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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Young People (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Officials in the Department have regular discussions with their counterparts in Northern Ireland on improving the health and wellbeing of children and young people, including on tackling obesity. Discussions include domestic strategies and the delivery of United Kingdom-wide measures in our childhood obesity plan, such as the soft drinks industry levy and advertising restrictions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Poverty: Life Expectancy (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Chapter Four of The Health Profile for England, published in July 2017, presents data comparing the life expectancy for the United Kingdom with that of other European countries for 2015. Chapter 4: European comparisons is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-profile-fo r-england/chapter-4-european-comparisons

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: The Department will not be making any assessment of the role of the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) in the future of the National Health Service. The Department provided a capital grant to establish the NCSEM in 2013. Upon its establishment, Public Health England inherited the oversight of the capital funding spend on behalf of the Government. This formal role ended...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS England has invested £10.5 million transformation funding in 2018/19, and a similar amount in 2017/18 to provide approximately 96,000 additional structured education places in 137 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). It has also invested in dedicated diabetes roles in NHS England regional teams and clinical networks to support CCGs, including Kernow CCG, in expanding the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Illnesses (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS England is promoting new digital resources, which are aimed at people living with type 1 diabetes. These will focus on empowering people to self-manage their condition. Individuals visiting the site will be able to access remote personalised digital education content from Diabetes UK and an on-line education programme developed by Bournemouth Diabetes Centre. As part of re-procuring the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Orkambi (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: It is the responsibility of NHS England, not the Government, to work together with Vertex to secure the best outcome for patients and a price for Orkambi that is fair and responsible. I and the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health (Lord O’Shaughnessy) wrote to Vertex in April, urging it to commit to pricing that is responsible and proportionate. I also re-iterated this...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Eligibility checks are carried out on claims received by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHS BSA) for exemption from dental patient charges and National Health Service prescription charges. The checks are carried out through separate services within the NHS BSA, for dental patient charges the process is Benefit Eligibility Checking Service and for prescriptions it is the Prescription...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ministry of AYUSH (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: The Department has no plans to hold any such discussions and does not maintain a position on any particular complementary or alternative medicine treatments.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Listeria Monocytogenes (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: A range of measures operate to minimise the risk of consumers eating food products contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Legislation provides measures to be taken by food manufactures producing specific food products. This includes product safety testing. Local authorities also undertake sampling to detect non-compliant products. Risk assessment and risk management capabilities,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Malnutrition: Older People (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS Digital has provided a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs)1 for patients aged 60 years and over with a primary or secondary diagnosis2 of malnutrition3 to Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and East Lancashire NHS Foundation Trust4 in 2016/175. This information is provided in the following table. Hospital provider FAEs RXN Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Incontinence: Health Services (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS England will shortly publish new Excellence in Continence guidelines that have been produced by a national group. The purpose of the guideline is to provide clinical commissioning groups with a strategic document to enhance the commissioning of continence services.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Waiting Lists (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: The average waiting time for a general practitioner (GP) appointment is not collected or held centrally. In the 2017 GP patient survey 70.8% of respondents (who could remember whether or not they were able to get an appointment, and when they wanted the appointment) stated they saw or spoke to someone at a time they wanted to or sooner. NHS England is working with NHS Digital to consider ways...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Evidence shows that children’s exposure to high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) product advertising can affect what children want to eat and what they choose to eat. This can happen both in the short term, increasing the amount of food children eat immediately after being exposed to a HFSS advert and in the longer term by shaping children’s food preferences from a young age. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Safety (25 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: The United Kingdom Government’s priority is to maintain the UK’s high standards of food and feed safety, and to ensure we take a risk-based, proportionate approach that prioritises the interests and protection of consumers. A range of solutions are being investigated to ensure that from day one, food is as safe as it is now. On 12 July the UK Government published a White Paper...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Incinerators: Health Hazards (24 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Holding answer received on 23 July 2018 The papers from the Small Area Health Statistics Unit project were submitted to peer reviewed journals the week beginning the 16 July, and it is likely to be a few months after submission for the papers to be published.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cervical Cancer: Lincolnshire (24 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: No assessment has been made of trends in the average time that patients waited to receive cervical screening results. The NHS Cervical Screening Programme has a quality measure referred to as cervical screening turnaround time. This is a quality measure which recommends that the optimal turnaround time for which a woman should receive her screening result in writing is 14 days from the date...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity (24 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: There are no current plans for the Department to classify obesity as a disease. We will be launching the seven consultations announced in ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2’ before the end of 2018. We will consider all responses to the consultations before setting out the next steps. ‘Childhood obesity: a plan for action, chapter 2’ is available at...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (24 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Data on National Health Service spending on treatment of alcohol related conditions is not collected centrally. However, the costs to the NHS in England associated with alcohol misuse are estimated at £3.5 billion each year. The Government is committed to addressing the health harms relating to alcohol abuse. In 2016, the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) published low risk drinking...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Infant Foods (24 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: The manufacture of powdered infant formula and formula foods in the United Kingdom is comprehensively regulated by European Union legislation. Manufacturers must comply with requirements covering product safety as well as composition and nutritional appropriateness. Manufacturers of these products in the UK are inspected on a routine basis by local authorities to monitor compliance....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lung Diseases: Mortality Rates (24 Jul 2018)

Steve Brine: Between 2006 and 2015 there was a large decrease in the mortality rate for lung disease for male patients. The mortality rate was 85.9 in 2006, and the latest available comparable rate, for 2016, is 68.9. The mortality rate has also decreased for female patients between 2006 and 2016. It was 48 in 2006, and the latest comparable rate is 47.1 in 2015. The evolution of mortality rates has...


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