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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The Government, working with the sector and public health experts, has published a range of guidance on GOV.UK to protect residents in the care home sector from COVID-19. Details of published guidance, publication dates and information on updates is shown in the attached table. We are constantly reviewing our guidance in line with scientific advice. 40464 table (Word Document, 20.68 KB)

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hereditary Diseases (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) supports three Biomedical Research Centres (BRC) and two Clinical Research Facilities that are carrying out research on mitochondrial disease. This includes a project from the NIHR BRC in Great Ormond Street on novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for mitochondrial disorders. The NIHR welcomes funding applications for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Life Sciences: Clinical Trials (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 04 May 2020 The Department funds and supports research through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) has paused the site set up of new or ongoing studies at National Health Service and social care sites that are not nationally prioritised COVID-19 studies. This is to enable the NIHR CRN research...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Voluntary Work (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Over 750,000 people have signed up to the NHS Volunteers Responders programme in England against an initial ask of 250,000 volunteers. 607,054 volunteers have completed the necessary identity checks to begin helping those most vulnerable, more than double the original target. As of 28 April, 63,683 tasks have been completed by volunteers. The programme is now accepting self-referrals and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Coronavirus (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 04 May 2020 As of 30 April 2020, the Department has received notification from Sunderland City Council on 31 March, Derbyshire County Council on 9 April, Birmingham City Council on 14 April, Warwickshire County Council on 16 April, Staffordshire County Council on 17 April, Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council on 18 April and Coventry City Council on 28...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pneumoconiosis (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The information is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Bronchitis (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The information is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Asbestosis (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The information is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 04 May 2020 The Department worked with stakeholders to develop guidance for local authorities on Care Act easements. Local authorities should reverse Care Act easements when they are able to comply with their Care Act duties in full. The easements are time limited and should be used as narrowly as possible. All assessments and reviews that are delayed or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 04 May 2020 The Department has worked with partners to publish a list of local authorities that have notified the Department of their use of Care Act easements. This is updated daily at the following link: www.cqc.org.uk/CareActEasements

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Kidneys: Transplant Surgery (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: NHS England, NHS Improvement and NHS Blood and Transplant have been working closely together to ensure that organ donation and transplant activity could safely continue during the COVID-19 pandemic for very urgent life-saving transplants. A few kidney transplants are taking place on most days. Patients waiting for a kidney transplant are able to receive dialysis as a short-term alternative...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Kidneys: Transplant Surgery (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: No assessment has yet been made. However, NHS Blood and Transplant is actively collecting data on the impact of COVID-19 for those patients on a waiting list for a kidney transplant, or for those who had received a transplant, and who had then contracted COVID-19. Similarly, the Renal Registry has been keeping the relevant data for dialysis patients. Early data show that both dialysis...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Kidney Diseases (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: An assessment has not been made and figures are unavailable. The ‘Covid-19 Rapid Guideline: dialysis service delivery’, published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), sets out guidance for clinicians to maximise the safety of patients on dialysis during the pandemic. It contains guidance on continuing, where safe and necessary, dialysis provision at home and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Diversity (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 28 April 2020 to Question 37608.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospices: Protective Clothing (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The Department is actively taking steps to ensure that staff operating in the hospice sector, including children’s hospices, can access adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to continue to provide palliative care to children and their families during this challenging period. To support this, and working with key stakeholders, NHS England and NHS Improvement have developed a Standard...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Recruitment (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS England has published a suite of documents to support National Health Service organisations with the management of their workforce. All of the documents can be found on NHS England’s website at the following link: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/workforce/ The NHS has also run a campaign asking for recently retired doctors, nurses and other...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospices: Coronavirus (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The Department regularly assesses the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on the hospice sector, and through NHS England and NHS Improvement, are engaged in regular discussions with key stakeholders in the hospice sector regarding the challenges they face. A range of steps have been taken to support them. On 8 April 2020, the Chancellor announced funding of up to £200 million for hospices over...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Cleaning Services (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 06 May 2020 The Government is in the process of setting up a life assurance scheme for frontline health and social care staff in England who contract COVID-19 during the course of their work. The scheme is non-contributory and pays a £60,000 lump sum where staff die as a result of COVID-19 and had been recently working in frontline roles and locations...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 06 May 2020 On 2 April 2020, the Government, NHS England, Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission co-published guidance for the care sector, entitled ‘Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home’. This contains advice on assessing the appropriateness of hospitalising, infection prevention and control for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (11 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 06 May 2020 On 25 April, the Department announced that the clinical trial REMAP-CAP was given approval to determine as part of a trial, if plasma donated by patients who have recovered from COVID-19 can help those with the virus. NHS Blood and Transplant has started to collect convalescent plasma to supply to REMAP-CAP and the first transfusion took place...


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