Results 1–20 of 1438 for speaker:Steve Brine

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Pay (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: General practitioner (GP) registrars are employed, and therefore paid, either by a lead employer or directly by a training GP practice. Information about which GP practices outsource administration of their payroll, and the total value of these contracts, is not collected centrally. The number of other medical and administrative staff in the National Health Service who have their pay...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: In April 2016, the General Practice Forward View set out a package of investment in general practice. This included a number of reforms which will increase capacity in general practice through recruitment and retention of general practitioners (GPs) and the wider workforce, and investment in extended access to GP services and the Time for Care programme. By 2020 the Government has committed...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The standard of medical training is the responsibility of the General Medical Council (GMC), which is an independent statutory body. The GMC has the general function of promoting high standards of education and co-ordinating all stages of education to ensure that medical students and newly qualified doctors are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for professional...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: Maintaining and improving patient access standards, including the eight cancer waiting times standards is a key objective of the Mandate to NHS England in 2017/18. NHS England has set out their approach to meeting and improving patient access standards in the ‘Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’ which was produced in partnership with organisations including NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: Health Education England has been working closely with Macmillan Cancer and Cancer Research UK to produce a cancer workforce plan which it expects to publish by the end of the year.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Bubonic Plague: Madagascar (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: At the start of the outbreak Public Health England undertook a comprehensive assessment of the risk to the United Kingdom, which it considered to be very low. The assessment was shared with the National Health Service who is monitoring the situation. The report is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Answers — Department of Health: GP at Hand (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: GP at Hand is a practice that holds a standard General Medical Services (GMS) contract. The contract requires contract holders to specify the address of each of the premises to be used by the contractor or any sub-contractor for the provision of such services. As such, patients should be able to make an appointment for a face to face consultation.

Written Answers — Department of Health: GP at Hand (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: Online or telephone consultations are used currently by many practices. However, patients should also be able to make an appointment for a face to face consultation with GP at Hand if they prefer.

Written Answers — Department of Health: GP at Hand (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: GP at Hand is a practice that holds a standard General Medical Services (GMS) contract. As such, they will receive reimbursement on the same basis as other GMS practices based on the nationally negotiated Statement of Financial Entitlements.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Clinical Trials (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: My Rt. hon. Friend the Prime Minister has made clear that a key priority through the negotiations will be to ensure that the United Kingdom remains one of the best places in the world for science and innovation. As part of exit negotiations the Government will discuss with the European Union and Member States how best to continue cooperation in the field of clinical trials. Regardless of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Transport (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: A search of the Department’s ministerial correspondence database has identified 98 items of correspondence received since 1 May 2017 about patient transport to and from National Health Service appointments. Of these, 84 were from hon. Members, none were from members of the House of Lords, one was from an external organisation and 13 were from members of the public. This figure...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Transport (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: There are no formal plans for a meeting between my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Transport to discuss the effect of decreases to bus routes and the frequency of bus services on the ability of older people to access National Health Service appointments. However, the Secretary of State for Health would be open to considering such a meeting in...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Services (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The Five Year Forward View made a specific commitment to do more to support people with long term conditions manage their own health. Further to this, sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) have a remit to consider how to improve self-care. In 2015 NHS England established the Realising the Value Programme. This was designed to identify evidence-based approaches that engage...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Transport (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The Secretary of State for Health’s conversations with the Secretary of State for Transport cover a wide range of issues. However, the Department of Health searched for and found no record of meetings held in the last three years between the Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Transport regarding the effect of decreases to bus routes and the frequency of bus...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Transport (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: Ministers and officials at the Department of Health and the Department for Transport have conversations covering a wide range of issues. However, the Department of Health searched for and found no record of discussions between Ministers or officials regarding the effect of decreases to bus routes and the frequency of bus services on the ability of older people to access National Health...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: NHS England does not collect satisfaction data differentiated by income, however the overall satisfaction rating for National Health Service dentistry is high with the vast majority of NHS patients surveyed indicating that they are satisfied with the service. The GP Patient Survey, contains questions about satisfaction with NHS dentistry but does not ask about respondents income. The latest...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pancreatic Cancer: Mortality Rates (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: Responsibility for improving outcomes for people with cancer is a shared responsibility between the Department, Public Health England and NHS England, working in partnership with local authorities, strategic clinical networks and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). NHS services for pancreatic cancer have been significantly improved across all CCGs in recent years. This includes clearer...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Patients: Transport (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The Secretary of State for Health and the Secretary of State for Transport have many conversations covering a wide-range of issues. The Department has found no record of one-to-one meetings since 8 June 2017.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The Department’s aim is to broadly align entitlement to help with health costs (including free National Health Service prescriptions and free NHS dental treatment) for Universal Credit recipients with those in place for the relevant legacy benefits. This is achieved by passporting Universal Credit recipients to free help with health costs where their income falls below a given earnings...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners (20 Nov 2017)

Steve Brine: The provision of primary medical services is the responsibility of NHS England. Where a contract for services by a general practitioner practice is ended, NHS England will look at the provision of services in that area and decide whether to enter into a contract with another provider or to allocate patients to other practices in the area. NHS England Cheshire and Mersey are unable to...


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