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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Employment: Autism more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to ensure that organisations in the private sector employ people with autism. more like this
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Baroness Uddin more like this
star this property uin HL985 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is acting to raise awareness regarding employment of people with autism and to support people on the autism spectrum to take up employment. For example,</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Disability Confident campaign works with employers at a national and local level to help them to understand the benefits of employing disabled people, and promote good practice in recruitment and employment of disabled people, including people with autism.</p><p> </p><p>DWP has worked in close partnership with the Hidden Impairment National Group (HING), a national network of disabled people, medical professionals/ academics and disability specific organisations to produce an ‘Uncovering Hidden Impairments’ toolkit. This resource supports organisations in both the private and public sectors to confidently recruit and retain talented individuals with hidden impairment conditions.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Education is funding <em>Ambitious about Autism </em>(2015-16) to explore innovative ways of supporting young people with Autism to make the transition from school to further education, and the <em>Autism Education Trust</em> (2015-16) to promote the availability of training on Autism to schools, early years and further education staff, and to revise national standards for Autism provision and a competency framework for those who work with children with Autism.</p><p> </p><p>Government has supported the development by NIACE of an employer toolkit that includes information to help employers to understand the benefits of employing apprentices with disabilities, and to access support.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently working with Autism charities to build an autism network across DWP Jobcentre Plus Offices to ensure we can provide the best possible service to those with autism.</p><p> </p><p>We have worked with Community Service Volunteers to introduce the Job-Shadowing Work Placement Initiative for young disabled people. The first tranche was very successful with 65% of young people having autistic spectrum conditions</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s Autism Strategy, and the updated Statutory Guidance published in March 2015, sets out in detail how Government will support the autism agenda nationally.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL984 more like this
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less than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-14T12:34:45.583Z
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
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1827
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Uddin more like this
76643
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Department for Culture Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept id 10 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property hansard heading Broadcasting Programmes more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy in relation to television programmes in the United Kingdom depicting rape as a form of torture. more like this
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Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
star this property uin HL985 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
unstar this property answer text <p>Section 2.3 of Ofcom's broadcasting code states that: “…broadcasters must ensure that material which may cause offence is justified by the context…such material may include, but is not limited to, offensive language, violence, sex, sexual violence, humiliation, distress, violation of human dignity, discriminatory treatment or language (for example on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race, religion, beliefs and sexual orientation)”.</p><p>In respect of ‘adult sex material' – which contains images and/or language of a strong sexual nature, and which is broadcast primarily for the purposes of sexual arousal – this must not be broadcast at any time, other than on access-restricted services between 22.00 and 05.30. The most extreme material, equivalent to the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) R-18 rating must not be broadcast at any time.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL984 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T14:21:14.8578946Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T14:21:14.8578946Z
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4161
star this property label Biography information for Lord Gardiner of Kimble more like this
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1138
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Carlile of Berriew more like this
76640
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom will have the right to work without restriction. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL982 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL983 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:00.2658376Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:00.2658376Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
76641
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigration: Afghanistan more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government who will be responsible for providing the Afghan interpreters granted visas to relocate to the United Kingdom with information on and assistance with access to any social, welfare or housing benefits and services to which they are entitled. more like this
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Baroness Coussins more like this
star this property uin HL983 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for Afghan locally engaged civilians, including interpreters, will have full entitlement to access <br>employment.<br><br>A package of advice and assistance including how to access benefits and services will be available to those arriving in the UK under the ex gratia scheme for locally engaged staff. This will be delivered by the local authorities (or their partners) participating in the scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL982 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:42:01.0049317Z
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3787
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Holbeach more like this
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3829
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Coussins more like this
347233
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: North of England more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define "Northern powerhouse", as used in the Gracious Speech. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL97 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 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Powerhouse is a long term plan to enable the north to reach its potential as a driving force in the UK economy, closing the gap between north and south. It will reinforce the links between our northern cities to make them collectively stronger, providing them with modern transport connections, supporting science, innovation, universities and creative clusters and by giving them the local power and control needed to support growth. The Government will also empower the towns and counties of the north to build on the economic strengths outside cities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL98 more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.217Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.217Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
347234
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Regional Planning and Development: North of England more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they define the North of England, as referred to in the term "Northern powerhouse" used in the Gracious Speech. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
star this property uin HL98 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 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Northern Powerhouse is a long term plan to enable the north to reach its potential as a driving force in the UK economy, closing the gap between north and south. It will reinforce the links between our northern cities to make them collectively stronger, providing them with modern transport connections, supporting science, innovation, universities and creative clusters and by giving them the local power and control needed to support growth. The Government will also empower the towns and counties of the north to build on the economic strengths outside cities.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL97 more like this
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less than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.543Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-10T12:32:55.543Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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2569
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
386467
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Pancreatic Cancer: Nurses more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all pancreatic cancer patients have access to a clinical nurse specialist. more like this
