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Written Answers — Health: Christmas (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Department did not spend any money on Christmas trees or Christmas decorations in 2011.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Air Travel (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley), has taken two flights within the United Kingdom in this period. These were for a trip to and from Belfast undertaken in November 2010 for a military health event to which he was accompanied by his parliamentary and principal private secretaries. The flights were in economy class.

Written Answers — Health: Drugs: Imports (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: When assessing variations to parallel import licences, the primary objective of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is to ensure that the proposed change to the product to be imported will have no effect on the therapeutic equivalence of the product to the United Kingdom sourced product. The MHRA is aware that the time taken to approve a variation to a parallel...

Written Answers — Health: Dystonia: Health Services (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: This is primarily a matter for the local national health service.

Written Answers — Health: EU Law (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Department does not monitor or maintain records of the implementation of European Union law in other EU member states.

Written Answers — Health: EU Law (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Department is responsible for the transposition of the following European Union legislation into United Kingdom law: Directive 2010/53/EU (Organ transplantation) Directive 2010/53/EU on standards of quality and safety of human organs intended for transplantation entered into force on 26 August 2010. The Department intends to implement by the deadline of 27 August 2012. D irective...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Commitments have been given to primary care trusts that no policy convergence will take place in 2012-13 without their knowledge and explicit support. A clinical, financial and public patient experience and engagement process is being developed to support policy convergence for 2013-14 onwards.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Lancashire (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Local Healthwatch organisations will carry out all the activities currently carried out by local involvement networks and certain additional functions. The Government will announce the local government financial allocations each year in the usual way. Funding to support local Healthwatch's additional functions will be allocated as part of the Department's Learning Disability and Health Reform...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Lancashire (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Allocations to individual local authorities for local involvement networks were announced as part of the local government finance settlement for 2008-09. The allocations for Lancashire are in the following table:   £ million 2008-09 0.454 2009-10 0.455 2010-11 0.456 From 2010-11, funding has been maintained but is distributed via the local government formula grant....

Written Answers — Health: Liposonal Dioxorubicin (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Department keeps its stock of regulation under close review and reduces burdens where possible and in line with its public health obligations. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), an Executive agency of the Department, will be participating in the Red Tape Challenge in spring this year. The Challenge encourages feedback on regulatory requirements and processes...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Services: Ex-servicemen (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Government are making excellent progress in relation to the recommendations of the Fighting Fit report. The hon. Member for South West Wiltshire (Dr Murrison), presented his report “Fighting Fit: a mental health plan for servicemen and veterans” to the Prime Minister in October 2010. The Government subsequently announced that they wished to see the report implemented. In...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Foundation Trusts: Advertising (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Guidance advising that NHS trusts should not advertise the services of personal injury lawyers was last issued by the Department in 2007 in ‘Health Building Note 00-08: Estatecode’. A copy has already been placed in the Library. This guidance has advisory status for NHS trusts. Department of Health guidance does not apply to NHS foundation trusts. The Department does, not monitor...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Parking (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The information is not available in the format requested. Since 2001-02, the Department has collected annual data from national health service trusts on car parking provision and any associated charges, through the Estates Returns Information Collection (ERIC). The Department does not hold data on this subject before that period. The data which are available for each year from 2001-02 to the...

Written Answers — Health: Paroxetine (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Paroxetine belongs to a class of antidepressant medicines known as the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs). At the initial time of licensing, in the absence of human pregnancy data, paroxetine was tested in animal studies in line with regulatory requirements and these did not suggest that paroxetine was teratogenic. In the post marketing period, there have been several...

Written Answers — Health: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (23 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: I am happy to meet the hon. Member and other hon. Members, whose constituencies are served by the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, to hear their views on the recently announced investigation by the Care Quality Commission into emergency care at the trust. The Care Quality Commission will seek the views of local stakeholders, including clinicians, patients and...

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: North Tees and Hartlepool (20 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: No. I refer the hon. Member to the answer of 28 June 2010, Official Report, column 407W, on Hospitals: Durham. The recommendations of the Darzi review of acute health services north of the River Tees were superseded by those put forward by the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP). The “Momentum: pathways to healthcare” reconfiguration programme has been developed locally by...

Written Answers — Health: Ambulance Services: Private Sector (19 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Since 1 April 2011 private ambulance providers were required to register with the Care Quality Commission. All paramedics as individual health care professionals are subject to statutory regulation in the United Kingdom by the Health Professions Council.

Written Answers — Health: Ambulance Services: Private Sector (19 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Since 1 April 2011 private ambulance providers were required to register with the Care Quality Commission and meet a set of 16 registration requirements. The 16 registration requirements reflect the essential levels of safety and quality of care that people should be able to expect, and are built around the main risks inherent in the provision of health and adult social care services.

Written Answers — Health: Benzodiazepines (19 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The current position is that: 16 products are authorised in the United Kingdom containing nitrazepam and 16 different companies authorised to manufacture and distribute them; Two products are authorised in the UK containing flurazepam and one company authorised to manufacture and distribute them; One product is authorised in the UK containing loprazolam; Six products are authorised in the UK...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Pay (19 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The information requested for the Department and its non-departmental public bodies has been placed in the Library. The information given relates to 2010-11 and 2011-12 to 31 December 2011. The Department has also published information on non-consolidated performance payments for 2010-11 and this is available on its website: www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/HowDHworks/Transparency/index.htm For the...


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