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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors and Nurses: Hampshire (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics for England. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers. The following table shows the number of doctors and nurses and health visitors in Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as at May...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Recruitment (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Spending Round 2019 did not determine the number of posts at clinical commissioning groups or healthcare providers. Staffing levels are not determined centrally; it is for autonomous NHS employers to determine the workforce numbers required to meet their local NHS service requirements. The National Health Service settlement that was confirmed in January 2019 secured additional funding for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Body Bags (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Department, as part of its overall, multi-layered continuity of supply programme, is building a Centralised Stock Build (CSB) of medical devices and clinical consumables that have an European Union/European Economic Area touchpoint in their supply chains. This stock build is being led and managed by NHS Supply Chain (Supply Chain Coordination Limited).

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Surrey (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics for England. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups, but not staff working in primary care, local authorities or other providers. The following table shows the number of doctors at Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Surrey and Borders Partnership...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Parking (9 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The level and appropriateness of car parking charges at National Health Service sites is the responsibility of the local NHS trust. The Department have published the NHS Car Parking Principles which clearly state that concessions should be offered to groups who most need help, such as disabled people including those with blue badges and temporary disabilities. Information is not collected on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dialysis Machines: Reciprocal Arrangements (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Government has proposed to all European Union Member States that if the United Kingdom leaves the EU without a deal, we should maintain existing healthcare arrangements until 31 December 2020, with the aim of minimising disruption to healthcare provision for UK nationals and EU citizens. This is subject to negotiations, which are ongoing, and we are hopeful that we can agree reciprocal...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Kidney Diseases: Health Services (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: As part of a responsible Government, the Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for European Union exit. We want to reassure patients that we should be fully prepared for leaving on 31 October, and that our plans should ensure the supply of medicines and medical products remains uninterrupted when we leave the EU. The Department is implementing a multi-layered approach, which...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Department is working with its partners across Government, arm’s length bodies, local authorities, industry and the wider health and care system to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union. The quality and safety of patient care is paramount in our preparedness plans. The Department, alongside NHS England and NHS Improvement, is ensuring that there...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dialysis Machines: British Nationals Abroad (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Government has proposed to all European Union Member States that when we leave, we should maintain the existing healthcare arrangements including the European Healthcare Insurance Card (EHIC) Scheme until 31 December 2020, with the aim of minimising disruption to healthcare provision for United Kingdom nationals and European Union citizens. This is subject to negotiations, which are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Treatments (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: As part of a responsible Government, the Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for European Union exit. We want to reassure patients that we should be fully prepared for leaving on 31 October, and that our plans should ensure the supply of medicines and medical products remains uninterrupted when we leave the EU. The Department is implementing a multi-layered approach, which...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: EU Nationals (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: In the event that the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a deal on 31 October 2019, the Department has advised National Health Service providers that they should continue to establish eligibility for healthcare in the same manner as they do now, including for those EU citizens who have secured Settled Status. The Government has made clear that the rights of EU citizens in the UK...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: EU Nationals (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Government has made clear in a ‘no deal’ scenario, the rights of European Union citizens, including Spanish and Portuguese citizens, in the United Kingdom on exit day will be protected. This includes being able to access National Health Service care without charge on the basis that they are ordinarily resident in the UK, and the NHS will apply the same eligibility tests as it does...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: South West (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Department is working with its partners across Government, arm’s length bodies, local authorities, industry and the wider health and care system to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union. The quality and safety of patient care is paramount in our preparedness plans. In August 2019, the Department published up-to-date guidance on GOV.UK on what...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Department is working with its partners across Government, arms length bodies, local authorities, industry and the wider health and care system to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union. The quality and safety of patient care is paramount in our preparedness plans. In August 2019, the Department published up-to-date guidance on GOV.UK on what local...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Business Services Authority: Furniture (5 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The NHS Business Service Authority has provided the following response, detailing expenditure on office furniture over the past five years. Start date End Date North West North East 1 January 2014 31 December 2014 £11,240.19 £142,704.78 1 January 2015 31 December 2015 £108,214.99 £322,861.48 1 January 2016 31 December 2016 £373,097.90 £564,324.20 1 January 2017...

Department of Health and Social Care: Treasury Funding (4 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: I congratulate my right hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) on securing this important debate. It is the first debate to which I have been able to respond in my new role. I know that my right hon. Friend campaigns tirelessly on matters of healthcare in Essex and, in particular, on the issue of funding for the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust. I also know that he met my...

Department of Health and Social Care: Treasury Funding (4 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: This was announced today as part of the spending round document. Paragraph 2.4 states: The Department for Health and Social Care will receive a new multi-year capital settlement at the next capital review. This will look to deliver a smarter, more strategic long-term approach to the country’s health infrastructure, with investment focused on local areas where the need is greatest. The plan...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Sexual Offences (4 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: The Department does not collect specific data around the sexual assault of National Health Service staff by patients or associated compensation payments, as this issue is expected to be dealt with locally, in line with the NHS complaints procedure. Further information is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-nhs-constitut...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Facilities (4 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: On 5 August 2019 the Prime Minister announced £854 million of new capital funding to provide upgrades to 20 hospitals across England. This is on top of the £2.4 billion capital investment awarded to over 150 sustainability and transformation partnership (STP) schemes across England since July 2017 to modernise and transform the National Health Service’s buildings and services. Of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Air Ambulance Services: Finance (4 Sep 2019)

Chris Skidmore: As part of the Autumn 2018 Budget, £10 million capital funding was allocated for air ambulance services in England. A call for bids for charities to apply for funding was launched by the Department and 14 applications were received. Nine applications were successful, and these air ambulance charities will receive a share of £10 million funding as per the table below: Charity Amount ...


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