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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Female Genital Mutilation (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: The following table shows from April 2015 to March 2018, 16,265 individuals have been recorded, where female genital mutilation (FGM) was identified or a procedure for FGM was undertaken. Each patient is only counted once, no matter how many attendances they had during the year. Individuals, newly recorded and total attendances by quarter, April 2015 to March 2018, England Number ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: South West (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is responsible for the collection, manufacturing and issuing of blood products to the National Health Service in England. NHSBT needs to collect more than 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England. Each donation has the potential to save or improve up to three lives. NHSBT holds a number of national marketing campaigns...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Co-proxamol (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: There are currently no plans to review the licensing or availability of co-proxamol. Co-proxamol is a combination of paracetamol and dextropropoxyphene which was licensed for the treatment of pain. In 2004, the safety of co-proxamol was reviewed and it was concluded that the benefits of co-proxamol did not outweigh the risks of accidental overdose and death and that co-proxamol should be...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: It is not always possible to track actual expenditure on specific services against all funds allocated for those services. However, we can confirm that the clinical commissioning group spend on children and young people’s mental health has increased, rising from £516 million in 2015/16, to £619 million in 2016/17 and to £687 million in 2017/18. NHS England and NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: Although some relevant data on staff roles is available on the National Health Service Electronic Staff Record, this does not currently align with the staff groups targeted for growth within the mental health workforce plan. Because the Department is keen to track progress with implementation of the plan we asked Health Education England (HEE) to develop a Mental Health Workforce Dashboard...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: Health Education England (HEE) has established a Mental Health Workforce Delivery Group attended by the Department and its arm’s length bodies. The group oversees implementation of the workforce plan through regional Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). HEE have introduced an online resource for their regional leads in support of workforce planning, called...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Stem Cells: Donors (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: Since 2011 the Department has provided more than £26 million in financial support to NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Anthony Nolan to enable improved provision of stem cells for patients requiring a transplant, supporting the recruitment and management of donors. Departmental funding has also enabled the establishment of a unified stem cell registry for the United Kingdom, the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pregnancy Loss Review (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: The Pregnancy Loss Review was commissioned by the Department in March 2018. The Department continues to work with the Review’s independent co-leads to engage with stakeholders such as parents, charities and medical professionals. The findings of the Review are intended to be published in 2019.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Urology: Medical Equipment (22 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: The Government is committed to the safe and effective regulation of medical devices in the United Kingdom; ensuring patients and the public have fast access to new, innovative devices. The future regulatory system for medical devices is subject to negotiation. The White Paper proposal sets out a proposed UK-European Union free trade area for goods, to ensure continued frictionless access at...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Illness: Cumbria (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: The information is not held in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Eating Disorders (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: I have not met with eating disorder units or discussed eating disorders with general practitioners to date. National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines published in May 2017 state: - Initial assessments in primary and secondary mental health care: Do not use single measures such as Body Mass Index (BMI) or duration of illness to determine whether to offer treatment...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Finance (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: The Department does not allocate funding for blood stocks and tissues ventilated beds or non-porous bags for the storage and transportation of corpses.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: We are currently carefully considering the findings and recommendations made in the Child Migration Programmes report by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and will respond in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: This programme is at the half way point and available data suggests the Government is on track to deliver the headline commitment for at least 70,000 additional children and young people each year to access evidence based treatment by 2020/21. With regards to improving early intervention and resilience, the Government has recently set ambitions for identifying and supporting young people...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: Since publication of Future in Mind the Government has committed to transform services and increase access to specialist mental health services for an additional 70,000 children and young people a year by 2020/21. This is being delivered through the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health, which is at the half way point and available data suggests the Government is on track to deliver...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Children and Young People (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: As set out in the National Audit Office report itself, the ambitions and deliverables from Future in Mind are delivered through the Five Year Forward View which has its own governance arrangements alongside reporting and performance frameworks to assure delivery. Progress against the key NHS commitments set out within the Five Year Forward View Mental Health (FYFV MH) is tracked using the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Suicide (18 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: 149 local authorities have a multi-agency suicide prevention plan in place. The remaining three local authorities are in the process of developing their plans, and Public Health England is supporting these final local authorities to have their plans in place as soon as possible. The Department is working in collaboration with the local government sector to support areas to implement and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood and Organs: Donors (17 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is responsible for the collection, manufacturing and issuing of blood products to the NHS in England. NHSBT needs to collect more than 6,000 blood donations every day to treat patients in need across England. NHSBT undertake a range of activities to drive recruitment of around 200,000 new donors each year to off-set donors who can longer donate for reasons...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health: Schools (17 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: We are working closely with the Department of Education to deliver the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper proposals, which includes proposals for the Designated Senior Leads. The responsibility for the content of the training for the Designated Senior Leads sits with the Department of Education.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Prisoners (17 Oct 2018)

Matthew Hancock: Improving the physical and mental health of people in prison is a top priority for this Government. It is recognised that there are large numbers of people in prison with mental ill health, and it is essential that they are treated in the most appropriate environment for their needs. When people do go to prison, they should receive the same standard and access to National Health Service...


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