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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Life Expectancy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in life expectancy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204558 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-11more like thismore than 2019-01-11
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) was commissioned by the Department in 2018 to review trends in life expectancy and mortality in England. PHE’s review was released on 11 December 2018 and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recent-trends-in-mortality-in-england-review-and-data-packs" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/recent-trends-in-mortality-in-england-review-and-data-packs</a></p><p> </p><p>The review summarises the findings from the commission and suggests further work that could be undertaken, by PHE or others. It provides a review of official data to advance understanding of the trends in life expectancy and mortality in England, as well as more detail on specific population groups and specific causes of death, including insight into possible explanations for the trends observed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-01-11T12:10:18.513Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-11T12:10:18.513Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029363
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Health Services: Weather more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the NHS's preparations for winter. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204559 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>This Government recognises that winter, with demand placed on services with colder weather and seasonal flu, is a challenging time for the National Health Service as it is for health services around the world. Ministers meet weekly with our systems leaders in the NHS to ensure that our services are equipped for winter to support those who need them.</p><p> </p><p>This year the Government has supported the NHS with more than £420 million of winter funding. Although we are at the start of the winter period, the latest published NHS winter operational updates show that in December there have been fewer ambulance handover delays and diverts to other accident and emergency’s compared to last year. This means ambulances spend less time at hospitals and more time on the roads reaching patients.</p><p> </p><p>On 7 January 2019, I laid a written ministerial statement <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-statement/Commons/2019-01-07/HCWS1232/" target="_blank">HCWS1232</a> which sets out our preparations to help the NHS this winter.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T13:41:05.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T13:41:05.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029364
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Vacancies more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the level of staff shortages across the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204560 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service employs record numbers of staff, in 2018 - over 1.2 million or 1,074,209 full time equivalents. This is an increase of 63,100 since May 2010, with more staff than at any other time in its 70 year history and significant growth in newly qualified staff over the period from 2010. As at 30 September 2018, there were almost 103,000 healthcare vacancies in the NHS, which are largely filled by agency and bank staff.</p><p> </p><p>In 2018 we committed to:</p><p>- increasing NHS funding by an average of 3.4% per year, meaning that by 2023/24 the NHS will receive £20.5 billion a year more than it currently does;</p><p>- giving around one million NHS staff a well-deserved pay rise, with all staff receiving at least a 3% pay increase by the end of 2018/2019;</p><p>- increasing the number of training places for doctors, nurses and midwives, with more general practitioners than ever starting training in the NHS this year; and</p><p>- we are delivering an additional 1,500 undergraduate medical places, including an additional 90 places at Hull York Medical School and as part of the expansion opening five new medical schools across England.</p><p> </p><p>The NHS Long Term Plan, published on 7 January 2019, sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that over the next 10 years the NHS will have the staff it needs so that nurses and doctors have the time they need to care, working in a supportive culture that allows them to provide the expert compassionate care they are committed providing.</p><p> </p><p>My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has commissioned Baroness Dido Harding, working closely with Sir David Behan, to lead a number of programmes to engage with key NHS interests to develop a detailed workforce implementation plan. These programmes will consider detailed proposals to grow the workforce rapidly, including consideration of additional staff and skills required, build a supportive working culture in the NHS and ensure first rate leadership for NHS staff.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204569 more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T11:18:24.683Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T11:18:24.683Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4471
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1029365
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Waiting Lists more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of referral to treatment waiting times. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204561 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Constitution clearly describes the right of patients to start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral for non-urgent conditions.</p><p> </p><p>This year, the Government recognises that the standard of ensuring at least 92% of patients start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks is not being met. However, at present, over one million National Health Service patients start planned treatment with a consultant each month and the majority are seen and treated within a maximum of 18 weeks. Furthermore, we have reduced the number of people waiting the longest (over 52 weeks) to start treatment from almost 18,500 in 2010 to just under 3,000 in October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>For 2018/19, the Government has provided the NHS with an additional £1.6 billion to support and improve accident and emergency and elective care performance. Furthermore, the NHS Long Term Plan will set out how the NHS will develop over the coming years. This will be supported by an extra £20.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204567 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T14:24:47.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:24:47.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4471
star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029366
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on contingency planning for the UK leaving the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204562 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-14more like thismore than 2019-01-14
star this property answer text <p>This Government has been clear that we do not want or expect a ‘no deal’ scenario. However, it is the duty of a responsible Government to continue to prepare for a range of potential outcomes, including the event of ‘no deal’. The Department has undertaken extensive work to prepare for a ‘no deal’ scenario, including contingency planning, and we continue to take the necessary steps to ensure the country continues to operate smoothly from the day we leave.</p><p> </p><p>The Department is working with its partners across Government, arm’s length bodies and industry, to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union. The quality and safety of patient care is paramount in our preparedness plans.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is working to mitigate the impact of any potential delays at borders if there is ‘no deal’. Our planning aims to ensure that from the day the United Kingdom leaves the EU, we will have the necessary resources in place to maintain uninterrupted supplies of medicines and medical products.</p><p> </p><p>Over the course of August, September and October 2018, the Government published a series of technical notices, eight of which are specific to the health and care sector. Since then, we have published further guidance on preparing for a ‘no deal’ scenario.</p><p> </p><p>In preparation for the possibility of a ‘no deal’ exit, the Department, with the support of NHS England and Improvement and Public Health England, has set up a national Operational Response Centre (ORC), which is structured to be able to respond to any impacts on health and social care. This will lead on responding to disruptions to delivery and co-ordinate reporting across the health and care system; the Department has a wide pool of trained staff available to support this if needed. The ORC will work with the devolved administrations to respond to United Kingdom-wide incidents where appropriate.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2019-01-14T15:58:25.71Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-14T15:58:25.71Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4471
star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029368
