38130 - Health Services (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many services which have been approved by NHS England's Clinical Priorities Advisory Group are planned for discussion at the NHS England prioritisation round in June.

George Freeman

The Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG) will agree recommendations as to which proposals for new investments in specialised services should be considered by NHS England in the prioritisation round for 2016/17. CPAG is scheduled to meet between 6 and 9 June 2016.

38129 - Health Services (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what methodology and data NHS England plans to use to determine which services it will commission at the specialised commissioning prioritisation process in June 2016.

George Freeman

The Clinical Priorities Advisory Group (CPAG) will agree recommendations as to which proposals for new investments in specialised services should be considered by NHS England in the prioritisation round for 2016/17. CPAG is scheduled to meet between 6 and 9 June 2016.

38126 - Clinical Trials (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent guidance his Department published to commissioners on meeting excess treatment costs for clinical trials.

George Freeman

In November 2015, NHS England published new guidance to help clarify the rules and expectations on the funding of excess treatment costs incurred during a non-commercial research study. The guidance is provided for clinical commissioning groups and commissioners of specialised services.

38272 - Endometriosis (Answered)

Nusrat Ghani
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the Answer of 9 May 2016 to Question 36176, what steps his Department is taking to support research to develop a non-invasive diagnostic technique for endometriosis.

George Freeman

38193 - Hospitals: Food (Answered)

Rebecca Long Bailey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted on the effect on levels of food waste in hospitals of changing provision of food from in-house kitchen preparation to a cook-chill or cook-freeze system.

George Freeman

38383 - Hospitals: Food (Answered)

Rebecca Long Bailey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) outsourcing of the preparation and cooking of hospital food and (b) the use of cook-chill systems by contractors meet the nutritional standards set within NHS outsourced food contracts.

George Freeman

38212 - Hospitals: Food (Answered)

Rebecca Long Bailey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has conducted of the (a) nutritional values and (b) texture, taste and smell of hospital food prepared using a cook-chill or cook-freeze system.

George Freeman

38196 - Hospitals: Food (Answered)

Rebecca Long Bailey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to promote onsite preparation and cooking of fresh food in hospitals.

George Freeman

38003 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Percy
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the extent of access to biological treatments for people with inflammatory bowel disease.

George Freeman

38002 - Gastrointestinal System: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Percy
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people with (a) Crohn's disease and (b) ulcerative colitis have been treated with biological drugs in each of the last five years.

George Freeman

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