Results 101–120 of 7194 for speaker:Matthew Hancock

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I have asked the chief medical officer to review the evidence to ensure that our policy for tackling obesity is evidence-driven. Follow the evidence: that is what we do on this side of the House.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I thought that the hon. Gentleman would welcome the prevention Green Paper, which was published yesterday. We have been working very hard to publish a huge amount of policy, including the Green Paper, which contains about 80 different policies to ensure that we prevent people from becoming ill in the first place. However, it is also part of a broader drive, which Conservative Members support,...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We are working very hard to turn it into action as soon as possible, and I can give my hon. Friend an absolute commitment that the new rules will be in place in time for the new financial year.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Clearly, the need for join-up across Departments of Government is a vital part of this agenda, as my hon. Friend knows from her work across different Departments; the specific point she raises is one example of that, and we must drive it forward.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Technology and the data that show these inequalities are an important part of the answer, but of course it is much broader than that, and tackling health inequalities is an underpinning part of the long-term plan for the NHS; it is absolutely critical in order to address the sorts of inequalities that the hon. Lady rightly raises.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, emphatically we do, and there is a drive across the country for more of the sort of social prescribing that the hon. Lady talks about. The clinical solution to many people’s health issues, and in particular mental health challenges, is often about changes in behaviour and activity, and the support people are given, rather than just drugs. On the face of it, the project the hon. Lady...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, the risk of an opioid epidemic across the UK is a serious one. We have seen that risk materialise in the United States. I was as shocked as anyone to see the recent figures for the growth in opioid addiction in Scotland. While public health and the NHS are devolved to the Scottish Government, and they must lead on tackling this issue, for the UK elements of my responsibilities, we in...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (23 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We have. Through Public Health England, which is the responsible agency, we have absolutely put out communications, which I heard this morning. The communications that the hon. Lady asks for are out there. Of course air pollution is a significant risk to public health. I am delighted that it is falling to its lowest levels since the industrial revolution, but there is clearly much more that...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Government response to the 47th report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (22 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I am responding on behalf of my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the 47th Report of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB). The report has been laid before Parliament today (Cm148) and a copy is attached. I am grateful to the Chair and members of the DDRB for their report. The government is today announcing pay rises for Doctors and Dentists working across the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Government response to the 32nd report of the NHS Pay Review Body (22 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I am responding on behalf of my Rt. Hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the 32nd Report of the NHS Pay review Body (NHSPRB). The report has been laid before Parliament today (Cm 147). Copies of the report are available to hon Members from the Vote Office and to noble Lords from the Printed Paper Office. This is the second year of the three-year Agenda for Change pay and contract reform deal...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (17 Jul 2019)

Women and Equalities: Health and social care and LGBT communities. 10:15 am; Room 15, Palace of Westminster
Witnesses: Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Baroness Williams of Trafford, Minister for Equalities

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Well, it is great that by the end of his questions the hon. Gentleman finally got to the future of the NHS, which is what we are here to discuss. However, what I did not hear—unless I missed it—was a welcome for the extra £33.9 billion that we are putting into the NHS. I did not hear him welcome the fact that life expectancies are rising, or our plan to drive up healthy life expectancy...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I pay tribute to the work that the APPG, so ably led, has done in putting the measurement of improvements of cancer at the forefront of the debate. I particularly acknowledge the point about early diagnosis. Here in the UK, we are one of the best countries in the world at treating cancer once it is diagnosed, but we are behind the curve on early diagnosis. Putting a one-year cancer diagnosis...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I picked out three of the 20 areas that we are particularly focused on in this implementation framework, one of which is the number of GPs and the broader primary care workforce, because it is not just about GPs but about all those who also support primary care across the board. We have a clear target of 5,000 more GPs, based on the 2015 baseline. We have a record number of GPs in training....

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I wholeheartedly agree with the entirety of what my hon. Friend said. It is true that for the majority of its 71-year history—71 this week—the NHS has been run by Conservative Secretaries of State, and the largest cash injections have come from this party. It is a truly national institution that we should all support, and we have to support not only the doctors, who lead many parts of the...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes. First, in terms of the review led by Simon Wessely of the legal powers set by the Mental Health Act 1983, there will be a Government response and then legislation in due course. We want to get that legislation right and bring it forward on an open basis, to ensure that we get a consensus behind it before introducing it formally to the House. On the administrative side, a programme of...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I thank my right hon. Friend for his question. The shadow Secretary of State is so nice behind the scenes that he sometimes has to get a bit spiky in public, just to prove to his masters in the Leader of the Opposition’s office that he is on their side. Over the rest of this year, we will deliver the plan to ensure that these targets are put in place. The truth is that we can only manage...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman for the tone that he takes, and he is absolutely right in his analysis. I know he met the cancer Minister, the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, my hon. Friend the Member for South Ribble (Seema Kennedy), last week on this point. We absolutely will address it, and we will not miss the less survivable cancers. Indeed, the focus on early...

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, my hon. Friend is absolutely right. The plan is of the NHS by the NHS for the NHS. We in Government will absolutely facilitate it and support it, and of course we are putting in the money, but the NHS as a whole should be very proud of what this plan proposes and the way the implementation is being done in such a rigorous fashion.

NHS Long-Term Plan: Implementation (1 Jul 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I completely agree with the hon. Gentleman. The whole plan—the whole NHS long-term plan—is about prevention as well as cure. The focus of the NHS needs to switch more towards prevention as well as, of course, helping people get better when they get ill. Taking the example of stroke, there is a lot on the prevention of stroke in the draft prevention Green Paper—just to give him a bit...


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