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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Children (17 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Government is committed to working with industry to address concerns over any irresponsible promotions, advertising and marketing relating to alcohol, particularly to ensure that children and young people are suitably protected. Advertising in the United Kingdom is regulated by the Advertising Standards Authority, the industry’s independent regulator, who enforces the Advertising Codes...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Rare Diseases: Drugs (17 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: All topics, including selected drugs for rare diseases, are considered through a rigorous topic selection process before formal referral to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to ensure that NICE guidance is appropriate and will add value. NICE assesses most significant new drugs through its technology appraisal programme through which it has been able to recommend a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Rare Diseases: Drugs (17 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has advised that it has published 48 technology appraisals of orphan medicines of which it has recommended 75% for some or all of the eligible patient population.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Rare Diseases: Drugs (17 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: All issues relating to healthcare provisions are matters for the devolved administrations. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) makes recommendations on whether selected medicines for rare diseases and other treatments should be routinely funded by the National Health Service in England through its technology appraisal and highly specialised technologies programmes....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination (17 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: Modelling prepared by Public Health England supported the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s advice to move to a 1+1 schedule for Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine and outlines the expected impact of the change. This model has been submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal, and will be published in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Life Expectancy (17 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: Public Health England has published ‘A review of recent trends in mortality in England’. This shows that life expectancy is as high as it has ever been in this country, but improvements have slowed down, and there remain differences in life expectancy between areas across the country. The review is available to view at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Labelling (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Department has no plans to publish its analysis of the cost to business of changing the picture warnings as the data is unvalidated.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Labelling (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The United Kingdom would be unable to continue to use the European Union library for picture warnings in tobacco products in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. Securing the continued use of these pictures is a subject which can only be discussed as part of the future relationships phase of the EU exit negotiations. The Department holds no cost information or correspondence on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Schools: Fruit and Vegetables (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Department ensures that the fruit and vegetables used in the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme meet strict quality standards. In the last year only one representation has been received, on behalf of one individual school, about the quality of produce used in the Scheme. The Department ensured that NHS Supply Chain, who operate the Scheme on the Department’s behalf, dealt with the issue...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Parkinson's Disease (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS England commissions the specialised elements of Parkinson’s care that patients may receive from 25 specialised neurological treatment centres across England. NHS England has published a service specification setting out what providers must have in place to deliver specialised neurological care. This supports equity of access to high quality services for patients wherever they live. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination uptake and completion data to end March 2017, published in an evaluation report on the first year (2016/17) of the pilot, showed that 8,580 of 18,875 eligible men who have sex with men had received the first of a three dose vaccination course, and 519 had already received all three doses. The report can be viewed at the following link: ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: There are no plans for a catch-up programme for older boys as evidence suggests they are already benefitting greatly from the substantial herd protection which has built up from the success of 10 years of the girls’ human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme. The priority is to make sure that as many eligible 12-13 year old boys and girls, are offered protection from HPV infection...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Easington (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme is a national incentive scheme which funds a £20,000 salary supplement to attract general practitioner (GP) trainees to work in areas of the country where GP training places have been unfilled for a number of years. 238 trainees entered the scheme in 2016 and 2017. 265 places were made available in 2018 and a further 276 are available for 2019. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Recruitment (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: There are currently no plans to assess the potential merits of introducing a general practitioner (GP) university tuition fee remission scheme. NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) are working together with the profession to increase the GP workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why GPs are leaving the profession, and encourage GPs to return to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Vacancies (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: NHS England and Health Education England (HEE) are working together with the profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment, address the reasons why GPs are leaving the profession, and encourage GPs to return to practice. To encourage GPs to work in areas of the country identified as hard to recruit, NHS England and Health...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Mental Illness (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Department has no current plans to amend the list of medical conditions that provide exemption from prescription charges, as extensive arrangements are in place to ensure that people can access affordable prescriptions. The Government is considering the recommendations from the ‘Modernising the Mental Health Act: Increasing choice, reducing compulsion’ report, published on 6 December 2018.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: Public Health England (PHE) and Drinkaware’s ‘Drink Free days’ campaign, launched in September 2018, highlighted the links between alcohol and cancer. The campaign website includes information about alcohol increasing the risk of at least seven types of cancer, with a particular focus on bowel cancer, breast cancer and oral cancer. The Drink Free Days campaign website is available to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Finance (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Government is committed to reforming the current primary care dental contract to better support dentists to deliver care with a strong preventative focus, as well treating active disease. Over 70 high street dental practices are currently testing a new system where dentists follow a preventative focussed clinical pathway and are remunerated through a mix of capitation and a reformed...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: The publication of the Independent Breast Screening Review report (13 Dec 2018)

Steve Brine: The Independent Breast Screening Review was announced on 2 May to look into a serious incident in the Breast Screening Programme in England, which resulted in hundreds of thousands of women aged between 68 and 71 not being invited to their final breast screening. I would like to apologise for the distress and suffering caused by this incident. The review concluded that the policy on the upper...

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (12 Dec 2018)

Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: The social impact of participation in culture and sport. 2:30 pm; The Grimond Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Ministry of Justice Steve Brine MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care Mims Davies MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Sport and Civil Society Michael Ellis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minister of State for School Standards


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