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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Carers: West Dorset (23 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Department does not collect information about the number of unpaid carers, including those living in West Dorset.

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

Gillian Keegan: We will be setting out our plans on dementia for England for future years in 2022. We are currently working with stakeholders and have established task and finish groups to develop the strategy. We will consider the funding implications as part of forthcoming business planning for the next financial year.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Veterans (21 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: Op COURAGE is the collective term for three NHS England services: Transition, Intervention and Liaison Services; Complex Treatment Service; and High Intensity Service. NHS England do not hold data on waiting times for veterans across the three services which form Op COURAGE. There may be some duplication in the data collected on veterans accessing each service, depending on the needs of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services (21 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: NHS England and NHS Improvement have consulted on the potential to introduce five new waiting time standards, as part of its clinically led review of National Health Service access standards. This includes a standard for adults presenting to community-based mental health services, including those with eating disorders, should start to receive help within four weeks from referral. This...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Recruitment (21 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: On 10 December, we announced £300 million to support local authorities and care providers to recruit and retain care staff through the winter. This funding will enhance the existing £162.5 million Workforce Recruitment and Retention Fund, which was announced on 21 October. The latest phase of our adult social care national recruitment campaign launched in early November and will run until...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Fees and Charges (21 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Government’s reforms to the social care charging system will ensure that fewer people will be unable to pay for social care without selling their home, compared to the existing system. This is the case irrespective of whether means-tested council funded support is included in the cap. In designing these reforms, we have prioritised a more generous means-testing system, which benefits...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Israel (20 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: Digital health collaboration between the United Kingdom and Israel includes the UK-Israel Tech Corridor, where the Leeds Corridor pairs National Health Service organisations with Israeli health technology companies to advance their product or clinical work. The UK also plans to host a UK-Israel Innovation Summit next year, where digital health will feature.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Special Educational Needs: Integrated Care Systems (20 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Health and Care Bill proposes to put integrated care systems on a statutory footing. This represents a significant opportunity to improve the local planning and provision of services to better meet the needs of babies, children, young people and families, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Statutory functions regarding children and young people with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prosthetics (20 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Safety and Standards (20 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: Local authorities are best placed to understand and plan for the care needs of their populations and to develop and build local market capacity. The Care Act 2014 states that local authorities are required to shape their local markets and ensure that people have a range of high-quality, sustainable and person-centred care with support options available to them and that they can access the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Female Genital Mutilation: Victim Support Schemes (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: While NHS England and NHS Improvement have not made a formal assessment, we would expect local commissioners to follow the guidance to support commissioners in meeting the needs of women and girls with female genital mutilation (FGM). NHS England and NHS Improvement have been working to gain an understanding of the services required to inform local commissioners’ decision-making via the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Health and Social Care Levy (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Department considered the wider needs of the health and care system in relation to the Levy announced on 7 September, with £5.4 billion over three years for adult social care. The Government confirmed it is providing councils with £1.6 billion of new grant funding per year for social care and other services in this Spending Review period. This settlement also assumes councils will have...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Female Genital Mutilation: Clinics (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The information being requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Visits (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We have issued guidance on care home visiting during the pandemic, which is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/visiting-care-hom es-during-coronavirus/update-on-policies-for-visiting-arrang ements-in-care-homes To ensure both care home staff and residents are protected from COVID-19 infection, we expect care homes to ask visitors to take steps...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Reform (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: ‘People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper’ was published on 1 December 2021. Details of the Department’s engagement with stakeholders to shape the content of the white paper and the names of these organisations is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/people-at-the-hea rt-of-care-adult-social-care-reform-white-paper We will...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: National Health Service mental health services have remained open throughout the pandemic. Community, talking therapies and children and young people’s services have deployed innovative digital tools to provide ongoing mental health support, while advice to people on supporting their own mental health is available online through Every Mind Matters. Our Mental Health Recovery Action Plan has...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Finance (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We have made no such estimate. While clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for their own funding decisions, we would expect expenditure on mental health services, including services for adults and children and young people, to be in accordance with the Mental Health Investment Standard (MHIS). This requires CCGs to increase investment in mental health services in line with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: NHS Digital’s Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) provides data on the time between referrals and discharge for neurodevelopmental services and average waiting times for these services. However, due to data limitations this does not provide comprehensive information on average waiting times across all child neurodevelopmental services. NHS Digital began collecting data for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Autism and Learning Disability (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: An objective of Building the Right Support is to achieve a 50% reduction in the number of people with a learning disability and autistic people in specialist inpatient settings by 2023/24 through the development of community alternatives. The latest Assuring Transformation data shows the number of people with a learning disability and autistic people in specialist inpatient settings at the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Carers: Unpaid Work (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: No estimate has been made as the Department does not collect information on the number of unpaid carers. We are investing up to £25 million in the sector to identify and test new and existing interventions to support unpaid carers, which could include respite and breaks, peer group and wellbeing support and maximise the impact. Local authorities are required to undertake a Carer’s...


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