40139 - Ian Murray - 09-Jun-2016 (Answered)

Ian Murray
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect on (a) businesses and (b) the local community in Paisley of the decision to close the Post Office branch and replace it with a franchise.

George Freeman

40151 - Nivolumab (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will instruct officials of his Department to continue to work with the manufacturers of Nivolumab on ensuring that patients with non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer can access that drug through the NHS.

George Freeman

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently appraising nivolumab (Opdivo) for non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer.

40124 - Medical Treatments (Answered)

Crispin Blunt
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to paragraph 10 of NHS England's Strategic Framework for Specialised Services board paper, published in May 2016, what plans NHS England has to trial alternative reimbursement models for drugs and devices.

George Freeman

40000 - Cancer: Medical Treatments (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate NHS England has made of the projected savings from the introduction of dose banding of chemotherapy drugs without affecting quality of care.

George Freeman

NHS England has advised that the dose banding initiative forms part of its Specialised Commissioning Improving Value programme and can be considered as an expansion of current practice and direction of travel. The dose banding scheme has been primarily designed to deliver improvements in safety and quality of care.

39975 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Mr Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how the proportion of each Sustainability and Transformation Plan area's total place-based target allocation was calculated.

George Freeman

The proportion was calculated by adding together the place-based target allocation in 2020/21 for each of the clinical commissioning group (CCG) areas within a Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprint, and expressing that total as a percentage of the total national place-based target allocation in 2020/21.

39795 - NHS: Sustainable Development (Answered)

Mr Andrew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what accountability mechanics are in place related to decisions in Sustainability and Transformation Plan footprints.

George Freeman

39659 - NHS Property Services: Sussex (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will undertake a review of the reasons for the length of time taken by NHS Property Services to take decisions related to property in (a) West Sussex, (b) Mid Sussex and (c) East Grinstead.

George Freeman

Officials at NHS Property Services (NHSPS) are not aware of any undue delays with regard to decision making in these areas.

39512 - NHS Property Services: Sussex (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the timeliness of NHS Property Services' (a) agreement and (b) delivery of building works at (i) Sidney West in West Sussex, (ii) Horsham Hospital and (iii) Crawley Hospital.

George Freeman

39520 - NHS Property Services: Sussex (Answered)

Sir Nicholas Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will order a review to be undertaken of the administration and operational effectiveness of NHS Property Services in (a) West Sussex and (b) Mid Sussex.

George Freeman

Review of the effectiveness of NHS Property Services’ operations in all areas of the country is an ongoing process by the Company’s Board, which includes a Departmental senior civil servant as a Director, and by officials in the Department’s Commercial Division.

39562 - General Practitioners: Southampton (Answered)

Royston Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP premises in the Southampton local authority area are owned by the NHS Property Services.

George Freeman

The following table shows general practitioner practices based in NHS Property Services sites within the Southampton area.

Site name

Address

Town

County

Postcode

Tenure

Aldermoor Health Centre

Aldermoor Close

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