Results 1–20 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Craig Whittaker

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: One of the key problems is that the hypermobility syndromes are treated by NHS England as rare diseases. As we have heard, Healthwatch Calderdale has 11 complaints on the books, but if we times that across Yorkshire and the Humber, it means there are several hundred complaints, and that is only people who have complained, not people who have been diagnosed. My challenge back to the Minister...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: One of the key problems is that the hypermobility syndromes are treated by NHS England as rare diseases. As we have heard, Healthwatch Calderdale has 11 complaints on the books, but if we times that across Yorkshire and the Humber, it means there are several hundred complaints, and that is only people who have complained, not people who have been diagnosed. My challenge back to the Minister...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: Healthwatch in Calderdale, like Healthwatch organisations across England, is the voice of people in its area on health and social care matters. It tells NHS service providers and commissioners about patients’ experience of care and holds them to account, and has a say in how local services are delivered and designed. As a very rough rule and guide at Healthwatch Calderdale, a trigger to...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: The hon. Gentleman is right in a lot of what he says, but the thing about hypermobility syndromes is that they are incredibly complex. As I said earlier, things like the digestive system, the immune system and teeth can all be factors. It is not like when someone goes to hospital with a broken leg, and we know what the problem is. There are multiple complexities around this disorder, so it is...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: It would be an honour to give way to my neighbour.

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: My hon. Friend and neighbour is right. Because there is a lack of understanding about this syndrome and because, not only at GP level but in some specialist areas, areas that do particularly well on this issue are now having to close the list to outsiders because they are becoming over-subscribed. She is absolutely right; that is one of the issues. When I get to the end of my speech, one of...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: It is not me who becomes bewildered with the system, but the patients who are incredibly frustrated at the whole process. As the hon. Gentleman says, not just with pre-diagnosis but post-diagnosis, there is a lack of professional understanding. Unless someone has a good consultant or GP who understands the system, the things we have talked about—the frustration, pain, stress and...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: Healthwatch in Calderdale, like Healthwatch organisations across England, is the voice of people in its area on health and social care matters. It tells NHS service providers and commissioners about patients’ experience of care and holds them to account, and has a say in how local services are delivered and designed. As a very rough rule and guide at Healthwatch Calderdale, a trigger to...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: The hon. Gentleman is right in a lot of what he says, but the thing about hypermobility syndromes is that they are incredibly complex. As I said earlier, things like the digestive system, the immune system and teeth can all be factors. It is not like when someone goes to hospital with a broken leg, and we know what the problem is. There are multiple complexities around this disorder, so it is...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: It would be an honour to give way to my neighbour.

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: My hon. Friend and neighbour is right. Because there is a lack of understanding about this syndrome and because, not only at GP level but in some specialist areas, areas that do particularly well on this issue are now having to close the list to outsiders because they are becoming over-subscribed. She is absolutely right; that is one of the issues. When I get to the end of my speech, one of...

Hypermobility Syndromes: Healthwatch Calderdale’S Report (7 Oct 2019)

Craig Whittaker: It is not me who becomes bewildered with the system, but the patients who are incredibly frustrated at the whole process. As the hon. Gentleman says, not just with pre-diagnosis but post-diagnosis, there is a lack of professional understanding. Unless someone has a good consultant or GP who understands the system, the things we have talked about—the frustration, pain, stress and...

Northern Ireland (5 Sep 2019)

Craig Whittaker: Just this week, Northern Ireland has received over £400 million extra in the spending review. Does my right hon. Friend agree that the people of Northern Ireland will get far better value for that money in all areas of spending by having the Assembly up and running?

HS2 (5 Sep 2019)

Craig Whittaker: I agree with my right hon. Friend that spiralling costs must be challenged and held to account, but this project is vital for the northern routes, which are already overstretched. Will he assure me that this review is not just a smokescreen to cancel the project, which many of our current Executive do not like?

Exiting the European Union: Visa-free Travel (5 Sep 2019)

Craig Whittaker: What plans the Government have to negotiate visa-free travel between the UK and the EU for short visits after the UK leaves the EU.

Exiting the European Union: Visa-free Travel (5 Sep 2019)

Craig Whittaker: On longer-term working visas, 19% of people in the Calder Valley work in manufacturing, a sector that is now suffering from skill shortages and benefiting from very high employment. Can my right hon. Friend put the minds of businesses at rest, and explain how we can fill these skill shortfalls in the short term after Brexit that are currently filled through freedom of movement?

Financial Services (Implementation of Legislation) Bill [Lords]: Social Security (4 Mar 2019)

Craig Whittaker: You don’t know the meaning of the word.

Supplementary: Intangible Fixed Assets: Exceptions to degrouping charges etc (8 Jan 2019)

Craig Whittaker: indicated assent. The House forthwith resolved itself into the Legislative Grand Committee (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) ( Standing Order No. 83M). [Dame Rosie Winterton in the Chair]

Upper Catchment Management (26 Apr 2017)

Craig Whittaker: I fully understand what the hon. Lady says, but we only have to look a few miles to the west of York, to my constituency of Calder Valley, to see what the Government have done. They have done a tremendous job in developing a full catchment plan that looks at how agencies work together, tree planting, leaky dams, grip blocking and the management of reservoirs. Does she not agree that the...

Upper Catchment Management (26 Apr 2017)

Craig Whittaker: I want to challenge the 40 cm figure. If my memory serves me correctly about the research that the hon. Lady quotes, there is a line that clearly says the flow is unimpeded. As we know, in the uplands we do not have unimpeded flow, so that is an incredibly worst-case scenario if we had flat moors and the flows came straight down the hill. The evidence quoted is not evidence because it uses...


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