Disability: Children

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th September 2021.

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Photo of Alexander Stafford Alexander Stafford Conservative, Rother Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on health recovery funding for disabled children.

Photo of Gillian Keegan Gillian Keegan Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and the Chancellor of the Exchequer discuss a range of issues related to health and care services.

To tackle the elective backlog, the Government agreed in September 2021 an additional £1 billion this year - £2 billion in total for 2021/22 - and £8 billion over the next three years, which will deliver an additional nine million checks, scans and operations, reducing waiting times for patients, including disabled children.

As part of COVID-19 recovery planning, we are also working with the Department for Education and NHS England and NHS Improvement to improve the provision of health services for disabled children.

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