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Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Foreign Nationals (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Under the terms of their contracts, general practitioners (GPs) are required to provide emergency and immediately necessary treatment owing to an accident or emergency at any place in its practice area to anyone, regardless of whether they are registered or not (including foreign nationals). GPs are expected to exercise their clinical judgment as to what is emergency and immediately necessary...

Written Answers — Health: Heart Diseases: Young People (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: In March 2005, the National Service Framework for Coronary Heart Disease was extended with a new chapter that, provides models of care and markers of quality for arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. The Department works closely with national health service and charitable organisations such as Cardiac Risk in the Young and the British Heart Foundation to develop services aimed at identifying...

Written Answers — Health: Hinchingbrooke Hospital (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care providers in England. All providers of regulated activities must be registered with the CQC and meet the registration requirements. The CQC is responsible for developing and consulting on its methodology for assessing whether providers are meeting the registration requirements. This includes...

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Infectious Diseases (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Government have set a zero tolerance approach to all avoidable health care associated infections. The Operating Framework for the NHS in England 2012-13 (published 24 November 2011) reinforces our approach, and sets new objectives to drive further improvements in Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream and Clostridium difficile infections. The objectives seek to...

Written Answers — Health: Invalid Vehicles: Standards (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The regulation of mobility scooters, as medical devices, falls within the responsibility of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an executive agency of the Department of Health.. The Department has not commissioned any safety checks on any model of mobility vehicle. The MHRA does not commission safety checks on mobility scooters prior to placement on the market....

Written Answers — Health: Medicine: Licensing (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The commercial details of contracts between parallel importers and their suppliers in Europe are confidential and the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has no access to this information which has no regulatory significance and is not required information for the purpose of obtaining a parallel import licence. The decision to purchase stock prior to approval of a...

Written Answers — Health: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Finance (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The statutory fee income of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the most recent year for which figures are available (2010-11) was £90 million. The proportion of its budget this income represented is 90%.

Written Answers — Health: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Manpower (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has sufficient staffing levels to reflect business needs and respond effectively to the industry it regulates. Staffing levels are kept under constant review and are subject to the terms of the trading fund arrangements and broader Government policies on efficiency.

Written Answers — Health: Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Sativex is the only licensed form of Nabiximols in the United Kingdom. It is classified in the British National Formulary section 10.2.2 Skeletal muscle relaxants, under the chemical name cannabis extract. Between April and October 2011, the latest month for which figures are available, 115 out of the 151 primary care trusts (PCTs) in England issued prescriptions for “sativex” or...

Written Answers — Health: Prescription Drugs: Prices (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Discussions between the General Practitioners' Committee of the British Medical Association and NHS Employers are ongoing. Once those negotiations have been concluded and Ministers have considered the outcome, an announcement will be made.

Written Answers — Health: Visual Impairment: Driving (16 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: There is a legal obligation, under section 94(1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988, on the applicant/licence holder to notify, at any time, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) of any medical condition, which may affect their fitness to drive. The DVLA publishes advice on the medical standards of fitness to drive in a booklet (At a Glance Guide to the current Medical Standards of Fitness...

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Pharmacy (12 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Negotiations on general practitioners contractual matters, including payments to dispensing doctors relating to dispensing medicines to their patients, are ongoing. These negotiations are conducted between the General Practitioners Committee of the British Medical Association and NHS Employers on behalf of the national health service.

Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Waiting Lists (12 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The GP Patient Survey asks patients about their experiences of general practitioner (GP) services. The latest national and primary care trust (PCT) level results were published on 15 December 2011 (practice specific level data will not be available until June 2012 when full year results will be published). Nationally, results relating to GP appointments are as follows: 88% of patients were...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Coventry (12 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The impact assessment published alongside the Health and Social Care Bill in January and republished when, the Bill was introduced into the House of Lords in September, estimated the cost of national health service modernisation to be £1.2 billion to £1.3 billion. This upfront cost will be more than recouped as a result of associated cost-savings by the end of 2012-13. The gross...

Written Answers — Health: Plastic Surgery (12 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Ministers and officials have regular discussions about a range of issues with their counterparts in the devolved Administrations. In addition, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) routinely share with officials in the devolved Administrations all advice to Ministers on issues relating to the safety of medicines and medical devices. Recent discussions and...

Written Answers — Health: Dementia: (11 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: In the 2011-12 financial year, the Department has spent £276,573 on radio advertising relating to dementia. The advertising formed part of the national dementia: early signs and symptoms campaign, which was commissioned to help more people receive an early diagnosis.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Paediatric Cardiac Services (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The review of children’s congenital heart services is a clinically led NHS review, independent of Government. In conducting it, the Joint Committee of Primary Care Trusts has aimed to be as inclusive as possible in relation to all issues.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Reorganisation Cost (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The cost of the NHS modernisation is estimated to be between £1.2 billion and £1.3 billion. That will save £4.5 billion over this Parliament, and £1.5 billion per year thereafter. We will reinvest every penny saved in front-line services.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Health and Social Care Bill (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Government have listened to representations throughout the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill. In addition to the consultation on the White Paper, the NHS Future Forum has undertaken two engagement exercises. The first involved 6,700 people directly and received more than 28,000 comments and e-mails, and the second involved more than 12,000 people at more than 300 events....

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: NHS Reorganisation Cost (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The cost of the NHS modernisation is estimated to be between £1.2 billion and £1.3 billion. That will save £4.5 billion over this Parliament, and a further £1.5 billion each year thereafter. [Hon. Members: “It is a different question.”] It is the same question. We do not have a local breakdown of these figures, as that will depend on local decisions.


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