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1171577
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star this property date less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Hospitals: Ventilation more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, whether (a) his Department and (b) the NHS has issued guidance on the use of Dyson bladeless fans in clinical areas of hospitals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
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Caroline Nokes more like this
star this property uin 4728 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
unstar this property answer text <p>National Health Service staff take every precaution to ensure that the equipment they use are sterile and do not pass on bacteria and viruses. NHS England and NHS Improvement issued an Estates and Facilities Alert in January 2019 in relation to the risk of cross infection relating to all type of portable fans in health and social care facilities. It is for local teams to decide how best to manage this and keep their patients safe.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2020-01-22T11:27:26.95Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-22T11:27:26.95Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
1171633
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-17more like thismore than 2020-01-17
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the effect of the NHS pension scheme on staffing in the (a) NHS and (b) primary care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gower more like this
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Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
star this property uin 4775 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that the annual allowance may contribute to decisions from National Health Service consultants to retire early or limit their NHS commitments, although a precise estimate of the change in staffing levels as a result of pension tax is not available. The Government is listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>In September 2019 guidance was issued by NHS Employers informing employers of the short-term approaches that they could take to mitigate the effect of pension tax on their workforce this tax year. The NHS has also implemented an immediate measure to preserve clinical capacity amid the increased pressure on services during the winter period. This will compensate NHS clinicians for the effect on their pensions of annual allowance charges incurred in 2019-20.</p><p>The Department has consulted on introducing flexibility within the NHS Pension Scheme from 2019/20 to allow clinicians affected by annual allowance tax charges to reduce their pension accrual in deciles in order to manage any potential annual allowance tax charges.</p><p>As part of a wider drive to ensure the NHS has the staff it needs to meet demand and transform care, the Government is carrying out an urgent review of the pensions annual allowance taper problem that has caused some doctors to turn down extra shifts for fear of high tax bills. On 13 January, Ministers held a roundtable with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, the British Medical Association and other representative organisations as part of this review to find a long-term solution.</p><p>The review will consider the findings from the Department’s consultation on pension flexibility and will report at the Budget on 11 March.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2020-01-22T14:28:57.3Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-22T14:28:57.3Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4623
unstar this property label Biography information for Tonia Antoniazzi more like this
1171481
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Doctors: Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the changes in the annual allowance tax on the (a) retention rate and (b) hours worked of doctors on the NHS pension scheme; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Hallam more like this
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Olivia Blake more like this
star this property uin 4500 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that the annual allowance may contribute to decisions from National Health Service consultants to retire early or limit their NHS commitments, although a precise estimate of the change in the number of hours worked is not available.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance calculation takes into account non-pensionable earnings and all taxable income, it is therefore not possible to make an assessment of the number of breaches of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>We are, however, listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Department has consulted on introducing flexibility within the NHS Pension Scheme from 2019/20 to allow clinicians affected by annual allowance tax charges to reduce their pension accrual in deciles in order to manage any potential annual allowance tax charges.</p><p>In September 2019 guidance was issued by NHS Employers informing employers of the short-term approaches that they could take to mitigate the effect of pension tax on their workforce this tax year. The NHS has also implemented an immediate measure to preserve clinical capacity amid the increased pressure on services during the winter period. This will compensate NHS clinicians for the effect on their pensions of annual allowance charges incurred in 2019/20.</p><p>As part of a wider drive to ensure the NHS has the staff it needs to meet demand and transform care, the Government is carrying out an urgent review of the pensions annual allowance taper problem that has caused some doctors to turn down extra shifts for fear of high tax bills. Ministers at HM Treasury and the Department for Health and Social Care have met the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association as part of this review to set a long-term solution. The review will report at budget.</p><p>The review will also consider the findings from the Department’s consultation on pension flexibility and the Department expects to set out its response to the consultation early in 2020.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4501 more like this
4502 more like this
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less than 2020-01-21T13:52:27.443Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T13:52:27.443Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
star this property tabling member
4864
unstar this property label Biography information for Olivia Blake more like this
1171482
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Doctors: Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of doctors affected by the changes in the annual allowance tax; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Hallam more like this
