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unstar this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
star this property hansard heading Gender Recognition: Young People 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, what steps have been taken in the last six months to reduce the waiting time for transsexual youths at the Tavistock Hospital Gender Identity Clinic. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 256374 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 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is working with NHS England to develop and implement measures to reduce waiting times. NHS England has increased funding for the Trust’s Gender Identity Development Service (GIDS) by around 150% since 2015/16, but the Trust continues to face challenges in recruiting clinical staff in GIDs with significant experience and expertise.</p><p>The service has trialled several initiatives to provide support to young people who are referred, this includes - but is not limited to:</p><p>- an ongoing recruitment drive;</p><p>- initiatives to actively manage the waiting list offering consultations to local services in complex cases while they wait for specialist input;</p><p>- consultation sessions with local mental health services and group sessions with children under 10 years of age;</p><p>- regularly reviewing communication around the waiting lists to equip young people with information which is as accurate as possible about their wait;</p><p>- reviewing policies and procedures around first appointments, for example looking at Did Not Attend (DNA) policies to ensure those offered appointments to take them up;</p><p>- giving more attention to clinically appropriate timely transitions between the Trust’s gender identity service and adult services; and</p><p>- clinician operated ‘helpline’ for urgent enquiries/concerns from young people, their families and referrers on the waiting list.</p><p>NHS England has also committed to reviewing the service specification for GIDS in 2019/20.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T14:26:43.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:26:43.147Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2018-07-03more like thismore than 2018-07-03
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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
star this property hansard heading Drugs: Licensing 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, if he will close the legal loopholes to make the market for unlicensed medicinal products less restricted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 160334 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 2018-07-06more like thismore than 2018-07-06
star this property answer text <p>The Medicines and Health products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Government body responsible for the safety and licensing of medicines in the United Kingdom, is not aware of any legal loopholes for the supply of human unlicensed medicinal products.</p><p> </p><p>Before a human medicine can be marketed or sold in the UK, a number of licences are required. The product itself must have a licence called a ‘marketing authorisation’ unless an exemption applies.</p><p> </p><p>UK medicines legislation contains a provision for the supply of an unlicensed medicine (commonly known as ‘specials’) which is provided for by way of an exemption from the requirement for a marketing authorisation. In the interests of public health this exemption is narrowly drawn because these products, unlike products holding a marketing authorisation, will not have been assessed and approved against the criteria of safety, quality and efficacy in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Unlicensed medicines can be manufactured in the UK under European Union good manufacturing practice or imported into the UK by the holder of an appropriate licence issued by the MHRA.</p><p> </p><p>Notifications prior to importation of unlicensed medicines are required and are assessed by the MHRA and objections may be raised where there are prohibitive safety or quality concerns. Any person that sells or supplies an unlicensed medicine is required to keep records and report suspected adverse drug reactions.</p>
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star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-07-06T12:28:35.367Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-06T12:28:35.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter
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unstar this property date less than 2018-06-26more like thismore than 2018-06-26
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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
star this property hansard heading Mental Health: Children 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, what plans his Department has to work with NSPCC to reduce the rate of children experiencing suicidal thoughts. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Wera Hobhouse more like this
star this property uin 157837 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 2018-07-02more like thismore than 2018-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Responding to suicide and self-harm in children and young people is a key priority in the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The Department works with a range of stakeholders on suicide prevention, including voluntary and charitable sector organisations, through the National Suicide Prevention Strategy Advisory Group. The Department welcomes the opportunity to work with any organisation, including the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC), on suicide prevention issues.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government supports the NSPCC through an £8 million grant over four years (up to 2020), as a contribution to funding both ChildLine and the NSPCC’s National Helpline (for anyone with concerns or worries about a child).</p> more like this
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star this property answering member printed Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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less than 2018-07-02T14:06:27.167Zmore like thismore than 2018-07-02T14:06:27.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jackie Doyle-Price more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Wera Hobhouse remove filter