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star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2014, Official Report, column 391W, on radiotherapy, when hospitals with contractual arrangements with NHS England are instructed by NHS England to treat patients presenting as clinically urgent at the hospital's own financial risk while NHS England decides whether to fund the patient, what guidelines are in place for those hospitals which have followed that instruction on receiving reimbursement for such expenditure if NHS England subsequently refuses to fund the treatment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 208935 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
unstar this property answer text <p>University College London Hospital (UCLH) located in Queen’s Square does not provide gamma knife services. However, an independent provider called Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre Limited based at a site in Queen’s Square owned by ULCH does. Individual funding requests are, therefore, submitted by Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre Limited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England became responsible for commissioning radiotherapy services on 1 April 2013 and has no record of University Hospital College London notifying commissioners that it was a provider of this service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where contractual arrangements exist between NHS England and the hospital providing treatment, all patients will be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with those contractual agreements. It is only where providers treat outside the required contractual agreements that they do so at their own financial risk. However, as NHS England commissions gamma knife services, and we understand there is no waiting list, it is highly unlikely that the clinically urgent situation described in the question would arise.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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208936 more like this
208937 more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T14:56:52.2867049Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T14:56:52.2867049Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
91452
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy 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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2014, Official Report, column 391W, on radiotherapy, whether University Hospital College London included the provision of Gamma Knife Services at its Queen Square site in its notification log to commissioners for the financial year 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 208936 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 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
unstar this property answer text <p>University College London Hospital (UCLH) located in Queen’s Square does not provide gamma knife services. However, an independent provider called Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre Limited based at a site in Queen’s Square owned by ULCH does. Individual funding requests are, therefore, submitted by Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre Limited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England became responsible for commissioning radiotherapy services on 1 April 2013 and has no record of University Hospital College London notifying commissioners that it was a provider of this service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where contractual arrangements exist between NHS England and the hospital providing treatment, all patients will be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with those contractual agreements. It is only where providers treat outside the required contractual agreements that they do so at their own financial risk. However, as NHS England commissions gamma knife services, and we understand there is no waiting list, it is highly unlikely that the clinically urgent situation described in the question would arise.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
208935 more like this
208937 more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T14:56:52.3804293Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T14:56:52.3804293Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
91453
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy 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, pursuant to the Answer of 5 September 2014, Official Report, column 391W, on radiotherapy, whether individual funding requests to NHS England to provide Gamma Knife treatment at University College Hospital London's Queen Square site are made directly by University College Hospital London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 208937 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 2014-10-15more like thismore than 2014-10-15
unstar this property answer text <p>University College London Hospital (UCLH) located in Queen’s Square does not provide gamma knife services. However, an independent provider called Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre Limited based at a site in Queen’s Square owned by ULCH does. Individual funding requests are, therefore, submitted by Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre Limited.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>NHS England became responsible for commissioning radiotherapy services on 1 April 2013 and has no record of University Hospital College London notifying commissioners that it was a provider of this service.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Where contractual arrangements exist between NHS England and the hospital providing treatment, all patients will be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with those contractual agreements. It is only where providers treat outside the required contractual agreements that they do so at their own financial risk. However, as NHS England commissions gamma knife services, and we understand there is no waiting list, it is highly unlikely that the clinically urgent situation described in the question would arise.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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208935 more like this
208936 more like this
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less than 2014-10-15T14:56:52.4852704Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-15T14:56:52.4852704Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
79382
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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy 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, pursuant to the Answer of 21 July 2014, Official Report, column 1007W, on radiotherapy, in what respects University College Hospital London has failed to meet NHS England's service specifications for gamma knife services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 206965 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>University College Hospitals London (UCHL) did not apply to be a contracted provider of gamma knife services for NHS England. For this reason it has not been formally assessed against the service specification. The gamma knife referred to is owned and operated by Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre (QSRC) Ltd, a private company wholly owned by Medical Equipment Solutions Limited, in premises owned by UCLH under a commercial agreement with UCLH.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the National Health Service was going through a major transition in 2013-14 it was decided at that time that there should be no new market entrants for stereotactic radiotherapy services. Therefore only existing commissioned providers were asked to identify the services that they considered themselves to be providing, and UCLH did not express an interest in respect to gamma knife treatment. QSRC Ltd is not an existing NHS England commissioned provider and therefore was not assessed against the service specification.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All patients need to be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with contractual agreements with providers. If providers treat outside the required contractual agreements then they do so at their own financial risk, and this is why NHS England instructs hospitals to this effect where no contractual arrangement is in place.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206974 more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T13:32:07.4497997Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T13:32:07.4497997Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
79389
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy 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, if he will investigate the reasons why NHS England is instructing hospitals with patients presenting as clinically urgent to treat such patients with innovative radiotherapy at the hospital's financial risk while it decides whether to fund the patient; and if he will issue guidelines on how hospitals which have followed that instruction will receive reimbursement for such expenditure if NHS England subsequently refuses to fund the treatment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 206974 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 2014-09-05more like thismore than 2014-09-05
