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Scottish Parliament: Cyber-resilience (24 May 2017)

Jamie Greene: ...; files. The effects were felt as hospitals asked only urgent cases to come to accident and emergency departments in order to ease the pressure on them. Appointments and operations were cancelled, and general practice surgeries were unable to access medical records. The so-called WannaCry ransomware attack also targeted Germany’s primary railway company, the Deutsche Bahn, and...

Scottish Parliament: NHS Board-run General Practices (23 May 2017)

Shona Robison: Directly run practices are a legitimate way in which NHS boards can tailor services to meet local needs, ensuring that primary care services are provided to all patients. Wherever a practice hands back its contract, the local NHS board will ensure that primary care services will continue to be provided in the area and patients will be able to see a GP. If a practice cannot routinely accept...

Scottish Parliament: World Hypertension Month (23 May 2017)

Anas Sarwar: ...and long-term sleep deprivation. I suppose that we need to make the plea to people across Scotland that they should, first, recognise the symptoms. Secondly, they should access their health centres, whether it is their general practice or pharmacy, and have their blood pressure checked. They should look at their lifestyle, including diet, salt intake, how active they are, how much alcohol...

Scottish Parliament: Benefits Uptake Campaign (17 May 2017)

Anas Sarwar: .... Has the cabinet secretary considered options for co-location of benefits services? For every pound that is spent advising, it is estimated that £39 is delivered in additional benefits. Will she use the general practice contract process to consider general practices as places for possible co-location of benefits advice services?

Scottish Parliament: Global Ransomware Incident (16 May 2017)

Shona Robison: ...that NHS Lanarkshire hospitals were the only acute hospitals that were impacted on: I know that the impact on acute hospitals in England was very challenging. Most of the impact in Scotland was on general practice surgeries, apart from in NHS Lanarkshire. Monica Lennon was quite right to pay tribute to the hard work and efforts of staff there to minimise the impact on patients.

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Scottish Parliament: National Health Service Pay (10 May 2017)

Maree Todd: Does the member agree that, although there are difficulties in recruitment to general practice, today’s report by the Royal College of General Practitioners about the impact of Brexit on the workforce in Scotland is worrisome? I would say to his colleague, Donald Cameron, that it is particularly worrisome for those of us who represent rural areas, such as the Highlands and Islands,...

Scottish Parliament: International Nurses Day (10 May 2017)

Maureen Watt: ...contribution to the NHS. Nurses make up the largest single profession in our NHS. They are at the heart of care for every single person, young or old. They work not just in hospital wards but in GP practices, homes and care homes, and in communities across the country. Every person in the chamber has—often literally—been touched by a nurse and our lives have been improved...

Higher Education and Research Bill - Commons Reason and Amendments (27 Apr 2017)

Lord Mackay of Clashfern: ...—there is a place for the magistrate to indicate whether he or she agrees that the warrant should be granted and, if so, what the reasons are for that decision. He said that he thought that this was probably general practice in relation to warrants in the magistrates’ court—because this is not a criminal warrant under the Bill. My noble friend Lord Younger of Leckie said...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Social Workers: Training (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: ...knowledge and skills are kept up to date. HIV would be covered in infection control which is part of the Care certificate and is included in units within social care diplomas in terms of a good practice for general infection control. Introduction of the Care Certificate for new healthcare assistants and social care support workers from 1 April 2015, is introducing specific standards for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Training (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The General Practice Forward View (GPFV), published by NHS England in April 2016, listed 10 High Impact Actions that help general practitioner practices to release time for care and provide more accessible and innovative care for their patients which includes social prescribing. Social prescribing commonly addresses needs relating to social isolation, long term mental health issues and...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Standards (27 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Information on the average waiting time for general practitioner (GP) appointments at local and national level is not collected or held centrally. The GP Patient Survey, published by NHS England, asks respondents across England how long it took for them to see a GP or a nurse after contacting their practice. The full set of survey releases can be found here: ...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Recruitment (26 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: The Government has committed to an extra 5,000 doctors in general practice by 2020. NHS England and Health Education England are working together with the profession to increase the general practitioner (GP) workforce. This includes measures to boost recruitment into general practice, encourage GPs to return to practice, and address the reasons why GPs are considering leaving the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities (26 Apr 2017)

Baroness Doocey: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what weight they will give to the advice on the contribution of aviation to economic growth contained in the National Planning Policy Framework, the Planning Practice Guidance, the Aviation Policy Framework, and the General Aviation Strategy, when advising on the Surrey Heath garden village.

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Soft drinks industry levy (25 Apr 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: ...is in such products. The same is true of pasta sauce. When parents see a milkshake on the shelf, they do not realise that it could have as much sugar in it as a can of fizzy juice. The Faculty of General Dental Practice and the Health Committee have said that milk-based drinks should be included in the levy. Our amendments 2 and 3 would remove their exemption. I welcome the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health Professions: Cleveland (25 Apr 2017)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) full and (b) part-time general practice clinical staff (i) left and (ii) began employment in (A) Stockton North constituency and (B) Stockton South constituency in (1) 2013-14, (2) 2014-15 and (3) 2015-16.

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Closures (25 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: General practitioners (GPs) are independent contractors and hold responsibility for managing the business. It is for the partners of GP practices to make judgements on the financial sustainability of their practices. If a partnership becomes financially less viable, it is for the partnership to decide whether the financial risks are worth continuing to take. The practice may make the...

Air Quality Strategy: Points of Order (24 Apr 2017)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...I requested an urgent question following the discovery at my advice surgery last Friday that the Home Office hotline for MPs had been due to shut that day at 5 pm and not to reopen until after the general election. I later discovered that that was the practice for a number of Government hotlines, which are mechanisms that enable MPs—as you know, we are Members of Parliament until...

Written Answers — Department of Health: General Practitioners: Standards (24 Apr 2017)

David Mowat: Information on the average waiting time for general practitioner (GP) appointments at local and national level is not collected or held centrally. The GP Patient Survey, published by NHS England, asks respondents how long it took for them to see a GP or a nurse after contacting their practice. The full set of survey releases can be found here: https://gp-patient.co.uk/surveys-and-reports ...


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