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star this property date less than 2020-06-01more like thismore than 2020-06-01
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Housing Allowance: Young People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Centrepoint's Chance to Move On campaign, what plans her Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to include homeless people aged under 25 in (a) Coventry South constituency and (b) the UK in the Shared Accommodation Rate exemption for homeless people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 52553 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-10more like thismore than 2020-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Currently those aged 25-34 who have spent 3 months in a homeless hostel for the purposes of rehabilitation/re-settlement are exempt from the shared accommodation rate throughout the UK. As announced in the Spring Budget earlier this year, the Government will amend legislation to extend this exemption to those under 25.</p><p> </p><p>As well as legislation, the change to the shared accommodation rate exemption will require amendments to local authority and universal credit IT systems therefore it will take time to implement.</p><p> </p><p>In the meantime, for individuals who may require more support and whose circumstances may make it difficult for them to share accommodation, Discretionary Housing Payments are available.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2011 the Government has provided over £1bn to local authorities to help support vulnerable claimants with housing costs. In addition, at the spending round last year, we announced an extra £40 million for DHPs in 2020/21 in England and Wales, helping to tackle affordability pressures in the private rented sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-06-10T16:07:14.98Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-10T16:07:14.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-12more like thismore than 2020-06-12
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Housing Allowance: Coronavirus 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 Work and Pensions, what plans she has for Local Housing Allowance (LHA) in the next Spending Review; whether she has plans to allocate additional funding to (a) mitigate the effect of the four-year freeze to LHA and (b) support renters facing financial difficulties as a result of the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 59257 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-17more like thismore than 2020-06-17
star this property answer text <p>In response to Covid-19 we increased Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rates to the 30<sup>th</sup> percentile of local rents, providing additional financial support for private renters. This significant investment of almost £1 billion, ensures over 1 million households will see an increase, on average, of £600 per year.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>For renters whose circumstances mean they may require more support, Discretionary Housing Payments are also available. We have already provided £180m in Discretionary Housing Payment funding to local authorities to support vulnerable claimants with housing costs in the private and social rented sector in England and Wales for 2020/21. This includes an extra £40m announced at the spending round.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-06-17T17:10:10.74Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-17T17:10:10.74Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-06-15more like thismore than 2020-06-15
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Universal Credit 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 Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to align the universal credit standard allowance for claimants under the age of 25 living independently with the standard allowance for those over the age of twenty five. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 59623 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-06-18more like thismore than 2020-06-18
star this property answer text <p>We have increased the Universal Credit standard allowance for all claimants (including those Under 25) by £20 per week for the next 12 months – equivalent to up to £1,040 a year.</p><p> </p><p>This is in addition to the 1.7% inflation increase (announced Nov 2019) as part of the Government’s decision to end the benefits freeze and means more financial support for millions of people across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to further increase the Universal Credit standard allowance for Under 25s.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-06-18T16:41:11.01Zmore like thismore than 2020-06-18T16:41:11.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date less than 2020-08-28more like thismore than 2020-08-28
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Security Benefits: Uprating 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 Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to up-rate legacy benefits in line with universal credit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 82494 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2020-09-08more like thismore than 2020-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Employment and Support Allowance, Jobseeker’s Allowance and Income Support were increased by 1.7% in April 2020 following the Government’s announcement to end the benefit freeze.</p><p> </p><p>It has always been the case that claimants on legacy benefits can make a claim for Universal Credit (UC) if they believe that they will be better off. There are special arrangements for those in receipt of the Severe Disability Premium, who will be able to make a new claim to Universal Credit from January 2021.</p><p> </p><p>Claimants should check their eligibility before applying to UC as legacy benefits will end when they submit their claim and they will not be able to return to them in the future. For this reason, prospective claimants are signposted to independent benefits calculators on GOV.UK. Neither DWP nor HMRC can advise individual claimants whether they would be better off moving to UC or remaining on legacy benefits.</p><p> </p><p>From 22 July 2020, a two-week run on of Income Support, Employment and Support Allowance (IR) and Jobseeker’s Allowance (IB) is available for all claimants whose claim to UC ends entitlement to these benefits, to provide additional support for claimants moving to UC.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2020-09-08T09:07:44.3Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-08T09:07:44.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date less than 2021-05-20more like thismore than 2021-05-20
