41491 - Hospitals: Waiting Lists (Answered)

Rachel Reeves
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to minimise the number of cancelled operations caused by bed shortages.

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:

41353 - Drugs: Competition (Answered)

Steve McCabe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when he expects the Competition and Markets Authority to report on its investigation on suspected anti-competitive practices in the pharmaceutical sector.

George Freeman

41350 - NHS: Drugs (Answered)

Steve McCabe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will bring forward regulations to prevent drug manufacturers excessively raising the cost of drugs to the NHS when they are the sole or dominant supplier.

George Freeman

41271 - Department of Health: Procurement (Answered)

John Spellar
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's purchasing policies support British (a) industry and (b) agriculture.

George Freeman

The Department's purchasing policies support the Government’s commitment to do all it can to ensure United Kingdom suppliers can compete effectively for public sector contracts, in line with our current international obligations and guidance issued by the Crown Commercial Service.

41139 - Blood Diseases (Answered)

Ms Diane Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what PREMs and PROMs data his Department holds for people with (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia.

George Freeman

NHS England does not currently routinely collect this information.

41137 - Blood Diseases (Answered)

Ms Diane Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what clinical outcomes data his Department holds for (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia in each (i) clinical commissioning group area, (ii) trust area and (iii) national sickle cell and thalassaemia centre area.

George Freeman

41136 - Blood Diseases (Answered)

Ms Diane Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many people have died as a result of (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia in each (i) clinical commissioning group area, (ii) trust area and (iii) national sickle cell and thalassaemia centre area in the most recent year for which figures are available.

George Freeman

NHS England does not routinely collect this information. Data on adverse events for patients with sickle cell disease and thalassaemia is available from the National Haemoglobinopathy Registry Report 2013/14.

41135 - Blood (Answered)

Ms Diane Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many apheresis machines are operational in the UK; and where those machines are located.

George Freeman

Apheresis machines are part of the care provided in a number of haematology services including sickle cell and thalassaemia care.

41134 - Blood Diseases (Answered)

Ms Diane Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the proportion of people from black, Asian and minority ethnic communities who have received a diagnosis of (a) sickle cell disease and (b) thalassaemia in each (i) clinical commissioning group area, (ii) trust area and (iii) national sickle cell and thalassaemia centre area; and what proportion of people from such communities were so diagnosed in the most recent year for which figures are available.

George Freeman

41133 - Blood Diseases (Answered)

Ms Diane Abbott
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the (a) treatment targets and (b) care processes are for people with (i) sickle cell disease and (ii) thalassaemia in each (A) clinical commissioning group area, (B) trust area and (C) national sickle cell and thalassaemia centre area in the most recent year for which figures are available.

George Freeman

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