Results 101–120 of 4032 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Lansley

Written Answers — Health: Doctors: Pharmacy (7 Jul 2011)

Andrew Lansley: The timing of the review of accreditation has been affected by the work of the NHS Future Forum and the Government's response. We are considering next steps on ensuring independent practitioners with a special interest can continue to provide services in the national health service. We will seek the views of interested parties on emerging proposals.

Written Answers — Health: GP Pathfinder Consortia (26 Apr 2011)

Andrew Lansley: I can report that pathfinder consortia now cover almost 90% of the country. These consortia are receiving support through the Pathfinder Learning Network, which is an online resource offering a range of tools and resources. The network includes a number of examples of where clinician-led commissioning is already delivering benefits for patients.

Written Answers — Health: Patient Choice (26 Apr 2011)

Andrew Lansley: The Government have consulted on proposals to give patients greater choice and control over their care and treatment. We have deferred publication of our response to the consultation to enable us to take into account the results of the listening exercise.

Written Answers — Health: Health and Social Care Bill (26 Apr 2011)

Andrew Lansley: As I told the House on 4 April 2011, Official Report, columns 767-69, we are taking the opportunity presented by a natural break in the legislative process to pause, listen, reflect and improve our plans for modernisation of the health service. We will consider what amendments are required in light of this.

Written Answers — Health: Hospital Services (26 Apr 2011)

Andrew Lansley: Commissioners will remain responsible for securing health services to meet the needs of their populations. Under the provisions of the Health and Social Care Bill, Monitor would support commissioners in this through the additional regulation of 'designated services'. This will give additional safeguards for services not currently provided under existing legislation. As a last resort, in the...

Written Answers — Health: Influenza: Vaccination (9 Feb 2011)

Andrew Lansley: Decisions on seasonal flu related advertising campaigns were taken prior to October 2010. As in previous years, local national health service organisations continued to run targeted communications to people who were eligible for a free flu vaccination. In response to data on rising rates of flu infection in England, I received and considered advice over the Christmas period on whether to...

Written Answers — Health: Prescription Drugs (25 Jan 2011)

Andrew Lansley: The White Paper sets out our intention that, from 2014, new medicines subject to the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme should have a price reflective of their value. For drugs dispensed via pharmacies, we will ensure that there are fair, but not excessive, margins on dispensing.

Written Answers — Health: Blood: Contamination (25 Jan 2011)

Andrew Lansley: It is not possible to make meaningful comparisons between the level of compensation made to individuals in the Republic of Ireland and the level of ex-gratia payments made to individuals here in the United Kingdom, because the two systems are completely different. In the Republic of Ireland, lump sum payments are made, the size of which varies according to the circumstances of the individual...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Funding (7 Dec 2010)

Andrew Lansley: I have regular discussions with key national stakeholders, including the NHS Confederation, at which a full range of topics are discussed.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Reorganisation (7 Dec 2010)

Andrew Lansley: I have regular discussions with key national organisations, including the Royal College of General Practitioners, relating to the Government's long-term vision for the NHS.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Services: Local Authority Funding (2 Nov 2010)

Andrew Lansley: The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and I regularly discuss how the relationship between the national health service and local government can be strengthened. The White Paper set out significant opportunities for this. The spending review provided specific resources for local government and adult social care through the NHS, of up to £1 billion by 2014-15, to be...

Written Answers — Health: GP Services (7 Sep 2010)

Andrew Lansley: General practitioner (GP) out-of-hours services should be provided as part of the 24/7 integrated urgent care service in each area. The national health service locally, through GP-led commissioning, in consultation with local authorities, will determine how to ensure access to high quality urgent care, including a GP service out-of-hours.

Written Answers — Health: Commissioning Structures (29 Jun 2010)

Andrew Lansley: The Government intend to devolve day-to-day national health service commissioning to practice-led commissioners. We do not therefore plan to merge primary care trust commissioning structures with local authorities. We do intend to secure greater co-ordination of public health commissioning and health and social care joint working; this will engage the NHS with local authorities.

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals (24 Jun 2010)

Andrew Lansley: We believe that patients should have access to the right treatment, at the right place and at the right time. We require that quality health care services reflect considerations of safety, quality standards and access. We believe services should be locally accessible wherever possible; and centralised where necessary. Judgments about this balance must, as I made clear in my statement of 21...

Written Answers — Health: North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust (24 Jun 2010)

Andrew Lansley: The information is not available in the format requested. The information that is available is shown in the following table. Backlog maintenance data for the university hospital of Hartlepool and the university hospital of North Tees for 2008-09 University hospital of Hartlepool University hospital of North Tees High risk (£000) 250 250 Significant risk (£000)...

Written Answers — Health: Patients: Per Capita Costs (24 Jun 2010)

Andrew Lansley: The information is not collected centrally. However, it is possible to estimate the average cost of each episode of admitted patient care under a consultant using information collected in national health service reference costs, most recently covering the financial year 2008-09. Figures are provided in the table for these NHS organisations and for England. Data for all NHS organisations in...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers (27 May 2010)

Andrew Lansley: One special adviser has been appointed and another will be appointed shortly. Salaries are being finalised in line with Cabinet Office guidance. I have made no other personal appointments. There are no plans for junior ministers to appoint special advisers.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Finance (6 Apr 2010)

Andrew Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on each programme funded from its centrally-managed budget in each year since 1997-98; and how much his Department plans to spend on each programme it plans to fund from its centrally-managed budget in 2010-11; and how much such planned expenditure on each planned programme is (a) committed and (b) uncommitted.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Standards (6 Apr 2010)

Andrew Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the use of models of risk prediction for the NHS Health Check.

Written Answers — Health: Social Services: Cambridgeshire (6 Apr 2010)

Andrew Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people eligible for adult social care in Cambridgeshire; and what methodology was used to calculate the estimate of the cost of providing such care for a person in Cambridgeshire of £103 a week.

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