980 - Duodopa: Public Consultation (Answered)

Mary Glindon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many submissions NHS England has received on the consultation on Duodopa levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel clinical commissioning policy.

George Freeman

NHS England has advised that there were 35 online responses received during the 30 day consultation period.

989 - Pregnancy: Sodium Valproate (Answered)

Sir Eric Pickles
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that every pregnant women prescribed the anti-epilepsy drug sodium valproate is warned of the risk to her unborn child.

George Freeman

945 - Medical Records (Answered)

Mr Roger Godsiff
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether his Department plans to send care.data communications simultaneously to patients in the three remaining pathfinder clinical commissioning groups; and on what date his Department plans to start contacting those patients in those areas.

George Freeman

Care.data communications will not be issued until Dame Fiona Caldicott the National Data Guardian, has advised the Secretary of State that she is satisfied with the safeguards NHS England has put in place.

1099 - Genetic Engineering (Answered)

Ian Paisley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether it is his policy to permit Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats techniques in the UK.

George Freeman

995 - Batten Disease: Health Services (Answered)

Greg Mulholland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to support research into the treatment of Batten Disease.

George Freeman

913 - Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group: Membership (Answered)

Helen Goodman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the names and positions are of the members of NHS England's Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group.

George Freeman

A list of the names and positions of the members of NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group and NHS England's Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group are attached.

912 - Clinical Priorities Advisory Group: Membership (Answered)

Helen Goodman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the names and positions are of the members of NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group.

George Freeman

A list of the names and positions of the members of NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group and NHS England's Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group are attached.

910 - Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group: Meetings (Answered)

Helen Goodman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether minutes exist for each meeting of the Specialised Commissioning Oversight Group undertaken to date; if he will publish the agendas for and minutes of each such meeting; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

917 - Pancreatic Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Nic Dakin
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that the treatments for pancreatic cancer listed by the Cancer Drugs Fund will continue to be made available to patients on the NHS.

George Freeman

The Cancer Drugs Fund has already helped over 72,000 people in England and this year £340 million will be provided so people get the drugs they need.

721 - Skin Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Christina Rees
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of recent research by the Institute of Cancer Research into the effect of a genetically created herpes-based virus as a remedy against forms of skin cancer.

George Freeman

Talimogene laherparepvec (T-Vec) is still undergoing clinical trials and has not yet been licensed for the treatment of malignant melanoma by the regulatory authorities in either the United States or the European Union.

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