Andrew Bridgen Written Questions

4 Questions to Department of Health and Social Care tabled by Andrew Bridgen


Date Title Questioner
21 Dec 2018, 1:38 p.m. Nurses: Training Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming long-term plan for the NHS will include the matter of investment in nursing higher education.

Answer (Stephen Hammond)

The National Health Service runs on the dedication of its workforce and ensuring we have the right staff in the right place when they are needed is fundamental to this. Workforce will be at the heart of the NHS long-term plan, supporting our drive to ensure the NHS has, not only the nursing workforce it needs but other key groups too to deliver excellent, safe care for patients.

15 Nov 2017, 11:03 a.m. Endoscopy: Training Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of additional NHS endoscopies that will be performed annually by 2020 as a result of the additional number of clinical endoscopists in training under the accelerated training programme.

Answer (Philip Dunne)

Health Education England estimates that the additional 200 clinical endoscopists being training through the accelerated training programme will result in approximately 225,000 additional procedures a year.

13 Nov 2017, 3:31 p.m. Endoscopy: Training Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many clinical endoscopists have been trained as part of the accelerated training programme.

Answer (Philip Dunne)

To date, 48 clinical endoscopists have completed Health Education England’s (HEE) accelerated training programme, of which 17 completed training in 2017. A further 40 clinical endoscopists are currently in training across two cohorts and are due to complete the programme in December 2017 and April 2018.

HEE plan a further three cohort intakes in 2018.

Training of endoscopists outside of England is a matter for each of the devolved administrations in that country.

4 Jul 2017, 4:31 p.m. NHS: Fees and Charges Andrew Bridgen

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what progress has been made on recovering money from overseas visitors and other chargeable NHS patients.

Answer (Philip Dunne)

As set out in our manifesto, this Government, having been the first to clamp down on this issue, remains committed to ensuring overseas visitors and migrants not eligible for National Health Service-funded care make a fair contribution.

The steps we have taken have resulted in identified income from overseas visitors and migrants rising from £89 million in 2012-13 to £289 million in 2015-16. We expect this to increase significantly once figures are finalised for 2016-17.