Tip: To match a phrase, use quotation marks around the search term. eg. "Parliamentary Estate"


View sample alert
Written Question
Maternity Services: Finance
13 Oct 2021

Questioner: Justin Madders (LAB - Ellesmere Port and Neston)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which NHS Trusts have applied for the additional funding that was made available in response to the findings of the Ockenden report; how much each such Trust has (a) applied for and (b) received to date.

Answered by Maggie Throup

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Trust

Original bid total value 6 May 2021 £

Total 2021/22 allocation (part year September 2021)
£

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

1,252,192

148,803

Ashford and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

807,732

408,904

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

284,877

193,089

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

518,511

124,995

Barts Health NHS Trust

2,590,042

693,225

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust

1,378,502

1,040,098

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

456,291

261,476

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust

541,505

201,313

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1,070,526

1,344,456

Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

318,337

219,466

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

488,208

412,414

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

495,114

380,316

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

612,378

420,628

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2,364,103

1,270,115

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

400,761

318,066

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

843,183

314,466

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

1,583,072

634,923

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

1,461,591

557,411

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

1,027,109

455,416

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

567,988

220,725

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

827,660

248,454

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

834,962

482,419

East Cheshire NHS Trust

636,124

258,510

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

1,147,954

886,774

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

853,426

362,131

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

571,587

188,113

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

253,900

86,304

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

966,167

818,568

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

530,181

240,808

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

1,093,090

225,558

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

815,905

383,925

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

533,570

338,133

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

982,451

562,385

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1,373,665

766,847

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

423,669

273,125

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

972,472

1,238,318

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

715,349

129,893

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

540,633

362,198

Isle of Wight NHS Trust

554,009

241,584

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

483,415

448,795

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1,004,043

719,567

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1,264,801

464,460

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

389,393

138,797

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

899,543

332,181

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust

1,620,632

782,098

Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

1,298,096

217,777

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

1,261,169

759,539

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

1,136,540

495,878

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

2,471,658

583,693

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

1,035,684

393,221

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust

1,262,103

1,948,672

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

482,978

284,865

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

255,689

144,326

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (lead trust)*

1,503,738

1,556,665

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn, NHS Foundation Trust

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (lead trust)*

934,755

1,017,201

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

786,935

386,333

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

488,080

108,031

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

1,030,383

1,294,487

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

568,109

191,966

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

243,027

152,338

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

2,232,040

931,611

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

623,081

269,818

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

1,799,999

2,716,293

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

933,750

156,226

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

1,115,415

711,830

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

814,130

610,888

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

447,824

462,235

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

553,762

310,237

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

431,030

390,084

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

546,072

262,598

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust

492,788

331,795

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

369,900

317,437

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

728,672

427,623

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1,215,276

1,256,381

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

683,524

171,677

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

821,370

291,675

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust (lead trust)*

875,734

550,860

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1,427,975

513,838

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

729,908

243,746

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust

430,933

177,328

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

532,610

264,757

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

1,246,578

682,149

St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Services NHS Trust

783,726

159,799

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

408,193

661,922

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

874,006

523,048

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust

595,864

76,664

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust

1,021,397

438,694

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

608,616

407,188

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

913,583

505,490

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

722,952

376,861

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

252,492

55,389

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

390,212

182,462

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

444,384

207,723

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

317,227

258,891

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

The Whittington Health NHS Trust

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (lead trust)*

2,767,608

1,550,305

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

250,975

186,379

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

932,997

697,617

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust

North Bristol NHS Trust (lead trust)*

711,100

624,157

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

1,665,250

705,716

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

1,208,036

535,947

University Hospitals of Derby And Burton NHS Foundation Trust

1,728,332

417,735

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

732,539

789,937

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

753,140

223,162

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

295,052

282,039

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

538,932

484,576

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust

2,521,058

725,640

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust

869,333

596,393

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

519,827

294,297

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

1,123,433

658,402

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (lead trust)*

1,793,858

1,576,451

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

423,542

398,582

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

308,613

316,217

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

1,023,668

370,698

Wye Valley NHS Trust

591,237

85,481

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1,384,798

505,506

Note:

*Collaborative bid partnerships with the joint figure listed with to the nominated lead trust.


