Results 161–180 of 5265 for speaker:Stephen Hammond

Cat Welfare: NHS: Staffing Levels (11 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: I am listening carefully to my hon. Friend, and I will ensure that that work is undertaken. As I have said today and on previous occasions, the priority is to get more nurses on our wards. There are currently 52,000 nurses in training, and we have announced a policy change that will result in additional clinical placement funding to make 5,000 more training places available each year. My hon....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Paramedical Staff: Pensions (11 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: We do not hold data on average length of pension scheme membership for paramedics as a staff group. NHS Pension Scheme records are held at individual level and for whole scheme membership, but we do not isolate individual staff groups to make assessments of their scheme membership behaviours.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Clinical Waste (11 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The following table shows the information that NHS Improvement hold for the waste produced by the National Health Service in 2017 and 2018. NHS Improvement does not currently hold a breakdown of waste into anatomical and cytotoxic. The data contained within this table relates only to England. As waste disposal is a devolved matter, devolved administrations should be contacted for figures in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: EU Law (11 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: During the time-limited implementation period, European Union law will continue to apply in the United Kingdom subject to the terms set out in the Withdrawal Agreement. After the implementation period, all laws in the UK will be passed by our elected representatives in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh and London. The Political Declaration recognises that the UK may choose to align with the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Clinical waste - update (11 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: I am today taking the opportunity to update the House about a company which provides clinical waste services to NHS Trusts. This company – Healthcare Environmental Services (HES) - was subject to previous discussions in Parliament. On 9th October, the then Minister of State for Health, set out concerns that a number of waste storage and treatment sites were well over the permitted levels....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Property Board (10 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: Chaired by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Lord O’Shaughnessy), the NHS Property Board brings together senior representatives from the Department, NHS England, NHS Improvement, wider government, Community Health Partnerships and NHS Property Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the system on estates matters. The NHS Property Board operates...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Staff (10 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The long-term plan for the National Health Service is backed by a five-year budget settlement to make sure it is on a sustainable path to deliver world class care in the future. We will be increasing the NHS budget by an extra £20.5 billion a year, or £394 million a week, by 2023/24. As part of this plan, the NHS will set out how it plans to grow, support and develop its workforce. Our...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Tax Avoidance (10 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: HM Revenue and Customs Research Report 487 ‘Off-Payroll reform in the public sector’ published in May 2018 is the basis for the figures quoted in the answer to Question 183335: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/704931/Off-Payroll_Refor m_in_the_Public_Sector.pdf Although this report is not National Health Service specific...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Babylon Health (10 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The Department does not hold any contracts with Babylon Healthcare Ltd.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements (10 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The following table shows the number of European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) fraud case referrals investigated to determine whether a potential fraud has occurred and the number of these referrals determined to be potential fraud cases. Year EHIC fraud care referrals Referrals determined to be potential fraud cases 2015-16 9 0 2016-17 8 0 2017-18 26 3 2018-19 11 0 ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements (10 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The agreement we have reached with the European Union is that during the implementation period all reciprocal healthcare rights will continue and there will be no changes to healthcare for pensioners, workers, students, tourists and other visitors, the European Health Insurance Card scheme, or planned treatment. The Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill will then allow us to implement...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Equipment (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: The Government is working to mitigate the impact of any potential delays at borders in the unlikely event of a no-deal outcome to our negotiations on exiting the European Union. Our planning aims to ensure that from the day the United Kingdom leaves the EU, we will have the necessary resources and contingencies in place to maintain uninterrupted supplies of medical devices, including those...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Property Board (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: No staff were employed as a direct result of the establishment of the NHS Property Board. Chaired by the Parliamentary under Secretary of State (Lord O’Shaughnessy), the NHS Property Board brings together senior representatives from the Department, NHS England, NHS Improvement, wider Government, Community Health Partnerships and NHS Property Services to provide leadership and strategic...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: All 42 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) submitted an estate strategy in July 2018. These strategies have been reviewed by the joint NHS England/NHS Improvement Strategic Estates Planning (SEP) team, and subsequently placed into one of four ‘bands’ overall in terms of their quality and maturity. STPs have received feedback on their strategies from SEP through their...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Community Health Partnerships and NHS Property Services (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: NHS Property Services operate throughout England, engaging locally with NHS England and NHS Improvement regional teams no matter where they are physically located. NHS Property Service’s core functions operate out of 16 hub sites which are spread geographically all over the country, and many of which are co-located with NHS England and NHS Improvement. These hubs allow NHS Property Service...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Accident and Emergency Departments: Ambulance Services (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: NHS Improvement and NHS England are taking a joint approach to improve patient handover times from ambulance services to Emergency Departments. Key aspects include: - the identification of regional leads for handover performance, holding National Health Service providers to account for improved performance; - Emergency Care Improvement Teams supporting 42 challenged acute trusts with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Pensions (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: Membership data from the NHS Pension Scheme shows the number of hospital doctors and general practitioners (GPs) claiming their pension earlier than their normal retirement age. We cannot identify consultants separately, who belong to the hospital doctor group. This group also contains associate specialists and doctors in training. However, claiming a National Health Service pension does not...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Qualifications (6 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: Sir Keith Pearson’s review of medical revalidation, Taking Revalidation Forward (TRF), was published in January 2017. One of his recommendations was that: “The Departments of Health, in consultation with the GMC, should review the RO Regulations with a view to establishing a prescribed connection to a designated body for all doctors who need a licence to practise in the UK. They should...

Southend Hospital (5 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Davies, and to take part in this debate. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Southend West (Sir David Amess) and pay tribute to my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) and my right hon. Friend the Member for Rayleigh and Wickford (Mr Francois) for their contributions. They have all raised...

Southend Hospital (5 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: No, no—I was just listening very carefully to my hon. Friend’s speech.


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