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Olivia Blake more like this
star this property uin 4501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that the annual allowance may contribute to decisions from National Health Service consultants to retire early or limit their NHS commitments, although a precise estimate of the change in the number of hours worked is not available.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance calculation takes into account non-pensionable earnings and all taxable income, it is therefore not possible to make an assessment of the number of breaches of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>We are, however, listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Department has consulted on introducing flexibility within the NHS Pension Scheme from 2019/20 to allow clinicians affected by annual allowance tax charges to reduce their pension accrual in deciles in order to manage any potential annual allowance tax charges.</p><p>In September 2019 guidance was issued by NHS Employers informing employers of the short-term approaches that they could take to mitigate the effect of pension tax on their workforce this tax year. The NHS has also implemented an immediate measure to preserve clinical capacity amid the increased pressure on services during the winter period. This will compensate NHS clinicians for the effect on their pensions of annual allowance charges incurred in 2019/20.</p><p>As part of a wider drive to ensure the NHS has the staff it needs to meet demand and transform care, the Government is carrying out an urgent review of the pensions annual allowance taper problem that has caused some doctors to turn down extra shifts for fear of high tax bills. Ministers at HM Treasury and the Department for Health and Social Care have met the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association as part of this review to set a long-term solution. The review will report at budget.</p><p>The review will also consider the findings from the Department’s consultation on pension flexibility and the Department expects to set out its response to the consultation early in 2020.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4500 more like this
4502 more like this
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less than 2020-01-21T13:52:27.49Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T13:52:27.49Z
star this property answering member
4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4864
unstar this property label Biography information for Olivia Blake more like this
1171483
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
star this property answering body
Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Doctors: Pensions more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of hours worked by doctors of changes in the annual allowance tax; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Hallam more like this
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Olivia Blake more like this
star this property uin 4502 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department recognises that the annual allowance may contribute to decisions from National Health Service consultants to retire early or limit their NHS commitments, although a precise estimate of the change in the number of hours worked is not available.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance calculation takes into account non-pensionable earnings and all taxable income, it is therefore not possible to make an assessment of the number of breaches of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>We are, however, listening carefully to concerns raised by senior doctors and NHS employers about the tapered annual allowance.</p><p>The Department has consulted on introducing flexibility within the NHS Pension Scheme from 2019/20 to allow clinicians affected by annual allowance tax charges to reduce their pension accrual in deciles in order to manage any potential annual allowance tax charges.</p><p>In September 2019 guidance was issued by NHS Employers informing employers of the short-term approaches that they could take to mitigate the effect of pension tax on their workforce this tax year. The NHS has also implemented an immediate measure to preserve clinical capacity amid the increased pressure on services during the winter period. This will compensate NHS clinicians for the effect on their pensions of annual allowance charges incurred in 2019/20.</p><p>As part of a wider drive to ensure the NHS has the staff it needs to meet demand and transform care, the Government is carrying out an urgent review of the pensions annual allowance taper problem that has caused some doctors to turn down extra shifts for fear of high tax bills. Ministers at HM Treasury and the Department for Health and Social Care have met the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the British Medical Association as part of this review to set a long-term solution. The review will report at budget.</p><p>The review will also consider the findings from the Department’s consultation on pension flexibility and the Department expects to set out its response to the consultation early in 2020.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
4500 more like this
4501 more like this
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less than 2020-01-21T13:52:27.537Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T13:52:27.537Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4864
unstar this property label Biography information for Olivia Blake more like this
1171502
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-16more like thismore than 2020-01-16
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Nurses: Hertford and Stortford more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, how many of the 50,000 more nurses outlined in the Queen's Speech will be allocated to Hertford and Stortford constituency; and when will those nurses be available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hertford and Stortford more like this
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Julie Marson more like this
star this property uin 4494 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-22more like thismore than 2020-01-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government commitment is to ensure 50,000 more nurses in the National Health Service by 2025. No individual target has been set for specific areas of England.</p><p>It is the responsibility of individual NHS trusts to have staffing arrangements in place that deliver safe and effective care. This includes recruiting the staff needed to support these levels and meet local needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2020-01-22T11:33:44.637Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-22T11:33:44.637Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4768
