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Oral Answers to Questions is a regularly scheduled appearance where the Secretary of State and junior minister will answer at the Dispatch Box questions from backbench MPsOther Commons Chamber appearances can be:
Westminster Hall debates are performed in response to backbench MPs or e-petitions asking for a Minister to address a detailed issue
Written Statements are made when a current event is not sufficiently significant to require an Oral Statement, but the House is required to be informed.
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|Jul. 23||Topical Questions||Topical Questions|
|May. 23||Urgent Questions||Whorlton Hall|
|Jul. 23||Written Statements||Pensions: NHS Clinicians|
|Jul. 24||Westminster Hall||Flitwick Station: Step-free Access|
|Jul. 23||Adjournment Debate||Lower Limb Wound Care|
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|Healthcare (European Economic Area and Switzerland Arrangements) Act 2019||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 26 March, 2019||25 Apr 2019, 11:04 a.m.|
|A Bill to Make provision about paying and arranging for healthcare provided outside the United Kingdom and giving effect to healthcare agreements; and for connected purposes.|
|Mental Capacity (Amendment) Act 2019||Royal Assent (Minutes of Proceedings) 16 May, 2019||17 May 2019, 4:13 p.m.|
|A Bill to amend the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in relation to procedures in accordance with which a person may be deprived of liberty where the person lacks capacity to consent, and for connected purposes|
Select Committees are a formally established cross-party group of backbench MPs tasked with holding a Government department to account.
At any time there will be number of ongoing investigations into the work of the Department, or issues which fall within the oversight of the Department. Witnesses can be summoned from within the Government and outside to assist in these inquiries, and the Select Committee will occasionally publish formal reports of their findings.
|Aug. 16||DHSC workforce information: 2018||Transparency|
|Aug. 16||Personalised health checks to be considered in new review||News and Communications|
|Aug. 15||New service to deliver urgent medicines and medical products into UK||News and Communications|
Written Questions are submitted by Members of Parliament and the House of Lords to receive information or updates from a Department.
Departments are required to respond in a timely fashion and provide a response or requested information. Written Questions can compel detailed and specific information to be produced, and are frequently used as the source of news stories about the work of a Department.
|7 Aug 2019, 11:44 a.m.||Health Services and Social Services: Departmental Responsibilities||Baroness Neville-Rolfe|
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the benefits to date of bringing health and social care together in one political portfolio, and (2) the benefits that will arise in future years of bringing the two areas together.
Answer (Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford)
The Department was renamed the Department of Health and Social Care in January 2018 and took on responsibility for the Social Care Green Paper.
Whilst we have made no specific assessment, the Department has been working on bringing health and social care together to achieve whole-person, integrated care with the National Health Service and social care systems operating in a joined-up way. The Better Care Fund continues to drive forward the integration of health and social care in England.