends that people with suspected RA are assessed in a rheumatology service within three weeks of referral. This is because once an RA diagnosis has been made, patients can be considered for anti-TNF drugs which can significantly reduce progression of disease. The OA Quality Standard states that core treatments for osteoarthritis should include physical activity and exercise, as well as weight loss advice, if appropriate.</p><p>Information concerning the cost to the United Kingdom economy of people with MSK conditions being out of work as a result of their conditions is not collected by the Department, though there are a number of studies that have sought to estimate such costs. The NICE guideline on RA and OA both contain such estimates, with the former stating that the total costs of RA in the UK, including indirect costs and work related disability, have been estimated at between £3.8 billion and £4.75 billion per year, and the latter stating that in 1999-2000, 36 million working days were lost due to OA alone, at an estimated cost of £3.2 billion in lost production. Both sets of NICE guidance can be found at the following links:</p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/resources/osteoarthritis-care-and-management-35109757272517" target="_blank">www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg177/resources/osteoarthritis-care-and-management-35109757272517</a></p><p><a href="https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg79/resources/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-adults-management-975636823525" target="_blank">https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg79/resources/rheumatoid-arthritis-in-adults-management-975636823525</a></p><p>The Government is working to increase employment for people with long-term conditions, such as MSK conditions, in a number of ways. The Work and Health Unit, now located in the Department for Work and Pensions, has been established to lead the drive for improving work and health outcomes for people with health conditions and disabilities, as well as improving prevention and support for people absent from work through ill health and those at risk of leaving the workforce. The Unit will seek to do this by improving integration across healthcare and employment services as well as supporting employers to recruit and retain more disabled people and people with long term health conditions.</p><p>In 2015 the Government launched the Fit for Work scheme which is free and helps employees stay in or return to work. It provides an occupational health assessment and general health and work advice to employees, employers and general practitioners. Fit for Work complements existing occupational health services provided by employers. More information can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/collections/fit-for-work-guidance</a></p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
grouped question UIN
36760 more like this
36761 more like this
36763 more like this
36810 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-12T08:44:23.22Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-12T08:44:23.22Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
44
label Biography information for Sir David Amess more like this