Results 1–20 of 1678 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:David Mowat

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Workers: Training (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: It is the responsibility of individual employers to ensure that their staff are appropriately trained and competent to fulfil the responsibilities of the role. This includes ensuring that their knowledge and skills are kept up to date. HIV would be covered in infection control which is part of the Care certificate and is included in units within social care diplomas in terms of a good...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Training (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The General Practice Forward View (GPFV), published by NHS England in April 2016, listed 10 High Impact Actions that help general practitioner practices to release time for care and provide more accessible and innovative care for their patients which includes social prescribing. Social prescribing commonly addresses needs relating to social isolation, long term mental health issues and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Care Homes: Standards (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Following the announcement of the General Election on 8 June, decisions on the future policy for adult social care will be taken by the new Government. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 cover the fundamental standards, the standards below which care must never fall. These regulations also set out that care home providers should enable a resident to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dementia: Southampton (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Information on how much funding will be allocated to dementia services in Southampton over the next five years is not available centrally. NHS England allocates funding to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) which commission services on behalf of their local populations. It is for CCGs to decide how best to use the funding allocated to them in line with local healthcare needs and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Standards (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Information on the average waiting time for general practitioner (GP) appointments at local and national level is not collected or held centrally. The GP Patient Survey, published by NHS England, asks respondents across England how long it took for them to see a GP or a nurse after contacting their practice. The full set of survey releases can be found here: ...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The Department is working on ensuring the best outcome for the health and social care system. All policy teams within the Department are involved with this work and assessing the implications of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union on their area. This includes working with NHS England and other arm’s length bodies. My Rt. hon. Friend the Prime Minister has instructed all...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: A final decision has yet to be taken on the sensitivity threshold for the faecal immunochemical test on its introduction to the bowel cancer screening programme in April 2018. Setting the threshold will require the balancing of a number of different factors, including how endoscopy capacity is affected.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Working with partner organisations on the National Cancer Transformation Board, including the Department, Health Education England will publish a cancer workforce plan later this year which will set out the future cancer workforce requirements for the National Health Service and what can be done to achieve them.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Department of Health: Freedom of Information (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The Department does not have this information. Each Freedom of Information request could typically involve a variety of staff from our Call Centre, Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries team, the relevant policy team and a senior civil servant.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: We have made no recent assessment of the effectiveness of the Strategic Projects team, which was disbanded in July 2016.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: In current NHS England commissioning practice, testing for Lynch syndrome in people with colorectal cancer is targeted using criteria based on family history and age of cancer onset to determine people at high risk. New National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance recommends extending this offer to all people with colorectal cancer when they are first diagnosed....

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Recruitment (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The Government has committed to an extra 5,000 doctors in general practice by 2020. NHS England and Health Education England are working together with the profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment into general practice, encourage GPs to return to practice, and address the reasons why GPs are considering leaving the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Staffordshire (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The Staffordshire Cancer and End of Life Programme advises that the costs for both the cancer and end of life procurements over a three year period up to October 2016 equates to £848,000. This has been funded by Cannock Chase, Stafford and Surrounds, North Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Clinical Commissioning Groups. The cost to each clinical commissioning group over the three years is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Motor Neurone Disease: Electromagnetic Fields (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health regularly meets with clinical bodies to discuss a wide range of issues including the diagnosis and treatment of people with motor neurone disease.

Written Answers — Department of Health: European Medicines Agency: Location (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: As part of the exit negotiations the Government will discuss with the European Union and Member States how best to continue cooperation in the field of medicines regulation in the best interests of both the United Kingdom and the EU. It would not be appropriate to pre-judge the outcome of the negotiations.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Reorganisation (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: We will carefully consider the recommendations of the Lords Select Committee on the Long-term Sustainability of the National Health Service. The Government will set out its formal response in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS: Reorganisation (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Information on local areas’ use of external support is not held centrally. It is for each partner within every Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) area to decide where they may need support or advice from external organisations. All partners within each STP area need to be disciplined about keeping costs as low as possible as they work to alleviate pressures on the National...

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection: Home Care Services (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Discrimination has no place in the provision of social services. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care providers in England. All providers of regulated activities have to register with the CQC and follow a set of fundamental standards of safety and quality below which care should never fall. One of the fundamental standards requires...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Finance (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Minor ailments services are commissioned locally, based on the needs of local areas. Minor ailments services are already commissioned by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across many parts of the country. Ultimately NHS England will encourage all CCGs to adopt this joined-up approach by April 2018, building on the experience of the urgent and emergency care vanguard projects, with...

Written Answers — Department of Health: In Vitro Fertilisation (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Principles for service change are enshrined in the four reconfiguration tests set down to the National Health Service in 2010, and which all local reconfiguration plans should demonstrate: - Support from commissioners; - Strong public and patient engagement; - Clear clinical evidence base; and - Support for patient choice. There are no plans to introduce any additional duties in respect...


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