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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Recruitment (4 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The majority of core level and specialty trainee level 1 (ST1) recruitment was completed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic with offers being released to successful applicants in early March 2020. For specialties with vacancies remaining, contingency processes have been put in place to ensure that applicants can be ranked and selected without face to face interview. Health Education England (HEE)...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: On 13 March 2020 [updated on 6 April 2020], the government published guidance for social or community care and residential settings which was cascaded across the United Kingdom by Public Health England and devolved authorities which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-resident ial-care-supported-living-and-home-care-guidance The guidance is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Disability (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 18 March 2020 The Government have published a number of guidelines covering all sectors within social care. New Guidance on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 or those with special needs was published on 24 March. Additional guidance has been published for those people who are classed as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Out-patients (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The Government’s priority is to free up space and resource in hospitals to care for patients affected by COVID-19, and ensure staff have capacity to treat people in need of urgent care. The COVID-19 Social Care Action Plan was published on 15 April, to support the adult social care sector in England throughout the coronavirus outbreak, including ramping up testing, overhauling the way...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Kidneys: Donors (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 21 April 2020 Data on the number of kidney donors that develop health problems after donating a kidney is not held centrally. However, evidence suggests that living kidney donation is safe and life-time risks are low provided that the living donor is carefully assessed in the context of his/her own individual health risks. All potential kidney donors...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: In England, as of 27 April, 85 National Health Service healthcare worker deaths have been reported. This is an increase of three reported deaths. As of 28 April, we are aware of 23 social care workers who have died in the United Kingdom, and we are working with the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and the care sector to build a more comprehensive picture. The Department is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Nurses (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: NHS Professionals launched the COVID-19 Rapid Response service to enable healthcare workers, including registered nurses who are not currently working in the National Health Service, to move quickly and safely to the frontline to help to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak. Nurses returning to the NHS will be offered induction, education and training suited to the role. The Nursing and Midwifery...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Crimes of Violence (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Data is not collected centrally on assaults on National Health Service staff in England. The 2019 NHS Staff Survey showed 15% of NHS staff experienced physical violence from members of the public and patients in the past year. Any assault, physical or verbal, against NHS staff is unacceptable and should be reported and dealt with through the proper processes. The NHS has recently joined...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The Government, NHS England, Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission co-published updated guidance for the care sector on 2 April 2020. ‘Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home’ is the current guidance for the care sector and is live on gov.uk. This guidance sets out infection control and cohorting advice to care homes, which providers should...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Following publication of the Adult Social Care action plan on 15 April 2020, we are reviewing the ‘Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home’ guidance which was published on 2 April 2020. We have included a placeholder on the gov.uk page so that stakeholders are notified that the guidance is being updated. This also includes a summary of relevant sections in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 27 April 2020 The Government, NHS England, Public Health England and the Care Quality Commission co-published updated guidance for the care sector on 2 April 2020. ‘Admission and Care of Residents during COVID-19 Incident in a Care Home’ is the current guidance for the care sector and is live on gov.uk. This guidance sets out infection control and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: African Coalition for Epidemic Research, Response and Training: Overseas Aid (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 27 April 2020 The African Coalition for Epidemic Research Response has received United Kingdom’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding through the Department’s ODA-funded global health research portfolio.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Conditions of Employment (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: The NHS Pension Scheme provides death in service cover of two times annual pay to active members who are yet to retire, to support a member’s partner and dependents, should they die before claiming their retirement benefits. Membership of the pension scheme is voluntary and is available to all eligible staff in the National Health Service. Around 90% of NHS staff are active scheme members....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: As of 23 April 2020, 21,287 second and third year student nurses opted to work in the National Health Service during the COVID-19 emergency. These students are starting to be deployed and Health Education England will start to report on the number from the beginning of May 2020. The hours that students who opt to work on the wards during the emergency period will count towards the required...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 29 April 2020 On 25 April, the Department announced that the clinical trial REMAP-CAP has been given approval to determine 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, with the first transfusion expected this week. In...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Coronavirus (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 29 April 2020 As of 28 April, six local authorities have notified the Department that they have taken the decision to operate under the Care Act easements. These are Sunderland City Council, Warwickshire County Council, Staffordshire County Council, Birmingham City Council, Solihull Council and Derbyshire County Council. Middlesbrough also notified the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Disability (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 29 April 2020 The relevant Public Sector Equality Duty process was undertaken during the development of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and we engaged with groups representing service users prior to the passage of the Bill. The Department has issued guidance setting out steps local authorities should take before deploying the powers in the Act, including...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions: Disease Control (1 May 2020)

Helen Whately: Holding answer received on 29 April 2020 The Department does not hold the information requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (30 Apr 2020)

Helen Whately: Following expert advice, the Government has issued social distancing measures. These measures will limit the spread of COVID-19 by helping to stop non-essential contact and lessen the demand on the National Health Service. Businesses have been asked to close except for supermarkets or retailers that supply fuel, medicines and other vital goods. Under the restrictions, people must stay at home...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Motor Neurone Disease (30 Apr 2020)

Helen Whately: Individuals who have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable have been advised to shield to protect themselves. Six categories of clinical conditions were used to identify individuals who are extremely vulnerable due to complex health problems. It was determined that people with motor neurone disease (MND) would not be included in this list, as there are many stages to the disease,...


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