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  • Members: Correspondence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the performance of the Members Correspondence Unit in his Department.

  • Obesity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will develop a national obesity strategy for adults and children.

  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the prescription charge is affordable for people on low incomes who pay those charges.

  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the quantum of change is for the prescription charge in each of the last five years.

  • Diabetes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department issues to help people better understand their diabetes.

  • Cancer: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase early screening for cancer diagnosis.

  • Home Care Services: Drugs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications of allowing home care assistants to administer controlled drugs without...

  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients pay the full price for their prescription medicine.

  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse was of a) subsidising prescriptions for people who do not pay the fixed rate for prescriptions, and b)...

  • Aortic Aneurysm

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the (a) prevalence of non-authorised, physician-modified products in the treatment of abdominal aortic...

  • Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the next Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme sets an ambitious framework for delivering quick...

  • European Food Safety Authority

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to maintain the responsibilities and functions in the UK of the European Food Safety Authority (a) when the UK leaves...

  • Food: Safety

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to provide continuity of public and animal health protection through the Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (a) when...

  • Orkambi

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Adjournment debate of 17 July 2018 on Access to Orkambi, Official Report, columns 377-386, if he will take steps to...

  • Cancer: Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the time taken for GP referrals of patients for cancer treatment.

  • Breast Cancer

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the levels of care and support available for women with breast cancer in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England.

  • Defibrillators

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the number of defibrillators available in public places.

  • Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with appropriate officials in Northern Ireland on extending access to the HPV vaccination to that part of the UK.

  • Cancer: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Childhood Cancer to discuss its recent report.

  • NHS: Foreign Nationals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of staff in the NHS are non-EU citizens.

  • University Hospital Coventry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent CQC inspection which established that University Hospital Coventry requires improvement, whether he plans to...

  • Accident and Emergency Departments: Coventry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support emergency departments in hospitals in Coventry that are experiencing a record number of unnecessary...

  • NHS: Pensions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for the processing time for applications to NHS Pensions by NHS employees to revert to 30 calendar days.

  • Self-harm: Mental Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people that attended A&E for self-harm received a psychosocial assessment in accordance with NICE...

  • Maternity Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average post-partum hospital stay was in each of the last 10 years.

  • European Food Safety Authority

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to maintain the responsibilities and functions of the European Food Safety Authority when the UK leaves the EU (a) with...

  • Royal Liverpool Hospital

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timetable is for a new contractor to be appointed to complete the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital following the...

  • Asbestos: Drinking Water

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the latest advice is that he has received from Public Health England on the risks of ingesting asbestos from drinking water which...

  • Drugs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department received when determining the length of time medicines will need to be stockpiled in the event that the UK...

  • Drugs: Misuse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of drug addiction; and if his Department will publish an estimate of those annual...

  • NHS: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) share and (b) enforce best practice across the NHS.

  • Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of mental health beds per 100,000 people in England; and what information his Department...

  • Mental Health Services: Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Approved Mental Health Professionals have been employed in the public sector in each year since 2010.

  • Mental Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people referred to consultant-led mental health treatment were seen within 18 weeks.

  • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussion he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the funding of treatment for alcohol addiction services in (a) West...

  • Mental Health Services: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of children requiring treatment for urgent mental health conditions at A&E in (a) the...

  • Health Services: Weather

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) number of patients the NHS saw in summer 2018 because of heat-related illnesses and (b) total cost...

  • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will estimate the annual cost to the NHS of alcohol addiction in each year since 2010-11.

  • Allergies: Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of days supply of epipen available to the NHS.

  • Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescription fines were issued in each of the last five years.

  • NHS: Disclosure of Information

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve data access and sharing arrangements between the Health and Social Care Information Centre...

  • NHS Leadership Academy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what courses are run by the NHS Leadership Academy.

  • Health: Low Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the change in the public health grant on the health outcomes of lower...

  • Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish the Government's response to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse's report on Child Migrant...

  • Meat: Fraud

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of meat fraud whereby expensive meat is replaced with a cheaper product; and how many...

  • Health Professions: Training

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many students entered training as a (a) nurse, (b) midwife and (c) GP in each of the last five years.

  • Addictions: Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department collects data on the number of (a) addiction services and centres and (b) detox beds which have closed since 2010.

  • NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the funding required from the public purse to remove the backlog of maintenance work in the NHS in (a)...

  • Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has secured with the European Medicines Agency to carry out...

  • Suicide

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made since 2016 on the target of a 10% reduction in suicides by 2020-21.

  • Mental Health Services: Vacancies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level job vacancies in the mental health workforce.

  • Mental Health Services: Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information he holds on the total number of qualified staff working in mental health services.