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unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Aids more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure the availability of hearing aids. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 56 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for the provision of conventional hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss within their local population. As with other services CCGs commission, they should take into consideration assessments of local need and any relevant clinical guidance from appropriate national bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T11:12:31.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T11:12:31.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
346914
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2015-05-27more like thismore than 2015-05-27
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Care Homes: Mental Health Services more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that residents in care homes have access to therapies to improve their mental wellbeing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 44 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 2015-06-03more like thismore than 2015-06-03
star this property answer text <p>Under the Care Act 2014, local authorities must promote wellbeing when carrying out any of their care and support functions in respect of a person. This is sometimes referred to as “the wellbeing principle” because it is a guiding principle that puts wellbeing at the heart of care and support. The definition of wellbeing includes physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Assessments under the Care Act will identify the person’s needs and how these impact on their wellbeing. Care Plans must detail the needs to be met and how the needs will be met, and will link back to the outcomes that the adult wishes to achieve in day-to-day life as identified in the assessment process and to the wellbeing principle in the Act.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has recognised the importance of doing more to consider the mental wellbeing of people in care homes and asked the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to prioritise this area for one of its first Quality Standards for adult social care which were published in December 2013. The links to these standards can be found here:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph16" target="_blank">http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ph16</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs50" target="_blank">http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs50</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/mental-wellbeing-and-older-people" target="_blank">http://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/mental-wellbeing-and-older-people</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Health and Social Care Act 2008 Regulations 2014 sets out the fundamental standards of care people should expect. Regulation 9 – person centred care, makes clear that; “Providers must make every reasonable effort to provide opportunities to involve people in making decisions about their care and treatment, and support them to do this. This includes physical, psychological or emotional support, or support to get information in an accessible format or to understand the content.”</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The independent regulator, the Care Quality Commission when inspecting services to make sure they meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety, use NICE guidelines and quality standards as evidence to inform its inspection processes and to inform the award of good and outstanding ratings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A link to the 2008 regulations can be found here:</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers" target="_blank">http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme, introduced in 2010, offers patients routine NICE approved talking therapies for the treatment of common mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. The programme aims to provide access to at least 15% of those who require treatment by March 2015 (data available July 2015). NHS England is leading work to ensure that older adults and other under-represented groups are encouraged to seek the help that they need.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-03T14:40:41.493Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-03T14:40:41.493Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
349186
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-09more like thismore than 2015-06-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Anorexia: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will discuss with the British Medical Association and other medical bodies the use of electrical probes to help cure anorexia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 1555 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 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
star this property answer text <p>It is for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence to provide guidance to clinicians on the use of treatments for specific conditions.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-16T14:25:36.297Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-16T14:25:36.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
381486
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-16more like thismore than 2015-06-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Impairment: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to consider the use of new drugs and treatments for hearing loss and tinnitus. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 2667 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-23more like thismore than 2015-06-23
star this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for developing technology appraisal guidance for the National Health Service on whether new and existing treatments represent an effective use of NHS resources. NHS commissioners are required to fund drugs and treatments recommended by NICE, normally within three months of the publication of final guidance.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department is aware of a number of treatments for specific types of hearing loss, as well tinnitus, which are currently in development. The safety and efficacy of these treatments would need to be sufficiently demonstrated in clinical trials before they could become publically available and appropriate for consideration by NICE.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-06-23T10:05:33.893Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-23T10:05:33.893Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
387048
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-01more like thismore than 2015-07-01
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Work: Older People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to encourage people to visit elderly neighbours with poor health. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 5044 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 2015-07-06more like thismore than 2015-07-06
star this property answer text <p>In a recent speech to the Local Government Association the Secretary of State for Health urged the public to take more personal responsibility for looking after older people. He stressed that the health service, local government, the voluntary sector as well as individuals themselves need to work together to ensure vulnerable people such as the elderly continue to live their life in the community.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Through the Care Act 2014, the Department has required local authorities to have measures in place to identify people in their area who would benefit from universal services to help reduce, delay or prevent needs for care and support. This includes needs that may arise from social isolation. The Department has supported a ‘digital toolkit’ for local commissioners, which was developed by the Campaign to End Loneliness. Since its launch in July 2012, the toolkit has been supporting commissioners in understanding, mapping and commissioning for loneliness and social isolation in their communities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Care Act also provides for greater support for carers to support family and friends who need help. In the Secretary of State’s speech he committed the Department to develop a new carers’ strategy that looks at the best of international practice and examines what more we can do to support existing carers and the new carers we will need.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has published its strategic vision for volunteering, <em>Social action for health and well-being: building co-operative communities.</em> This sets out how we can support people to give their time, more often and in ways that fit in with their lives, to bring health and wellbeing benefits for themselves and others in their communities.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-07-06T16:28:10.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-06T16:28:10.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