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading General Practitioners: Labour Turnover more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to improve the retention level of GPs within the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204563 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) are working together with the profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why GPs are leaving the profession, and encourage GPs to return to practice.</p><p> </p><p>There is a broad offer available to support GPs to remain in the National Health Service including the GP Health Service, the GP Retention Scheme, and the GP Retention Fund.</p><p> </p><p>In May 2018, NHS England launched the £10 million GP Retention Fund, comprising of the Local Retention Fund (£7 million) and the Intensive Support Areas (£3 million) which will help GPs stay in the workforce by promoting new ways of working and offering additional support.</p><p> </p><p>Recognising that workload is one of the biggest issues impacting retention, NHS England is investing £30 million in the Releasing Time for Care Programme, which aims to help practices reduce their workload through spreading awareness of innovations and facilitating local programmes.</p><p> </p><p>Getting the skills mix right in general practice is also critical in addressing workload pressures as well as in delivering appropriate patient care. This will mean bigger teams of staff, providing a wider range of care options for patients and freeing up more time for GPs to focus on those with more complex needs. As of September 2018, there were over 3,700 more clinical staff, excluding GPs, working in general practice since 2015; consisting of over 600 more nurses and over 3,000 more other direct patient care.</p><p> </p><p>In addition to this work, the General Practice Partnership Review, an independent review into the partnership model to which practices work, will deliver its final report early this year. The independent review will consider key questions around workforce and workload and make a number of recommendations with the aim of ensuring general practice remains an excellent place to work.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T15:04:10.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T15:04:10.1Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4471
star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029369
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Visual Impairment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle preventable blindness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204564 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the concerns around reported avoidable sight loss very seriously. Following the All Party Parliamentary Group on Eye Health and Visual Impairment’s ‘See the Light’ report, initial meetings have been held with key stakeholders to discuss the Department and NHS England’s response to the report’s recommendations and these discussions are ongoing.</p><p> </p><p>Two key initiatives, Getting it Right First Time being led by NHS Improvement and the Elective Care Transformation Programme being led by NHS England have considered, as part of their programmes, what can be done to ensure patients do not suffer unnecessary delays in follow-up care for ophthalmology.</p><p> </p><p>Action is also being taken to reduce sight loss caused by medical conditions. On diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes which can lead to sight loss, a diabetic retinopathy screening programme led by Public Health England offered screening to 2.4 million eligible people in 2015/16.</p><p> </p><p>Early detection is also key and free National Health Service sight tests are available to those at increased risk of eye disease or likely to be deterred from seeking private tests on grounds of cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Winchester more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Steve Brine more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T15:05:38.493Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T15:05:38.493Z
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4067
star this property label Biography information for Steve Brine more like this
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4471
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1029371
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Mental Health Services: Staff more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of the mental health workforce. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204565 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the need to increase the mental health workforce to deliver its ambitious mental health transformation programme. To ensure that the National Health Service has an adequate workforce, Health Education England (HEE) published ‘Stepping Forward to 2020/21: The Mental Health Workforce Plan for England’. This plan sets out the Government’s ambition to deliver 21,000 new posts, professional and allied, across the mental health system, with the expectation that 19,000 of these places will be filled by staff employed directly by the NHS.</p><p> </p><p>The plan aims to increase the size of the mental health workforce through increased recruitment, improved retention and through development of new roles and ways of working to improve efficient use of the most qualified staff. A Mental Health Workforce Delivery Group, chaired by HEE and attended by the Department and its arm's-length bodies, was established shortly after publication to oversee implementation of the plan, through regional sustainability and transformation partnerships.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Thurrock more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T13:52:09.23Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T13:52:09.23Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Social Services: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the social care of (a) older people and (b) working-age disabled adults. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204566 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>During this Parliament, Government has taken steps to address the immediate pressures on the social care system, including giving councils access to up to £3.6 billion more dedicated funding for adult social care this year, which councils can use to provide vital services for older people and working age disabled adults. In addition, the budget announced a further £650 million to improve social care services and help reduce pressures on the National Health Service by supporting older people, people with disabilities and children in 2019-20. An additional £55 million of capital funding in 2018-19 for the Disabled Facilities Grant to provide home aids and adaptations for disabled children and adults on low incomes was also announced at the budget.</p><p> </p><p>In the longer term the Green Paper will consider the fundamental issues facing adult social care system, while funding for future years will be settled in the Spending Review where the overall approach to funding local government will be considered in the round.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Gosport more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Caroline Dinenage more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T14:23:35.13Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:23:35.13Z
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star this property label Biography information for Caroline Dinenage more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter
1029373
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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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 more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
unstar this property hansard heading NHS: Waiting Lists more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the pledges set out in the NHS Constitution on waiting times are met. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 204567 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Constitution clearly describes the right of patients to start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks from referral for non-urgent conditions.</p><p> </p><p>This year, the Government recognises that the standard of ensuring at least 92% of patients start consultant-led treatment within a maximum of 18 weeks is not being met. However, at present, over one million National Health Service patients start planned treatment with a consultant each month and the majority are seen and treated within a maximum of 18 weeks. Furthermore, we have reduced the number of people waiting the longest (over 52 weeks) to start treatment from almost 18,500 in 2010 to just under 3,000 in October 2018.</p><p> </p><p>For 2018/19, the Government has provided the NHS with an additional £1.6 billion to support and improve accident and emergency and elective care performance. Furthermore, the NHS Long Term Plan will set out how the NHS will develop over the coming years. This will be supported by an extra £20.5 billion a year in real terms by 2023/24.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 204561 more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T14:24:47.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:24:47.75Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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4471
star this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell remove filter