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star this property date less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Ovarian Cancer more like this
unstar 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 steps he is taking to increase early identification of ovarian cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 905561 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
unstar this property answer text <p>We are investing £450 million in earlier diagnosis of cancer, including improving direct general practitioner access to non-obstetric ultrasound to support earlier diagnosis of ovarian cancer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Public Health England ran a regional Be Clear on Cancer campaign early in 2014 to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. The findings of the pilot will be evaluated in 2015, and this evidence would inform any decision to move from a regional to national campaign.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-21T15:46:38.09492Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Disciplinary Proceedings more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of staff within his Department who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years classed themselves as white British. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199908 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Detailed information which specifically identifies dismissals following formal disciplinary proceedings is not held for this full period. The Department publishes workforce information on the .GOV website, which includes figures for staff that have left the Department.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 April 2013 changes have been made to how leaving reasons are recorded on the internal Human Resources System. For the financial year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 14% of staff who have been dismissed following formal disciplinary proceedings were white British and for a further 14% ethnic origin is not recorded on the internal HR system as declaration of ethnicity is voluntary for staff.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T13:51:18.1422694Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T13:51:18.1422694Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Disciplinary Proceedings more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of staff within his Department who have been subject to formal disciplinary proceedings in each of the last five financial years classed themselves as white British. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199887 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department publishes Workforce Equality Data which consists of information about disciplinary cases combined together with grievance cases, by ethnicity. This information is presented in the attached table with the proportion of cases where ethnicity has not been declared.</p><p>Detailed information on disciplinary cases alone is not held for this full period, as penalties which may have been imposed would have been ‘spent'.</p><p>However, since 1 April 2013 detailed information is available and for the financial year 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014 54% of staff who were subject to formal disciplinary proceedings were white British and 9% were of undeclared ethnicity.</p><p> </p><p>More information for the years 2012 to 2014 is available on the .GOV website on the links below:</p><p> </p><p>2012 - www.gov.uk/government/publications/department-for-health-workforce-information-2012</p><p> </p><p>2013 - www.gov.uk/government/publications/workforce-equality-information-department-of-health</p><p> </p><p>2014 - www.gov.uk/government/publications/workforce-equality-information-2014</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T15:11:02.5101931Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T15:11:02.5101931Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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star this property file name PQ199887 - Table.docx more like this
star this property title Table more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Equal Opportunities more like this
unstar 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 targets his Department has for increasing diversity; and what progress has been made on meeting those targets in the last year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199930 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has exceeded the target set by the Cabinet Office for women in the Senior Civil Service (SCS), met the target for black and minority ethnic (BME) staff in the SCS, and is 1% below the target for disabled staff in the SCS.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>SCS Group</p></td><td><p>Cabinet Office</p><p>Target %</p></td><td><p>Department</p><p>Acheivement %</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Women</p></td><td><p>37</p></td><td><p>41</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BME</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Disabled</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T13:49:37.4906082Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T13:49:37.4906082Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Maternity Services more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many children spent (a) up to two weeks, (b) two to four weeks, (c) four to six weeks and (d) more than six weeks in hospital immediately after being born in England in the last year for which figures are available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 200003 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
unstar this property answer text <p>The information requested is set out in the following table.</p><p> </p><p>This is based on finished discharge episodes with a primary or secondary diagnosis of &quot;Z38 - Live born infants according to place of birth&quot;, by length of stay for the year 2012/13 and covers activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.</p><p> </p><p>It should be noted that the length of stay in hospital is only available on the final episode of care in a hospital provider. Therefore the total of &quot;other / unknown&quot; lengths of stay recorded includes those births that have not resulted in a discharge, such as where the baby has been transferred to the care of another consultant.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Length of stay</p></td><td><p>Finished Discharge Episodes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Up to 2 weeks</p></td><td><p>617,189</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2-4 weeks</p></td><td><p>5,227</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4-6 weeks</p></td><td><p>1,680</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 weeks+</p></td><td><p>1,778</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other/unknown</p></td><td><p>47,133</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em> Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre</p><p> </p><p><em>Notes: </em></p><p>1. Finished Discharge Episode: A discharge episode is the last episode during a hospital stay (a spell), where the patient is discharged from the hospital or transferred to another hospital.</p><p>2. Primary or secondary diagnosis: The number of episodes where this diagnosis was recorded in any of the 20 diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) record. Each episode is counted once, even if the diagnosis is recorded in more than one diagnosis field of the record.</p><p>3. ICD10 code: The following ICD10 code was used to identify a live born infant: Z38 - Live born infants according to place of birth.</p><p>4. Length of stay (duration of spell): The difference in days between the admission date and the episode end date (duration of episode) or discharge date (duration of spell), where both dates are given. LOS is based on hospital stays and only applies to ordinary admissions not day cases (unless otherwise stated). Information relating to LOS, including discharge method/destination, diagnoses and any operative procedures, is based only on the final episode of the spell.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T13:49:10.5212576Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T13:49:10.5212576Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 General Practitioners: Sunderland more like this
