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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-06more like thisremove minimum value filter
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse 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 steps he is taking to support the children and families of alcoholics. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 36711 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-05-11more like thismore than 2016-05-11
answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) is engaged in a work programme which aims to reduce alcohol-related harm to individuals, families and society. PHE works closely with local authorities to support their work of assessing local alcohol-related need and commissioning services and support to meet that need, including identification and brief advice, alcohol treatment and helping ensure that young people’s substance misuse services target vulnerable young people.</p><p> </p><p>PHE is producing a report on the harm alcohol causes to people other than the drinker, in collaboration with governments in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. This report will look at the impact of alcohol on others, including the children of parents with alcohol problems. It is due to published this year.</p><p> </p><p>PHE will also provide estimates of the number of children likely to be affected by their parents’ alcohol use and provide advice to national and local government on where action could have the greatest impact on improving life chances.</p>
answering member constituency Battersea more like this
answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-05-11T09:33:00.837Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-11T09:33:00.837Z
answering member
3918
label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
522145
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 NHS: Correspondence 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, if he will take steps to reduce the cost to the NHS of postage of appointment notifications to patients. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 38670 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-06-06more like thismore than 2016-06-06
answer text <p>The National Information Board’s strategy document <em>Personalised Health and Care 2020 </em>(published November 2014) set out the aim to support greater uptake of the use of digital systems in health and care to create a National Health Service paper free at the point of care by 2020. This will remove the system’s reliance on paper and will help reduce postal service costs for the NHS.</p><p> </p><p>In the case of appointment letters for patients the new NHS e-referral system, introduced last year, already allows healthcare providers to choose not to send out appointment letters, instead allowing patients to access the information directly from the NHS e-referral system. Patients have an option to print off the details of their appointment if they prefer to have a paper copy of the information. We expect increasing numbers of providers will use this functionality to help contain costs.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
answering member constituency Mid Norfolk more like this
answering member printed George Freeman more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-06-06T15:15:58.56Zmore like thismore than 2016-06-06T15:15:58.56Z
answering member
4020
label Biography information for George Freeman more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
576830
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 NHS: Pay 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 much the NHS spent from the public purse on printing and postage of employees' payslips in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will take steps to ensure that NHS employees receive their payslips electronically. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 45227 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
answer text <p>The Department contracts for the NHS Electronic Staff Record system. This contract includes printing and despatch of employee payslips to a single distribution point at each National Health Service organisation in England at a total price of £1.9 million (data relates to the period September 2015 – August 2016). This price reduces by around 20% each year within the contract.</p><p> </p><p>The Electronic Staff Record solution already provides electronic payslip access via a facility called Employee Self Service.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-12T16:13:36.097Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:13:36.097Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
577536
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Medical Certificates: Fees and Charges 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 guidance his Department or the NHS issues to GP practices on charging patients for a medical certificate demonstrating their fitness to take part in sporting events abroad. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 45480 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-12more like thismore than 2016-09-12
answer text <p>General practitioners (GPs) are independent contractors who hold contracts with NHS England to provide primary medical services for the National Health Service. Under the terms of their contract, GPs are required to provide certain medical reports or complete certain forms, such as those required to support a claim for incapacity benefit, free of charge to their registered patients.</p><p> </p><p>Outside of contractual requirements, GPs also provide a variety of other services which successive governments have regarded as private matters between the patient and the GP providing these services. Whether or not to provide these services is a matter for individual GPs. They may decline to provide them or charge a fee for doing so. Where GPs intend to charge for services to patients, the British Medical Association advises them to forewarn patients, at the earliest opportunity, of the likely level of fees.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Warrington South more like this
answering member printed David Mowat more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-12T14:40:13.387Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:40:13.387Z
answering member
4080
label Biography information for David Mowat more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
579523
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-09-09more like thismore than 2016-09-09
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 First Aid: Education 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 assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings in the British Red Cross research paper, Don't stop at 999, published in September 2016, on preventable deaths; and what steps he is taking to ensure that basic first aid education is included in the Government's public health strategy. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 45856 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-09-14more like thismore than 2016-09-14
answer text <p>No specific assessment of the implications of the recent Red Cross research – <em>Don’t Stop at 999 </em>has been made. However, it is recognised the timely application of first aid can help minimise the impact of injuries, as well as health conditions such as heart attacks and strokes, and contribute to avoiding preventable deaths.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Choices website contains information for the public on first aid responses to various injuries and health incidents. In addition, the Government is making available another £1 million to make public access defibrillators and coronary pulmonary resuscitation training more widely available in communities across England. This builds on last year’s funding of £1 million, which provided almost 700 more publicly accessible defibrillators in communities across England and increased the numbers of people trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.</p><p> </p><p>The national <em>Act Fast </em>campaign also aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of stroke, teach people what to look out for in themselves and others, and encourage those who notice the symptoms to call 999. Since <em>Act Fast</em> launched in 2009, it is estimated that an additional 47,000 people reached hospital within the vital three-hour window and over 5,000 fewer people became disabled as a result of a stroke.</p><p> </p><p>Local authorities in England have the lead responsibility for identifying and meeting needs for local interventions to improve the health of their populations.</p>
