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Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill: Independent investigation of deaths (15 Jun 2018)

Christopher Chope: ...timescale within which an independent forensic pathologist must reach a conclusion following a death? The husband of a constituent of mine died more than nine months ago, and the coroner ordered a pathology report but that still has not been carried out, causing enormous distress to everybody involved.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (14 Jun 2018)

Steve Brine: ...does not carry a funding direction and therefore commissioners (CCGs and NHS England) need to consider the implementation of the guidance alongside other priorities and any financial impact on pathology services and genetic testing services. Also, the NICE guidance recommends, but does not mandate, how healthcare professionals should apply the guidance to those diagnosed with bowel cancer....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Microbiology: Laboratories (7 Jun 2018)

Caroline Dinenage: NHS Improvement is leading the transformational changes in pathology services across England, with the formation of 29 Pathology Networks serving England well underway. These networks will realise an improved quality of service, timely access to diagnostic results and access to expert clinical advice in this very diverse clinical specialty. One of the most significant benefits of this...

Royal Assent: NHS Outsourcing and Privatisation (23 May 2018)

Alex Chalk: ...are private partnerships; the GPs are not NHS employees. The same goes for dentists and pharmacists. Equally, the NHS has long-established partnerships for the delivery of clinical services such as radiology and pathology, and for non-clinical services such as car parking and the management of buildings and the estate. To give an everyday example, the NHS sources some of its bandages from...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Colorectal Cancer (21 May 2018)

Steve Brine: ...(NICE) published diagnostics guidance on the role of testing for Lynch syndrome in people with colorectal cancer in February 2017. NHS England will be working with clinical commissioning group pathology service commissioners to determine whether they can jointly develop a policy proposition relating to genetic testing and the NICE guidance on testing for Lynch syndrome. NHS England will be...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (21 May 2018)

Steve Brine: ...and medical history) when determining the best course of action for the patient and application may vary depending on the individual case. NHS England will be working with clinical commissioning group pathology service commissioners to determine whether they can jointly develop a policy proposition relating to genetic testing and the NICE guidance on testing for Lynch syndrome. NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Colorectal Cancer (17 May 2018)

Steve Brine: ...8217;s diagnostics guidance and commissioners (clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England) need to consider implementation of the guidance alongside other priorities and any financial impact on pathology services and genetic testing services. NHS England will be working with CCG pathology service commissioners to determine whether they can jointly develop a policy proposition...

Bowel Cancer Screening (1 May 2018)

Steve Brine: ...Health England and NHS Digital are working together to finalise a number of practical arrangements regarding sensitivity, rightly mentioned by the hon. Gentleman, as well as production and distribution of FIT kits and diagnostic and pathology workforce capacity—I will return to that—to ensure that when FIT is implemented, it is, critically, sustainable. It was important to get...

Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill: Assaults on police constables (27 Apr 2018)

Maggie Throup: ...hospitals, the Royal Derby Hospital, where I met people in A&E and saw all the different aspects of their work. I met the ambulance people who work in conjunction with them, and I also went to the pathology department, but one of the great delights of my visit was to stand on the helipad on top of the hospital and look out all around Derbyshire. That was an amazing experience. We must...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (Continued) (26 Apr 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ...the sufferers of mental illness is critical, and we know that the Prime Minister has a deep commitment to that agenda. I accept that we need to do more and to go faster but, unfortunately and sadly, we are starting from a very low base. The noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, raised the important issue of screening, diagnostics and staffing in radiology and pathology. This is one area where we...

The Long-term Sustainability of the NHS and Adult Social Care - Motion to Take Note (26 Apr 2018)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: ...only listening to the patients but picking up all the cues from around them and those who matter to them, as well as their environment. But diagnostic services underpin accurate diagnosis. Let me illustrate this with pathology. Pathologists are at the heart of cancer screening, diagnosis, monitoring and treatment. They diagnose tumours and determine the type of cancer, its grade and...

NHS: Artificial Intelligence - Question (24 Apr 2018)

Lord O'Shaughnessy: ..., which provides funding to help small and medium-sized enterprises turn innovative ideas into reality. In addition, the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund is supporting AI programmes in digital pathology and radiology, with winners of the wave 3 competition announced next month. We will continue to ensure that our regulatory frameworks protect patients while enabling the benefits of AI to...

Privatisation of NHS Services — [Sir Graham Brady in the Chair] (23 Apr 2018)

Alex Chalk: ...the NHS’s inception 70 years ago. Most GP practices are private partnerships; the GPs are not NHS employees. Equally, the NHS has long-established partnerships for the delivery of clinical services such as radiology and pathology, and non-clinical services such as car parking and the management of buildings and the estate. To give an everyday example, the NHS sources some of its...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies (28 Mar 2018)

Stephen Barclay: ...Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Guy's and St Thomas' Enterprises Ltd Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust GTI Forces Healthcare Ltd Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Pathology Services Ltd Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust Essentia Trading Ltd King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust KCH Commercial Services Ltd King’s College...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (20 Mar 2018)

Steve Brine: ...FIT in 2018/19. NHS England is working with Public Health England to finalise a number of practical arrangements around sensitivity, production and distribution of FIT kits, and diagnostic and pathology workforce capacity to ensure that when FIT is implemented, it is sustainable.

Scottish Parliament: UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (13 Mar 2018)

Liam Kerr: At the outset, and just for completeness, I declare an interest, first as a lawyer but also as a lawyer with a pathological dislike of and intolerance for excessive legalese, ambiguity and imprecision. Throughout a legal career that began nearly two decades ago, I have often been vexed by how often law firms that I worked for were paid large amounts of money to clear up ambiguity in...

NHS Wholly Owned Subsidiary Companies — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (6 Mar 2018)

Stephen Barclay: ...to the benefits of the arrangement. Let me give a concrete example of how the arrangement is delivering to the trust savings in the interests of patients. Under the previous delivery system, local pathology samples were sometimes lost and delayed—that is not in the interests of patients. The QEF brought in a revised system of procuring all sample containers and issuing those to GPs...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Colorectal Cancer: Screening (5 Mar 2018)

Steve Brine: ...enable them to commission the new service from National Health Service providers. This will include: the sensitivity threshold at which FIT will be set; and consequent planning for colonoscopy and pathology workforce capacity; the distribution of the test kits; laboratory set up; new information technology links with the FIT analysing machines; staff training and public information. NHS...

Disabled People and Economic Growth: Cancer Strategy (22 Feb 2018)

Nicholas Dakin: ...of progress being made, and the workforce plan is not yet as effective as we would wish. For example, as the Royal College of Pathologists has said, it can take up to 15 years to train a pathologist. Pathology services are unable to recruit to vacant posts today, and it is anticipated that a third of consultant histopathologists will retire in the next five years, which is just one...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (21 Feb 2018)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...across the EU. This gives a secure and consistent supply. It is used extensively in diagnosing particular diseases and in the relief of pain, particularly in palliative care, and biopic analysis in clinical pathology. The UK does not have any reactors capable of producing these isotopes, and they decay rapidly, often within a matter of hours or days, so we rely on a continuous supply from...


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