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  • Coronavirus: Wycombe

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to open a long covid clinic in Wycombe.

  • Hospital Beds: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) total number of beds available to the NHS and (b) number of beds occupied by covid-19 patients as at...

  • NHS 111: Costs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS 111 service cost the public purse in 2019-20; and what its budget is for 2020-21.

  • Hospitals: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of hospital interventions to (a) minimise the risk of covid-19 outbreaks and (b) bring...

  • Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies and Committees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on the functioning capacity of his Department’s advisory groups and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care: TAEG Energy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) value and (b) purpose is of his Department's contracts with TAEG Energy Ltd to date.

  • Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies and Committees

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) advisory groups and (b) committees in his Department.

  • Coronavirus: Travel

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether someone is able to travel abroad under the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown rules to attend a commemorative event to celebrate the...

  • Coronavirus: Weddings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made available mental health support to small businesses in the wedding sector affected by the covid-19...

  • Mental Health Services: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to improve mental health support for young people.

  • Mental Health: Diagnosis and Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people are able to access diagnosis or treatment for Dissociative Identity Disorder.

  • Loneliness: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle the effects of loneliness on physical and mental health in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

  • Self-harm

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to work with NHS England to ensure that psychosocial assessments are undertaken for everyone who discloses...

  • Coronavirus: Wakefield

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cases of covid-19 at HMP Wakefield were included as part of the decision to place the Wakefield area in a tier 2 local covid...

  • Coronavirus: Wakefield

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether cases of covid-19 at Pinderfields hospital diagnosed in people living outside of the Wakefield area were included as part of the...

  • Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the need for vaccines to be suitable for people who are (a) immunocompromised and who cannot receive a...

  • Arthritis: Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November 2020 to Question 103607 on Arthritis: Medical Treatments, for what reason they have not made that...

  • Pre-school Education: Protective Clothing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making the wearing of face coverings at nurseries compulsory.

  • Learning Disability and Autism: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak and the restriction of visitors on the wellbeing of autistic people...

  • Learning Disability and Autism: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) autistic people and (b) people with learning disabilities living in residential care,...

  • Coronavirus: Bradford

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish the results of the asymptomatic covid-19 testing pilot carried out in Bradford, announced on 9 July 2020.

  • Energy Drinks: Children

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to implement the ban on the sale of energy drinks to under 16s.

  • Vitamin D: Coronavirus

    What steps he is taking to encourage the consumption of vitamin D supplements during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

    If he will publish a timescale for the implementation of the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report, published in July 2020.

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of November 2020 covid-19 restrictions on non-cohabiting partners.

  • Cancer: Health Services

    What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the second wave of covid-19 infections on the (a) recovery of cancer services in (i) Stockport and (ii) Greater Manchester and (b) waiting...

  • Mental Illness: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to enable people with mental health illnesses to form a support bubble with another person...

  • Out-patients: Coronavirus

    What estimate he has made of the number of hospital patients diagnosed with covid-19 in October 2020 who contracted that virus while in hospital.

  • Mental Health Services

    What steps his Department plans to take to support mental health services during winter 2020-21.

  • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

    What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Test and Trace service.

  • Coronavirus: Exercise and Religious Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the science-based evidence on the transmission of covid-19 in places of (a) worship and (b) exercise.

  • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

    What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the NHS Test and Trace service.

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of exempting (a) leisure centres, (b) gyms, (c) golf clubs, (d) tennis clubs and...

  • Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for a Covid Recovery Mental Health Strategy for children and young people involving (a) the NHS, (b) schools, (c)...

  • Coronavirus: Religious Practice

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence of the risks to public health posed by the giving or receiving of the Sacrament in places of worship...

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including women with children under the age of 12 months on the list of people...

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance he has issued on couples in established relationships who live apart in Tier 2 and Tier 3 areas.

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether shoe repair businesses can operate during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown in England.