Written Question
Dentistry
25 May 2021

Questioner: Rachael Maskell (LAB - York Central)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a dental school at the University of York which has a medical school based with the University of Hull.

Answered by Jo Churchill

We have made no such assessment.


Written Question
Vocational Guidance: Disability
2 Mar 2021

Questioner: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that all university careers services have in place effective interventions for students with disabilities.

Answered by Michelle Donelan

This government believes it is important that disabled students receive an appropriate level of support wherever and whatever they choose to study and is committed to ensuring that all students with disabilities receive the support they need to enable them to study alongside their fellow students on an equal basis.

I am aware of the recommendations in the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services Disability Task Group's eighteenth annual ‘What Happens Next? 2021 Report’, looking at the outcomes of 2018 disabled graduates, and how the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle’s questions reflect those recommendations. The report can be found here: https://www.agcas.org.uk/Latest/what-happens-next-2021.

It is pleasing to see the Disabled Students’ Commission (DSC) is supporting the report’s recommendation that more research should be undertaken on the outcomes of disabled graduates, and that the commission’s upcoming primary research project will have a focus on disabled graduates and employment.

Good work in identifying barriers disabled students can face when moving into employment after graduation was also included in Policy Connect's ‘Arriving at Thriving’ report published in October 2020, following a six-month inquiry that included gathering evidence from over 500 disabled students, which can be accessed here: https://www.policyconnect.org.uk/research/arriving-thriving-learning-disabled-students-ensure-access-all.

I agree wholeheartedly with the report’s suggestion that higher education (HE) providers must recognise the importance for disabled students of good careers information, advice and guidance by investing in the regular training and continuing professional development of careers services professionals. I am also delighted that the DSC has committed to producing materials shortly that will promote the development of disability employability guidance and boost effective practice among HE providers and employers.

Advance HE's ‘Equality in higher education: Student statistical report 2020’ meanwhile shows similar continuation and qualification rates for disabled and non-disabled UK domiciled full-time first degree entrants (89.3% and 88.5%, respectively). 6.5% of disabled students who entered HE in academic year 2017/18 left HE with no award the following year, compared with 6.8% of non-disabled students. The report can be found here: https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/knowledge-hub/equality-higher-education-statistical-report-2020.

The Office for Students has a formal key performance measure to eliminate the gap in degree outcomes (firsts or 2:1s) between disabled students and non-disabled students by academic year 2024/25.


Written Question
Dementia: West Yorkshire
14 Jan 2021

Questioner: Jon Trickett (LAB - Hemsworth)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of hospital beds are currently occupied by people with dementia; and what the average length of stay for patients with dementia is for each NHS Hospital within West Yorkshire.

Answered by Helen Whately

Information on what proportion of hospital beds are currently occupied by people with dementia is not available.

NHS Digital has provided the following table showing the mean and median length of stay for finished discharge episodes (FDEs) with any diagnosis of dementia from hospitals within Yorkshire and Humber Government Office Region for the year 2019/20. This data is a count of discharge episodes where the patient left hospital after a period of treatment. It is not a count of patients as an individual may have had more than one episode of care which ended in the period covered.

NHS Provider

Discharges (FDEs)

Discharges with valid length of stay

Mean length of stay (days)

Median length of stay (days)

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

3,110

3,110

6

1

York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4,555

4,555

9

4

Harrogate And District NHS Foundation Trust

1,145

1,145

9

5

Airedale NHS Foundation Trust

1,560

1,560

10

6

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2,940

2,940

5

3

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

2,275

2,275

8

4

Leeds And York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

70

70

110

76

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

3,970

3,970

10

6

Northern Lincolnshire And Goole NHS Foundation Trust

2,585

2,585

8

6

Doncaster And Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

3,995

3,995

7

3

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

4,430

4,430

15

7

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

90

90

47

22

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

3,505

3,505

7

4

Calderdale And Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

3,155

3,155

8

3

Rotherham Doncaster And South Humber NHS Foundation Trust

115

115

52

27

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

4,010

4,010

9

5

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

70

70

100

83

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust

60

60

121

77

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital


Written Question
Coronavirus: Hull University
15 Dec 2020

Questioner: Diana Johnson (LAB - Kingston upon Hull North)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of tests for students at the University of Hull covid-19 testing site.