unstar 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 he has made of changes in average waiting times for GP appointments in Sunderland since May 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 200002 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p /> <p>No such estimate has been made.</p><p> </p><p>The attached table contains results from NHS England's 2013 GP Patients Survey. The survey collected data from January to March and July to September 2013.</p><p /> <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T16:33:04.3655313Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T16:33:04.3655313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property file name PQ200002 - Table.docx more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Equal Opportunities more like this
unstar 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 consideration his Department gives to the diversity policies and records of businesses or other organisations when considering their bid for commercial contracts or grants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 199951 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department as part of its commercial contracts already includes discrimination and human rights provisions in its standard terms and conditions of contract and by submitting a tender or quotation to the Department, a supplier agrees to these terms.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is currently enhancing its approach to addressing equality issues in the procurement process.</p><p> </p><p>All organisations applying to the Department's competed grant schemes are asked to confirm that they have an Equal Opportunities Policy Statement in place. Only applicants with a policy in place or in the process of being produced would meet the eligibility criteria for grant funding.</p><p> </p><p>The standard terms and conditions for grant awards contain a clause covering equality. All organisations that are awarded grants confirm that they agree to the terms and conditions prior to the release of the grant payment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T13:49:27.7412231Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T13:49:27.7412231Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Healthy Start Scheme more like this
unstar 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 parents received Healthy Start vouchers in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the total cost to the Exchequer of such vouchers was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 201421 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-25more like thismore than 2014-06-25
unstar this property answer text <p>Healthy Start provides a nutritional safety net to pregnant women, new mothers and children under four years old in United Kingdom families claiming income-based benefits, or claiming Child Tax Credit without Working Tax Credit (unless it is Working Tax Credit run-on) with an annual family income of £16,190 or less. Healthy Start vouchers are issued four-weekly by post and the number entitled to receive the vouchers in each complete four week period during 2013-14 is set out in the following table.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Four weeks beginning on:</p></td><td><p>Total number of households</p></td><td><p>Total number of women and children</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>8 April 2013</p></td><td><p>457,035</p></td><td><p>557,833</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>6 May 2013</p></td><td><p>455,271</p></td><td><p>555,454</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>3 June 2013</p></td><td><p>453,646</p></td><td><p>553,208</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 July 2013</p></td><td><p>450,164</p></td><td><p>548,533</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>29 July 2013</p></td><td><p>443,939</p></td><td><p>540,437</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>26 August 2013</p></td><td><p>441,385</p></td><td><p>537,195</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>23 September 2013</p></td><td><p>438,471</p></td><td><p>533,703</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>21 October 2013</p></td><td><p>434,397</p></td><td><p>528,620</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18 November 2013</p></td><td><p>432,549</p></td><td><p>526,151</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>16 December 2013</p></td><td><p>428,328</p></td><td><p>520,777</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>13 January 2014</p></td><td><p>427,362</p></td><td><p>519,570</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10 February 2014</p></td><td><p>425,659</p></td><td><p>517,463</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>10 March 2014</p></td><td><p>423,156</p></td><td><p>514,217</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The gradual reduction in the number entitled to support during 2013-14 reflects a decline in the number of households meeting the qualifying criteria.</p><p> </p><p>Approximately £93 million was paid to retailers during 2013-14 for Healthy Start vouchers they had accepted in exchange for milk, formula milk, fresh and frozen fruit and vegetables. Retailers have six months from the use-by date printed on vouchers to claim reimbursement, and typically they claim reimbursement for at least 91% of all Healthy Start vouchers issued.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2014-06-25T12:10:38.902766Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-25T12:10:38.902766Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Obesity more like this
unstar 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 evidence was (a) received and (b) commissioned by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence prior to its recommendation to recommend the commissioning of branded weight loss programmes by NHS agencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 204140 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published public health guidance on lifestyle weight management services in May 2014 which recommends the use of weight management programmes where certain criteria apply.</p><p> </p><p>Evidence considered by NICE is published alongside its guidance. Further information can be found at:</p><p> </p><p>www.nice.org.uk/Guidance/PH53</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T09:55:28.1846463Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T09:55:28.1846463Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
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 Obesity more like this
unstar 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 assessment he has made of the effectiveness of branded weight loss programmes in achieving healthy and sustainable weight loss. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West remove filter
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 204139 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department and Public Health England (PHE) have not made a direct assessment of the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of branded weight management programmes.</p><p> </p><p>The Department and PHE supports theNational Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) public health guidance on ‘Managing overweight and obesity in adults – lifestyle weight management services', which makes recommendations on the provision of effective multi-component lifestyle weight management services for adults who are overweight or obese. This includes the recommendations that the commissioning of such services is based on the effectiveness of the programme as outlined in the NICE guidance.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204138 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T09:45:43.2882291Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T09:45:43.2882291Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this