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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government holds the National Health Service to account for achieving parity of esteem as required by the Health and Social Care Act 2012, through setting objectives in the NHS England Mandate for 2013-15 and the refreshed Mandate for 2014-15. In addition to measuring progress on specific objectives in the Mandate, outcomes for mental health patients are monitored through the NHS Outcomes Framework, which forms an essential part of the way in which the Secretary of State holds NHS England to account.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our recently published five-year plan,<em> Achieving Better Access to Mental Health Services by 2020,</em> sets out action the Government is taking to provide better access to mental health services within the next year, including the first ever national waiting time standards for mental health services. It also sets out our vision for further progress by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>£40 million in additional funding has been identified to enable change in the current financial year, and a further £80 million will be freed up for 2015-16 to support implementation of waiting times in mental health services.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Whitley Council allowance for “<em>nursing patients with infectious communicable diseases</em>” ended when Agenda for Change (AfC) started in December 2004.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is because AfC pay bands are related to the National Health Service job evaluation scheme. AfC was designed to ensure equal pay for staff carrying out work rated as ‘equivalent’ or ‘of equal value’. Factors which determined the need for Whitley allowances are measured in AfC by job evaluation. This determines the pay band which feeds through to pay.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Decisions relating to the banding of NHS staff, including nurses and midwives, are matters for the NHS organisation concerned as the employer. They are best placed to determine the content of individual jobs.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord MacKenzie of Culkein more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>National data is not available on the percentage of patients accessing talking therapies who are offered a choice of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) approved psychological therapies.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NICE has recommended a range of psychological therapeutic interventions in its clinical guidelines, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Interpersonal therapy, brief dynamic interpersonal therapy, couple therapy for depression and counselling for depression.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Not all psychological therapeutic interventions therapies are appropriate for all patients. The decision on the most appropriate therapy for each patient should be made between a patient and their clinician.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In 2012, the Department agreed significant additional investment of £22 million in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) over three years up to 2015. The additional funding will be used to extend the range and availability of evidence-based therapies and is in addition to the investment made in 2010 of £400 million in the IAPT programme up to 2015.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Average national waiting times in each of the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 will not be published as information on waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services is not collected centrally. There is anecdotal evidence of increasing waiting times in some areas. We do not know whether or not this is due to an increase in referrals or in the prevalence of mental health conditions but will be seeking further information by commissioning a survey into the prevalence of mental illness in children and young people.</p><p> </p><p><br> <br></p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministers of the Department of Health have had no meetings with their European Union counterparts about treatment strategies for scoliosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine to the sides but is not considered a disease and does not always require treatment. However, for those in which the condition causes a long-term problem, the Department in its mandate to NHS England sets out plans to enhance the quality of life for all patients with a long-term condition, including those affected by scoliosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance in June 2014 which states that the ‘Magnetic Expansion Control System should be considered for children aged 2 and over with scoliosis, who need surgery to correct their curved spine’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information concerning the number of finished consultant episodes for patients with a primary diagnosis of scoliosis in the last five years is attached. It should be noted that these figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year. Data also capture a small number of no-surgical interventions, such as drug treatments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cost of treating a patient aged 19 years and over with scoliosis or other spinal deformity in one episode of care under a consultant is £1,368. This is the national average unit cost reported by NHS trusts and foundation trusts in 2012-13 reference costs submitted to the Department. This national average unit cost varies from £924 for patients with the lowest level of complications and comorbidities to £2,412 for patients with the highest level of complications and comorbidities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministers of the Department of Health have had no meetings with their European Union counterparts about treatment strategies for scoliosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine to the sides but is not considered a disease and does not always require treatment. However, for those in which the condition causes a long-term problem, the Department in its mandate to NHS England sets out plans to enhance the quality of life for all patients with a long-term condition, including those affected by scoliosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance in June 2014 which states that the ‘Magnetic Expansion Control System should be considered for children aged 2 and over with scoliosis, who need surgery to correct their curved spine’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information