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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (17 November 2014)

Projected NHS funding gap in England – Lord Kennedy of Southwark. Oral Questions

Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (28 October 2014)

Health: Public expenditure on Health and Social Care. 2:30 pm; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Simon Stevens, Chief Executive Officer, NHS England, Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, National Medical Director, NHS England and Paul Baumann, Chief Financial Officer, NHS England

Medical Innovation Bill [HL]: Committee (24 October 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Earl Howe: ...to become second nature to the health service. It is a cultural issue. The noble Lord is right to say that in many cases the non-adoption of NICE-approved drugs is a particular feature in parts of the NHS. That is exactly why the document Innovation, Health and Wealth was published some time ago. It is why we now have the NICE implementation collaborative, which is designed to bring...

Written Answers — House of Lords: General Practitioners (24 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...between 2012 and 2013. However, the census does not show how many of these joiners were newly qualified GPs. The census also shows that there were 36,294 full time equivalent GPs working in the NHS in England. More information is available at: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/catalogue/PUB13849/nhs-staf-2003-201 3-gene-prac-rep.pdf The Government established Health Education England (HEE) to be...

Written Answers — House of Lords: General Practitioners: Pay (24 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...GPs under a General Medical Services (GMS) or Personal Medical Services (PMS) contract and exclude expenses. This is taxable income before pension contributions are deducted, made up of gross earnings less total expenses, also known as net income. The data covers income from both NHS and private sources where a GP has at least some NHS income. Figures are rounded to the nearest £100....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services (24 October 2014)

Earl Howe: The Department through NHS England has a legal duty to have regard to reducing health inequalities and this will be reflected in any assessment for the potential development of national services. Diagnosing, treating and preventing transmission of TB among under-served groups will prevent transmission of infection to the wider population and reduce health and social inequalities. Public...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Services (24 October 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is the nature of the relationship between Ministers, the Prescribed Specialised Services Advisory Group and NHS England in prescribing specialised services under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they plan to change the scope of specialised services directly commissioned by NHS England. To ask Her...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mental Health Services: Children (24 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...in referrals or the prevalence of mental health conditions but will be seeking further information by commissioning a survey into the prevalence of mental illness in children and young people. NHS England and the Department have set up a Taskforce to look into the complex system of provision and commissioning of children and young people’s mental health services. The Taskforce is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Suicide: Young People (24 October 2014)

Earl Howe: ...will be covering antecedents such as bullying, use of social media & contact with services. This investigation will be funded by National Health Service England and is due to begin in April 2015. NHS England and the Department have set up a Taskforce to look into the complex system of provision and commissioning of children and young people’s mental health services. The Taskforce...

Backbench Business: Oral Hormone Pregnancy Tests (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

George Freeman: ..., Mid Staffs and, frankly, other areas—which have not been given the attention that they deserve. I suggest that we now need, and we are seeing, a new era of transparency, and that is all to the good. Medical professionals in the NHS and across the system have a duty of care and, like them, Ministers have a duty of care to the people we represent, and a duty of transparency as part...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: - Examination of Witnesses (23 October 2014)

...it. It is a fantastic achievement of this Government. However, I have worked on ageing policy for the best part of a decade now and I am also a realist, and we gather here today on the day that the NHS has said it will need an additional £30 billion by the end of the next Parliament. It seems inevitable to  me that, as much as I might welcome the single-tier state pension, there...

NHS: Five Year Forward View — Statement (23 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Earl Howe: ...lays great emphasis on the prevention agenda, not only through the work done in the public health arena by Public Health England and local authorities, but also through secondary prevention by the NHS itself: preventing the need for people to enter hospital in the first place. I fully agree with my noble friend about the potential role of pharmacists. Actually, that role has been enlarged...

Free Trade Agreement: US and EU — Question (23 October 2014)

Lord Livingston of Parkhead: The difference between the NHS and audio-visual services is that audio-visual services were included originally, whereas the NHS was always exempted. It is probably best if I quote the EU Trade Commissioner on the matter: “Public services are always exempted—there is no problem about exemption. The argument is abused in your country for political reasons but it has no grounds”.

Business of the House (23 October 2014)

William Hague: This is a proposal from NHS England. The remuneration of GPs is structured to give them additional remuneration for particular tasks. As my hon. Friend appreciates, dementia is a horrific and heartbreaking disease. We are in a situation where fewer than half the people with dementia know that they have it and that has to be unacceptable. A timely diagnosis is therefore vital for people with...

Royal Assent: Five Year Forward View (23 October 2014) See 30 other results from this debate

Jeremy Hunt: NHS England, along with other NHS organisations, has today published its independent “Five Year Forward View”, which sets out its view of how the health service needs to change over the coming years. It is a report that recognises the real challenges facing the NHS, but it is essentially positive and optimistic. It says that continuing with a comprehensive tax-funded NHS is...

Petition — Minor Injuries Unit at Cossham Hospital (Kingswood) (22 October 2014)

Chris Skidmore: ...the determination of the Save Cossham Hospital Group who have campaigned for a Minor Injuries Unit. The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to call upon local NHS healthcare managers to honour the pledge made to local people in Kingswood to install a Minor Injuries Unit at Cossham Hospital as soon as possible. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound,...

Opposition Day — [7th Allotted Day]: Military Covenant (22 October 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Jim Shannon: ...in Northern Ireland, such as improved access to IVF treatment, which is available in the mainland, but not yet in Northern Ireland, although I would like to see that happen; priority in accessing NHS health care, and in this regard I acknowledge the commendable hard work and commitment of the former Health Minister, Edwin Poots, and the Minister for Social Development, Nelson McCausland;...

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill: Report (2nd Day) (22 October 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Faulks: ...places are available in a secure children’s home. The responsibility for commissioning health and well-being services, including specialist provision, for young people in a secure college will rest with NHS England. As noble Lords will be aware, this is in line with the arrangements currently in place for the existing secure estate. Similarly, it is local authorities, not the...

NHS: Health and Social Care Act 2012 Reforms — Question (22 October 2014) See 9 other results from this debate

Earl Howe: My Lords, this Government have taken tough decisions to increase the NHS budget by £12.7 billion between 2010-11 and 2014-15. During this period, the Government’s NHS reforms will enable total administration costs to reduce by one-third in real terms, to release funding to NHS front-line services. Already, savings arising from the reforms released £1.5 billion last year and...

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