7825 - Medical Treatments (Answered)

Sir David Amess
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent discussions he has had with NHS England on the performance of NHS trusts in implementing NICE guidance.

George Freeman

We have had no such discussions. We expect National Health Service organisations to take guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence into account in their decision making.

7630 - General Practitioners (Answered)

Mr Jamie Reed
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many GP practices in each pathfinder area have signed up to care.data.

George Freeman

The care.data pathfinder clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are, Blackburn with Darwen, Leeds North, Leeds West, Leeds South and East, West Hampshire and Somerset.

The number of general practitioner practices who have signed up as pathfinders across West Hampshire, Somerset and Blackburn with Darwen is over 70%.

The numbers are as follows:

Blackburn with Darwen – 23

7629 - Medical Records: Publicity (Answered)

Mr Jamie Reed
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what plans he has to initiate a public awareness campaign before the national rollout of care.data.

George Freeman

7391 - NHS: Data Protection (Answered)

Marie Rimmer
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how much (a) his Department and (b) the NHS has spent on data protection training and guidance for NHS personnel in each of the last three years for which information is available; and what assessment he (i) has made and (ii) plans to make of the effectiveness of that training and guidance.

George Freeman

7454 - Allergies: Research (Answered)

Mr Barry Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has commissioned or conducted on allergic diseases.

George Freeman

The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds a wide range of research relating to allergic diseases through its programmes, fellowship schemes, research centres and units, clinical research facilities and the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Major current investments include:

7492 - Parkinson's Disease: Research (Answered)

Mr Barry Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) conducted on Parkinson's disease in the last five years.

George Freeman

The Department’s National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funds a wide range of research relating to Parkinson’s disease through its programmes, fellowship schemes, research centres and units, clinical research facilities and the NIHR Clinical Research Network.

Major investments that relate fully or partially to Parkinson’s disease include:

7318 - Hospitals: Waste (Answered)

Jim Shannon
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with local health authorities on reducing the level of waste in hospitals.

George Freeman

We have interpreted ‘waste in hospitals’ to mean clinical, food and general waste.

7701 - Health Services: Data Protection (Answered)

Marie Rimmer
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what support and guidance has been provided by his Department and the NHS to ensure that (a) NHS establishments, (b) private and medical establishments, (c) registered medical practitioners and (d) medical practitioner regulatory bodies are aware of their obligations under the Data Protection Act; and what plans he has to provide such support and guidance to each of those entities.

George Freeman

7702 - Health Services (Answered)

Marie Rimmer
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) NHS establishments, (b) private and medical establishments and (c) registered medical practitioners operate in the UK; how many such establishments or practitioners process personal data for which notification or registration with the Information Commissioner is required; and what estimate he has made of how much revenue has been generated by registered medical practitioners in the UK from processing personal data in each of the last three years.

George Freeman

6559 - Medical Treatments: Technology (Answered)

Andrew Gwynne
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the criteria and processes are for a technology to be considered for NHS England's evaluation through commissioning programme.

George Freeman

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