concerning the number of finished consultant episodes for patients with a primary diagnosis of scoliosis in the last five years is attached. It should be noted that these figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year. Data also capture a small number of no-surgical interventions, such as drug treatments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cost of treating a patient aged 19 years and over with scoliosis or other spinal deformity in one episode of care under a consultant is £1,368. This is the national average unit cost reported by NHS trusts and foundation trusts in 2012-13 reference costs submitted to the Department. This national average unit cost varies from £924 for patients with the lowest level of complications and comorbidities to £2,412 for patients with the highest level of complications and comorbidities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The commissioning responsibilities of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are set out in the NHS Act 2006, The National Health Service Commissioning Board and Clinical Commissioning Groups (Responsibilities and Standing Rules) Regulations 2012 and The National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups— Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2013, as amended.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>NHS England has responsibility for issuing guidance to CCGs.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Ministers of the Department of Health have had no meetings with their European Union counterparts about treatment strategies for scoliosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Scoliosis is the abnormal curvature of the spine to the sides but is not considered a disease and does not always require treatment. However, for those in which the condition causes a long-term problem, the Department in its mandate to NHS England sets out plans to enhance the quality of life for all patients with a long-term condition, including those affected by scoliosis.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published guidance in June 2014 which states that the ‘Magnetic Expansion Control System should be considered for children aged 2 and over with scoliosis, who need surgery to correct their curved spine’.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Information concerning the number of finished consultant episodes for patients with a primary diagnosis of scoliosis in the last five years is attached. It should be noted that these figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year. Data also capture a small number of no-surgical interventions, such as drug treatments.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The cost of treating a patient aged 19 years and over with scoliosis or other spinal deformity in one episode of care under a consultant is £1,368. This is the national average unit cost reported by NHS trusts and foundation trusts in 2012-13 reference costs submitted to the Department. This national average unit cost varies from £924 for patients with the lowest level of complications and comorbidities to £2,412 for patients with the highest level of complications and comorbidities.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Bob Russell more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Public Health England has not made an assessment of the impact of uptake of varicella vaccination on the risk of stroke in children and young adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which provides the Government with expert advice on immunisation matters, has not recommended a universal varicella (chickenpox) immunisation programme for children or young adults.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Varicella immunisation is recommended to protect those people who are at most risk of serious illness. This is done by immunising specific individuals who are in regular or close contact with those at risk, including non-immune healthcare workers and close household contacts of immunocompromised individuals, such as siblings of a child with leukaemia or a child whose parent is undergoing chemotherapy.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Iain Wright more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Public Health Outcomes Framework launched in 2012 includes an indicator on preventable sight loss which tracks sight loss due to the three main causes: age related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Data has been published for 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 and the number of people aged 12 years and above who lost their eye sight from diabetes is shown in the following table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A sight loss indicator per 100,000 people for England for each of the three years is also included. The source of the data is Public Health England’s outcomes website and the links to the data are below the table.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Indicator</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Indicator value per 100,000 population</p></td><td><p>Number of people who lost their eye sight from diabetes</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4.12iii - Preventable sight loss - diabetic eye disease</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td><td><p>1,611</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4.12iii - Preventable sight loss - diabetic eye disease</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>3.8</p></td><td><p>1,755</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>4.12iii - Preventable sight loss - diabetic eye disease</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>3.5</p></td><td><p>1,592</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><em>Source:</em></p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.phoutcomes.info/search/Preventable%20sight%20loss%20%20%20diabetic%20eye%20disease#gid/1/pat/6/ati/102/page/4/par/E12000004/are/E06000015" target="_blank">http://www.phoutcomes.info/search/Preventable%20sight%20loss%20%20%20diabetic%20eye%20disease#gid/1/pat/6/ati/102/page/4/par/E12000004/are/E06000015</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.phoutcomes.info/search/Preventable%20sight%20loss%20%20%20diabetic%20eye%20disease#gid/1/pat/6/ati/102/page/9/par/E12000004/are/E06000015" target="_blank">http://www.phoutcomes.info/search/Preventable%20sight%20loss%20%20%20diabetic%20eye%20disease#gid/1/pat/6/ati/102/page/9/par/E12000004/are/E06000015</a></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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unstar this property label Biography information for Liz Kendall more like this