Oral Answers to Questions — Health

– in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 30th March 2010.

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The Secretary of State was asked-

  • NHS Staff (Assaults) (8 speeches)

    How many assaults on NHS staff on duty were reported in 2009; and if he will make a statement.

  • Medicines (Parallel Exports) (6 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to reduce parallel exports of medicines.

  • Maternity Services (12 speeches)

    What steps he is taking to ensure that maternity services provide a full range of high-quality birth choices for women.

  • Musculoskeletal Diseases (8 speeches)

    If he will appoint a national clinical director for musculoskeletal diseases.

  • Mid Essex Hospital Trust (4 speeches)

    How many times patients have waited longer than 18 weeks for the start of treatment in the Mid Essex Hospital Trust area in the last 18 months; and how many patients were so affected.

  • End-of-life Care Strategy (10 speeches)

    What plans he has to audit spending on the end-of-life care strategy.

  • Carers Strategy (6 speeches)

    What plans he has to audit spending on the carers strategy.

  • Expenditure Changes (16 speeches)

    What mechanism he plans to use to determine changes to expenditure on health services in the next four years.

  • Administrative Tasks (Nurses) (4 speeches)

    What estimate he has made of the proportion of their working hours NHS nurses are required to spend on administrative tasks.

  • Trained First-aiders (6 speeches)

    If he will undertake research into the proportion of people attending hospital accident and emergency departments whose treatment could be delivered effectively by a trained first-aider.

  • Cancer Survival Statistics (4 speeches)

    What consideration he has given to extending the range of cancers for which his Department publishes one-year survival rates; and if he will make a statement.

  • Confidential Settlements (4 speeches)

    How much the NHS spent on confidential settlements with members of NHS staff in the last three years.

  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery (4 speeches)

    What progress has been made on the national review of paediatric cardiac surgery; and if he will make a statement.

  • Community Health Services (Worcestershire) (4 speeches)

    What assessment he has made of the likely effects on patients and staff of the reorganisation of community health services in Worcestershire; and if he will make a statement.

  • National Dementia Strategy (8 speeches)

    What mechanism will be used to audit spending on the national dementia strategy.

  • Topical Questions (43 speeches)

    If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.

  • Drug Classification (38 speeches, 5 annotations)

    (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on what plans he has to classify any drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.