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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Helium: Prices (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: The Department does not expect the changes in the helium market to have any impact on the availability, operation and maintenance of magnetic resonance imaging equipment or other medical services in 2019.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency’s (MHRA) public consultation on European Union exit 'no deal' legislative proposals ran from 4 October to 1 November 2018 and invited views from the life sciences sector, industry, allied healthcare professionals, medical charities and the public. The MHRA received 168 responses through the online portal and nine responses via email...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Finance (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: We have had no correspondence with NHS England or NHS Improvement regarding the Nuffield Trust’s analysis, dated 26 October 2018. We do not agree there is a shortfall in 2019-20, and the aforementioned analysis concludes that once recurrent efficiencies are factored in, there is financial headroom within the National Health Service long term settlement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Epilepsy: Drugs (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: We understand that epilepsy medicines are vitally important to many people in this country. Our contingency plans aim to ensure that the supply of epilepsy medicines and other essential medicines to patients is not disrupted in all European Union exit scenarios, including a ‘no deal’ exit. That is why on 23 August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Trusts: Crowdfunding (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: This information is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Fire Prevention (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: NHS Property Services advised that in response to recommendation 4a, NHS Property Services should review their portfolio of properties to identify the construction type, with particular reference to timber frame buildings, NHS Property Services already holds a lot of information on the construction of its properties. There is however a programme underway to allow NHS Property Services to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs: Imports (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: On 23 August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription only medicines and pharmacy medicines to the United Kingdom that come from, or via, the European Union or European Economic Area (EEA) asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019. We...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: Good morning, Mr Speaker. The NHS employs more staff now than at any time in its 70-year history, with a significant growth in newly qualified staff since 2012. We have increased the number of available training places for doctors, nurses and midwives, and taken further actions to boost the supply of nurses, including offering new routes into the profession and encouraging those who have left...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: As I said a moment ago, the long-term plan sets out a framework to ensure that, over the next 10 years, the NHS will have the staff it needs. To ensure that we have the detailed plan the hon. Gentleman wants, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has commissioned Baroness Harding to lead a rapid and inclusive programme of work to set out a detailed workforce implementation plan, which...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: Nurses are at the absolute heart of our NHS. There are 13,400 more nurses since May 2010. We have announced the biggest expansion of nurse training places, with 5,000 more available from 2018. Alongside that, we are opening up new routes. As the hon. Lady will know, the workforce is at the heart of the long-term plan and, as I have just said, a detailed workforce implementation plan will be...

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: The answer to that question is yes. The Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, my hon. Friend the Member for Thurrock (Jackie Doyle-Price), will be delighted to meet the hon. Lady.

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: The hon. Gentleman is right. I recognise that the overall CQC rating was that the hospital requires improvement. I understand that the funding that has gone into it has been more than adequate and that it is improving. However, I recognise the concerns he raises and I would be delighted to meet him to discuss them.

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: My hon. Friend is right to recognise that community provision lies at the heart of the long-term plan, and that a number of health service professionals make up that community provision. If he wishes to write to me about registers, I will be delighted to respond.

Health and Social Care: NHS Workforce Shortages (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: I pay tribute to my hon. Friend’s campaign and her tireless work on behalf of her constituents. Figures from the Royal College of Midwives show that there are over 2,000 more midwives on our wards since 2010. The NHS plans to train 3,000 more midwives over the next four years, and as of last September there are over 5,000 more doctors in obstetrics and gynaecology than there were in May...


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