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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Children more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the results of the research project started in 2011 by the NHS Gender Identity Development Service Early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with gender identity disorder; and if not, whether they will arrange for the data gathered by that study to be made available to other researchers. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL15681 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The research is an ethically approved study being carried out by the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust since 2011, which is the largest provider of services for the alleviation of gender dysphoria in the United Kingdom.</p><p>The study will evaluate early pubertal suppression in a carefully selected group of adolescents with a clinical diagnosis of gender dysphoria. There are 44 young people taking part in the study.</p><p>The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has plans to publish the data <ins class="ministerial">on the blocker and cross-sex hormones, for those who were appropriate for this, as</ins><del class="ministerial">once</del> all of the young people in the study have reached <ins class="ministerial">this</ins><del class="ministerial">the</del> stage<ins class="ministerial">.</ins> <del class="ministerial">when a clinical decision is made about moving from pubertal suppressants to cross-sex hormones, which the Trust expects to occur in the next 12 months.</del></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:51:30.447Z
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less than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-31T15:30:59.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
1129191
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star this property date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Prescription Drugs more like this
star 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 and Social Care, how many prescriptions of (a) individual benzodiazepine drugs and (b) individual antidepressants were dispensed in the community in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bristol North West more like this
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Darren Jones more like this
star this property uin 259400 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Information on the number of prescription items from the Prescription Cost Analysis system for benzodiazepines and antidepressants written in the United Kingdom and dispensed in the community in England, for the year 2018 can be found in the attached tables.</p><p>The data available is at prescription item level by presentation. Prescriptions are prescribed either by a paper prescription form or via an Electronic Prescription Service message. Each single item written on the form is counted as a prescription item. No information is available for those prescriptions written but not dispensed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T16:51:00.313Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T16:51:00.313Z
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less than 2019-06-12T14:34:05.54Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property file name PQ259400 table formatted.docx more like this
star this property title Prescription data benzodiazipines & antidepressant more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Darren Jones more like this
1132035
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star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading General Practitioners more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the requirements for primary care networks to engage with the local community will be. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newton Abbot more like this
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Anne Marie Morris more like this
star this property uin 264406 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">Primary Care Networks (PCNs) are a new way for primary and community service organisations to work together. For PCNs to be successful they will need to work in partnership with local people and the communities they serve. Legal duties which currently apply to NHS service providers - including general practitioner practices - and commissioners around engagement and consultation will continue to be valid for PCNs.</ins></p></ins></p><p><del class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement, together with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, is developing a ’commercial framework’ setting out the parameters for the commercial approach for medicines in the health service in England.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">The commercial framework will support a single, transparent, robust and integrated pricing and market access process, and is being tested with and informed through consultation with stakeholders including the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">In preparation for public consultation in the coming months, NHS England is actively engaging with industry trade bodies and health system partners, in the first instance, to outline progress on the development of the commercial framework. The consultation on the draft framework is anticipated to be launched in Quarter 3 2019 with consultation events to be held in Manchester and London, and implementation of the commercial framework is expected to follow.</del></p>
star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T16:34:05.507Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T16:34:05.507Z
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less than 2019-06-19T08:36:30.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-19T08:36:30.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property answering member constituency South Ribble more like this
star this property answering member printed Seema Kennedy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Seema Kennedy more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Marie Morris more like this
1141704
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Children and Young People 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 and Social Care, how much each clinical commissioning group has spent on child and adolescent mental health services in each year since 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harborough more like this
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Neil O'Brien more like this
star this property uin 281781 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Information on spend on mental health provision for children and young people aged 0-25, by clinical commissioning group is not available prior to 2016/17. Details of spend for 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 is set out in the attached table. This includes spend on eating disorders but excludes spend on learning disabilities.</p><p>This information is included in the Mental Health Five Year Forward View Dashboard, published by NHS England, which is available at the following link:</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/taskforce/imp/mh-dashboard/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/mental-health/taskforce/imp/mh-dashboard/</a></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T17:34:25.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T17:34:25.64Z
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less than 2019-09-10T10:42:53.143Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-10T10:42:53.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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star this property file name PQ281781 attachment formatted.xlsx more like this
star this property title CAMHS Spend since 2013 more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Neil O'Brien more like this
1144144
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Dementia more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve dementia care research and support for carers of people with dementia across the UK. more like this
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Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
star this property uin HL17632 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government’s Dementia 2020 Challenge aims to make England the best country in the world for dementia care, support, awareness and research. The Government is committed to supporting research into dementia to find a disease-modifying treatment by 2025, and to help people with dementia live well with the condition. People participating in research are central to this effort, as are the health and social care staff who support their participation.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We expect all people who are newly diagnosed with dementia, and their carers, to receive information on opportunities to take part in research into dementia. By 2020, we expect all relevant staff to have received appropriate dementia training. This should include training relevant staff to be able to signpost interested individuals towards research via the Join Dementia Research service. We are also currently exploring options for increasing take-up of the more advanced Tier 2 training to everyone who needs it.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">We are committed to supporting carers to provide care in ways that protect and preserve their own health and wellbeing. In June 2018, we published the Carers Action Plan, a cross-Government programme of targeted work, including a £5 million Carers Innovation Fund to encourage innovative and creative ways of supporting carers. In addition, we are working with local government on a sector-led improvement programme of work focused on the implementation of the Care Act 2014 duties for carers.