  • Hypnosis: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether hypnotherapy in a face-to-face session is permissible under the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

  • Babies: Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether clause 11, Exception 5: support groups of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020...

  • Coronavirus: York

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the threshold is for the introduction of further covid-19 restrictions in York, given the increased infection rate in the city.

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria he has set for removing additional covid-19 restrictions in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) England.

  • Mental Health Services: Pupils

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will fund age-appropriate mental health support for pupils beyond the trail blazer pilots and pre-covid-19 content in the NHS Long...

  • NHS: Productivity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff use Facebook's productivity tool Workplace.

  • Surgery: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the use of minimally invasive procedures during the covid-19 outbreak on...

  • Sodium Valproate: Females

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the potential health risks for women aged between 15-45 years who are...

  • Coronavirus: Hospitals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been treated at the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and the Humber since it opened.

  • Pregnancy: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance is available for pregnant women in their third trimester on attending work during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

  • Immigrants: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for the Health and Social Care, whether all foreign nationals living in the UK will be able to access free covid-19 related healthcare treatment during the November...

  • Heart Diseases: Medical Equipment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has received representations on the sustainable global supply of paediatric cardiology equipment from following the transition...

  • Childbirth: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rules are on the presence of partners during the birthing process during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Intensive Care: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of patients reported as being covid-19 patients in intensive care have (a) had a positive covid-19 test result, (b)...

  • Blood: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is he taking to improve supply chains for the chemicals used to process blood tests.

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made at the time of the March 2020 lockdown of the capacity of the NHS to cope with a second wave of covid-19.

  • Operating Theatres: Fire Prevention

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to classify surgical fires in operating theatres as never events.

  • Coronavirus: Disease Control

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential effect on mental health of enabling couples to form a bubble while living in separate...

  • Public Sector: Contracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 81561 on Public Sector: Contracts, what the average length is of contracts...

  • Pressure Sores

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been treated by the NHS for pressure ulcers in each year since 2010.

  • Protective Clothing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) Personal Protective Coveralls have been used throughout the NHS and ancillary services since March 2020, (b) Personal...

  • Coronavirus: Physiotherapy

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure the provision of respiratory physiotherapy for (a) patients with covid-19, (b) patients with long-term...

  • Obesity: Mass Media

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of media representation of obesity on the stigma associated with living with...

  • Tobacco: Packaging

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timeframe is for his Department to undertake a review of the tobacco and related product regulations after the transition...

  • Strokes: Rehabilitation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the progress made by stroke teams in following up with stroke survivors, who had a stroke in the...

  • Influenza: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who require an egg-free flu vaccine are able to access one.

  • Nabiximols

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions for Sativex have been issued by the NHS in each month since November 2019.

  • Contraceptives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report Women's Lives, Women's Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic, published...

  • NHS: Protective Clothing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish a plan to ensure that the NHS is able to receive sufficient supplies of personal protective...

  • Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve public awareness of exemptions to the rules on the wearing of face coverings for deaf people and those...

  • Obesity

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of shopper intent when developing the scope for the proposed location restrictions set out in the...

  • Influenza: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2020 to Questions 91703 and 91704 on Influenza: Vaccination, by what date will new mass vaccination...

  • Heart Diseases: Young People

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged 15 to 25 years old have had heart disease in the UK in the last five years.

  • Visual Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have lost their eyesight in the last five years in the UK.

  • Health

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a response to the Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020’s consultation, which closed on 14 October 2019.

  • Health

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish its response to the Advancing Our Health: Prevention in the 2020’s Green Paper consultation.

  • Influenza: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of flu vaccine doses that will be administered to people aged over 50 in winter 2020-21.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) officials of his Department and (b) NHS England on issuing guidance to GPs on dealing with pressures...

  • Cannabis: Medical Treatments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department (a) is taking to improve access to medicinal cannabis for people living with multiple sclerosis and (b) if he...

  • Laboratories: Dorset

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons NHS England has restricted the supply of chemical reagent for covid-19 testing to NHS hospital laboratories in Dorset;...

