Results 281–300 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Health Services (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts the workforce at the heart of the National Health Service and will ensure we have the staff needed to deliver high quality care. A final People Plan will be published soon after the conclusion of the 2019 Spending Review. The Cancer Workforce Plan for England, published in December 2017 by Health Education England (HEE), set out...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Radiotherapy (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The NHS Long Term Plan reaffirmed the commitment to modernise radiotherapy, as well as making specific commitments to commission the National Health Service new state-of-the-art Proton Beam facilities in London and Manchester. The plan also committed to reforming the specialised commissioning payments for radiotherapy hypofractionation to support further equipment upgrades. The Long Term Plan...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Insomnia: Circadin (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The availability of treatments in Scotland is a matter for the devolved administration. In England, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent body that develops authoritative, evidence-based guidance on best practice in health and social care. NICE’s guideline on the assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection: Drugs (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is not currently a routinely commissioned service, but is provided by the National Health Service through the three year PrEP Impact Trial. Participation in the trial is on a voluntary basis and it is for clinics and local authorities to decide whether they wish to take part.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Endoscopy and Radiography: Recruitment (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: No overall assessment has been made. Health Education England’s (HEE) statutory responsibility is to ensure that an effective education and training system is in place for the National Health Service, which includes funding the training of pre and post registered professions based on current and future needs of patients. Funding for training and recruitment of endoscopists and radiographers...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Stargardt's Disease (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department does not hold prevalence figures of retinal degenerative disease Stargardt's in England at present. The Government is working with Public Health England‘s National Congenital Anomaly and Rare Disease Registration Service (NCARDRS) which collects information about people with congenital abnormalities and rare diseases and covers the whole of England. NCARDRS is working to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Mental Illness (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: No such assessment has been made. The Government keeps evidence on tobacco control under review. Decisions on the best licensed smoking cessation support to prescribe are a matter for clinicians in discussion with their patients, taking account of guidance including advice published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (16 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Local authorities are responsible for assessing local substance misuse need, and commissioning services to meet that need, including inpatient medically-staffed detoxification beds in England. Local areas can work together to commission some types of drug and alcohol treatment which may be more effectively commissioned by partnerships of more than one locality. This could be on a regional...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection: Drugs (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The 36-month pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial is scheduled to continue until autumn 2020. Work is now starting to consider future commissioning for PrEP after the trial has ended, which includes consideration of funding options.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Magnetic Resonance Imagers (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The information requested is not currently held.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radiology: Staff (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), but not staff working in primary care or in general practitioner surgeries, local authorities or other providers. As at March 2019, the latest available data, there were over 4,300 clinical radiologists employed by National...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Preventive Medicine (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Steve Brine MP) to the hon. Member for Glasgow Central (Alison Thewliss MP) on 16 January 2019 to Question 206879.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Children (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The National Diet and Nutrition Survey is used to monitor consumption trends in the United Kingdom population. Data covering the period after publication of the Childhood Obesity Plan will become available in 2020. As part of the Childhood Obesity Plan, Public Health England (PHE) oversees a sugar reduction programme. In May 2018, PHE published a report assessing progress in the first year of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS England has for the last three years carried out a ‘state of readiness’ assessment for the administration of the winter flu vaccine with the NHS England local public health commissioning teams. Public Health England (PHE) supplies flu vaccines for the children’s flu programme. Sufficient vaccine has been procured in the last three years to ensure that all eligible children who...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Health Services (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: As set out in the NHS Long Term Plan Implementation Framework, local systems, including sustainability and transformation partnerships and integrated care systems, should engage with their Cancer Alliances to set out practically how they will deliver the Long Term Plan commitments for cancer over the next five years including on early diagnosis and survival, while improving operational...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Heart Diseases: Health Services (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The NHS Long Term Plan outlines NHS England and NHS Improvement’s commitment to improve the prevention, early detection and treatment of cardiovascular disease. As part of this, local systems will work to better support people with heart failure and heart valve disease through multi-disciplinary teams as part of primary care networks. To improve early detection of heart failure, pilot...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: For the financial period 2017-18, the cost to the NHS Business Services Authority for the running of the full Prescription Exemption Checking Service which includes checking prescription form exemption declarations, issuing Penalty Charge Notices and managing associated customer contact, was £6.8 million.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Lower socioeconomic status is associated with higher mortality for alcohol-attributable causes, despite lower socioeconomic groups often reporting lower levels of consumption. The Government is committed to tackling harms from alcohol. As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, we are establishing specialist Alcohol Care Teams in hospitals with the highest rates of alcohol harm. It is estimated that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Phenylketonuria: Health Services (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In England, services for patients with Phenylketonuria are provided via two routes, nationally commissioned through the National Health Service and through local clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), for example for food supplements. The Government and the NHS are dedicated to offering a consistent approach to treatment and provide the best local care for patients with both, rare and common...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Pregnancy (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: As outlined in the Tobacco Control Plan for England, published in 2017, the Government is committed to reducing the prevalence of women smoking during pregnancy to 6% or less by the end of 2022.


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