Results 1–20 of 1781 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:David Mowat

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cough-Assist Machines (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: Cough-assist machines are one of a variety of respiratory treatments that may be appropriate for sufferers of conditions such as motor neurone disease or muscular dystrophy. In the end, it is a matter of clinical judgment.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Cough-Assist Machines (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: It is not for the Government to direct clinicians regarding the efficacy of particular treatments; it is for clinicians to decide, based on guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and others. In developing its recent motor neurone disease guidance, NICE found that the evidence base for the routine use of cough-assistance machines was weak. However, the matter is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: “General Practice Forward View” announced that investment in general practice will increase from £9.6 billion in 2015-16 to more than £12 billion in 2020-21. This represents an increase of 14% in real terms, which is almost double the increase for the rest of the NHS. Two years into the forward view, we remain on track to deliver that.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: We do recognise that in parts of the country there are shortages of GPs. As Members have heard, we are planning to have 5,000 more doctors working in general practice by 2020, and a proportion of those will be in Teesside. It is important that we meet that goal.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: Yes, and the contract discussions that we have just completed with the British Medical Association addressed a number of the issues that my hon. Friend talks about, in terms of the pressures on doctors working in general practice. We acknowledge that the workload pressures are enormous, and, through the contract, we need to do all that we can to mitigate them.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: One of the criteria by which STPs are being judged is the extent to which they are making this tilt from secondary into primary care, exactly as the hon. Lady suggests. That is precisely why the extra funding for primary care that I have set out is so important and why it is happening.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: I know that my hon. Friend has introduced a private Member’s Bill in this area, and the Government intend to support it.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The hon. Lady is right. There have been issues with the Capita contract, and we have been let down by Capita. We are working hard to get that sorted, and my colleague the Under-Secretary of State for Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Oxford West and Abingdon (Nicola Blackwood), meets Capita weekly to get this fixed. We are making progress, and we believe that the issues that the hon....

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: “General Practice Forward View” (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: My hon. Friend is absolutely right that one of the things we need to achieve is either to encourage older GPs to work part time or to make it easier for them to step down into more of a mentoring role. With the Royal College of General Practitioners, we have brought forward a scheme called GP Career Plus, which enables GPs in 10 pilot areas—the pilots are being rolled out now—to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Social Care: Unmet Needs (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: Social care continues to be a key priority for the Government. That is why local authorities in England will receive an uplift in the money available for social care over the next three years of 17% in cash terms. That significant uplift will allow councils to support more people and sustain a diverse care market.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Social Care: Unmet Needs (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The 17% cash uplift over the next three years exceeds what we have been asked for by a number of stakeholders in the sector. I have conceded at this Dispatch Box many times that the sector is under pressure. The additional moneys that we have come forward with will help to alleviate that and will make a big difference. In Lancashire, the figure is not 17% over three years; it is 18% over...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Social Care: Unmet Needs (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: Much of the money will go through the better care fund and there is conditionality on that. We expect councils to spend this money, as they have requested it, on social care and we believe that that will be the case. We understand the pressures and have acted.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Social Care: Unmet Needs (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The figure on unmet care needs comes from an Age UK analysis. I am meeting Age UK to go through its recent report, but we do not accept that analysis because the Care Act 2014, which had cross-party support, set statutory consistent definitions for what care councils have to provide. It is illegal for that not to be met, and our follow-up work with the Local Government Association has...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: There is no hitch. The Government remain committed to putting this into place, and the legislation will be brought forward shortly.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The number of care home beds in the country has remained broadly constant at just over half a million over the last 10 years. There is variation and churn between areas, but I believe that the 17% cash-terms increase that we have injected into the social care market in the Budget, and the better care fund that is to come, will make a difference.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Topical Questions (21 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: The figures for child extractions are clearly disappointing and two key actions need to take place: less sugar, which we expect the soft drinks levy to help with; and getting more fluoride on to teeth, particularly through fluoride varnishing. That has increased across the NHS over the last year, and by 12% in Birmingham. We hope that that will make a difference.

GP Indemnity Costs: England — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Turner, and I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Cheltenham (Alex Chalk) on bringing this really important subject to Westminster Hall this afternoon. The NHS spends between £1.5 billion and £2 billion a year on legal and indemnity costs. If we could find a way to spend that massive slug of money better, that would be...

GP Indemnity Costs: England — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention and for the interesting comments he made. He talked about the transfer of risk due to specialisation, which is an interesting concept. I will push back a little on that, however. Of the £50 billion of reserve that the NHS needs to hold for legal cases and compensation payments into the future, the vast majority is around maternity, because the...

GP Indemnity Costs: England — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: I had forgotten to talk about MOD locums. My hon. Friend raised that issue, and I do not know the answer, but I will write to him and give him the information he needs, and he can talk to his wife about that. I was surprised by that example. I am sure that between the various parts of the Government, we can get an answer. In the hour available to me, I will discuss in more detail the...

GP Indemnity Costs: England — [Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] (15 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: I will not be dragged into the issue of community pharmacists other than to say they are extremely valued and have a major part to play as we integrate them with the clinical pharmacists working in GP practices. I will simply say, since the hon. Lady has raised it, the Government are committed to getting community pharmacists to move into a much more service-oriented way of working. We will...


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