Day Care: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 3rd August 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs complete health declaration forms required for people applying to set up childminding businesses.

Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the health risks of health declaration forms being completed in physical form during the covid-19 outbreak.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Holding answer received on 20 July 2020

Much of the work undertaken by general practitioners (GPs) in completing health declaration forms for patients is private (e.g. non-contractual). In recognition of the health risks of continuing to fill these in in physical form, as well as to free up GPs’ time to respond to the pandemic, in March 2020 NHS England and NHS Improvement wrote to the primary care sector, requesting that all practices consider stopping any private work they were doing to help free up capacity.

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