Results 41–60 of 1870 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:David Mowat

Motion Made, and Question Put Forthwith (Standing Order No. 83a(7)),: Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (6 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: Indeed. I am sure other brands are available—

Motion Made, and Question Put Forthwith (Standing Order No. 83a(7)),: Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (6 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: Well, as I was saying a few moments ago, there is no cure for this disease but it is possible to manage the symptoms and alleviate them. However, to do that we have to have a diagnosis, and that is the issue we are talking about today, particularly in the case of early-onset Parkinson’s disease. On the prevalence of the disease, something like 130,000 people suffer from it—that is...

Motion Made, and Question Put Forthwith (Standing Order No. 83a(7)),: Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (6 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: In principle, I would be delighted to come to Swindon, or my hon. Friend could join the meeting with Parkinson’s UK. I am sure there is a way forward.

Motion Made, and Question Put Forthwith (Standing Order No. 83a(7)),: Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (6 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: I heard that charity mentioned and yes, that would of course be a sensible thing to do; the focus of this debate is on YOPD, so that would be appropriate. There is an issue with GP awareness and diagnosis, partly because there is sometimes an assumption that if someone is young and has dizziness, aching muscles and some of the other early symptoms, those can be symptomatic of more benign...

Motion Made, and Question Put Forthwith (Standing Order No. 83a(7)),: Young-onset Parkinson’s Disease (6 Mar 2017)

David Mowat: I heard the hon. Gentleman say that in his speech, and I agree with him. We know that we have some work to do in our health system generally in getting mental health to catch up with the rest of the ways that we treat health. I use the phrase “parity of esteem”, and that is something that must happen. Younger people with Parkinson’s are unlikely to be in a major support...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The hon. Member for Central Ayrshire (Dr Whitford), who speaks for the Scottish National party, described this as a great debate. I agree that it has been a very good debate. Members on both sides of the House have spoken with a great deal of passion and, in general, with a great deal of knowledge. A number of clinicians, as well as three Select Committee Chairs, have spoken. I join the...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: I will come on to social care. We have covered the NHS, which this Parliament will get a real-terms increase of 8% or 9%. Let us accept that and move on. On social care, a 5% or 6% real-terms increase has already been made available—that is not the Budget; I do not know what is in the Budget. Again, we can argue about whether that is enough, given the demographics, but we cannot argue...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: No. The 2014 figures are the most recent available—and they do not include the comparatively large settlement on healthcare and the front-loaded money in the spending review. The Government spend 1.2% of GDP on health and social care—we spend another 0.6% privately. That is more than countries such as Germany—the Chair of the Communities and Local Government Committee talked...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: There are assumptions in that—to do with our GDP growth, their GDP growth and everything else—so it is a difficult question to answer. I would just refer again to the latest OECD figures, for 2014. Those figures are accurate. There is a valid debate to be had about whether they are enough, given the demographics and all the rest of it—that is fair—but it is not fair to...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: I have given way to the hon. Lady once already, and I need to make some progress.

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The 0.7% budget for overseas aid is not being discussed here today and it is not my ministerial or my Department’s responsibility. I am proud that we are one of the few countries in the world that meets that commitment, and many of the other countries among our EU partners that have been mentioned do not make that commitment. However, I shall not be diverted any further down that road...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The money is what we were asked to provide by NHS England’s senior management, and we provided it. At that time, the chief executive said that the Government had listened and acted. That is what we did, and that money is now available. That is not the same as saying that we do not accept that the system is under pressure in certain ways. Again, though, we talk about the money that is...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: He is right about that. NHS England is evaluating the STPs at the moment and during March and April, and it will decide which STPs are high priority, which will be invested in and which will be taken forward at speed. We heard the phrase “accountable care organisations” used earlier, and it is the Government’s intention to ensure that those high-performing STPs that we...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: No, I will not.

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: The Care Act 2014 was introduced by this Government, and it has transformed social care, although we accept that the system is under pressure. The number of delayed transfers of care in Newcastle, St Helens, Bedford and Nottingham is nil. The Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, the hon. Member for Hackney South and Shoreditch (Meg Hillier), said that she had been told by Simon Stevens...

Future Flood Prevention: Health and Social Care (27 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: No. I have given way to the hon. Gentleman twice already, and I need to finish my speech in two minutes. We accept that there are challenges and pressures in social care, but we also know that we need to make progress in mental health care, and we are doing so by working towards parity of esteem. By 2020, there will be 5,000 more doctors in general practice and 2,000 more pharmacists. We have...

Community Alarm Services: Social Housing — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship today, Mr Hollobone. I start by congratulating the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston (Justin Madders) for leading the charge on this debate, which raises a number of serious issues. I thank him for the work he has done so far with the family and the progress that has been made as a consequence of that work. I will come on to talk more...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Post-polio Syndrome (7 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: My hon. Friend will be aware that polio was eradicated from the UK in the 1980s. However, between 25% and 80% of sufferers go on to development post-polio syndrome, a condition that, although not life-threatening, can be debilitating. The NHS response centres on structured self-management and pain relief and increasing referrals to both physio and occupational therapy.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Post-polio Syndrome (7 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: I congratulate my hon. Friend on his work for the British Polio Fellowship, which is a good charity that makes a real difference. He is right that the condition is difficult to diagnose; the symptoms are vague and there is no definitive test. NICE is updating its best practice, and the British Polio Fellowship has developed guidelines that we all need to use to build GP awareness of the condition.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Post-polio Syndrome (7 Feb 2017)

David Mowat: As I said, the symptoms are vague and there is no definitive test. As my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham and Rainham (Rehman Chishti) pointed out, awareness of the condition among GPs is not as high as it could be, so we need to do more, with the NICE guidelines and the work of the British Polio Fellowship, on GP education, training and information.


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