Debates between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price

There have been 6 exchanges between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price

1 Tue 7th May 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care
3 interactions (177 words)
2 Tue 19th February 2019 Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care
2 interactions (75 words)
3 Tue 27th November 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care
3 interactions (172 words)
4 Tue 19th June 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care
3 interactions (179 words)
5 Tue 8th May 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care
3 interactions (175 words)
6 Tue 20th March 2018 Oral Answers to Questions
Department of Health and Social Care
3 interactions (161 words)

Oral Answers to Questions

Debate between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price
Tuesday 7th May 2019

(1 year, 3 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard
7 May 2019, 2:36 p.m.

I totally agree. I have seen the report, which I welcome; I will certainly take it up with the CQC. It is very important that we use all tools to ensure that everyone has access to the healthcare they deserve, because it is all too easy for some groups to remain discriminated against. I am grateful to the hon. Lady for shining a light on this important issue.

Andrew Bridgen Portrait Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
7 May 2019, 2:36 p.m.

We have one of the very few free at point of need health services in the world. Does the Minister agree, however, that checks are important in cracking down on health tourism? Does she have the latest assessment of the cost of health tourism to our NHS?

Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard

My hon. Friend is absolutely right—health tourism is a major cost to the taxpayer, so it is important that we establish that people are entitled to care. However, it is important to ensure that people without proof of ID and of residence are still entitled to healthcare. Where someone is not entitled to it, we will, of course, pursue them for payment.

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Debate between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price
Tuesday 19th February 2019

(1 year, 5 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Andrew Bridgen Portrait Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Feb 2019, 11:47 a.m.

Will the Minister join me in welcoming the work of UK researchers to develop a new protocol for managing asthma, such as a pill to reduce the number of attacks by targeting airway muscles, developed in partnership with researchers in Canada?

Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard

I will always welcome any research designed to improve the treatment of asthma. Certainly, from a public health perspective, we must do much more to prevent asthma and reduce the likelihood of life-threatening attacks.

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Debate between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price
Tuesday 27th November 2018

(1 year, 8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care (Jackie Doyle-Price) - Parliament Live - Hansard

The hon. Lady makes a very good point. When we last discussed this matter over the Dispatch Box, I said that it was my ambition to come back to her as soon as possible, but we have to agree a cross-Government response, which is imminent. However, she is quite right; we really need to respond as soon as possible.

Andrew Bridgen Portrait Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) - Hansard

T6. Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting Oakthorpe Primary School in my constituency to celebrate its gold award for mental health and wellbeing from Leeds Beckett University. Will the Minister outline to the House what further support the Government are offering schools to help them deal with children’s mental health issues? [907879]

Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Hansard
27 Nov 2018, 11:30 a.m.

My hon. Friend will be aware that we have brought forward proposals to have a mental health lead in all schools. We are also introducing a brand new workforce to support schools and improve mental health provision. The first wave of staff are being recruited for training now, and we have 210 applicants for the first wave of places.

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Debate between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price
Tuesday 19th June 2018

(2 years, 1 month ago)

Commons Chamber
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Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Jun 2018, 11:39 a.m.

It is disappointing to hear the right hon. Gentleman making such negative points about his local NHS when 86% of GPs in his area are rated good or outstanding. Everything about yesterday’s announcement will tell Members that we are not complacent about the health challenges facing us, and we will make the necessary resources available. It ill behoves Opposition Members to keep continually talking down our NHS.

Andrew Bridgen Portrait Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Jun 2018, 11:39 a.m.

Does the Minister agree that the best way in which to reduce health inequalities across the country is to continue to build a strong economy that offers good jobs and prospects to all the people of our country?

Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard
19 Jun 2018, 11:39 a.m.

I could not have put that better myself—[Laughter.] Opposition Members can laugh, but the Government firmly believe that work is good for people’s health. We are committed to getting 1 million more people with disabilities into work so that we actually treat them as assets, and we are encouraging them to be more independent and to take control of their own lives. The only way to achieve that is by having a strong economy.

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Debate between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price
Tuesday 8th May 2018

(2 years, 3 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard
8 May 2018, 2:40 p.m.

The hon. Lady makes a sensible point. Of course it is true that people’s personal circumstances are a symptom and a cause of mental ill health. We are doing more to enable those delivering mental health services to signpost people with problem debt to appropriate services. Clearly, that becomes easier where those services are co-located with citizens advice bureaux. In addition, the Breathing Space programme aims to provide a break for people with debt. I recognise, however, that this is a serious problem and that debt problems will cause mental illness.

Andrew Bridgen Portrait Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
8 May 2018, 2:41 p.m.

Will the Minister explain to the House how the Thriving at Work programme will play a role in improving public mental health as well as benefiting our working lives?

Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard
8 May 2018, 2:41 p.m.

I thank my hon. Friend for his question. It is very much this Government’s view that work is good for people’s health, and the more we can encourage people to live independently and feel in control of their lives, the better their health outcomes will be. We absolutely stand by the Thriving at Work programme.

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Debate between Andrew Bridgen and Jackie Doyle-Price
Tuesday 20th March 2018

(2 years, 4 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Hansard

I do not accept the allegation that there have been cuts. We have increased expenditure by 20%. We recognise that we need to invest significantly more in improving children and young people’s mental health, and that is exactly what we will be doing.

Andrew Bridgen Portrait Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con) - Parliament Live - Hansard
20 Mar 2018, 12:10 p.m.

Mental health problems clearly have a wider societal cost. Does the Minister agree that treating mental health issues in children benefits not only the child, but the future of our society as a whole?

Jackie Doyle-Price Portrait Jackie Doyle-Price - Parliament Live - Hansard
20 Mar 2018, 12:09 p.m.

I could not have put it better myself, and this is exactly why we have brought forward the proposals in the Green Paper. We recognise that early intervention is the best way of protecting people’s mental health, so we will be encouraging all schools to appoint a designated mental health lead. We will be rolling out mental health support teams to support schools and we will be trialling a four-week waiting time standard. This will lead to a material improvement in children’s mental health.