unstar this property label Biography information for Julie Marson more like this
1170966
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star this property date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Nurses: Training more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, whether all student nurses in England beginning their studies in September 2020 will be eligible for the nursing bursary. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull North more like this
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Dame Diana Johnson more like this
star this property uin 3706 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
unstar this property answer text <p>As part of the Government’s commitment to deliver 50,000 more nurses, new and continuing students enrolled in an eligible pre-registration undergraduate or postgraduate nursing course at an English university from September 2020 will be eligible for the new financial support package. The NHS Business Services Authority will publish further information on the scheme as soon as possible.</p><p><strong> </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2020-01-20T16:17:16.363Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T16:17:16.363Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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1533
unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Diana Johnson more like this
1171123
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star this property date less than 2020-01-15more like thismore than 2020-01-15
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of VAT charges on medication on the finances of NHS Trusts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dulwich and West Norwood more like this
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Helen Hayes more like this
star this property uin 3856 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department has made no such assessment. While irrecoverable VAT will be charged to National Health Service trusts on most supplies of drugs and medicines made by pharmaceutical companies, the overall funding settlements made by the Department to individual trusts includes provision for all irrecoverable VAT incurred by them. As a result, there should be no negative impact of this VAT charge on the overall finances of the NHS.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2020-01-20T16:17:50.477Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T16:17:50.477Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4510
unstar this property label Biography information for Helen Hayes more like this
1170699
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star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Paramedical Staff: Training more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, whether his plans for restoring bursaries for nursing, midwifery and allied healthcare students will include Paramedic Science BSc students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Weaver Vale more like this
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Mike Amesbury more like this
star this property uin 3308 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-21more like thismore than 2020-01-21
unstar this property answer text <p>From the academic year 2020/21, new and continuing paramedic science students on eligible pre-registration undergraduate and postgraduate courses at English universities will receive an annual maintenance grant of at least £5,000 per academic year. Some paramedic science students may also be eligible for additional funding, including non-repayable financial support to help with childcare costs. The NHS Business Services Authority will be publishing further information as soon as possible.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
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less than 2020-01-21T11:35:23.153Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-21T11:35:23.153Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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4667
unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Amesbury more like this
1170728
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2020-01-14more like thismore than 2020-01-14
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Northwick Park Hospital: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar 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 and Social Care, what further steps he will take to tackle the high significant risk maintenance backlog at Northwick Park hospital; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 3130 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2020-01-20more like thismore than 2020-01-20
unstar this property answer text <p>Individual National Health Service organisations are responsible for maintaining their estates. NHS provider organisations invest in excess of £3 billion of capital annually. Providers should ensure capital investments are consistent with their clinical strategies and the delivery of safe, productive services</p><p>We recognise the challenge for providers in maintaining their existing estates and investing in new facilities. To support this, the Government announced £3.9 billion of additional capital funding in the 2017 Spring and Autumn Budgets and a further £2.1 billion boost of funding in 2019 - £1 billion for existing upgrade programmes to proceed and to tackle the most urgent infrastructure projects, £850 million for 20 hospital upgrades and £200 million for new MRI and CT scanners for 78 trusts.</p><p> </p><p>In September, the Government launched a new Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP), which will deliver a long-term, strategic investment in the future of the NHS, including a new hospital building programme – through which the Government plans to build 40 new hospitals over the next 10 years. Critical Infrastructure Risk was a key criterion when considering suitable schemes for the first phase of HIP.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Charnwood more like this
star this property answering member printed Edward Argar more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 3131 more like this
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less than 2020-01-20T16:23:37.863Zmore like thismore than 2020-01-20T16:23:37.863Z
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4362
star this property label Biography information for Edward Argar remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this