Results 361–380 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Nicotine (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: No such assessment has been made. The European Union Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) sets the maximum nicotine emission level at one milligram of nicotine per cigarette. The United Kingdom transposed the TPD through the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 (TRPR), which came into force on 20 May 2016. The Government will meet its obligation to review the TRPR before 20 May 2021 and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tonsils: Health Services (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department has made no such assessment. Tonsillitis can usually be treated either with self-help at home, or in a primary care setting. In certain circumstances, a tonsillectomy may be required. Regardless of the type of provider, clinicians are also expected to use their clinical judgement when deciding how best to treat a patient, based on the presenting symptoms. Clinical...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunotherapy (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The following centres are able to provide chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia for children and young people up to the age of 25: - Great Ormond Street Hospital; - University College London Hospital; - King’s College Hospital; - University Hospitals Bristol NHS Trust; - The Christie NHS Foundation Trust; - Manchester Royal Infirmary; - Royal...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunotherapy (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: When an immunotherapy treatment has been approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), all relevant providers are required to implement NICE’s guidance and make the treatment available for patients on the National Health Service. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out our commitment to making safer and more precise treatments, including advanced radiotherapy techniques...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunotherapy (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Availability of immunotherapy drugs happens via assessment at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). As they follow the same NICE process as other cancer medicines then all relevant providers are required to implement them in the same timelines as with any newly approved medicine.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ophthalmic Services: Staff (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government recognises the profound impact that sight loss can have on a person’s life and the important and valuable role that Eye Clinic Liaison Officers can play in supporting patients at the point of diagnosis of sight loss and beyond. For those newly diagnosed with sight loss, access to information about appropriate support and rehabilitation services is vital. Clinical...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Heart Diseases: Screening (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has not formally reviewed the evidence for a national screening programme for structural heart disease. However, the UK NSC welcomes new topic proposals through its annual call for topics from September to December each year. Information on how to submit a new proposal can be found at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Heart Diseases: Health Services (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The NHS England Specialised Cardiac Improvement Programme is working to streamline pathways for patients so they can access specialist teams able to offer advice on the full range of treatment options supported by evidence of effectiveness and long term patient outcomes. NHS England Specialised Commissioning considers it is important that patients are aware of all treatment options and this...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Children (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Health and social care, including cancer treatment and care, is a devolved matter. As such, no discussions are currently planned.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government takes the harms associated with alcohol abuse very seriously and overall consumption of alcohol in England and Wales is on the decline. There are currently no plans to implement minimum unit pricing in England. However, we will keep this under review as evidence emerges from Scotland.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Closures (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Data on the number of dental practice closures in England or on the average time between a practice closing and, where it previously held a National Health Service contract those services being recommissioned is not held in the format requested. This answer covers England only as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are responsible for dental services, along with wider health services, in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fraud (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The loss to the National Health Service caused by prescription fraud was £162 million in 2017-18, as assessed by the NHS Counter Fraud Authority in the 2019 Strategic Intelligence Assessment.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fraud (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We have assumed that the hon. Member is referring to the recovery of Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) by the NHS Business Services Authority. In 2017-18, the NHS Business Services Authority’s Prescription Exemption Checking Service, collected £19.4 million against PCNs issued.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The information is not held in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The net cash receipts collected from prepayment certificates during the 2017-18 financial year is £145.6 million.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The annual cost to the NHS Business Services Authority of administering National Health Service prescription charges is around £75,000 per year. This figure covers the work of NHS Prescription Services, which includes the reimbursement and remuneration of dispensing contractors in England on behalf of the Department and NHS England. It does not include the work of the NHS Business Services...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Managed Access Agreement for nusinersen for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy which has been approved by NHS England, Biogen, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, the three main patient groups (Muscular Dystrophy UK, Spinal Muscular Atrophy UK, Treat SMA) and clinicians can be found at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Managed Access Agreement (MAA) for nusinersen for treating spinal muscular atrophy states that the data collection will be in place for a minimum of three years and up to the automatic expiry of the MAA on the fifth anniversary, unless the MAA expires earlier as a result of the publication of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s reappraisal of nusinersen.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Drugs (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS England and NHS Improvement have estimated that circa 630 patients will access nusinersen over a period of five years, which is the maximum period of the Managed Access Agreement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mechanical Thrombectomy (4 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In 2017, NHS England announced the commissioning of mechanical thrombectomy for the treatment of acute stroke. Services are being developed nationally in 24 neuroscience centres, across National Health Service trusts and foundation trusts in England with 22 centres currently providing a thrombectomy service. All NHS trusts and foundation trusts have a Medical Director on their board...


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