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Department funds research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The usual practice of the NIHR is not to ring-fence funds for expenditure on particular topics such as dementia. Research proposals in all areas compete for the funding available. The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health including dementia. These applications are subject to peer review and judged in open competition, with awards being made on the basis of the importance of the topic to patients and health and care services, value for money and scientific quality. In all disease areas, the amount of the NIHR’s funding depends on the volume and quality of scientific activity.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The NIHR funding for dementia research was £43.0 million in 2017/18, having increased from £27 million in 2013/14. Government spending overall on dementia research is running ahead of the Government’s 2020 Dementia Challenge commitment to maintain this at £300 million over five years. The total in 2017/18 was £82.5 million; £43 million via the NIHR, £36.3 million via the Medical Research Council and £3.2 million via the Economic and Social Research Council.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:58:38.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:58:38.627Z
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less than 2019-09-30T10:59:42.87Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T10:59:42.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hay of Ballyore more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Palliative Care: Finance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the additional £25 million announced for hospice and palliative services by the Prime Minister on 20 August will be (1) an annually recurring figure, and (2) in addition to current grants from, and contracts with, the NHS. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17641 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The £25 million announcement for hospices and National Health Service palliative care services relates to 2019/20 only and is in addition to current grants from, and contracts with, the NHS. NHS England’s expectation is that, as the NHS Long Term Plan progresses and more of the £33.9 billion additional investment becomes available to the front line, a separate funding stream of this nature should not be required. However, NHS England will keep this under review.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Levels of NHS-funded hospice care provision are determined locally by clinical commissioning groups and they are responsible for ensuring that the services they commission meet the needs of their local population. Commissioners should identify any gaps in local provision and put in place service development plans and any additional funding to address this identified need.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:59:00.45Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:59:00.45Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:01:02.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:01:02.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Palliative Care: Finance more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with NHS England to ensure that any contracts between the NHS and the providers of hospice and palliative care services will be for a minimum three year period to provide certainty of funding. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17642 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The £25 million announcement for hospices and National Health Service palliative care services relates to 2019/20 only and is in addition to current grants from, and contracts with, the NHS. NHS England’s expectation is that, as the NHS Long Term Plan progresses and more of the £33.9 billion additional investment becomes available to the front line, a separate funding stream of this nature should not be required. However, NHS England will keep this under review.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">Levels of NHS-funded hospice care provision are determined locally by clinical commissioning groups and they are responsible for ensuring that the services they commission meet the needs of their local population. Commissioners should identify any gaps in local provision and put in place service development plans and any additional funding to address this identified need.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:59:04.127Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:59:04.127Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:00:39.15Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:00:39.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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2024
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
1144882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
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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 direct the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London to withdraw their prohibition on single women receiving fertility treatment on the NHS as laid out in the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17716 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial"> <p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:40.413Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:40.413Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:20:55.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:20:55.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement contained in page 34 of the South East London Treatment Access Policy Document 2019/20 that "because of the known disadvantage that providing assisted conception to a single woman would cause both the child and the mother, funding of assisted conception for single women is not available". more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL17717 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:57:57.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:57:57.587Z
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property hansard heading Fertility: Medical Treatments more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct the Clinical Commissioning Groups in South East London to publish the evidence it relied on in developing its policy of not providing fertility treatment to single women. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The level of provision of local health services, including fertility treatment, available to patients is, and has been since the 1990s, a matter for local healthcare commissioners, who must consider the needs and priorities of all their population. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have the current statutory responsibility to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment should always be based on patients’ clinical needs.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The Secretary of State has no power to direct individual CCGs in relation to their commissioning functions. The Department has no role in the oversight of individual CCG board activities. If there are concerns about provision of care, we expect NHS England to ensure the CCG is not breaching its statutory responsibility to provide services that meet the needs of the local population. Where performance concerns are identified, NHS England has the ability to exercise formal legal powers to either provide an enhanced support to a CCG, or in rare circumstances to intervene where it is believed that a CCG is failing, or is at risk of failing, to discharge its functions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England has advised that the CCGs in south east London have agreed to undertake a rapid review of the NHS South East London’s Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to access criteria for funding in vitro fertilisation (IVF) by the end of November 2019. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The CCGs have made a public apology for any offence caused by the wording in the Treatment Access Policy Document in relation to single women’s access to IVF treatment and the review document it refers to and agree that this wording is unacceptable. The statement on page 34 is based on evidence from a review of literature undertaken in 2011 by commissioners and public health doctors. The review references literature available at the time.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The rapid review will also specifically consider issues relating to equality and discrimination in relation to single women. The CCGs will publish the review alongside any changes to the revision of the policy.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">NHS England and NHS Improvement are aware that the CCGs are undertaking a review of the policy, as the body responsible for that policy. All CCG governing bodies were asked to review and approve any changes to the NHS South East London Treatment Access Policy made for 2019/20.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">In taking clinical decisions about fertility treatment and taking account of their public sector equality duty, CCGs should make assessments based on clinical infertility and not on relationship status.</ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:58:20.26Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:58:20.26Z
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less than 2019-09-30T11:18:50.033Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-30T11:18:50.033Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this