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 tests returned a positive result, in each month since January 2020, by English county.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using routine hospital laboratories to support the processing of covid-19 tests.

  • Coronavirus: Humber Bridge

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for the return of covid-19 test results to patients tested for covid-19 at the Humber Bridge car park testing centre.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to integrate covid-19 testing with existing NHS community facing services; and if he will make a statement.

  • Coronavirus: Schools

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to schools on managing and administering tests for covid-19.

  • Hospitals: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the reliability of covid-19 test results from tests performed in hospitals.

  • Coronavirus: South Yorkshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people in (a) Rother Valley constituency, (b) the Metropolitan Borough of Rotherham and (c) South Yorkshire are tested...

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been undertaken at the testing centre in Watney Market, Shadwell, London.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria he is using to select locations to pilot the covid-19 saliva tests.

  • Department of Health and Social Care: Advisory Bodies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department processes consultations held by his Department’s advisory groups; and if he will publish a list of consultations...

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) systems and (b) data formats local authorities need to use to view all covid-19 test data for their residents.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date all people whose covid-19 tests had been misplaced as a result of the excel technical issue identified on 2 October 2020 had...

  • Coronavirus: Isle of Wight

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people do not need to cross the Solent in order to access covid-19 testing.

  • Coronavirus: Barnet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out in the borough of Barnet in the last six weeks.

  • Coronavirus: Hove

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out on each day in September 2020 in the Hove constituency.

  • Coronavirus: Redbridge

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data the Mildmay Road covid-19 testing centre in Ilford shares with the London Borough of Redbridge council.

  • Coronavirus: Students

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of covid-19 testing kits for students who are living in student accommodation and isolating.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been offered covid-19 tests more than 75 miles from their home address since 3 September 2020.

  • Coronavirus: Universities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the minutes of the fifty-fifth meeting of SAGE on covid-19 on 3 September 2020, if he has developed a national strategy...

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the covid-19 test booking system's algorithm is effective in allocating people a test close to...

  • Coronavirus: St Albans

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when adequate covid-19 testing capacity will be available to allow all St Albans residents with symptoms to get tested within a...

  • Coronavirus: Birmingham Airport

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people attending the Regional Testing Site at Birmingham International Airport are required to present a QR code in order to be...

  • Coronavirus: Birmingham

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests have been taken at each covid-19 testing site in Birmingham on each day since 31 August 2020.

  • Contact Tracing: Computer Software

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to modify the NHS covid-19 app to ensure that the app is compatible with phone handsets that are unable to run the iOS...

  • Coronavirus: Universities

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to universities in areas where there is no campus or local walk in covid-19 testing centres.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who test positive for covid-19 antibodies are included in overall covid-19 infection rate figures in England.

  • Mckinsey and Company: Contact Tracing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the project plan for the contract with McKinsey in relation to the new permanent test and trace body.

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) accuracy of covid-19 testing and (b) correct diagnosis of patients with covid-19 symptoms.

  • Coronavirus: Buckinghamshire

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to covid-19 testing in Buckinghamshire.

  • Higher Education: Coronavirus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of positive covid-19 test results in the last six weeks are from students in higher education settings in England, by (a)...

  • Hospices: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for hospices; and if he will make a statement.

  • Coronavirus: Slough

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Montem testing facility in Slough will return to operating as a drive-through and walk-in facility.

  • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of delays to local authorities receiving positive test results on the effectiveness...

  • Coronavirus: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of regional demand for covid-19 tests ordered through the online booking system, and if he...

  • Dementia

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of dementia diagnosis in each of the last five years.

  • DNACPR Decisions: Care Homes

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to protect people in care homes who have had Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation added to their files,...

  • Autism: Health Services and Social Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the collection of data on the needs of autistic children and adults in the health and social care system.

  • Abortion

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is for a woman to report a medical complication after an at-home abortion; and whether those reports are recorded.