32267 - General Practitioners (Answered)

Richard Burgon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department provides to NHS England and clinical commissioning groups on the account they should take of future residential developments with regard to GP service provision.

George Freeman

32316 - NHS: Repairs and Maintenance (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23756, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funds within NHS organisations to eradicate backlog maintenance repairs which are considered to be high risk.

George Freeman

32315 - Medical Equipment (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2016 to Question 23756, what proportion of the cost of backlog maintenance for each level of assessed risk in each NHS organisation relates to (a) MRI machines (b) CT Scanners (c) PET-CT scanners (d) Linear accelerators and (e) Robotic surgery systems.

George Freeman

32314 - Medical Equipment (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) MRI machines (b) CT Scanners (c) PET-CT scanners (d) Linear accelerators and (e) Robotic surgery systems in use in each NHS trust are older than ten years.

George Freeman

Information on the age of MRI machines, CT scanners, PET-CT scanners, linear accelerators and robotic surgery systems and the proportion of the cost of backlog maintenance that relates to these are not held centrally.

31945 - Brain: Tumours (Answered)

Mr Jim Cunningham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much his Department spent on research into brain tumours in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available. Spend on research funded directly by the Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) is categorised by Health Research Classification System (HRCS) health categories including ‘cancer’. There are no HRCS health sub-categories, such as for brain tumours or other cancer sites.

31678 - Cancer: Drugs (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what measures are being taken to ensure that (a) the outcomes of NHS England's proposals for a new Cancer Drugs Fund are aligned with the Accelerated Access Review (AAR), (b) the consultation outcomes are compatible with any forthcoming AAR recommendations relating to reform of NICE and (c) those programmes deliver consistent guidance on the medicines appraisal process; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

31264 - Post Offices: Franchises (Answered)

Kate Osamor
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Post Office's franchising plans on local communities.

George Freeman

Franchising plans for its directly managed Crown post offices is the operational responsibility of Post Office Limited.

31061 - NHS: Technology (Answered)

Mr David Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he plans to take to increase the availability and uptake of innovative technology available to patients on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

31060 - Medical Equipment (Answered)

Mr David Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps NHS England is taking to ensure that patients have accelerated access to healthcare technologies.

George Freeman

31566 - NHS: Innovation (Answered)

Mr David Anderson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to introduce new initiatives to increase the uptake of new technologies on the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

George Freeman

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