33762 - Drugs: Regulation (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will make it his policy to adopt a target encouraging the reclassification of medicines from (a) prescription only medicine to pharmacy medicine status, (b) pharmacy medicine to general sales list medicine status and (c) prescription only medicine to general sales list medicine status; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

33537 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the sources of public finance will be for Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints; whether each such footprint will have separate accounts; and whether such footprints will have the ability to borrow.

George Freeman

33535 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether public consultation was undertaken prior to the formation of Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints.

George Freeman

The NHS Shared Planning Guidance (December 2015) asked each area to develop a proposed Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) footprint, engaging with local authorities and other partners on what this should look like.

33538 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Justin Madders
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the legal status is of Sustainability and Transformation Plan (a) footprints and (b) leadership teams.

George Freeman

33463 - Medical Treatments: Innovation (Answered)

Jonathan Reynolds
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether the consultation on the database created by the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Act 2016 will involve (a) medical research charities, (b) the pharmaceutical sector and (c) the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.

George Freeman

33444 - Information Governance in the Health and Care System Review (Answered)

Mr Roger Godsiff
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, whether he plans to take questions from the (a) press and (b) public when he launches his Department's public consultation following publication of the Caldicott review.

George Freeman

The Government is currently considering the findings and recommendations of the reviews undertaken by the Care Quality Commission and Dame Fiona Caldicott, ahead of these reports being published. The scope of any supporting consultation exercise is yet to be determined.

33443 - Professional Organisations: Databases (Answered)

Mr Roger Godsiff
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with professional bodies on the provisions in the Investigatory Powers Bill relating to bulk personal datasets.

George Freeman

Whilst the Department has not conducted any specific engagement on these provisions, the Government has consulted extensively on the development of the Investigatory Powers Bill, including the provisions relating to the additional safeguards for the security and intelligence agencies’ retention and use of bulk personal datasets.

33462 - Brain: Research (Answered)

Chris Leslie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the cost to the public purse has been of storing, maintaining and facilitating research access to the Corsellis Brain Collection in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

33461 - Brain: Research (Answered)

Chris Leslie
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what information his Department holds on the future of the Corsellis Brain Collection at the West London Mental Health NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

33279 - Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation (Answered)

Liz McInnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when the concluding evaluation of the Drug and Alcohol Recovery Payment-by-Results pilot programme will be published.

George Freeman

Publication by the University of Manchester of the final report on the evaluation of the drug and alcohol recovery payment by results pilots programme is expected this summer following completion of an independent peer review process.

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