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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (24 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government response to the publication of the Department of Health and Social Care Task and Finish Working Group report into brain tumour research is planned to be published.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (24 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the recommendations of the Department of Health and Social Care Task and Finish Working Group report on brain tumour research, published in February 2018; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (24 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has plans to take the recommendations of the Department of Health and Social Care Task and Finish Working Group report on brain tumour research, published in February 2018, into consideration when allocating budgets for brain tumour research; and what plans he has to allocate money for brain tumour research.

Health and Social Care: Mistakes in Healthcare (24 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: What steps his Department is taking to support families and patients affected by mistakes made in the healthcare system.

Health and Social Care: Mistakes in Healthcare (24 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: I thank the Minister for that response, but since I was elected three years ago I have come across several examples of families who have lost loved ones who went to hospital for repeat interventions from the health service, yet died from undiagnosed conditions, many of which could have been avoided. The problem is that those families have found getting answers and finding anyone to accept...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (17 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2018 to Question 130691, whether formal negotiations have begun on the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (17 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role will be played by NHS England in the re-negotiation of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme (17 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what broad topics are being considered for negotiation with industry on the successor to the current Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: The only things that actually matter today are the life chances of people who have been failed for decades by the benefit system. People who have been trapped out of the workplace do not care two hoots for the politics on display here today. In a previous life, I worked to support working-age people who had little or no opportunity of getting anywhere near the workplace and satisfying...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: My hon. Friend is right. I went into that work because in west Cornwall we have a significant number of people who could be described as vulnerable, some with severe learning disabilities, and who deserve the support and help that they are beginning to get today. Under the benefit system that universal credit replaces, potential employers were encouraged to offer placements and pay people a...

The Secretary of State’S Handling of Universal Credit (11 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: I agree, and I know from my experience of working with some of those vulnerable people that they have untapped talents and skills. Employers want access to those skills, but all sorts of barriers have existed. They are beginning to be broken down now, enabling people to move away from the support my hon. Friend describes and giving them much more control over their lives. More must be done to...

Sustainable Fisheries (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: I welcome the statement, which will come as a relief to the sector in Newlyn and west Cornwall and is consistent with promises that have been made by the Secretary of State and the Fisheries Minister in Newlyn. After years of decline and the erosion of the fleet, skills and infrastructure as a result of the common fisheries policy, will the Secretary of State give careful consideration to how...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aortic Aneurysm: Screening (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme since its establishment in 2009.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aortic Aneurysm: Surgery (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients presenting with a large abdominal aortic aneuryism measuring 5.5cm or more across have been treated through (a) endovascular repair and (b) open vascular surgery by the NHS in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the number of elderly patients who are unfit for open surgery but receive endovascular treatments of following draft NICE guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysms.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the draft guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysms proposed by NICE on NHS bed capacity.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to draft NICE guidance on abdominal aortic aneurysms, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on outcomes for women of removing the option to receive endovascular treatment.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aortic Aneurysm: Medical Treatments (4 Jul 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the availability of customised fenestrated endografts for patients with complex abdominal aortic aneurysms of following draft NICE guidance on such aneurysms.

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Veterans: Employment (27 Jun 2018)

Derek Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of encouraging serving military personnel coming to the end of their military service to take up careers in the scaffolding industry.

Council Tax and Second Homes (26 Jun 2018)

Derek Thomas: If every property’s rubbish was collected at the same time by the refuse collection company, that would reduce vehicle movements and congestion in our tourist areas, which are often not built for large vehicles at the best of times. In summary, I believe that asking for council tax to be paid on every property would provide a significant boost to funds which could be used to help...


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