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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (9 July 2015)

Sustainability of the NHS as a free public service – Lord Patel. Debate

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cardiovascular System (3 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: NHS England has no plans to publish a future cardiovascular disease strategy at this time. Improvements in detection and management of valve disease will be achieved by encouraging practitioners and providers to follow clinical guidelines and by commissioning means. Surgery and transcatheter aortic valve replacement are commissioned by NHS England through specialised commissioning but...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Heart Diseases (3 July 2015)

George Freeman: From April 2013, NHS England is the lead commissioner for clinical guidelines for topics which have a principal focus on healthcare. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published a clinical guideline on chronic heart failure in 2010 that includes recommendations on the management of chronic heart failure caused by valve disease. Further information is available...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Professions: Recruitment (3 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Frank Field: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to recruit young people with the requisite skills to become NHS doctors and nurses.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Incontinence (3 July 2015)

Madeleine Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many continence advisors were employed in the NHS in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Prescription Drugs: Waste Disposal (3 July 2015)

George Freeman: ...in England. The report, Evaluation of the Scale, Causes and Costs of Waste Medicines, was published in November 2010 and is available at: http://eprints.pharmacy.ac.uk/2605/1/Evaluation_of_NHS_Medic ines_Waste__web_publication_version.pdf This found that the gross cost of unused prescription medicines in primary and community care in the NHS in England in 2009 was estimated to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Education (3 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...to increase cervical screening uptake at first invitation (STRATEGIC) trial, an on-going trial to identify and implement key innovations to help engage uptake in young women who are entering the NHS Cervical Screening Programme at the age of 25. Further work will investigate the offer of self-sampling to non-attendees of all ages in the NHS Cervical Screening Programme. In April 2012...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Abortion (3 July 2015)

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average cost is to the NHS of an (a) medical and (b) surgical abortion when commissioned for delivery by the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Abortion (3 July 2015) See 3 other results from this answer

Fiona Bruce: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy not to record the NHS number for every termination of pregnancy contracted out by the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs (3 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that recommendations by NICE on the availability of new drug treatments are fully implemented by NHS England.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs (3 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Grahame Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what role is played by NHS England in deciding on the cost-effectiveness of new drug treatments.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Out of Area Treatment: Wales (3 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: ..., admitted patient finished admission episodes2 and outpatient attendances3 for patients with an Area Team of residence4 of Wales by the selected hospital providers5, 2013-14 Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector Hospital provider A&E attendances Finished admission episodes Outpatient attendances Alder...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Transplant Surgery: Intensive Care (3 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Jason McCartney: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the number of intensive care unit beds in the UK on the number of transplants that per capita the NHS can provide.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Statins (3 July 2015)

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how his Department evaluates the effectiveness of statins used in the NHS.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders: Birmingham (3 July 2015)

George Freeman: NHS England is responsible for commissioning specialised services, including neuromuscular services. In July 2013, NHS England published Neurosciences: Specialised Neurology (Adult) and a number of separate paediatric neurology services specifications. These describe the services commissioned by NHS England for patients with neuromuscular disorders. It is for providers to decide how to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Organs: Donors (3 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: We are supporting a number of initiatives to raise awareness and to encourage more people to consent to organ donation. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) launched a new United Kingdom–wide organ donation and transplantation strategy in July 2013. Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020 was developed by NHSBT and the four UK Health Departments. The strategy sets the agenda for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cervical Cancer: Screening (3 July 2015)

Jane Ellison: The NHS Cervical Screening Programme provides all women between the ages of 25 to 64 the opportunity to be screened routinely to detect any cervical abnormalities at an early stage. The aim of the programme is to reduce the number of invasive cervical cancers by treating these abnormalities before they can lead to cancer. In 2012 the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) recommended that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Local Government: Health Services (3 July 2015)

Alistair Burt: ...areas and reflecting each area’s proposals and ambitions for devolution. Whatever devolved arrangements are entered into Government is clear that existing accountabilities and national standards for NHS services will still apply in a manner that is consistent and comparable to the rest of the NHS, as set out in the Memorandum of Understanding between Greater Manchester partners and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Treatments: Finance (3 July 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria are by which NHS area teams assess Individual Funding Request (IFR) applications; whether there is a maximum threshold for the price of a medicine for which an IFR can be submitted; and whether different criteria are applied according to price.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Drugs (3 July 2015)

Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when NHS England will issue a commissioning position on the use of Lomitapide for the treatment of Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia; and if he will make a statement.

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