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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Department and the National Health Service continue to monitor the pace of the COVID-19 booster vaccination programme and work closely with regional teams to ensure those eligible have timely access to appointments. The NHS assesses any potential delays to the programme, including between different local areas. The National Booking Service has now been updated to allow those eligible to...

Dementia: Art and Music-based Interventions - Question (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Music can play an important part in supporting people who are living with dementia. Last year, NHS England and NHS Improvement facilitated three webinars resulting in the publication of guidance for social prescribing link workers to expand music prescriptions. We will be setting out a new dementia strategy in 2022. As part of that development, we are working in collaboration with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: National Problem Gambling Clinic: Children and Young People (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lung Diseases: Oxygen (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Oxygen resilience is primarily achieved through sufficient production capacity within the United Kingdom. Current National Health Service use of oxygen is approximately 320 metric tonnes of oxygen per day, while total UK oxygen production capacity is approximately 1,650 metric tonnes of oxygen per day. We have worked with gas providers, which has led to an increase in capacity within the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (22 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The NHS COVID Pass for travel is available to those aged 16 years old and over to demonstrate vaccination or recovery status. A small proportion of children over 12 years old have or will receive full vaccination following the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s advice. International standards for travel require a full course to be recognised as ‘fully vaccinated’. The...

New Hospitals - Question (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government committed in October 2020 to build 40 new hospitals by 2030. We have confirmed an initial £3.7 billion to support these schemes for the first four years of the 10-year programme. This, together with eight previously announced schemes, will mean that we will have 48 new hospitals by the end of the decade. Six of the 48 new hospitals are currently in construction, including the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health: Disadvantaged (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 1 October we launched the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). The OHID will work in partnership with national and local government, the National Health Service, the voluntary sector, industry and the wider public health system to systematically tackle the top preventable risk factors, such as smoking and obesity, improving the public’s health and narrowing health...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Ministerial Powers (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: No Ministerial Directions have been issued in the Department of Health and Social Care since October 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Finance (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Detail on overall National Health Service spending will be available in annual reports and accounts for 2020/21 in due course. In September an agreement was reached with Her Majesty’s Treasury to provide a further £15.7 billion to the NHS over three years from April 2022 to March 2025. This funding comes on top of the historic long-term settlement for the NHS, which will see NHS funding...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Finance (18 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: We are investing £975 million by 2023/24 in services including early intervention for psychosis.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors and Nurses: Recruitment (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government plans to spend more than £8 billion from 2022/23 to 2024/25 to tackle elective waiting lists. We are working closely with NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop a plan for how that funding will be used, including workforce requirements.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children: Protection (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Unborn children on a protection plan can be on the Children Protection – Information Sharing system with the pregnant woman’s National Health Service number.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chest Binding (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: No formal assessment has been made. The Advertising Standards Authority are responsible for the regulation of advertising in the United Kingdom. Their codes outline the standards which advertisers must adhere to when producing marketing or advertising content. Currently there are no formal restrictions for the restrictions on advertising of chest binding or products associated with chest binding.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Pensions (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: As an individual may choose to reduce their working hours or take early retirement for a range of reasons, it is not possible to isolate the impact of any single factor such as pension rules. However, we continue to monitor the retirement patterns and hours worked by senior doctors. The available evidence does not suggest any substantial change in consultant working hours. NHS Digital...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Endoscopy: Finance (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The National Health Service is transforming diagnostics services in line with the recommendations from Sir Mike Richards’ Review: Diagnostics Recovery and Renewal, including rolling out at least 100 Community Diagnostic Centres (CDCs) by 2024/25. The Government has made £2.3 billion available to support this transformation over the next three years. The Department and NHS England and NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Anaesthetics: Labour Turnover (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government appreciates the dedication and contribution of Anaesthetists to our National Health Service. As of the end of July 2021, we saw an increase of 2.3% in full time equivalent (FTE) doctors and 2.0% FTE Specialty doctors and associate specialist doctors working in the NHS in the specialism of anaesthetics compared to a year ago. The NHS England and NHS Improvement National...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Staff (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Department is working closely with Health Education England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop detailed workforce spending plans in the coming months. The Government has committed to training some of the biggest undergraduate intakes of medical and nursing students ever. In addition, we will be training more midwives and allied health professionals, who are key to delivering...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Anaesthetics: Staff (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Following the outcome of the Spending Review 2021, spending plans for individual budgets for 2022/2023 to 2024/2025 inclusive, including for training posts for higher anaesthetics and other specialities, will be subject to a detailed financial planning exercise and finalised in due course. At the end of July 2021 there were 13,012 full time equivalent doctors working in the NHS in the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lung Diseases: Health Services (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) has worked with local leaders to update its plans and priorities, including for respiratory services, with a renewed focus on continuing the recovery of non-COVID care and tackling long waits. The priorities in recovery of services includes tackling the COVID backlog for non-urgent treatment such as eliminating waits of two years or more, stopping the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Lung Diseases: Health Services (17 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) has worked with local leaders to update its plans and priorities, including for respiratory services, with a renewed focus on continuing the recovery of non-COVID care and tackling long waits. The priorities in recovery of services includes tackling the COVID backlog for non-urgent treatment such as eliminating waits of two years or more, stopping the...


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