37946 - Stem Cells: Research (Answered)

Fiona Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department invested in research using adult stem cells in 2015.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available. Spending on research is not categorised by specific technology type.

37422 - Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with NICE on changes to its current methodology for evaluating new drugs.

George Freeman

Departmental officials are in regular contact with officials in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) about a range of issues, including NICE’s methodologies for the assessment of new drugs and other technologies.

37968 - Medical Records: Databases (Answered)

Chi Onwurah
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what data has been shared between Google DeepMind and the NHS; what plans there are for further data sharing under that partnership; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

37792 - Health Professions: Research (Answered)

Derek Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to support healthcare professionals working in the NHS to continue to undertake research.

George Freeman

The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) improves the health and wealth of the nation through research. Part of the NIHR is the Faculty.

37785 - Health Services: Procurement (Answered)

Nic Dakin
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) science-related contracts and (b) outsourced activities in the health sector are awarded to organisations that demonstrate a commitment to high professional standards and invest in the professional development of their scientific workforce.

George Freeman

37795 - Clinical Trials and Research (Answered)

Derek Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps his Department is taking to ensure all patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and research.

George Freeman

37806 - Motor Neurone Disease: Research (Answered)

Michelle Donelan
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department provided for research into treating motor neurone disease in each of the last three years.

George Freeman

37799 - Kidneys: Research (Answered)

Derek Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of overall health research funding was invested in renal research in each year since 2010; and what plans he has to increase funding for such research in the next five years.

George Freeman

37867 - Orkambi (Answered)

Dan Jarvis
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust's proposal for collaboration between the NHS and Vertex to widen access to the treatment Orkambi on the treatment of the patients with that disease.

George Freeman

37866 - Ovarian Cancer (Answered)

Dan Jarvis
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to ensure that the proposals to more closely align the approval process for the new cancer drugs fund with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence do not limit access to potential life-saving treatments such as Avastin for the treatment of ovarian cancer.

George Freeman

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