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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Coronavirus (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: Data on hospital admissions and positive tests are reviewed by Public Health England and published on a weekly basis through the weekly surveillance report, which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-covid-19 -surveillance-reports COVID-19 hospital admission and positive tests contribute to understanding of COVID-19 activity in the population...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Surgery (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: As part of the third phase of the National Health Service response to COVID-19, focus is on accelerating the return of non-COVID-19 health services, including elective care, and the NHS will be looking to deliver the following elective activity levels in the coming months: - In September, delivering at least 80% of last year’s activity for both overnight electives and for outpatient/daycase...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Shotley Bridge Hospital: Domestic Visits (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care had not visited Shotley Bridge Hospital prior to 14 September 2020 in his Ministerial capacity. The Department of Health and Social Care can also find no record of the current Ministerial team visiting the hospital prior to 14 September 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Parking (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: As the Prime Minister said in his oral contribution of 8 July (Official Report, column 966), hospital car parks are free for National Health Service staff for this pandemic – they are free now – and we are going to get on with our commitment to make them free for patients who need them as well. This remains the Government’s position.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Surgery: Coronavirus (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Surgery: Waiting Lists (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Staff (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department is committed to Diversity and Inclusion (D&I), with a strategy which aims to create an inclusive culture where difference is valued, diversity is harnessed, and everyone has equal opportunity to achieve their potential. Within the Department we have 10 posts which have either ‘equality, diversity or inclusion, gender, LGBT or race’ in the job title. Seven of these roles are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ophthalmic Services: Coronavirus (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: As part of the third phase of the National Health Service response to COVID-19, focus is on accelerating the return of non-COVID-19 health services, including ophthalmology, whilst also preparing for winter demand pressures. To support with this, the Government is providing an additional £3 billion to the NHS, which includes funding for continued access to the independent sector to carry out...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Health Services (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regularly engages his Cabinet colleagues on topics relating to health and social care. Making sure the National Health Service is well staffed is a top priority for this Government and the next phase of the NHS People Plan will focus on workforce growth and ensuring it has the right skills mix in place for a flexible and modern NHS. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Training (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The following table shows how much the Department has spent on unconscious bias training in each of the last five years: Reporting year Spend April 2019 – March 2020 £12,234 April 2018 – March 2019 N/A April 2017 – March 2018 N/A April 2016 – March 2017 N/A April 2015 – March 2016 N/A Required Unconscious Bias online training for all staff which is accessed via...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Health Services (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with a range of rapid adopter sites to implement patient-initiated follow-ups as part of the restoration of services following COVID-19. This includes joint work to monitor uptake in these sites. Alongside this, 50 trusts provided information detailing their implementation of patient-initiated follow-up this summer. For the longer term, NHS England...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Charities: Coronavirus (22 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department can confirm that the £22 million has been fully allocated. Payments to the value of £21.3 million have been made to date. Payments to charities are being made in staged payments and expenditure plans show that the grants will be fully paid by the end of October.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence (21 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Thalassaemia (21 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Genetics: Chronic Illnesses (21 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Stem Cells: Donors (21 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (21 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Surgery: Older People (16 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: The Department of Health and Social Care 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 and Social Care: Surgery (15 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: Data is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services (15 Sep 2020)

Edward Argar: No services have transferred from secondary to primary care during the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of steps have been taken to ensure patients can be treated safely, and that sufficient capacity was available in hospitals to treat patients with COVID-19. No updates to the NHS Standard Contract were required to facilitate these changes, which included: - All practices have adopted total triage...


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