Results 121–140 of 2267 for speaker:George Freeman

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.

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

George Freeman: As yet, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) does not have any plans to consult on changes to its methods and processes to support NHS England’s specialised commissioning process, but will carry out a full consultation if any such changes are considered necessary. Following NHS England’s review of its specialised commissioning processes and the...

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

George Freeman: The Department has no plans to issue any such directions to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NHS England and clinical commissioning groups are legally required to fund drugs and treatments recommended in technology appraisal and highly specialised technologies guidance issued by the NICE, normally within three months of the publication of the NICE’s...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Scotland (15 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: Post Office Limited runs and operates its directly managed Crown post offices. Changes to its network and proposals to franchise of some of its Crown branches are the operational responsibility of the Post Office. The Post Office’s proposals for franchising some of its Crown branches are part of its work to ensure its branch network is sustainable in the long term and ensure that Post...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Southampton (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The following table shows general practitioner practices based in NHS Property Services sites within the Southampton area. Site name Address Town County Postcode Tenure Aldermoor Health Centre Aldermoor Close Southampton Hampshire SO16 5ST Freehold Shirley Health Centre Grove Road Southampton Hampshire SO15 3UA Freehold Lordshill Health Centre Lordshill District...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Property Services: Sussex (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: Review of the effectiveness of NHS Property Services’ operations in all areas of the country is an ongoing process by the Company’s Board, which includes a Departmental senior civil servant as a Director, and by officials in the Department’s Commercial Division.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Property Services: Sussex (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: NHS Property Services (NHSPS) invests in its buildings to ensure they are safe and statutorily compliant. Additionally, it builds or refurbishes healthcare estates to change the estate to meet changing local healthcare needs where National Health Service customers indicate the need and commit to fund the revenue consequences of our investment. This ensures scarce capital funds are prioritised...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS Property Services: Sussex (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: Officials at NHS Property Services (NHSPS) are not aware of any undue delays with regard to decision making in these areas. As a publically funded company, NHSPS takes its duty to ensure that properties are managed efficiently and that its services and transactions achieve best value both on behalf of the National Health Service and the taxpayer. NHSPS undertakes comprehensive due diligence...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: Each Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprint is convened by a senior leader who has agreed to chair and lead the meetings on behalf of their peers. Each footprint has agreed its own governance and representation, depending on local circumstances and to ensure that all relevant National Health Service bodies and partners are included. An STP footprint supports organisations to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Sustainable Development (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The proportion was calculated by adding together the place-based target allocation in 2020/21 for each of the clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas within a Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprint, and expressing that total as a percentage of the total national place-based target allocation in 2020/21. Figures by CCG area for place-based target allocations are available at:...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Medical Treatments (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: NHS England has advised that the dose banding initiative forms part of its Specialised Commissioning Improving Value programme and can be considered as an expansion of current practice and direction of travel. The dose banding scheme has been primarily designed to deliver improvements in safety and quality of care. NHS England advises that the scheme does also have the potential to deliver...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Treatments (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: As set out in the NHS England Board Paper, improving the adoption of new technologies and treatments will be an important element of NHS England’s strategic framework for specialised services. As part of the work to develop that framework, NHS England will be working with a range of stakeholders to explore how alternative reimbursement models could be deployed, including in the context...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Nivolumab (14 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently appraising nivolumab (Opdivo) for non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer. As part of its appraisal, the NICE has considered a patient access scheme (PAS) proposal from the manufacturer Bristol-Myers Squibb which has been agreed by Ministers. Departmental officials are open to discussing any further proposals...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (13 Jun 2016)

George Freeman: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 07 June 2016. The correct answer should have been: There are two three human papilloma virus vaccines licensed in the European Union: Cervarix, and Gardasil and Gardasil 9. These products are licensed centrally throughout Europe by the European Commission via the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Applicants for centrally...


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