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Food Poverty 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 Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on steps taken in response to the Trussell Trust's State of Hunger report, published on 12 May 2021. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 4722 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2021-05-27more like thismore than 2021-05-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government has long-championed the principle that the best and most sustainable way to tackle poverty is by supporting people to move into and to progress in work wherever possible. Before the pandemic, this approach had seen record levels of employment, the strongest growth in household incomes for almost 20 years, and 1.3 million fewer people, including 300,000 children, in absolute poverty, after housing costs compared with 2010.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>Throughout the pandemic, Government departments have worked together to deliver support to help people cope with its the financial effects including, for example, on the Covid Winter Support Package. Part of this package included the Covid Winter Grant and Covid Local Support Grant, together totalling £269m administered by local authorities to help the most vulnerable stay warm and well fed, with the principal focus on children.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>The Holiday Activities and Food Fund, which provides healthy meals, enriching activities and nutritional education, as well as signposting families to wider local support, has received £220m of funding for the major school holidays in 2021.</p><p><em> </em></p><p>As we recover from the pandemic, Departments will continue to work together to deliver a number of key cross-cutting outcomes linked to the 2020 Spending Review. These outcomes include addressing poverty through enabling progression into work and increasing financial resilience. DWP is leading this work in collaboration with other Departments including, in particular, HMT, DfE, MHCLG and Defra.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2021-05-27T14:05:20.627Zmore like thismore than 2021-05-27T14:05:20.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date less than 2021-10-15more like thismore than 2021-10-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of commissioning an independent review of childcare funding and affordability in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 57397 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2021-10-20more like thismore than 2021-10-20
star this property answer text <p>The department’s officials are in regular discussions with Her Majesty's Treasury, and as we prepare for the forthcoming Spending Review settlement for the 2022-23 financial year and beyond, we will continue to press the importance of the early years sector across government. We will not be launching an independent review of childcare at this time.</p><p>This issue was debated in Westminster Hall on 13 September pursuant to e-petition 586700, and I refer the hon. Member for Coventry South to the transcript of this debate available here: <a href="https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-09-13/debates/55E6BB12-54B7-4C08-8D68-00140DFFB5B1/Childcare" target="_blank">https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-09-13/debates/55E6BB12-54B7-4C08-8D68-00140DFFB5B1/Childcare</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2021-10-20T15:52:24.11Zmore like thismore than 2021-10-20T15:52:24.11Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2022-06-01more like thismore than 2022-06-01
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Finance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to meet Sense's call for a £34.3 million multi-sensory impairment (MSI) education fund to ensure that children who need a trained MSI teacher have access to one. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 11883 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-06-10more like thismore than 2022-06-10
star this property answer text <p>The department is committed to ensuring that children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), including those with multi-sensory impairments, receive the support they need to succeed in their early years, at school, and at college.</p><p> </p><p>High needs funding, which is specifically for supporting children with more complex SEND, including those with multi-sensory impairment, is increasing by £1 billion in the 2022/23 financial year, bringing the overall total funding for high needs to £9.1 billion. This unprecedented increase of 13%, compared to the 2021/22 financial year, comes as well as the £1.5 billion increase over the last two years.</p><p> </p><p>The department has no current plans to create a new funding stream specifically for the education of children with multi-sensory impairment. Under the Children and Families Act 2014, local authorities and schools have responsibilities for supporting all children and young people with SEND, including those with multi-sensory impairments. As a result, they are best placed to decide how to prioritise their spending on the range of resources and activities that will best support their pupils.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2022-06-10T11:39:37.137Zmore like thismore than 2022-06-10T11:39:37.137Z
