4840 - Department of Health: Performance Standards (Answered)

Steve Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what metrics are used to measure the performance of his Medicines, Pharmacy and Industry unit.

George Freeman

Medicines Pharmacy and Industry Group (MPIG) is part of the Department’s Innovation, Growth and Technology Directorate, and leads policy for the Department on pharmaceuticals, the medicines supply chain, and the role of pharmacies (including prescription charges). MPIG is responsible for:

5001 - NHS: Buildings (Answered)

Rebecca Long Bailey
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to Making the most of NHS Buildings and Land, what steps he is taking to ensure that NHS Property Services and Community Health Partnerships accommodate integration and more community provision while providing a more efficient estate.

George Freeman

5593 - Medical Treatments (Answered)

Greg Mulholland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department gives to NICE on the amount of time it gives to stakeholders to provide additional evidence for a highly specialised technology appraisal after it has issued interim guidance on that appraisal.

George Freeman

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is an independent organisation and is responsible for developing its own methodology for the evaluation of drugs and treatments through its highly specialised technologies programme.

5592 - Clinical Trials: Families (Answered)

Greg Mulholland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department gives to NHS England and NICE on communicating treatment commissioning decisions to families of patients on clinical trials before such decisions are officially announced.

George Freeman

No such guidance has been given to NHS England, which is an independent organisation and is responsible for deciding how its commissioning decisions should be communicated to patients and their families.

5594 - Medical Treatments (Answered)

Greg Mulholland
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance is given to NICE on the amount of time it takes to conduct a highly specialised technology appraisal.

George Freeman

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is an independent organisation and is responsible for developing its own methodology for the evaluation of drugs and treatments through its highly specialised technologies programme.

900800 - Psychiatry: Waiting Lists (Answered)

Louise Haigh
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to reduce waiting times for talking therapies.

George Freeman

This year we are implementing the first ever waiting time standards for mental health. These will ensure that the majority of adults who need referral for talking therapies will be treated by the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme within six weeks, with a maximum wait of 18 weeks.

5418 - Thromboembolism: Drugs (Answered)

Luciana Berger
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the reasons are for the time taken to publish the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency review into the safety of alteplase; and when this review will be published.

George Freeman

5495 - Mental Illness: Research (Answered)

Dr Poulter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question 3297, what funds his Department has provided for old age mental health and psychiatric research (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms and (c) as a proportion of the total research and development budget in each year since 2000.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available.

5494 - Mental Illness: Research (Answered)

Dr Poulter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question 3297, what funds his Department has provided for child and adolescent mental health and psychiatric research (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms and (c) as a proportion of the total research and development budget in each year since 2000.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available.

5493 - Mental Illness: Research (Answered)

Dr Poulter
To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2015 to Question 3297, what funds his Department has provided for general adult mental health and psychiatric research (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms and (c) as a proportion of the total research and development budget in each year since 2000.

George Freeman

The information requested is not available.

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