388288
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hearing Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each age group were registered as deaf in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6039 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people who are registered as blind or deaf is collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the last available information related to the age distribution for people registered as deaf in England:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 64</p></td><td><p>65 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>54,500</p></td><td><p>3,400</p></td><td><p>28,700</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td><td><p>16,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>56,400</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>30,100</p></td><td><p>6,700</p></td><td><p>17,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest available information related to the age distribution for people registered as blind in the last five years:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Type</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 49</p></td><td><p>50 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>152,980</p></td><td><p>4,780</p></td><td><p>19,330</p></td><td><p>30,460</p></td><td><p>98,270</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>10,230</p></td><td><p>415</p></td><td><p>880</p></td><td><p>1,800</p></td><td><p>7,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>147,810</p></td><td><p>4,440</p></td><td><p>18,880</p></td><td><p>29,985</p></td><td><p>94,475</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>9,110</p></td><td><p>405</p></td><td><p>985</p></td><td><p>1,740</p></td><td><p>5,975</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>143,385</p></td><td><p>4,275</p></td><td><p>19,570</p></td><td><p>31,620</p></td><td><p>87,920</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>8,875</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>890</p></td><td><p>1,700</p></td><td><p>5,915</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 6038 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.75Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
388287
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Visual Impairment more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people in each age group were registered as blind in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6038 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of people who are registered as blind or deaf is collected and published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the last available information related to the age distribution for people registered as deaf in England:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 64</p></td><td><p>65 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>54,500</p></td><td><p>3,400</p></td><td><p>28,700</p></td><td><p>6,400</p></td><td><p>16,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>56,400</p></td><td><p>2,200</p></td><td><p>30,100</p></td><td><p>6,700</p></td><td><p>17,400</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The table below shows the latest available information related to the age distribution for people registered as blind in the last five years:</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Type</p></td><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>under 18</p></td><td><p>18 - 49</p></td><td><p>50 - 74</p></td><td><p>75 and over</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>152,980</p></td><td><p>4,780</p></td><td><p>19,330</p></td><td><p>30,460</p></td><td><p>98,270</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>10,230</p></td><td><p>415</p></td><td><p>880</p></td><td><p>1,800</p></td><td><p>7,130</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>147,810</p></td><td><p>4,440</p></td><td><p>18,880</p></td><td><p>29,985</p></td><td><p>94,475</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>9,110</p></td><td><p>405</p></td><td><p>985</p></td><td><p>1,740</p></td><td><p>5,975</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>All cases</p></td><td><p>143,385</p></td><td><p>4,275</p></td><td><p>19,570</p></td><td><p>31,620</p></td><td><p>87,920</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td><p>New cases</p></td><td><p>8,875</p></td><td><p>370</p></td><td><p>890</p></td><td><p>1,700</p></td><td><p>5,915</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
unstar this property grouped question UIN 6039 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T13:38:52.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
388282
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Cataracts: Surgery more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cataract operations have been conducted for people in each age group in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 6040 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 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>The number of cataract operations in England over the last five years are shown in the attached table. In 2013-14 there were 365,470. This compares to 343,970 operations in 2009-10. The 70-79 and 80-89 age groups had the largest number of operations accounting for 68% of cataract operations in 2013-14.</p><p><br><br></p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T16:45:52.733Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T16:45:52.733Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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unstar this property file name Cataract Operations 2009-14.docx more like this
star this property title Cataract operations (England) per age group 09-14 more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
390357
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Glaucoma: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department has had discussions with the Royal Colleges on the provision of treatment for glaucoma using hypodermic needles; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 7319 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>No discussions have taken place between the Department and the Royal Colleges about the provision of treatment for glaucoma using hypodermic needles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Clinical commissioning groups are responsible for the commissioning of secondary care services to meet the needs of their local population.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T13:33:59.643Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T13:33:59.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
390359
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unstar this property date less than 2015-07-15more like thismore than 2015-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Eating Disorders: Young People more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) men and (b) women aged 18 to 25 who have eating disorders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford remove filter
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 7321 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-22more like thismore than 2015-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The data requested are not available.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (2007) found 6.1% of males and 20.3% of females aged 16-24 who responded to the survey screened positively for an eating disorder. The Survey does not translate these data to national estimates on the prevalence of eating disorders in adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Alistair Burt more like this
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less than 2015-07-22T15:32:53.743Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-22T15:32:53.743Z
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star this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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4131
unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this