Results 1–20 of 6739 for speaker:Alan Johnson

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Drugs (13 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 926W.

Written Answers — Health: Cancer: Medical Treatments (15 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 24 November 2008, Official Report, columns 927-28W.

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: "Valuing People Now" (19 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: We are today publishing "Valuing People Now", the new cross-government strategy for people with learning disabilities along with the delivery plan. In addition, we are laying before Parliament the Government's further response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) report "A Life Like Any Other? Human Rights of Adults with Learning Disabilities", which was published on 6 March 2008....

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: Dental Services (20 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: The House of Commons Health Select Committee published its report on dental services on 2 July 2008. We made an interim response on 7 October 2008 and said we would look at what actions would have the most immediate and effective impact on access. We are today laying before Parliament the Command Paper that sets out these further actions. As set out in our interim response, we are confident...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I beg to move an amendment, to leave out from "appropriate" to the end of the Question and add: "acknowledges that health professionals provide excellent emergency care to 19 million patients a year in England; recognises the unique contribution made by community first responders; notes that the four hour target maximum wait in accident and emergency is hailed by many as one of the most...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: Let us wait and see. The problem with the Clinton proposals—it is questionable whether they were Bill's or Hillary's—is that they did not emerge until the September after the January inauguration, which was probably too late because the 100 days had passed. Secondly, they sought to overhaul the whole health system, whereas Obama is trying to examine the issues that present problems rather...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: Indeed, I was referring to the original proposals, which I thought were hers as well. Let us move on to British politics.

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I am afraid that the hon. Gentleman is wrong. America spends 16 per cent. of its wealth on the health service—[Hon. Members: "Outcomes."] It has the poorest outcomes in the world for many health matters. The Conservative party has crossed the Rubicon and supports a taxpayer-funded national health service, free at the point of need. The predecessors of the hon. Member for South...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: The hon. Gentleman says, "Nonsense!" [ Interruption. ] Opposition Members are saying, "No, no, no!" The words of the Leader of the Opposition were that the private sector is moving from defined benefit to defined contribution schemes and that that has to be what we do in the public sector.

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: Absolutely—I did not say that it was, but that is what the Leader of the Opposition was saying. [ Interruption. ] We will get to the bottom of this before the next general election. As well as improving pay— [ Interruption. ] While we are on this point, the Leader of the Opposition has said quite clearly that there needs to be a move to defined contribution pension schemes. The hon....

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: Ah! Well, that is very interesting. As well as improving pay for staff on the lowest pay grades, "Agenda for Change", which was introduced in October 2004, has significantly improved the pay and conditions for ambulance staff in particular. They are no longer expected to work nights, weekends and public holidays for the same rates of pay as normal hours. Their pay has increased, as has the...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I recently had occasion to visit the health service in my hon. Friend's constituency. Stroke care is crucial. The stroke strategy that was adopted in December 2007, with the involvement of all the charities and experts, is being taken forward. The fast test, for a quick assessment of whether someone is suffering from a stroke, is now widely spread, in all GP surgeries. However, we are talking...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: We all accepted when we came into power in 1997 that the three major killers—cancer, heart disease and stroke—needed to be tackled. They could not all be tackled at the same time and with the same intensity. However, it is fair to say that although we saw early improvements in cardiovascular disease and cancer in particular, stroke care came a little later. The hon. Gentleman is right to...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I would broadly agree with it; there is a strong argument for that, but it has to be decided locally. That college does not say that a hard and fast rule should be set in all circumstances. The major thrust of the report, representing as it does A and E consultants, is that we should double the number of such consultants—having doubled them already! When I was leader of the Communication...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: The social chapter—the hon. Gentleman is right to correct me, as the social contract is something completely different, which I well remember from the early 1970s. Let us be clear: the Tories got confused about the social chapter and the British taxpayer— [Interruption.] I am asked what this has got to do with it, but the European working time directive is mentioned in the motion. They...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I am raising this because I was asked about the opt-out in an earlier intervention, but the opt-out is not the issue. What the hon. Gentleman mentions is, of course, an issue. It is a crucial issue in order to ensure that the agreement we struck with the Commission, after a long period of virtually hand-to-hand fighting, was maintained. [Interruption.] It is a co-decision. I am not sure how...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I apologise for encouraging them, Madam Deputy Speaker. The hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire is wrong to say that we are not prioritising the improvement of trauma care. We believe trauma care needs to be recognised as a specialist form of medicine. Patients who are severely and critically injured need the expertise of many specialist professionals—from critical care doctors to...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: I do not think that the process should be judged by the profession of the person chairing it. Someone has to chair these groups and in this case it was necessary to look at clinical services right across the patch. The point is that trauma was a priority in every SHA report. They made it a priority in the regions. People cannot accuse us of being top-down and top-heavy and tell us we should...

Opposition Day — [1st Allotted Day]: Emergency Care (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: That point is worth looking into, and I will do so. We currently have the best performance ever from our NHS ambulance service, and we should include it in our congratulations. The hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire asked us to publish the urgent care strategy, and I dealt with that in mentioning the strategic health authorities. [Interruption.] I accept that my responses to the points...

Written Ministerial Statements — Health: NHS Constitution for England (21 Jan 2009)

Alan Johnson: Lord Darzi's review of the NHS, "High Quality Care for All", concluded that there was a case for a constitution to enshrine the principles and values of the NHS in England. A draft constitution based on extensive evidence and research with public, patients and staff was published for consultation on 30 June 2008. The consultation process was led by strategic health authorities and overseen...


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