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Written Answers — Department of Health: Community Health Partnerships and NHS Property Services (11 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: NHS Property Services Ltd (NHSPS) was established and became operational on 1 April 2013 to hold many of the properties that had been owned by the primary care trusts that were abolished at that time under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The ongoing high level objectives for NHS Property Services Ltd can be broadly summarised as: - The provision of a high quality property service and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Standards (11 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: As the independent regulator of health and social care providers in England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates and assesses all providers of regulated activities by looking at five domains – whether they are safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. These five questions are asked of all the services the CQC inspects. After each inspection, the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Image Guided Surgery (11 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: The table below is a count of finished admission episodes with a main or secondary procedure of interventional radiology by Government office region of treatment, for the years 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. Activity of English National Health Service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector are included. Government office region of treatment 2014-15...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Image Guided Surgery (11 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: The seven day services self-assessment survey completed by trusts in March 2017 included information on the availability of clinical interventions, including interventional radiology (IR), on a seven day basis for patients admitted to hospital in an emergency. The data showed that 73.65% of hospital trusts who responded to this survey (109 out of 148 trusts) stated that IR was available for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Image Guided Surgery (11 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: Specialised Commissioning commissions services that utilise interventional radiology (IR), these include specialised cardiac, hepatology, vascular and cancer services. Where reviews of services are undertaken there is scope to consider comparison between IR and other surgical techniques. NHS England has received the report produced by the Medical Technology Group, ‘Keeping Britain...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Radiography (11 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: The information on seven day services and availability of seven day interventional radiology measured in acute trusts in September 2017 is available on the NHS England webpages at: https://www.england.nhs.uk/seven-day-hospital-services/progr ess

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Brexit (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: As announced at Autumn Budget 2017, HM Treasury is making £3 billion of additional funding available over the next two years - £1.5 billion in both 2018/19 and 2019/20 – so that departments and the devolved administrations can continue to prepare effectively for Brexit. We are currently working with HM Treasury and Department for Exiting the European Union to establish what we...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was included in the Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP) in October 2017. Since then, ECIP have undertaken a range of actions with the Trust including: - A gap analysis to improve patient flow with a written report including recommendations; - Identification of five key areas for improvement, supported by ECIP; - A specific mental...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Migrant Workers (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: The latest data available from NHS Digital shows as at June 2017 there was an increase of over 5% in the number of EU27 nationals employed in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups compared with June 2016. Ensuring appropriate staffing over winter is essential. NHS England and NHS Improvement have worked with the National Health Service to ensure that plans are in place to meet the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Trusts (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: One of the seven key principles in the NHS Constitution is the commitment to providing the most effective, fair and sustainable use of finite resources. NHS Improvement’s Single Oversight Framework (SOF) sets out how NHS Improvement oversee National Health Service trusts and NHS foundation trusts. The framework helps determine where providers may benefit from, or require, improvement...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Trusts (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: The Department has taken a number of steps to ensure National Health Service trusts are not over-charged by private sector contractors and suppliers. The Department maintains standard NHS Terms and Conditions for NHS trusts to use when procuring goods and services. They are published on the GOV.UK website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-standard-term...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Ambulance Services (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: The data is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Mental Health Services: Nurses (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 22 November 2017 to Question 112851.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: ICT (8 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: Electronic communications from hon. Members to Ministers of the Department are not passed through any external third parties. Emails from hon. Members are managed by the Department’s ministerial correspondence unit.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Doctors and Nurses: English Language (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: Language testing of doctors and nurses, where this is deemed necessary to evidence language competency, is a matter for the General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council respectively as part of their registration or fitness to practise processes. Government policy on language controls is aimed at ensuring that only health and care professionals who have a sufficient knowledge of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: Information on the number and names of subsidiary companies set up by National Health Service trusts is not collected centrally. NHS Improvement asks NHS foundation trusts to inform them how many subsidiaries have been consolidated into their accounts. Therefore, there may be cases where a very immaterial subsidiary is not consolidated into their accounts, and as such would not be included on...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Care Homes (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: We anticipate that community nurse placements will be a part of the increase in the number of available clinical placements for undergraduate nurse degrees announced by my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 3 October 2017. Health Education England’s (HEE) Community Education Providers Networks bring together all involved with education and training in primary care within a...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nurses: Training (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: In support of reducing attrition of nurses in training, Health Education England has established the Reducing Pre-Registration Attrition and Improving Retention project, to work with universities to reduce unnecessary attrition and identify areas of best practice in improving retention on health training courses. The project focuses on the four fields of nursing, midwifery and therapeutic...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Temporary Employment (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: Total figures for agency expenditure are available for National Health Service secondary care in England for each year from 2013-14 to 2016-17 but not before. We do not hold figures for agency expenditure in primary care. The following table shows NHS secondary care agency expenditure figures: Year NHS England mandate (£ billion) Total NHS secondary care expenditure on agency...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Out-patients: Attendance (7 Dec 2017)

Philip Dunne: NHS England has confirmed that there are currently no plans to collect data recording the reasons why National Health Service patients miss their appointments.


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