Results 1–20 of 4181 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Matthew Hancock

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We do not want a no-deal scenario in our exit from the European Union, but it incumbent on us to prepare in case. We asked medical suppliers to stockpile a further six-week supply over and above normal levels, and that work is going well. We will continue to work to ensure the unhindered supply of medicines in all Brexit scenarios.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: It is incumbent on me as Health Secretary and on my team to ensure that we prepare for all potential scenarios. Of course, because of the overwhelming vote of the House in favour of the withdrawal Bill, no deal is the law of the land unless the House does anything else. If the hon. Gentleman is so worried, the best thing that he and all his friends can do is vote for the deal tonight.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: As I said, thanks to the votes of Members in all parts of the House, no deal is a matter of the law of the land. They can’t get away from it: if they don’t like no deal, they need to join me in the Lobby tonight, and vote for the Prime Minister’s deal.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We have brought into place already the EU settlement scheme to ensure that those EU workers who are working in social care and in the NHS can and should remain here and continue to contribute, as they do so valuably.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We are working to ensure that the prioritisation of not just medicines, but medical products and other things needed for the health of the nation, is taken into consideration. There is detailed work under way that is clinically led; the medical director of the NHS is heavily engaged in that work and works very closely with the Department on it. I am very happy to go through the details of my...

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We have already taken action to ensure that the cost of drugs is reduced. I am very happy to write to the hon. Lady with the extensive details of the agreements that have been made. The legislation is indeed important; so, too, is working with the drugs companies to make sure that we keep those costs down and yet also get the drugs that people need.

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: No, absolutely, we have ensured that there will be aircraft available, and air freight, to make sure that we can get those isotopes that have a short shelf life and cannot be stockpiled, and that there is unhindered supply. I make the following point to the hon. Lady and her colleagues, with an open mind and in a spirit of collaboration: if she is worried about no deal, which she seems to be,...

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Of course, we have the legislative tools and powers the hon. Gentleman describes at our disposal; we know that. Nevertheless, stockpiling is going according to plan—it is going well—and the pharmaceutical industry has responded very well, with great responsibility. But I say, rather like a broken record—[Hon. Members: “You are.”] Yes, and it is important that I say it again and...

Health and Social Care: Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Because of the votes of most of us in the House, including the hon. Gentleman, no deal of course is the law of the land unless the House passes something else. He is a reasonable man. He is a mentor of the old Blairite moderate wing of his party. He is absolutely a centrist. I do not believe that, privately, he believes in the hard-left guff that comes from other Opposition Front Benchers. He...

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: In September, we announced £145 million to upgrade NHS facilities for winter and, last month, £1 billion as part of the NHS long-term plan. Future capital spending decisions will be for the spending review.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I look forward to working with my hon. Friend and his local colleagues on what we can do to support Stepping Hill Hospital further. He is an assiduous representative for Hazel Grove who makes the argument very clearly, both to me and to the NHS Minister, who has already heard from him on several occasions. We did manage to provide £1 million for upgrades to Stepping Hill Hospital ahead of...

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, I love going to Aberdeen and look forward to another reason for going to the north-east. Of course, Aberdeen University and the UK have been at the cutting edge of this innovation for years and must be for years to come.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, absolutely. We support nursing associates and I am delighted to see the rapid expansion that is taking place. We want more universities and higher education institutes to come to the fore to provide that sort of education. I cannot wait to meet my hon. Friend.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I have not heard any of the details of that case before now. If the hon. Lady will write to me, I will be very happy to talk to her and engage with her on what we can do for her constituent.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: We will respond to the consultation very soon. We wanted to get the NHS long-term plan published first, because clearly the two are strongly linked. I pay tribute to the hon. Gentleman’s work chairing the all-party group on radiotherapy and I look forward to working with him.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: The hon. Gentleman’s neighbour in Plymouth has already brought this to my attention and made the case very strongly for it. I am still waiting for the “Thank you” for the new facilities at Derriford Hospital, but I am a massive supporter of the work that is going on in the local area and the NHS in Plymouth will go from strength to strength under this Government.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: I am very happy to meet my hon. Friend, who makes a very important point. Of course, future allocations of capital are for the spending review. I look forward to working with her to try to sort out the problems in Torbay and across the board.

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: The £4.5 billion extra in the long-term plan that is going to primary and community care is absolutely targeted at solving problems like that. As it happens, I know Beverley Road in Hull quite well; I had family who lived on there. It is very important that the services in primary care and in the community are there and are available to people to ensure that that crucial element of our...

Health and Social Care: NHS Facilities (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Yes, I would love to do that. I will raise it with Mike Richards, who is running a review of the future of screening services. I am sure that the whole House will want to join me in congratulating my hon. Friend on her forthcoming use of maternity services in the NHS.

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (15 Jan 2019)

Matthew Hancock: Last week we launched the NHS long-term plan, which delivers on the vision for how the extra £20.5 billion that we are putting into the health service will be spent to get the best return for the taxpayer. The long-term plan is built on the principle that prevention is better than cure, and there will be a new focus on personal responsibility that reflects and complements the responsibility...


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