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Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Adult Social Care Funding and Reform (16 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: As set out in our Adult Social Care Reform White Paper, People at the Heart of Care, on 1 December 2021, the government is committed to a wide-ranging and ambitious reform of the adult social care system. To make social care fairer, we are protecting people from unpredictable care costs; are supporting local authorities to move towards paying a fair cost of care to providers and ensuring that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Learning Disability (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We have not made a specific assessment of the adequacy of services in York. In 2021/22, we are investing more than £90 million for community support and to facilitate discharge for people with a learning disability and autistic people.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism and Learning Disability: Mental Health Services (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We will respond to the Select Committee’s report as soon as possible, with full consideration of the recommendations made. The Department is developing an action plan to implement ‘Building the right support’. The action plan will set out the actions for Government and delivery partners to improve the treatment of autistic people and people with learning disabilities, with clear owners...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Learning Disability (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: No specific assessment has been made. While data on the adult social care workforce is collected via Skills for Care’s Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set, it does not separately record providers who deliver learning disability services.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Learning Disability (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: Public authorities must comply with their duty under Section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 to comply with the European Convention on Human Rights, except where as the result of one or more provisions of primary legislation, the authority could not have acted differently and where it was acting to enforce those provisions. ‘Building the right support’ sets out that people with a learning...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Learning Disability (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: In 2021/22, we are investing more than £90 million for community support and to facilitate discharge of people with a learning disability and autistic people from inpatient settings. This will enable more people to receive personalised care in the community, closer to home and reduce preventable admissions. The cross-Government Building the right support Delivery Board is responsible for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Diagnosis (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is the independent body with responsibility for developing evidence-based guidance for the health and care system. NICE recently updated their guideline on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), aiming to improve awareness and understanding of ME/CFS to ensure earlier and correct diagnoses. The guideline...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tourette's Syndrome: Health Services (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The majority of services for people with Tourette’s syndrome are commissioned locally by clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), who are best placed to plan the provision of services subject to local prioritisation and funding. Decisions on improving the diagnostic process and support for people with Tourette’s syndrome will vary, with each CCG taking into consideration attributes of its...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Autism and Learning Disability (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We have engaged with a range of individuals and organisations, including voluntary sector organisations, people with lived experience of both autism and learning disabilities and their families. We are currently considering the feedback received as part of the ongoing development of the Action Plan.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Care Homes (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We have not made a specific comparative assessment. However, in line with research findings the Department continues to advise care home providers to restrict the routine movement of staff, including those who work at multiple sites for a single employer and those who work for multiple employers in care roles.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Mental Health Recovery Action Plan, supported by an additional £500 million, includes a further £79 million to expand capacity in children’s mental health services. NHS England and NHS Improvement have announced a further £40 million in 2021/22 to address the impact of the pandemic on children and young people’s mental health. We are also investing an extra £2.3 billion a year in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Security (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The security and safety of hospital staff and patients is paramount. National Health Service organisations are responsible for determining their own security arrangements based on their needs and demands. NHS England published a Violence Prevention and Reduction Standard in December 2020. This requires all NHS organisations to assess and manage risks, put in place plans to mitigate the risks...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dementia: Diagnosis (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Department has received correspondence from stakeholders on the dementia diagnosis backlog. The Department also has regular discussions with NHS England and NHS Improvement on this issue. NHS England and NHS Improvement continue to monitor the dementia diagnosis rate on a monthly basis and analyse trends at regional and sustainability and transformation partnership level to aid targeted...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: On 10 December we announced £300 million to support local authorities and care providers 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 was launched in early November and will run until...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Work: Staff (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The recent adult social care white paper, ‘People at the Heart of Care’ sets out plans for an investment of at least £500 million in learning and development for the adult social care workforce. This includes social work training routes, continued funding of social work education and supporting a range of graduate programmes. In July 2021, we commissioned Health Education England to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Babies (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: We have announced a £500 million investment to support babies and families, £100 million of which will focus on enhancing parent-infant mental health support. This will help promote the social and emotional development of babies. the social and emotional development of babies. Local areas will decide where this additional support should be allocated, which could form part of children and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Motor Neurone Disease (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The information is not collected in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Standards (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulates mental health providers to ensure they meet the minimum fundamental standards as set out in legislation. The CQC uses its inspection methodology to understand how a provider is meeting these standards and publishes a report and rating. The CQC publishes a range of information for providers, including case studies and thematic reports focused on good...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: No formal assessment has been made of the Trieste model. The NHS Long Term Plan includes a specific focus on transforming and expanding community mental health support to avoid people going into crisis and the need for an inpatient admission wherever possible. Under the Plan, new and integrated models of primary and community mental health care will give 370,000 adults and older adults with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Standards (15 Dec 2021)

Gillian Keegan: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has a range of proportionate enforcement powers, which allow action to be taken to ensure the safety of service users where concerns on quality or safety are identified. The CQC’s special measures policy ensures that providers found to be providing inadequate care significantly improve. Once a service is in special measures, the CQC will re-inspect within...


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