Results 81–100 of 2269 for speaker:George Freeman

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Forward Budget Planning (5 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: My hon. Friend raises an important point. NHS England is currently unable to take final decisions on this year’s new treatments, including this particular drug, until the courts have decided whether pre-exposure prophylaxis HIV prevention should compete with other candidate drugs. She makes an important point about timeliness, and that is why I am leading an accelerated access review to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Forward Budget Planning (5 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: I am delighted to assure the hon. Lady that as part of the accelerated access review, we are considering how we can ensure that the £1 billion commitment to the cancer drugs fund is used to accelerate through the most effective treatments, and, through the new system that NHS England is putting in place, to make sure that patients get access to better drugs more quickly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Forward Budget Planning (5 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The hon. Gentleman will know that the Under-Secretary of State for Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Battersea (Jane Ellison), opened an exhibition on this topic yesterday and that the Chancellor recently put an extra £5 million into mesothelioma research. Through the National Institute for Health Research, the Government are committing to invest in that disease area. We are also...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders (5 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: Nothing will change overnight as a result of the European Union referendum decision. The United Kingdom remains a member of the EU until Article 50 negotiations have concluded. This could take up to two years or more if negotiations are extended. EU law continues to apply and ongoing compliance with EU law is considered important in facilitating orderly transition, for negotiating purposes,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Lung Diseases (5 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: Data on the number of people diagnosed with lung diseases in not available. However, the British Lung Foundation estimates that more than 12 million people in the United Kingdom are affected by lung disease, (of which eight million people have asthma, just over a million have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more than 150,000 have interstitial lung disease.)

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer (5 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The independent Cancer Taskforce’s strategy recommends improvements across the cancer pathway for all cancers. Specific recommendations for rarer cancers include encouraging the establishment of national or regional multi-disciplinary teams for rarer cancers and commissioning all treatment services for rare cancers nationally. In addition, tackling the causes of rare diseases and cancer...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The Department has not received an application for Private Finance Iinitiative financial support associated with the proposed Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust long term partnership. The Department has taken part in a brief initial discussion with Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust’s advisors and NHS Improvement in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Drugs: Prices (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The Department is already referring cases to the Competition and Market Authority (CMA) and to strengthen our work in this area. We are considering putting measures in place to routinely and systematically monitor significant price increases of generic medicines and take action where appropriate, including the possible referral of suspected excessive pricing to the CMA, while taking into...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England has a published service specification for haemoglobinopathy which covers the requirements of commissioned services providing specialised services for patients with sickle cell disease or thalassaemia. The specification was developed by the Haemoglobinopathies Clinical Reference Group that covers Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassaemia and other very rare anaemias requiring lifelong...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The National Haemoglobinopathy Registry maintains a database of patients with red cell disorders (mainly sickle cell disease and thalassaemia major) living in the United Kingdom. Detailed information on the number of patients diagnosed with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia, in England, is available from the National Haemoglobinopathy Registry Report 2013/14. This includes a breakdown of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: Apheresis machines are part of the care provided in a number of haematology services including sickle cell and thalassaemia care. NHS Blood and Transplant is one of the main providers of Therapeutic Apheresis Services in England and has the largest installed base of therapeutic apheresis equipment in the National Health Service (32 machine platforms across the country). Additional provision...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England does not routinely collect this information. Data on adverse events for patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia is available from the National Haemoglobinopathy Registry Report 2013/14.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England requires commissioned providers to submit quality dashboard data on an annual basis. Key indicators include the percentage of patients on the National Haemoglobinopathy Register, those offered an annual review and the proportion of eligible patients offered and receiving neurological screening.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Blood Diseases (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England does not currently routinely collect this information.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Procurement (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The Department's purchasing policies support the Government’s commitment to do all it can to ensure United Kingdom suppliers can compete effectively for public sector contracts, in line with our current international obligations and guidance issued by the Crown Commercial Service.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Drugs (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: The Department is already referring cases to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). To strengthen our work in this area we are considering putting measures in place to routinely and systematically monitor significant price increases of generic medicines and take action where appropriate, including the possible referral of suspected excessive pricing to the CMA, while taking into account...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hospitals: Waiting Lists (4 Jul 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England publishes each quarter at the following link the number of elective operations cancelled by hospitals for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission: https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas /cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/ The reasons for the cancellations are not collected. The National Health Service should do everything it...

(30 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: I congratulate the Backbench Business Committee on picking this debate. I did not get here by rebelling against the Government often, but I am proud that one of my early rebellions was in support of that Committee. It has done us a service by bringing this debate to the House. Strong views have been expressed from all parties, except UKIP, which does not seem to have a view on this, and the...

(30 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: I need to crack on—I am sorry. Many people, probably including many Opposition Members, would admit that it would be strange have a society—[Interruption.] Oh, I have lots to say. Very few Opposition Members would today be calling for the return of British Aerospace, British Telecom, British Gas, British Petroleum, British Leyland, British Steel and British Airways. We have...

(30 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The right hon. Gentleman makes an interesting point. I was just setting out the reasons for dealing with sectors such as aerospace, telecoms, gas and other utilities, and British Leyland. Does anyone seriously think we should still have a car industry in the hands of the management of British Leyland? I doubt it. I merely remind the House that the reasons for those privatisations were to do...


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