Results 1–20 of 5051 for speaker:Phil Hope

Written Answers — Health: Depressive Illnesses: Health Services ( 8 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: We do not collect these data centrally. The provision of local health services is a decision for primary care trusts and their strategic health authorities. Clinicians are best placed to decide what services their local communities need and how they are provided.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Prisoners ( 8 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: There have been no recent changes to the funding responsibilities of national health service primary care trusts (PCTs) for their prison health care escorts and bedwatches activity. Responsibility for commissioning health services in publicly run prisons in England has been fully devolved to NHS PCTs since 2006, with significantly increased funding. Subsequently, the responsibility and...

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Patients ( 8 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: This information is not held centrally. National Information about the ethnicity of mental health in-patients is collected and published by the Care Quality Commission through its Count Me In census programme.

Written Answers — Health: Autism: Children ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: From 1 April 2008, local authorities and primary care trusts have a statutory duty to produce a joint strategic needs assessment to address the health care needs of their local populations to inform the strategic planning and commissioning process. Under the new Statutory Guidance on Children's Trusts, issued on 22 March 2010, the Children's Trust Board becomes responsible from 1 April...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Young People ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: Each local Children and Young People's Plan must include an outline of key actions which specifically address the needs of children with disabilities. The Government published new Statutory Guidance on Children's Trusts on 22 March 2010 and make clear that in the case of children with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) the plan could set out what arrangements are in place to commission...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Young People ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: 'The Mental Health and Psychological Well-being of Children and Young People', Standard 9 of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services emphasised the need for clear pathways to be set out to show how the range of mental health needs of children and young people will be met. It is for commissioners and providers to develop local services to meet the needs...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Young People ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: "The Mental Health and Psychological Well-being of Children and Young People", Standard 9 of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services, published in 2004 set out the policy framework for a comprehensive Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS). A copy has already been placed in the Library. This includes the need for specialised services for...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Young People ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: Guidance to support commissioners in playing their central role in securing improved outcomes for children, young people and their families "Securing better health for children and young people through world class commissioning: A guide to support delivery of Healthy lives, brighter futures: The strategy for children and young people's health" was published in 2009. A copy has already been...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Young People ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: "The Mental Health and Psychological Well-being of Children and Young People", standard 9 of the National Service Framework for Children, Young People and Maternity Services, published in 2004 set out the policy framework for a comprehensive child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS). Further information is set out in "Keeping Children and Young People in Mind: The Government's full...

Written Answers — Health: Mentally Ill: Nottinghamshire ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: Information on the number of people who spent time formally detained in a national health service hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 during the year has been set out in the following table. This includes people who were detained in hospital during the year but whose formal admission was in a previous year. These figures are taken from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust's mental...

Written Answers — Health: Social Services: Finance ( 7 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: Section 75 of the National Health Service Act 2006, provides the legal framework to enable health and social services to integrate health related functions through a number of partnership arrangements. These include the establishment of pooled budgets for specific client groups and partners to a pooled budget are required to agree how costs are apportioned within the partnership, as well as...

Written Answers — Health: Civil Servants ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: The Department does not hold records on the employment of former staff after they leave the Department. Rules on civil servants taking up outside business appointments are published in the Civil Service Management Code (section 4.3) which can be found at: www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/work/codes/csmc/index.aspx Section 4.3 annex A contains the full guidance on accepting outside business...

Written Answers — Health: Dementia ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: Information about the number of letters of correspondence on the information campaign is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Buildings ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: The Department and its agencies spent the following on rooms provided for staff leisure in the last five years: £ 2005-06 253,550 2006-07 266,000 2007-08 285,590 2008-09 230,590 2009-10 267,070 These are the full costs of providing these rooms and have been calculated and based on a square metre percentage of the overall costs for the buildings where leisure...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Buildings ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: There are gym facilities in two of the Department's buildings-Skipton house in London and Quarry house in Leeds. Staff who are members of HASSRA, the sports and social association for staff working in the Department and its Executive agencies can access these facilities. HASSRA owns the gym equipment in Skipton house and the gym is run by club members. HASSRA does not own the gym at Quarry...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Buildings ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: Like most organisations, the Department has a rolling refurbishment programme. It is not possible to identify separately, in all cases, the elements within this programme that relate to interior design, because it is often commissioned by the main contractor responsible for carrying out the refurbishment. In the last five years, the Department employed interior designers directly on two...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Energy ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: The Department is currently looking at the feasibility of installing voltage optimisers across the Department's London estate as part of our Carbon Management Programme to reduce energy consumption. There are no equivalent technologies used within buildings occupied by the Department in its central administrative estate which consists of Richmond house, London SW1A, Wellington house, London...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Food ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: In line with DEFRA guidance regarding sustainable development and animal welfare issues, the Department of Health works with its catering and hospitality suppliers to ensure that they abide by the highest standards of animal welfare in their food procurement policy. Quadrant Catering and Eurest Services provide staff restaurant and hospitality catering for Department of Health staff and are...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Furniture ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: No expenditure has been incurred by the Department on antique furniture in the last five years.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Internet ( 6 Apr 2010)

Phil Hope: The Department received the following number of complaints regarding difficulties operating the Department's website in each of the last three years. Number 2009-10(1) 262 2008-09 255 2007-08 349 (1) Figures for March 2010 are not yet available.


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