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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
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'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 08 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Pharmacy: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer 10 January 2019 to Question 205889 on Pharmacy: Finance, for what reasons clawback rates were not included in those figures.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 13 February 2019

The answer given to Question 205889 was in relation to fees, which remunerate pharmacy contractors for National Health Service pharmaceutical services, for example dispensing. Clawback, alternatively referred to as the deduction scale, relates to reimbursement, i.e. payment for dispensed products. Therefore it was not included in the figures which were given in the answer to that question, it would be inappropriate to include clawback in the calculations involving fees.

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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 08 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Pharmacy: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2019 to Question 205889, if his Department will include the clawback rate in the calculations for the average fee per prescription for a pharmacy which (a) dispensed an average mean number of prescription items in 2017-18, (b) dispensed the highest number of prescription items in 2017-18, (c) dispensed the lowest number of prescription items in 2017-18 and (d) is in the bottom quartile of all pharmacies for the number of prescription items it dispensed in 2017-18.
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Answered by: Steve Brine
Answered on: 13 February 2019

The answer given to Question 205889 was in relation to fees, which remunerate pharmacy contractors for National Health Service pharmaceutical services, for example dispensing. Clawback, alternatively referred to as the deduction scale, relates to reimbursement, i.e. payment for dispensed products. Therefore it was not included in the figures which were given in the answer to that question, it would be inappropriate to include clawback in the calculations involving fees.

Grouped Questions: 218775
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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Services: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on preparations for the Adult Social Care Green Paper since 7 March 2017.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 08 February 2019

We are unable to provide the information requested as it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Services: Finance
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of his Department’s budget has been spent on preparations for the Adult Social Care Green Paper since 7 March 2017.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 08 February 2019

We are unable to provide the information requested as it could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many ministerial meetings have been held between his Department and (a) HM Treasury, (b) the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and (c) the Prime Minister’s Office in relation to the Adult Social Care Green Paper since 7 March 2017.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 08 February 2019

Since the Department became responsible for publishing the Green Paper in January 2018, Ministers from the Department have been in regular communication with Ministers from other Government Departments and the Prime Minister’s Office to discuss the development of the Green Paper on Adult Social Care.

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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Social Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings have been held between his Department and civil society organisations in relation to the Adult Social Care Green Paper since 7 March 2017.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 08 February 2019

Throughout the development of the Green Paper Ministers and officials have been meeting with and listening to members of civil society. We have records of the civil society organisations who have contributed through the Green Paper roundtable meetings and the Expert Group, however there are many people from civil society organisations who have also contributed through other channels which were less formal or not specifically targeted towards feeding into the Green Paper and their input has also been central in developing the Green Paper.

Since the Department became responsible for publishing the Green Paper there have been:

- Five meetings with the Expert Group;

- Two roundtable meetings with organisations representing people with disabilities;

- A roundtable meeting with organisations representing Carers; and

- A roundtable meeting with Care and Support Alliance and their member organisations.

The expert group includes the following people who have leading roles in civil society organisations:

- Caroline Abrahams, Co-chair of the Care and Support Alliance and Charity Director of Age UK;

- Dame Kate Barker, External Member of the Council at the University of Oxford;

- Dr Eileen Burns, President of the British Geriatrics Society;

- Imelda Redmond, National Director of Healthwatch;

- Professor Paul Burstow, Chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence;

- Sir Andrew Dilnot, Warden of Nuffield College Oxford; and

- Baroness Martha Lane Fox, founder and Executive Chair of Doteveryone.

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Asked by Diana Johnson
(Kingston upon Hull North)
[N]
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Named Day

'Named day' questions only occur in the House of Commons. The MP tabling the question specifies the date on which they should receive an answer. MPs may not table more than five named day questions on a single day.

Asked on: 05 February 2019
Department of Health and Social Care
Care Homes: Domestic Visits
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which residential and nursing homes he has visited in an official capacity since 9 July 2018; and what the date was of each such visit.
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Answered by: Caroline Dinenage
Answered on: 08 February 2019

Since 9 July 2018, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has visited the following residential and nursing homes in his ministerial capacity.

19 July 2018

Bridgeside Lodge Residential Care Centre, Islington, London

10 September 2018

Westbury Fields Retirement Village, Bristol

23 November 2018

Meadow View Residential and Community Care Centre, Matlock

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