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>University College Hospitals London (UCHL) did not apply to be a contracted provider of gamma knife services for NHS England. For this reason it has not been formally assessed against the service specification. The gamma knife referred to is owned and operated by Queen’s Square Radiotherapy Centre (QSRC) Ltd, a private company wholly owned by Medical Equipment Solutions Limited, in premises owned by UCLH under a commercial agreement with UCLH.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the National Health Service was going through a major transition in 2013-14 it was decided at that time that there should be no new market entrants for stereotactic radiotherapy services. Therefore only existing commissioned providers were asked to identify the services that they considered themselves to be providing, and UCLH did not express an interest in respect to gamma knife treatment. QSRC Ltd is not an existing NHS England commissioned provider and therefore was not assessed against the service specification.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>All patients need to be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with contractual agreements with providers. If providers treat outside the required contractual agreements then they do so at their own financial risk, and this is why NHS England instructs hospitals to this effect where no contractual arrangement is in place.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206965 more like this
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less than 2014-09-05T13:32:07.7570988Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-05T13:32:07.7570988Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
78016
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, for what reasons NHS England is instructing hospitals with patients presenting as clinically urgent to treat such patients with innovative radiotherapy at the hospital's financial risk while it decides whether to fund the patient; and how hospitals which have followed that instruction receive reimbursement for that expenditure if NHS England subsequently refuses to fund the treatment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 205954 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is an independent arm’s length body and since 1 April 2013, it has been responsible for commissioning all radiotherapy services, including stereotactic radiosurgery. Gamma Knife treatment has been available to all patients who meet clinical criteria, without the need for individual funding requests, under NHS England’s national clinical commissioning policies for specialised services.</p><p> </p><p>University College London Hospitals is not contracted by NHS England, nor was it contracted by former primary care trusts, to provide Gamma Knife services. It is for this reason that National Health Service patients cannot normally be treated at this facility. Instead, NHS patients requiring Gamma Knife treatment should be treated by the Gamma Knife services commissioned by the NHS, that have been shown to meet NHS England service specifications. These can be accessed by patients in London without a waiting time, fully maintaining the continuity of their care and normally with the same consultant and clinical team.</p><p> </p><p>All patients need to be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with contractual agreements with providers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 206028 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:30:36.3565974Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:30:36.3565974Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
78005
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will request NHS England to authorise the use of Gamma Knife for NHS patients at University College Hospital London. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 206028 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 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
unstar this property answer text <p>NHS England is an independent arm’s length body and since 1 April 2013, it has been responsible for commissioning all radiotherapy services, including stereotactic radiosurgery. Gamma Knife treatment has been available to all patients who meet clinical criteria, without the need for individual funding requests, under NHS England’s national clinical commissioning policies for specialised services.</p><p> </p><p>University College London Hospitals is not contracted by NHS England, nor was it contracted by former primary care trusts, to provide Gamma Knife services. It is for this reason that National Health Service patients cannot normally be treated at this facility. Instead, NHS patients requiring Gamma Knife treatment should be treated by the Gamma Knife services commissioned by the NHS, that have been shown to meet NHS England service specifications. These can be accessed by patients in London without a waiting time, fully maintaining the continuity of their care and normally with the same consultant and clinical team.</p><p> </p><p>All patients need to be treated in accordance with the prescribed clinical pathways and in line with contractual agreements with providers.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 205954 more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T16:30:36.1320635Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T16:30:36.1320635Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
61875
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star this property date less than 2014-06-13more like thismore than 2014-06-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 24 March 2014, Official Report, column 132W, on radiotherapy, what reports he has received on the reasons NHS England has paid for Gamma Knife treatment at University College Hospital London (UCHL) for a patient with an acoustic neuroma referred to UCHL from Bournemouth and Poole Hospital. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 200728 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>For reasons of patient confidentiality, it is not possible to comment explicitly on either case referred to. However, any primary care trust authorisations made for the gamma knife prior to 1 April 2013 were honoured by NHS England and the invoice associated with the agreed work was paid. University College London Hospitals (UCLH) were required to forward any referrals made after 1 April 2013 to NHS England, along the prescribed pathway, in accordance with the contract between the two. No invoices for work carried out by Queen's Square Radiotherapy Centre at its own risk on behalf of UCLH have been paid by NHS England for referrals after 1 April 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 200731 more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T15:44:40.325249Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T15:44:40.325249Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
61873
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star this property date less than 2014-06-13more like thismore than 2014-06-13
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Radiotherapy more like this
star this property house id 1 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, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2014, Official Report, column 61W, on radiotherapy, what reports he has received of the reasons NHS England has paid for gamma knife treatment at University College Hospital London for a patient referred there from Plymouth Derriford Hospital by James Palmer, NHS England's Clinical Director of Specialised Commissioning. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 200731 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
unstar this property answer text <p>For reasons of patient confidentiality, it is not possible to comment explicitly on either case referred to. However, any primary care trust authorisations made for the gamma knife prior to 1 April 2013 were honoured by NHS England and the invoice associated with the agreed work was paid. University College London Hospitals (UCLH) were required to forward any referrals made after 1 April 2013 to NHS England, along the prescribed pathway, in accordance with the contract between the two. No invoices for work carried out by Queen's Square Radiotherapy Centre at its own risk on behalf of UCLH have been paid by NHS England for referrals after 1 April 2013.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 200728 more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T15:44:40.0908772Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T15:44:40.0908772Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this
100180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS England 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, how many meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health has had with James Palmer, Clinical Director for Specialised Commissioning at NHS England since 1 April 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wells more like this
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Tessa Munt remove filter
star this property uin 211213 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 2014-10-28more like thismore than 2014-10-28
unstar this property answer text <p>I have had no meetings with James Palmer, Clinical Director for Specialised Commissioning at NHS England since 1 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>There is regular contact between Departmental officials and Clinical Directors at NHS England, including the Clinical Director for Specialised Commissioning.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-10-28T17:45:28.5017361Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-28T17:45:28.5017361Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4089
unstar this property label Biography information for Tessa Munt more like this