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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services (10 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: We have had no specific discussions. Since 2016, we have provided additional funding for children and young people's community eating disorder services every year, with £53 million annually from 2021/22. This will enhance the development of more than 70 new or improved community eating disorder teams. We have announced an additional £79 million in 2021/22 to expand children’s mental...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia (7 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: We are committed to delivering a standalone dementia strategy later this year. Although separate from the white paper on social care, the dementia strategy will take account of this and other relevant strategies. Our priority is for the strategy to be credible and shaped by a range of experts, including people living with dementia and their carers. We updated the Dementia Programme Board in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Home Care Services: Vulnerable Adults (7 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: No specific assessment has been made. However, no patient should be discharged until it is safe to do so. Existing guidance states that hospitals should determine the level of support individuals need to ensure they are discharged onto the most appropriate care pathway. Those who are clinically ready should be supported to return to their place of residence, where possible, where an...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Carers (7 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: The Department and NHS Digital intend to review the Survey of Adult Care in England in 2022/23. The review will include both the content and the method of delivery and we will consider this within the review.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: South East (6 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: Skills for Care estimates that the vacancy rate in the adult social care sector in the South East was 8% in August 2021, compared to an average of 6.7% for 2020/21 as a whole. Skills for Care do not publish a separate monthly estimate of vacancies in Slough, but they have estimated that the average vacancy rate was 12.9% in 2020/21.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Down Syndrome Bill (6 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: Engagement with the Welsh Government is continuing at Ministerial and official level to ensure the alignment of policy and improvements in outcomes for people with Down‘s syndrome across the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Older People (6 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: The Government is committed to ensuring individuals have access to the care and support they need. When local authorities charge for care and support, they must undertake a financial assessment to determine what the individual can afford to pay from their income and assets and ensure they retain enough income to pay for any needs that are not being met by the local authority. Local...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Nurses (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: There have been no specific discussions on the specialised recruitment of mental health nurses. To recruit more mental health nurses, NHS England and NHS Improvement are supporting mental health trusts to develop specialised international recruitment infrastructure and teams. To date, 1,500 international nurses have been recruited to work in mental health settings, with 490 of these joining...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Patients: Correspondence (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: No assessment has been made. However, we expect that National Health Service trusts, in common with other health and care providers, should ensure clinical records are accurate and up to date. This should include all relevant information about diagnoses and treatment and care decisions, with details of how this information was collected and whether and with whom it was shared.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Domestic Abuse: Mental Health (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: We recognise that women experiencing domestic abuse are more likely to experience mental ill-health based on current evidence.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Continuing Care: Fees and Charges (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: As set out in the in National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) should operate a person-centred approach to all aspects of NHS Continuing Healthcare. This can include delivering NHS Continuing Healthcare through a personal health budget, where appropriate. A personal health budget supports a person’s health and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Supported Housing: Finance (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: In the adult social care reform white paper, we committed to continue to incentivise the supply of supported housing for older and disabled people through the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund with £213 million available over the next three years. This is alongside a new £300 million investment to embed the strategic commitment in all local places to connect housing with health and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Equipment (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: Ensuring that patients in our health and social care system have the best possible outcomes is a priority for the Department. The medical technology directorate aim to do this by ensuring access to safe, effective, best-in-class medical technology in a way that is resilient, cohesive and uses taxpayer’s money to best effect. The Directorate is currently developing the strategy to create a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Naloxone: Prisoners' Release (5 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: No such assessment has been made. Existing guidance in the current drug misuse and dependence guidelines in the United Kingdom on clinical management states that commissioners of prison health and community treatment services should consider with their providers how best to support the provision of naloxone and overdose training in the community for those who do not attend for opioid...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Personal Income: Disability and Older people (4 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: On 7 September, the Government announced the Minimum Income Guarantee will rise in line with inflation for all age groups from April 2022.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism: Females (4 Jan 2022)

Gillian Keegan: We are focused on ensuring all people, including people with a learning disability and autistic people, receive safe and high-quality care. Care home services for people over the age of 18 are provided under the Care Act 2014. Where a local authority has carried out an assessment and arranged for an autistic adult’s care needs to be met through a care home, the care provider is accountable...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Discharges (30 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Department is working with NHS England and NHS Improvement, local government and social care providers to monitor and address the reasons for delayed discharges. Supporting hospital flow and reducing delayed discharge is a complex system-wide issue across both health and social care organisations. A new national discharge taskforce has been established to focus on National Health Service...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Neuromuscular Disorders: Health Services (30 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) develops evidence-based guidance for healthcare professionals on best practice in the health and care system, supporting improved patient outcomes and reducing variation. NICE has produced a range of guidance on neurological conditions which clinicians and commissioners are expected to take into account. The National Neurosciences...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Neurology (30 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Department and NHS England and NHS Improvement work with the National Neurosciences Advisory Group (NNAG), a neurological collaborative group of professional bodies, patient groups and national and local policy and commissioning leads, to design and deliver plans to improve neurological care. This includes the Neurological Alliance which is comprised of 70 charity partners. The NNAG has...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Finance (23 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The provisional local Government finance settlement proposes making available over £1 billion of additional resource to local authorities specifically for social care in 2022-23. Councils will also have access to funding from grant covering all services, including the 2022-23 Services Grant, and from council tax to meet the inflationary and demographic pressures facing social care. In...


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