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Lord Aberdare more like this
star this property uin HL962 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 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England has a published service specification for pancreatic cancer which clearly defines what it expects to be in place for providers to offer evidence-based, safe and effective pancreatic cancer services. This service specification has been developed by specialised clinicians, commissioners, expert patients and public health representatives to describe core and developmental service standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Patients being treated at cancer units should have access to an upper gastrointestinal cancer nurse. All district general hospitals should have such a person in post. If the patient is transferred to a cancer centre they should then have access to a pancreatic nurse specialist. This person should see every patient and become their key worker.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Patients with suspected pancreatic cancer are usually first investigated by an ultrasound scan. If this shows biliary dilatation, or anything else suspicious, the patient should then be sent for a pancreas protocol computerised tomography scan which is the best investigation for identifying pancreatic cancer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Increasing the capacity of diagnostic and imaging services is clearly recognised as a priority for the National Health Service and it is has been raised as a key issue by the independent Cancer Taskforce, as well as by the Cancer Waiting Times Taskforce. We expect a new cancer strategy to be published this summer which will set out the strategy for the system for the next five years and will include consideration of the whole cancer pathway, including the capacity of diagnostic services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England is testing various approaches to new models of care which could potentially deliver improved access to diagnostic services for cancer patients, including those with pancreatic cancer.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL963 more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T12:43:47.243Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T12:43:47.243Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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3898
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Aberdare more like this
386468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Pancreatic Cancer: Tomography more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to increase the capacity of imaging services available to pancreatic cancer patients across the National Health Service, including computerised tomography scans. more like this
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Lord Aberdare more like this
star this property uin HL963 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 2015-07-09more like thismore than 2015-07-09
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England has a published service specification for pancreatic cancer which clearly defines what it expects to be in place for providers to offer evidence-based, safe and effective pancreatic cancer services. This service specification has been developed by specialised clinicians, commissioners, expert patients and public health representatives to describe core and developmental service standards.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Patients being treated at cancer units should have access to an upper gastrointestinal cancer nurse. All district general hospitals should have such a person in post. If the patient is transferred to a cancer centre they should then have access to a pancreatic nurse specialist. This person should see every patient and become their key worker.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Patients with suspected pancreatic cancer are usually first investigated by an ultrasound scan. If this shows biliary dilatation, or anything else suspicious, the patient should then be sent for a pancreas protocol computerised tomography scan which is the best investigation for identifying pancreatic cancer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Increasing the capacity of diagnostic and imaging services is clearly recognised as a priority for the National Health Service and it is has been raised as a key issue by the independent Cancer Taskforce, as well as by the Cancer Waiting Times Taskforce. We expect a new cancer strategy to be published this summer which will set out the strategy for the system for the next five years and will include consideration of the whole cancer pathway, including the capacity of diagnostic services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, NHS England is testing various approaches to new models of care which could potentially deliver improved access to diagnostic services for cancer patients, including those with pancreatic cancer.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL962 more like this
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less than 2015-07-09T12:43:47.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-09T12:43:47.337Z
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127
star this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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3898
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Aberdare more like this
76618
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star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Neurofibromatosis more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop a national service framework for neurofibromatosis Type 1 sufferers. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL960 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in England is estimated to number 11,267. The condition can be mild in some patients, manifesting itself only in patches of skin discolouration and soft benign bumps under the skin (neurofibromas), but for others NF1 causes more serious complications, including a rare form of cancer, curvature of the spine and nerve problems caused by more invasive neurofibromas.</p><p> </p><p>Since 1 April 2013, NHS England has been responsible for securing high quality care for all patients with complex NF1 as part of its specialised commissioning responsibilities. NHS England's NF1 service specification clearly sets out what needs to be in place for providers to offer evidence-based, safe and effective care, ensuring equity of access to a nationally consistent, high quality service. Specialist care is delivered by two designated centres based in Manchester (Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and London (Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London) and these provide outreach support into other cities. The service is available to all patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of NF1.</p><p> </p><p>The service specification can be viewed on the NHS England website at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/b13-comp-neurofib-1.pdf.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL961 more like this
HL962 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T16:18:37.8359721Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:18:37.8359721Z
star this property answering member
2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
76619
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
unstar 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 Neurofibromatosis more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure a co-ordinated response at local level for neurofibromatosis Type 1 sufferers. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL961 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 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
unstar this property answer text <p>The number of people with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) in England is estimated to number 11,267. The condition can be mild in some patients, manifesting itself only in patches of skin discolouration and soft benign bumps under the skin (neurofibromas), but for others NF1 causes more serious complications, including a rare form of cancer, curvature of the spine and nerve problems caused by more invasive neurofibromas.</p><p> </p><p>Since 1 April 2013, NHS England has been responsible for securing high quality care for all patients with complex NF1 as part of its specialised commissioning responsibilities. NHS England's NF1 service specification clearly sets out what needs to be in place for providers to offer evidence-based, safe and effective care, ensuring equity of access to a nationally consistent, high quality service. Specialist care is delivered by two designated centres based in Manchester (Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust) and London (Guys and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London) and these provide outreach support into other cities. The service is available to all patients with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of NF1.</p><p> </p><p>The service specification can be viewed on the NHS England website at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/b13-comp-neurofib-1.pdf.</p>
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL960 more like this
HL962 more like this
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less than 2014-07-14T16:18:38.4851111Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-14T16:18:38.4851111Z
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2000
star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this