228787 - Dermatology (Answered)

Lilian Greenwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his Department's (a) direct and (b) indirect involvement in (i) the procurement of dermatology services from Nottingham University Hospitals Trust to Circle in 2007 and (ii) the reprocurement of those services in 2012; and whether that involvement was in an advisory capacity.

George Freeman

228694 - Midwives: Training (Answered)

Stephen Lloyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department and NHS England have taken to ensure that Grade 5 training opportunities are available for midwives.

George Freeman

The Government has mandated Health Education England (HEE) to provide national leadership on education, training and workforce development in the National Health Service. This mandate includes a commitment that HEE will ensure midwifery training produces midwives with the required competencies to practise in the new NHS.

228644 - Leukaemia: Drugs (Answered)

Mark Tami
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of NICE's decision not to appraise the drug ponatinib for chronic myeloid leukaemia; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

228781 - Parkinson's Disease (Answered)

Alison McGovern
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much has been granted from the public purse for research into Parkinson's disease in each of the last five years.

George Freeman

The following table shows expenditure on research relating to Parkinson’s disease by the Medical Research Council, and by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) through its research programmes, research centres and units, and research fellowships.

£ million

2009/10

228747 - Medical Equipment (Answered)

Mr George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what consideration NHS England will give to small and medium-sized enterprises in its review of regulations relating to dispensing appliance contractor licences.

George Freeman

228746 - Medical Equipment (Answered)

Mr George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress NHS England has made in its review of regulations relating to dispensing appliance contractor licences.

George Freeman

228745 - General Practitioners: Ashfield (Answered)

Gloria De Piero
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many trained GPs were employed in the primary care trust serving Ashfield constituency in each year since 2008.

George Freeman

The number of general practitioners, excluding registrars, in the former Nottinghamshire County Teaching Primary Care Trust (PCT) and in each of the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that succeeded the PCT, in each year since 2008 can be found in the table below:

2008

2009

228742 - Kidney Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Keith Vaz
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the Cancer Drugs Fund's policy is on funding Sunitib for the treatment of kidney cancer; and what the reasons are for any exclusions in the Cancer Drugs Fund's policy towards treatment of this form of cancer.

George Freeman

228664 - Medical Records: Databases (Answered)

Mr Roger Godsiff
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, by what date he plans to start patient communications in care.data pathfinder areas on the implications for patients of that programme to begin.

George Freeman

No patient communications will occur until the independent expert Dame Fiona Caldicott, as National Data Guardian, has reviewed them and provided advice.

228685 - Patients: Safety (Answered)

Debbie Abrahams
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect of the abolition of the Patient Safety Agency and the transfer of its responsibility for the National Reporting and Learning System to NHS England on the number of patient safety alerts issued between June 2012 and December 2013.

George Freeman

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