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star this property date less than 2022-07-21more like thismore than 2022-07-21
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs: Hearing Impairment 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 Education, with reference to the National Deaf Children’s Society policy briefing on the SEND review, published on 4 July 2022, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department’s policies of that briefing's findings and proposals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-09-06more like thismore than 2022-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Over the course of the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Review, and throughout the consultation period on the department’s SEND and Alternative Provision (AP) Green Paper, the department has spoken to many children and young people, their families, and those working in the SEND sector to understand more about the challenges facing the system. This includes meetings with the National Deaf Children’s Society.</p><p>The consultation on the Green Paper has recently closed and the department is carefully considering the responses we have received. This includes considering reports such as the one from the National Deaf Children’s Society. The department has committed to publishing the department’s response to the consultation alongside a national SEND and AP implementation strategy later this year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2022-09-06T08:27:26.52Zmore like thismore than 2022-09-06T08:27:26.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
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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 Bladder Cancer 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 her Department is taking to improve the (a) treatment, (b) diagnosis and (c) survival rates for people with bladder cancer. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 52015 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-10-05more like thismore than 2022-10-05
star this property answer text <p>NHS England (NHSE) has funded the following treatments for bladder cancer from the date of draft positive National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance in the last 12 months:</p><p>- September 2021 - Atezolizumab for untreated PD-L1-positive advanced urothelial cancer when cisplatin is unsuitable</p><p>- April 2022 - Avelumab for maintenance treatment of locally advanced or metastatic urothelial cancer after platinum-based chemotherapy</p><p>- July 2022 - nivolumab for adjuvant treatment of invasive urothelial cancer at high risk of recurrence.</p><p>The NHSE Cancer Programme’s key approach to improving survival rates for cancer, including bladder cancer, is earlier diagnosis. One of the principal priorities, as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, is to increase the proportion of cancers diagnosed at stages one and two to 75% by 2028. The latest NHS ‘Help Us Help You’ campaign focuses on the barriers to earlier presentation across all cancer types, and aims to address some of the underlying challenges to earlier diagnosis. This phase of the campaign has so far run during March and June 2022 and in both months saw 1,600% increases in the numbers of visits to the NHS website’s cancer symptoms page. NHSE’s plans include repeating the abdominal and urological symptoms campaign, which addresses symptoms relevant to bladder cancer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2022-10-05T09:19:04.047Zmore like thismore than 2022-10-05T09:19:04.047Z
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star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property date less than 2022-09-20more like thismore than 2022-09-20
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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 Leukaemia: Health Services more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Leukaemia Care's Left to #WatchWaitWorry campaign, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policy of that campaign; and whether the Government will take additional steps to support patients who are on watch and wait advice for leukaemia. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Zarah Sultana more like this
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star this property uin 52019 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2022-10-18more like thismore than 2022-10-18
star this property answer text <p>We are committed to ensuring that all leukaemia patients have access to holistic needs assessments, personalised care and support planning and personalised care interventions. These ensure care focuses on what matters most to each patient, whilst empowering them to self-manage where appropriate and provide a rapid route back into the healthcare system if they notice any worrying changes or need to seek help. The personalised care programme also includes ensuring patients receive high quality information.</p><p>In 2020/2021 Health Education England made 250 training grants available for existing and aspiring clinical nurse specialists (CNSs). The 2021 National Cancer Patient Experience Survey found that of 1,662 respondents with leukaemia, 88.5% reported that they received a named contact to support them through their cancer treatment, with 79.3% reporting that this was a CNS.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Colchester more like this
star this property answering member printed Will Quince more like this
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less than 2022-10-18T16:20:37.823Zmore like thismore than 2022-10-18T16:20:37.823Z
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star this property label Biography information for Will Quince more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Zarah Sultana more like this