Results 81–100 of 300 for national service speaker:Andrew Murrison

Service Personnel and Veterans: Rehabilitation (22 Nov 2022)

Andrew Murrison: ...I am more than happy to share them with the hon. Lady if she would like me to. I could not possibly conclude a debate such as this without mentioning Operation Courage. Launched in April 2019, the service helps veterans to recover from the hidden harms that conflict inflicts on mind and body. I know the hon. Lady is well aware of that. Alongside Op Courage is our veteran trauma network,...

Defence: Veterans: Cost of Living Crisis ( 7 Nov 2022)

Andrew Murrison: Thank you, Mr Speaker. We are working at pace across Government and the service charity sector to understand how the veterans community may be impacted, including in the forthcoming national veterans survey and in the recent Cobseo-led survey relating specifically to the cost of living.

Defence: Topical Questions ( 7 Nov 2022)

Andrew Murrison: ...is one of our key charities, which I visited a while back in its premises near Salisbury, and I plan to meet it again very soon. It is now mandatory for all armed forces personnel leaving the services to have a structured mental health assessment at their discharge medical examination. I am pleased to say that that will highlight any unknown mental health needs and enable signposting and...

Health and Social Care Leadership Review ( 8 Jun 2022)

Andrew Murrison: I welcome Gordon Messenger’s review, but does the Secretary of State not agree that in the history of the national health service, reorganising senior management has often been a distraction? Will he prioritise the area that would make a real change to health and care—the interface between the two—and focus on career progression and development for care workers in particular, who hold...

Healthcare (Delayed Discharges) (16 Mar 2022)

Andrew Murrison: ....] The context in 2002, as now, was severe congestion in health and social care. Bed blocking is a provocative term that I use to draw attention to the harm caused to patients and the burden on our national health service. At that time, on any given day around 6,000 beds were occupied by people who should not have been in them. Indeed, Tony Blair told the House that “bed blocking is...

Public Health (14 Dec 2021)

Andrew Murrison: ...under SI No. 1416 and, to an extent, SI No. 1415, why is it not okay for healthcare workers? With respect to my colleagues, the difference between the BCG and hepatitis B vaccines for those in the national health service who perform exposure-prone procedures and the situation we are discussing here is that there is an alternative to demonstrate that a healthcare worker poses no threat to...

Public Health (30 Nov 2021)

Andrew Murrison: Yes, I absolutely agree with my hon. Friend. The point about that is of course that the national health service at the moment is running very fast to catch up because for the past 18 months, necessarily, it has not been doing a lot of the elective work in particular that it would have wanted to do. That is actually going to be a problem, I think, for years to come. What I would say is that...

Public Health (30 Nov 2021)

Andrew Murrison: If my hon. Friend recalls, the reason for lockdown was to reduce a potential impact on the national health service. Does he agree with me and everyone who has opined on the subject that there is no conceivable way in which our NHS is going to be overwhelmed by this? That would be a remarkable thing, since 90% of us have antibodies right now. Therefore, a justification for a lockdown falls...

Tobacco Control Plan — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (16 Nov 2021)

Andrew Murrison: ...we have seen over the past 18 months? Over time, that would have a far greater impact on health, wellbeing and people’s ability to go about their daily lives. It would reduce the burden on the national health service very substantially indeed, and address the health inequalities that sadly mean the life expectancy of the richest and poorest in this country are currently separated by...

Covid-19: Government Response (21 Oct 2021)

Andrew Murrison: ...is rolled out into recommendations so that such people can receive interventions that stand every chance of reducing their mortality and ensuring their recovery, thus reducing the burden on the national health service?

Health and Social Care Levy ( 8 Sep 2021)

Andrew Murrison: ...receipts for this measure and 14% of taxpayers will be providing half of it. That is progressive, which is presumably why Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, all those years ago, decided to levy this on national insurance. I am extremely grateful to the hon. Member for raising and underscoring that point. However, I do have some concerns, as Ministers would expect me to have. One of those...

Health and Social Care Levy ( 8 Sep 2021)

Andrew Murrison: ...he think that Gordon Brown did something remarkably similar to what my right hon. and hon. Friends are proposing—on that occasion, in 2003—for exactly the same reason: to raise the spend on our national health service and care services? Was he wrong?

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (11 May 2021)

Andrew Murrison: .... More than two-thirds of adults have now been jabbed. One-third have been jabbed twice. Yesterday, more people will statistically have died on the roads than of covid. There is no prospect of our national health service being overwhelmed, and if I am worried about a virus this wintertime, it is seasonal flu, not a covid third wave. The Prime Minister made it clear earlier, in answer to an...

Family Visits in Health and Social Care Settings: Covid-19: Future of the National Trust — [Hannah Bardell in the Chair] (11 Nov 2020)

Andrew Murrison: ...that point; I feel sure that he is more expert on upland farming than I am. I would always encourage a landlord to be responsible, especially a big one, and in particular a massive one such as the National Trust. I would be distressed if it was tempted to sell off properties for them to be turned into second homes or holiday homes. That seems entirely the wrong thing for the National Trust...

Official Development Assistance ( 9 Jul 2020)

Andrew Murrison: ...year. The merger will make sense to many of our constituents, who are generous people but who also want a sense that there is something in it for them—that aid will indeed be in pursuit of the national interest, and the merger surely makes sense in that context. I am also impressed by the OECD’s 2009 report “Managing Aid”, which laid out the bare facts that Britain is unique in how...

Coronavirus (26 Feb 2020)

Andrew Murrison: ...right hon. Friend refers, is he redoubling our efforts to ensure that the elderly and the vulnerable in particular are vaccinated against seasonal flu, therefore perhaps mitigating pressures on our national health service in the event that coronavirus becomes more of a problem here and makes demands particularly on intensive care beds?

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: Finance (10 Feb 2020)

Andrew Murrison: ...strategic period is critically important for the UK as we work together to improve intra-country equity and coverage. Immunisation is often a child’s first point of contact with their health service. By extending routine immunisation to reach the underserved, particularly zero-dose children who have never been vaccinated, Gavi is building a foundation for stronger national health...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Terminal Illnesses (27 Jan 2020)

Andrew Murrison: ...up efforts to end preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children by 2030. Core to the UK's Preventable Deaths agenda, is how we can support low income countries to scale up quality health services. This includes the development of national maternal health policies, support for the delivery of services and work to strengthen health systems, the provision of skilled care at birth,...

Backbench Business: Sanctions Policy and Implementation — [Philip Davies in the Chair] ( 3 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...) on introducing this subject for debate today. I am sorry there are not more people here to debate the matter. It is, as the hon. Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant), who speaks for the Scottish National party, says, an important matter and such a debate would ordinarily be attended by a significant number of colleagues wishing to contribute—but these are not normal times, are they?...

Backbench Business: Sanctions Policy and Implementation — [Philip Davies in the Chair] ( 3 Oct 2019)

Andrew Murrison: ...powers provided for in the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act. Clearly, all those here gathered are intensely interested in that legislation and its secondary legislation. Establishing a national human rights sanctions regime will show the United Kingdom’s commitment to human rights worldwide and will be an important plank in our post-Brexit foreign policy. It will allow the United...


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