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Impact on patient outcomes of logistical difficulties in getting a GP appointment, and extent to which patient needs are being met in making healthcare appointments – Baroness Merron.
My Lords, as the Minister himself acknowledged, automatic verification of eligibility for cheaper broadband and mobile tariffs is just one side of the story, as only 136,000 households are signed up, with potentially millions not receiving the help they could benefit from. What assessment has been made of the low-income groups who are missing out? Can the Minister commit to a targeted rather...
To ask His Majesty's Government, further to the recent approval of lecanemab in the United States, what plans they have to invest in equipment for diagnosing dementia to prepare the NHS for the arrival of new and innovative dementia treatments.
Entered the House of Lords on 28 January 2021
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