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-09-14T16:56:04.317Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-14T16:56:04.317Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
595833
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-07more like thismore than 2016-10-07
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Doctors: Career Breaks 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 training and support the NHS provides to doctors who have returned from long-term career breaks. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 47315 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-12more like thismore than 2016-10-12
answer text <p>The Induction and Refresher Scheme for general practitioners (GPs), launched in 2015, is designed for doctors who have been out of practice in the United Kingdom for more than two years and have therefore dropped off the national performers list.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England also funds the Retained Doctor Scheme. This scheme provides doctors, who are on the performers list but who want to remain in or return to practice (for example after a career break) and work a maximum of four clinical sessions, with protected time for continuing professional development (CPD) and educational support. The scheme is designed to allow doctors to remain in practice when standard part time working is unavailable or does not suit the doctor’s working patterns.</p><p> </p><p>The GP easy return to practice forms part of the GP Forward View, published in April 2016 by NHS England.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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less than 2016-10-12T16:11:58.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-12T16:11:58.24Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
601108
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Chickenpox: Vaccination 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, with reference to advice published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the effect of varicella vaccination on shingles, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policy on mandatory varicella vaccination of the findings of that report. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 48617 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
answer text <p>In 2010, the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) considered the addition of varicella (chickenpox) vaccine in the childhood vaccination programme. After carefully considering all the available evidence, JCVI concluded that offering a universal varicella (chickenpox) vaccination programme would not be cost effective as it could lead to an increase in shingles (herpes zoster) in adults.</p><p> </p><p>JCVI keeps all its recommendations under review and is currently in the process of reviewing the latest scientific evidence to establish whether a routine childhood varicella vaccination programme would be effective and of benefit in England; this includes evidence from other countries that have introduced a vaccination programme. JCVI will make its recommendations, once it has considered all the necessary evidence.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Oxford West and Abingdon more like this
answering member printed Nicola Blackwood more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-18T15:43:51.1Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-18T15:43:51.1Z
answering member
4019
label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
601109
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Royal Brompton Hospital 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, if he will undertake a consultation with patients, staff and the public on the proposed closure of congenital heart services at Royal Brompton Hospital. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 48616 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-10-18more like thismore than 2016-10-18
answer text <p><strong></strong>The national review of congenital heart disease services is an NHS England led review.</p><p>NHS England will run a service change process in relation to the proposed changes to congenital heart disease services at Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and other trusts affected by the review’s proposals before finally deciding on and implementing any change. This process will include full public consultation.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-10-18T10:46:45.103Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-18T10:46:45.103Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
622616
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust 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 (a) consultations and (b) inspections took place at Royal Brampton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust prior to that Trust being notified on 30 June 2016 that it did not meet the new standards for congenital heart disease services. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 50741 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
answer text <p>NHS England’s proposals for change, to ensure that all providers of congenital heart disease services for adults and children comply with new commissioning standards, are based on written evidence provided by the units themselves. The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust conducted a self-assessment against the nationally agreed standards which NHS England then considered. No inspection was undertaken as part of this process.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has met with the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to discuss the impact of their proposals for change. On reviewing the material provided by the Trust, NHS England has asked for further information.</p><p> </p><p>The standards for paediatric co-location are not currently met by the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. NHS England has informed these trusts of its assessment and whether this may involve further consideration of proposals to cease providing those services.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has not yet made any commissioning decisions. It will run a service change process, including a public consultation, on its proposals for change.</p>
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
grouped question UIN
50743 more like this
50744 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-01T13:49:52.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T13:49:52.377Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this
622623
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
answering body
Department of Health remove filter
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 Heart Diseases 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, which hospitals providing congenital heart disease services (a) do not meet the standard for the co-location of paediatric services and (b) have been informed that they may be required to cease to provide those services as a result of not meeting that standard. more like this
tabling member constituency Twickenham remove filter
tabling member printed
Dr Tania Mathias more like this
uin 50744 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
answer text <p>NHS England’s proposals for change, to ensure that all providers of congenital heart disease services for adults and children comply with new commissioning standards, are based on written evidence provided by the units themselves. The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust conducted a self-assessment against the nationally agreed standards which NHS England then considered. No inspection was undertaken as part of this process.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has met with the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust to discuss the impact of their proposals for change. On reviewing the material provided by the Trust, NHS England has asked for further information.</p><p> </p><p>The standards for paediatric co-location are not currently met by the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. NHS England has informed these trusts of its assessment and whether this may involve further consideration of proposals to cease providing those services.</p><p> </p><p>NHS England has not yet made any commissioning decisions. It will run a service change process, including a public consultation, on its proposals for change.</p>
answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
grouped question UIN
50741 more like this
50743 more like this
question first answered
less than 2016-11-01T13:49:52.517Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T13:49:52.517Z
answering member
1542
label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
tabling member
4404
label Biography information for Dr Tania Mathias more like this