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Written Answers — Health: NHS: Private Patients (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Data relating to the number of national health service appointments that resulted from a referral to the NHS from private health providers being made via a general practitioner are not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Private Patients (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Referrals to national health services where treatment will be funded by the NHS—other than for emergencies—should involve the patient's general practitioner. A trawl of the Department's correspondence database has not identified any representations on this matter.

Written Answers — Health: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The Secretary of State for Health, discussed Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a telephone conversation with the chairman of Monitor on 29 November 2011. The Department's Ministers have not had discussions with Monitor. Richard Douglas, Director General Policy, Strategy and Finance has regular contact with the chairman of Monitor and other Monitor officials and...

Written Answers — Health: Skin Cancer (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The NHS Health Check programme is a national public health programme for people in England aged 40 to 74. The purpose of the programme is to identify an individual's risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes, and for that risk to be managed through appropriate follow up. We continue to keep the components of the NHS Health Check under review but have no plans to include skin...

Written Answers — Health: Social Enterprises (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Since its introduction in 2008, 40 social enterprises have been established under the right to request policy by national health service staff working in primary and community care. These social enterprises comprise approximately 10% of community staff and 11% of the community services budget. The following table lists the organisations and their go-live dates (as of 30 November 2011). ...

Written Answers — Health: Streptococcus (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme has funded the following studies during the last five years: pre-natal screening and treatment strategies to prevent group B. streptococcal and other bacterial infections in early infancy: cost-effectiveness and expected value of information analyses; and rapid testing for group B streptococcus...

Written Answers — Health: Heart Diseases: Screening (15 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The UK National Screening Committee provides advice on population screening issues and it currently recommends against a population based approach to early detection of atrial fibrillation, such as the inclusion of a pulse check in the NHS Health Check. There have been no discussions with commissioners about the inclusion of pulse checks in the NHS Health Check.

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Ex-servicemen (15 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The Department committed £200,000 to run a one-year pilot of the 24-hour helpline. The Department plans to carry out an evaluation of this pilot, and, based on the outcome, to make a decision regarding the future of the service.

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Ex-servicemen (15 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The 24-hour helpline for veterans launched in March 2011. Since then, the service has received over 3,600 calls, from 1,397 different individuals. 477 of these calls have been from families and carers of veterans. The service does not record the ‘other' callers to the helpline (i.e. those who are neither veterans nor families of veterans).

Written Answers — Health: NHS Trusts (15 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The reconfiguration of health services should be a locally led process, with plans developed in partnership between commissioners, providers, local authorities and the public. The aim of reconfiguration is to improve the quality of services for patients. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health has been clear that reconfigurations should have the support of general practitioner...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Ict (15 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: A series of discussions have been held with the Computer Sciences Corporation relating to the existing contract. Discussions have been based upon a number of options relating to alternative contractual approaches to secure value for the taxpayer. As the contractual discussions have not concluded, specific details cannot be provided at this time.

Written Answers — Health: Ambulance Services: Training (14 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: This is an operational matter for local ambulance trusts. As such, this information is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Pay (14 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: It is presumed that the hon. Member is referring to staff within the Department working on the National Programme for Information Technology. No bonuses were paid to such staff in the last 12 months.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Secondment (14 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Since May 2010, the Department has not seconded anyone in from industry. Five or fewer staff have been seconded in from the third sector during this period. No individual seconded from the third sector is working in a policy development role.

Health and Social Care Bill — Committee (12th Day) (Continued) (13 Dec 2011)

Baroness Thornton: ...lead to changes in demand, and the organisations that cannot adapt close down. Is that what we want for our NHS? Those who might be so inclined might like to wander through the delicate prose of Simon Burns MP in Committee in the Commons. He loves failure. The idea that you have competition is inextricably linked to having failure. It facilitates the market, brings in the innovators and...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (12th Day) (13 Dec 2011)

Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top: ...from the private sector. That was seen as anti-competitive and a real problem. I do not want the NHS to get involved in that architecture. I would love the Minister to comment on what his colleague Simon Burns said in the Commons. Mr Burns agreed that the application of EU competition law was inevitable but also desirable. Does the noble Earl concur with his friend in the Commons? I have...

Written Answers — Health: Food Labelling (13 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: In the Department's London buildings, calorie labelling is provided at the point of purchase and displayed on weekly menus within the Department. Choice, value and wellbeing boards located at the restaurant entrances provide customer information including a weekly menu with calorie labelling. Eleven of our arm's length bodies (ALBs) do not use contracts for food and catering services. Four...

Written Answers — Health: Food Labelling (13 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: In the Department, the weekly menus located on the Choice Card at each restaurant entrance highlight the country of origin for all meat based meals. This information is also provided on the daily menu at point of purchase. Eleven of the Department's arm's length bodies do not use contracts for food and catering services. Four arm's length bodies use services provided under contracts arranged...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Visits Abroad (13 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Details of all ministerial overseas travel are published quarterly in arrears on the Department’s website. Data from 1 January 2010 up to the end of June 2011 can be found at: tmentdirectors/DH_110759 Data for periods July to September and October to December will be published in the new year.

Written Answers — Health: Parliamentary Written Questions (13 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: As of 6 December 2011, the Department has received 6,126 questions for ordinary written answer in this parliamentary Session. Of those, 5,889 or 96% received a substantive answer within five sitting days. The following table shows the number and proportion of questions in the format requested. Number Percentage Within 10 sitting days 6,111 99.7 Within 20 sitting days 6,125...

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