41732 - Clinical Commissioning Groups: Pay (Answered)

Rosie Cooper
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the average total remuneration was of chairs of clinical commissioning group governing bodies in (a) 2014-15 and (b) 2015-16.

George Freeman

Information on the remuneration of chairs is held by individual clinical commissioning groups and not collected centrally.

41751 - Clinical Commissioning Groups: Pay (Answered)

Rosie Cooper
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the guidelines are for remuneration of chairs of clinical commissioning group governing bodies.

George Freeman

41380 - Obesity: Surgery (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to (a) support the provision of and (b) increase the uptake of weight-loss surgery.

George Freeman

It is for clinicians to decide when bariatric surgery is appropriate based on the need of the patient and in line with appropriate guidance, including that issued by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.

41361 - NHS Professionals (Answered)

Caroline Lucas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what his policy is on the (a) full or (b) part privatisation of NHS Professionals; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

Currently NHS Professionals Ltd works with around a third of National Health Service trusts, saving over £40 million a year by providing bank staff cheaper than agencies. The Department's sole objective is to expand this good work into more trusts, thus boosting efficiency and improving patient care.

41377 - West Cumberland Hospital (Answered)

Mr Jamie Reed
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department plans to release the funding for Phase 2 of the redevelopment of the West Cumberland Hospital.

George Freeman

This is a matter for the North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust. The Trust provided an update on progress in relation to delivery of Phase 2 of the re-development of West Cumberland Hospital in a press release issued in June 2015:

41422 - Brain: Tumours (Answered)

James Cartlidge
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences of 18 April 2016, Official Report, column 262WH, what progress he has made in convening a task and finish working group for brain tumour research; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

905674 - Cancer (Answered)

Mr John Baron
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how NHS England plans to ensure that implementation of the cancer strategy published by the Independent Cancer Taskforce in July 2015 includes sufficient provision for people with rarer cancers.

George Freeman

905669 - Lung Diseases (Answered)

Nick Thomas-Symonds
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with lung diseases.

George Freeman

Data on the number of people diagnosed with lung diseases in not available. However, the British Lung Foundation estimates that more than 12 million people in the United Kingdom are affected by lung disease, (of which eight million people have asthma, just over a million have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and more than 150,000 have interstitial lung disease.)

41576 - Neuromuscular Disorders (Answered)

Alan Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the outcome of the EU referendum on continued access to emerging treatments for muscular dystrophy and other rare neuromuscular conditions.

George Freeman

41492 - Hospitals: Waiting Lists (Answered)

Rachel Reeves
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cancelled operations were caused by bed shortages in each of the last five years.

George Freeman

NHS England publishes each quarter at the following link the number of elective operations cancelled by hospitals for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission:

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