Results 181–200 of 300 for national service speaker:Andrew Murrison

Points of Order: Public Health (England) (22 Feb 2007)

Andrew Murrison: ..., it would have been explained to him that the resources are in place. We are not talking about large resources in terms of surgeon or theatre time. Indeed, all that work has been done, and the national screening committee has looked at it. I have been in correspondence with the Minister on the matter, however, and there appears for some reason to be a reluctance to get the process...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: Health Care-acquired Infections (23 Jan 2007)

Andrew Murrison: ...Minister has characterised as the "dirty corridors" of the NHS. I hope he gained as much from his experience as I did from my experience as a member of the ancillary staff of a hospital in our national health service some years go, but I fear that he may have seen a great deal but learned very little. We hear that he wants trusts to do away with cleaning contractors. I wonder whether that...

Opposition Day — [3rd Allotted Day]: Health Care-acquired Infections (23 Jan 2007)

Andrew Murrison: ...involves the ability to gain support for the translational research and development which enable small companies of the sort that Air Science evidently is to front up the innovation that the health service needs to tackle health care-acquired infection. A level 2 innovation is promising, but crucially, has not yet been proven in an NHS hospital setting. Most companies struggle to afford...

[Miss Anne Begg in the Chair] — Community Hospital Services (16 Jan 2007)

Andrew Murrison: ...On the contrary, the local West Wiltshire primary care trust, which is now responsible for the running of the hospitals, is strongly committed to their future, and is seeking further to develop the services that the hospitals provide."—[ Official Report, 30 November 2001; Vol. 375, c. 1293.] My word, things have changed, have they not? What has happened in the intervening period? There...

Opposition Day — [1(st) Allotted Day]: Public Health ( 5 Dec 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...the first time since polls began, the Tories are winning on the NHS." And, just for balance, I would also like to quote Winston Churchill, who, on 2 March 1944, said: "Our policy is to create a national health service in order to ensure that everybody, irrespective of means, age, sex or occupation shall have equal opportunity to benefit from the best and most up-to-date medical and allied...

Opposition Day — [1(st) Allotted Day]: Public Health ( 5 Dec 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...to put in fillings and to treat dental pain. That is something that the Secretary of State knows all about, because it is no longer categorised as a dental emergency. Oral public health means the services provided by dentists in the course of their work to ensure that there are no cancers and to give general advice on health issues. We find that, despite the protestations in the "Choosing...

Written Answers — Health: National Service Framework for Older People ( 2 Nov 2006)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 27 June 2006, Official Report, column 332W, on the National Service Framework for Older People, (1) what proportion of the trusts identified as being part of a falls service were (a) acute trusts and (b) primary care trusts; and if she will make a statement; (2) how many of the trusts that are part of a falls service...

NHS (Buckinghamshire) (18 Oct 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...he does so without delay. It points out clearly that deficits are strongly associated with per capita allocation of funding and levels of deprivation. However, it is old age that drives cost in the national health service and the Minister should know that. Old age overwhelmingly causes costs to be generated within the national health service and as diseases of old age—chronic diseases...

NHS (Buckinghamshire) (18 Oct 2006)

Andrew Murrison: Thank you, Mr. Cummings. There has been no reflection of rurality in the funding formula, except in the ambulance service, and we need that. The solution is to have some flexibility on brokerage, which the Secretary of State has removed. That lies at the heart of what Buckinghamshire is experiencing. The brokerage that levelled up the unequal funding formula that I have described has been...

Written Answers — Health: Intermediate Care (27 Jun 2006)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Service Framework for Older People Standard Three on Intermediate Care has been met in respect of intermediate care beds and supported intermediate care places.

Written Answers — Health: Older People Framework (27 Jun 2006)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local health care providers in England have not complied with National Senior Framework for Older People Standard Six in establishing an integrated falls service and risk management procedures.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: General Practitioners (16 May 2006)

Andrew Murrison: I welcome the Minister to his new duties. The National Audit Office tells us that up to 1 million people in England can no longer rely on out-of-hours services from a GP that they took for granted in 1997, despite the figures quoted by the Minister and a 22 per cent. overspend on out-of-hours services. What is he doing about PCTs such as Harrow, Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth, Eastleigh...

Health Services (Wiltshire) (26 Apr 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...above. Of course it is, and I thought I made that clear. The hon. Gentleman will also remember that the Opposition went into the previous election pledging to match the Government's spending on the national health service—a point that the Liberal Democrats might like to bear in mind. It is important to remember that the issue is about not simply spending money. That is a lazy way to...

Written Answers — Health: Dentistry ( 8 Mar 2006)

Andrew Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on IT for NHS dental services over the last three years in support of (a) Connecting for Health and (b) the National Programme for IT in the NHS; and what future spending is planned over the next three years.

Dentistry ( 1 Mar 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...Ministers were keen to remove. Dentists want to offer care to patients, not activity, and the Minister ought to know the difference between the two. The consumer organisation, Which?, and the National Audit Office appear united in their belief that primary care trusts are simply not up to managing the new contract. Which? has asked for a clear audit framework to measure the impact of the...

Orders of the Day — Health Bill: Clause 13 — Code of practice relating to health care associated infections (14 Feb 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...roads, so it is a substantial problem. In addition, there are the people whose recovery is impeded as a result of health care-acquired infections but who, fortunately, do recover. The cost to the national health service is enormous. Some estimate that it is around £1 billion a year, so this is a big issue, and it is appropriate that Ministers should take the opportunity to try to improve...

Orders of the Day — Health Bill: Clause 13 — Code of practice relating to health care associated infections (14 Feb 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...been pretty well flat-lining. The overall rate per thousand bed days is not entirely clear from the data, only in so far as it is specific for individual trusts. The overall rate for the health service is a little opaque. On the basis of eye-balling the results from trusts, I suspect that the overall rate per thousand bed days would probably give a worse impression of our success or...

Sexual Health (HIV/AIDS) ( 9 Feb 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...and one that has been neglected for some time. I make no bones about saying that. It is an area that has been let down during the past few years. The Government started well. In 2001, there was the national strategy for sexual health and HIV. The Health Committee has published two reports, but nothing seems to have been achieved. The Government's White Paper, "Our health, our care, our...

NHS Reorganisation ( 7 Feb 2006)

Andrew Murrison: I have been in and around the national health service since 1979. It has been a quarter of a century of constant change, much of it for the better, but the near recreation of regional district health authorities and fundholding rebadged as practice-based commissioning is without precedent. While Ministers are absorbed in rearranging the deckchairs, the Opposition prefer to focus on deficits,...

Public Bill Committee: Health Bill: Clause 41 - Compulsory disclosure of documents for purposes of counter fraud or security management functions (10 Jan 2006)

Andrew Murrison: ...7 o'clock, draw a deep breath and go for the final furlong. There is not a great deal in chapter 3 with which we would take issue. Nobody can possibly object to the protection of any part of the service from fraud and unlawful activities. We would certainly support the Government's intention to ensure that lawfulness obtains to the NHS and that we remove fraud wherever we find it. That...


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