Results 121–140 of 2279 for speaker:George Freeman

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Paisley (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The hon Member recently tabled a Named Day question on this matter. In my answer of 13 June I advised that this was the operational responsibility of the Post Office and I would ask its Chief Executive, Paula Vennells, to write to the hon Member. I understand Paula Vennells wrote to the hon Member on 21 June. This letter has been placed in the Libraries of the House.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: It is appreciated that we cannot achieve the transformation required without the active engagement of the organisations, clinicians and staff who actually deliver it, nor can we develop care integrated around the needs of patients and users without understanding what our communities want and without our partners in local government. Local areas are responsible for ensuring engagement with the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: As set out in the NHS Shared Planning Guidance, published in December 2015, the success of Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs) will depend on having an open, engaging, and iterative process that involves patients, carers, citizens, clinicians, local community partners including the independent and voluntary sectors, and local government through health and wellbeing boards. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Vaccination: Babies (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England has advised that it is assessing the effect of individual funding requests for palivizumab on premature babies at risk of severe complications from respiratory syncytial virus. It will report its findings in July 2016.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Protect (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: NHS Protect co-ordinates anti-crime work in the National Health Service in England. This not only includes investigations and prosecutions but also managing information and intelligence and, wherever possible, ensuring crime is deterred and prevented. 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 Number of NHS Protect prosecutions 105 41 18 7 16 9 Note:Not all...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Incontinence (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: National Health Service trusts are responsible for managing procurement of goods or products on an individual basis. Records associated with spend collectively across the NHS are not held centrally by the Department.

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: I will keep it brief, Mr Speaker. The hon. Lady tabled a named day question on this matter and I have replied to explain that this is a matter for the chief executive of the Post Office, Paula Vennells. She has written a letter to the hon. Lady, which is in the House of Commons Library. For the benefit of the House, I can confirm that through the £13 million investment in our 50 Crown...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (28 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills does not intervene in the individual billing arrangements of utilities or companies, but there are arrangements in place to make sure that those who need paper bills are able to request and receive them. Those who have disabilities, such as the blind, have protections to make sure that they can receive appropriate billing. If there are...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: Every health and care system in England is producing a multi-year Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), showing how local services will evolve and become sustainable over the next five years – ultimately delivering the Five Year Forward View vision of better health, better patient care and improved NHS efficiency. Freedom of Information (FoI) requests would be responded to in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Logos (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The communications between the Department and Vote Leave are considered prejudicial to the interests of the Department and the National Health Service and as such, it is not appropriate to publish the correspondence.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently carrying out technology appraisals of nivolumab for two lung cancer indications: (i) previously treated locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. The expected publication date for this final guidance is September 2016. (ii) Previously treated locally advanced or metastatic squamous...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nivolumab (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: No such assessment has been made. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently carrying out technology appraisals of nivolumab for two lung cancer indications: (i) Previously treated locally advanced or metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. The expected publication date for this final guidance is September 2016. (ii) Previously treated locally...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Logos (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: To date, the Department has incurred costs of approximately £5,000 (exclusive of recoverable VAT) for advice from specialist intellectual property lawyers, regarding misuse of the NHS logo by Vote Leave. The Department’s lawyers have also done some work on the matter. Their costs are covered in a block fee, which is paid by the Department to the Government Legal Department on an...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Drugs (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: We cannot provide the values of the contracts because it is possible that such information, if taken with other information already in the public domain, may make it possible to deduce the purchase prices of the products concerned. Suppliers will regard product pricing as commercially sensitive. The publication of commercially sensitive drugs pricing information is likely to prejudice the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Contracts (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The Department does not hold this information, as it is not collated centrally. It is for individual clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to take decisions on which providers, including those from the private sector, are awarded contracts for the provision of NHS services for their respective regions. For information on individual contracts held by individual National Health Service bodies,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Drugs (27 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: It is not possible to provide this information as the disclosure of such information would be likely to prejudice the commercial interests of the manufacturers concerned as well as the interests of the Department itself, as disclosure may affect the Department’s or the National Health Service’s ability to successfully conclude pricing negotiations for these products with their...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (21 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: Footprints were asked to make a submission by 15 April focusing on the critical decisions needed to drive sustainability and transformation. The next checkpoint will be on 30 June, when each footprint will submit the next draft of their plans. These will form the basis of a conversation with each of the 44 footprints. We are not aware of any representations on this deadline.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Brain: Tumours (21 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: In the last 24 months, 12 brain tumour research applications have been submitted to National Institute for Health Research programmes and fellowship schemes. Three are under review and nine have been rejected. I am convening a Task and Finish Working Group on Brain Tumour Research to bring together clinicians, charities and officials to discuss how, working together with research funding...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (16 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) collects reports of suspected side effects to vaccines and medicines via the Yellow Card Scheme. It is important to note that a report of a suspected side effect does not necessarily mean the vaccine or medicine was the cause of the reported event, and coincidental illness can also be a factor. Such reports remain under continual...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Treatments (16 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: As part of the work to develop NHS England’s strategic framework for specialised services, NHS England and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence will be working together closely to improve the adoption of highly specialised technologies. Further detail will be set out in the coming months in light of the conclusions of the Accelerated Access Review.


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