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Results 1–20 of 2404 for speaker:Nadine Dorries

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The final report providing advice to clinical commissioning groups and local authorities on the use of Section 140 of the Mental Health Act 1983 will be published in the next few months. The report has been prepared by the independent review of the Mental Health Act and published in December 2018, which recommended that guidance should be issued to support National Health Service...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: Following on from our Green Paper on transforming children and young people’s mental health, we are: - incentivising every school or college to identify and train a Senior Lead for Mental Health; - creating new mental health support teams in and near schools and colleges; and - piloting a four-week waiting time to allow swifter access to specialist NHS services for those children and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The Government has established an independent National Guardian to help drive positive cultural change across the National Health Service so that speaking up becomes business as usual. The National Guardian oversees a network of over 500 Local Guardians covering every trust. We have also enhanced the legal protections available for whistle blowers to prohibit discrimination against job applicants.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: We are currently developing a national strategy which aims to drive improvements in how feedback and concerns from patients are dealt with by the National Health Service so that the NHS listens, learns and acts.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The Government has introduced measures to improve the systematic recording of perinatal deaths. The Perinatal Mortality Review Tool was launched in 2018 to support National Health Service trusts to undertake systematic, multidisciplinary, high quality reviews of the circumstances and care leading up to and surrounding each stillbirth and neonatal death. Reports from the tool enable...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: Medical examiners will scrutinise all non-coronial deaths and ensure the right deaths are referred to coroners. This includes neonatal deaths. We remain committed to establishing a statutory system in the National Health Service, that will scrutinise all deaths which do not involve a coroner, as soon as Parliamentary time allows. This will build upon the non-statutory system already being...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The National Maternity Review report, ‘Better Births - Improving outcomes of maternity services in England, A Five Year Forward View for maternity care’ reviewed maternity services across the country including in rural and isolated areas. It found that in a number of rural areas, small obstetric units see a low number of births and face challenges in employing sufficient numbers of staff....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management is developing the third edition of the Leadership and management standards for medical professionals to be released in 2020. The interim People Plan published in June 2019 gave a commitment to undertake a system wide engagement on a new ‘NHS Leadership Compact’ that will establish the cultural values and leadership behaviours we expect from...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The NHS Long Term Plan committed to growing investment in mental health services faster than the National Health Service budget overall for each of the next five years, meaning that, by 2023/24, 380,000 more adults and a further 345,000 children and younger people can access support if they need it. There is a requirement that clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) increase the spending on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: It is important that fathers have time to bond with their baby and support their partner. ‘Health Building Note 09-02: Maternity care facilities’ sets out best practice guidance on the design and planning of healthcare facilities so that partners and other supporters feel welcome in maternity services. This includes the provision of overnight accommodation for partners within birthing...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (24 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The Government introduced a statutory duty of candour on organisations in response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Public Inquiry, and this is regulated as part of the Care Quality Commission inspection regime. Providers must ensure that they have processes in place to ensure staff are supported to deliver the duty of candour and have a system in place to identify and deal with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Contamination (17 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: Since 1988, successive Governments have voluntarily provided ex-gratia financial and non-financial support for people affected by HIV and/or hepatitis C through historic treatment with National Health Service-supplied blood or blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. In 2017, country specific support schemes were set up in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, responsibility for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists (17 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: NHS England has committed in the interim report of the Clinically-Led Review of Access Standards to testing a range of new access standards for mental health, including for crisis services in the community and liaison psychiatry services, four week waiting times for children and young people who need specialist community mental health services and four week waiting times for adults and older...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Eating Disorders: Children (17 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: The data is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Accident and Emergency Departments: Mental Illness (17 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: Data is held by number of attendances rather than the number of patients. Attendances do not represent the number of patients, as a person may attend a National Health Service hospital on more than one occasion within the period.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: *No heading* (17 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: We know the difference that early intervention can make and recognise that the earlier treatment is provided, the greater the chance of recovery. It is vital that everyone with an eating disorder can access quick, specialist help when necessary. The Government set up the first waiting times to improve access to eating disorder services for children and young people. The standard we are...

Maternity Services: East Kent (13 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: I will set out the situation concerning East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust in line with the written statement laid in Parliament this morning. In fact, I took steps to inform Parliament of this matter before the UQ was requested, and I hope that reflects the importance I place on this issue. Before I begin, I would like to express my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies for...

Maternity Services: East Kent (13 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: Thank you, Mr Speaker. I think in defence of my officials, because this is such a sensitive issue—

Maternity Services: East Kent (13 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: I will go straight to my closing statement, Mr Speaker. I reiterate my condolences, particular to the family of Harry Richford and all those affected. I also thank my right hon. Friend the Member for North Thanet (Sir Roger Gale) for raising this important issue. The Government are fully committed to reducing patient harm and improving the safety of maternity services.

Maternity Services: East Kent (13 Feb 2020)

Nadine Dorries: I thank my right hon. Friend for his comments and suggestions. In response to his call for an independent inquiry, last night I asked my officials to look into sending the independent Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch back in to do a deep dive into historical and existing cases at the trust. I want to reiterate that the trust is a safe place for any woman who is pregnant or giving birth....


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