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Written Answers — Department of Health: Carers (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: In 2016, the Department carried out an extensive call for evidence, including a roundtable event with employers, to inform the development of a new Carers Strategy. As part of this exercise, the Department reviewed many examples of employers which have implemented workplace policies to support employees with caring responsibilities, and the growing evidence base on the benefits to businesses...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: Health Education England has pledged to fund the training of 200 non-medical endoscopists (NMEs) to significantly increase endoscopy capacity in England. The first cohort began training at the end of January 2016 and the second in April 2016 to deliver 40 NMEs. Following a successful evaluation, a further 40 NMEs began training in January 2017. The potential impact of the 28 day standard is...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening programme is a biennial programme, in which eligible men and women are invited every two years to be screened. The baseline performance for the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, defined as the percentage of people aged 60-74 in a population eligible for bowel screening at a given point in time who were screened adequately within the previous 2.5 years, was set...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group: Hospital Beds (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The Department does not hold this information centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Greenwich Clinical Commissioning Group: Hospital Beds (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The Department does not hold this information centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Eltham Community Hospital: Hospital Beds (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The Department of Health has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Antidepressants (23 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The data available has no patient level information; therefore the breakdown of prescriptions for adults and children is not available. Antidepressant drugs are classified in the British National Formulary (BNF) section 4.3 antidepressant drugs using the classification system prior to edition 70. Data on the number of prescription items for antidepressants is provided below. Total...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders: South East (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: NHS England is responsible for commissioning specialised neurological services, including some services for patients with neuromuscular disorders. NHS England has published a service specification for neurological care that includes an exemplar service specification for neuromuscular conditions that sets out what providers must have in place to offer evidence-based, safe and effective...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: South West (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: In line with the General Practice Forward View, NHS England will be providing £326,000 of “resilience funding” to help general practitioner (GP) practices in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire tackle rising pressure and workload. This funding is being delegated to Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Heart Diseases: Medical Treatments (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: NHS England published its policy on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) For Aortic Stenosis in 2013. The policy is available here: https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/a09-p- a.pdf The evidence base was reviewed again in 2015 but was not considered sufficiently strong to warrant changing the current policy. Clinical advice indicated that there was a need to...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Neuromuscular Disorders: South East (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: NHS England is responsible for commissioning specialised neurological services, including some services for patients with neuromuscular disorders. NHS England has published a service specification for neurological care that includes an exemplar service specification for neuromuscular conditions that sets out what providers must have in place to offer evidence-based, safe and effective...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Hearing Aids (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for commissioning hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss within their local population. As with other services which CCGs commission, they should take into consideration assessments of local need and any relevant guidance. Commissioning services for people with hearing loss: A framework for clinical commissioning groups, published...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Dental Services: Registration (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: NHS England’s standing guidance which sets out the expectation of a 12 week turn around for routine applications does not include any expectation of, or provision for, compensation if an application takes more than 12 weeks. The Performers List safeguards are important and are there for the protection of the public. Therefore, it is vital that Primary Care Support England and NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Accident and Emergency Departments: Pharmacy (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: Community pharmacies are already the first port of call for many and the Government wants this to continue, and indeed, to increase. One of the aims of this year’s Stay Well This Winter campaign (as carried by national newspapers and television) is to reduce pressure on general practitioners (GP) and accident and emergency departments, by directing people with early symptoms to visit...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pharmacy: Recruitment (22 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: To date, the pilot programme has successfully integrated 491 clinical pharmacists into 658 general practices across England. Funding is now available for the deployment of the further 1,500 clinical pharmacists in general practices by 2020. The online application portal for funding has been open since 9 January 2017. Providers of general practice medical services will be able to apply for...

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

David Mowat: Bowel cancer screening in England is offered at two stages to help detect bowel cancer early. Bowel scope screening (BSS) is offered as a one off test at 55. The NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme then offers screening by Faecal Occult Blood (FOBt) testing every two years for men and women aged between 60 and 74. In June 2016, Ministers accepted the UK National Screening Committee (UK...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Dental Services (20 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: We do not hold information on the cost or the number of children under 18 that have had multiple teeth extractions in Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Care Homes: Coventry (20 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The number of care home beds in Coventry is currently 1,994 which has gone up from 1,889 in 2013. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) collect data on the number of beds in each care home. The list of all CQC registered locations (including care homes) is reported online at: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/how-get-and-re-use-cqc-informa tion-and-data#directory however, the data do not show...

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

David Mowat: The information that is routinely collected is set out below: - Dental Commissioning Statistics, England These statistics report the volume of Units of Dental Activity commissioned by NHS England for the upcoming 12 months. This data is collected by NHS England and published quarterly at local office, regional and national level by NHS England. The latest publication can be found here:...

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

David Mowat: Information is not available in the format requested. Data is collected on the number of adults seen in the last 24 months and the number of children seen in the last 12 months. Data for children seen in the previous 12 months is published quarterly and can be found, for the latest period 31 March 2015 to 30 September 2016, in the table below. Information is not available on the proportion...


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