Answered by Helen Whately

We are opening new test sites every week, particularly in and around university settings so that almost all universities are within one and a half miles of testing. The testing site at the Inglemire Lane Car Park in Hull has been operating since 22 September 2020.


Written Question
Coronavirus: Hull University
15 Dec 2020

Questioner: Diana Johnson (LAB - Kingston upon Hull North)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of the contracts awarded to (a) Deloitte and (b) G4S to run the covid-19 testing site at the University of Hull.

Answered by Helen Whately

The Government does not publish this data in the format requested. All the Departmental COVID-19 contracts are, or will be, published on the GOV.UK Contract Finder service.


Written Question
Students: Coronavirus
19 Oct 2020

Questioner: Diana Johnson (LAB - Kingston upon Hull North)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many University of Hull students have tested positive for covid-19 since the academic year began on 14 September 2020.

Answered by Michelle Donelan

In order to balance the need for accurate information with reducing data burdens on universities, we have asked for additional information only from universities with cumulative outbreaks of 25 or more positive student COVID-19 cases. We have received no response from the University of Hull and external sources indicate that there have been fewer than 25 positive student cases at the university so far.

From the week commencing 19 October 2020, the Office for Students will be gathering data on COVID-19 outbreaks, and we will consider how best to report that information in line with data-sharing protocols.



Written Question
Remote Education: Finance
8 Oct 2020

Questioner: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his letter to the hon Member for Hull West and Hessle of 21 September 2020, how much of the £100 million allocated to support remote education has been (a) allocated to and (b) claimed by university students.

Answered by Michelle Donelan

The department invested over £100 million to help provide laptops and devices for disadvantaged children and young people so they can access education and social care services remotely.

The department distributed laptops, tablets and 4G wireless routers for disadvantaged children in year 10, children receiving support from a social worker and care leavers to ensure these children and young people could continue to access education and vital social care services online during the COVID-19 outbreak.

As part of this, we have provided devices for care leavers, including those who might be studying at university.

Information on the equipment distributed to care leavers, including those studying in higher education, is held by local authorities.

Data on the number of care leavers in higher education are included in the report ‘Children Looked After in England (including adoption), year ending 31 March 2019’. This data shows that 6% of 19 to 21-year-old care leavers were known to be in higher education. This report is available at:
https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2018-to-2019.

The government has also worked closely with the Office for Students to help clarify that higher education providers can draw upon existing funding to provide hardship funds and support disadvantaged students impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Providers are able to use the funding, worth around £256 million for the academic year 2020/21 towards student hardship funds, including the purchase of IT equipment.


Written Question
Members: Correspondence
23 Jun 2020

Questioner: Diana Johnson (LAB - Kingston upon Hull North)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter of 7 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North, on the University of Hull.

Answered by Nick Gibb

I can confirm that the letter, received into the Department on 8 April 2020, from the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North has been responded to.


Written Question
Floods
11 Mar 2020

Questioner: Lord Hunt of Chesterton (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide more data to local organisations and communities to help them prepare for future floods.

Answered by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

The Environment Agency (EA) publishes data and maps for England on coastal erosion risk and flood risk. This includes a five-day flood forecast, river levels and flood warnings. The EA makes, and will continue to make, this and other environmental data openly available for download so that it can be used by individuals, communities and local organisations free of charge. The EA will continue to improve these digital services based on feedback.

The EA will be releasing an updated flood information service (https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings) in spring 2020 which will feature more impact information, rainfall information and improved navigation. In addition, the EA is working with Fujitsu, EE and the University of Hull to undertake trials of Cell Broadcasting technology (https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/cell-broadcast-trial), and is intending to work with other Government bodies to help to implement this service to warn those at highest risk in advance of flooding.


Written Question
Cardiovascular System: Health Services
13 Jan 2020

Questioner: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has held any meetings or discussions with relevant bodies to assess the effect of the reduction of the (a) number of vascular centres in England on rates of lower limb amputations and (b) capacity at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust's vascular service on its ability to meet the health needs of its population; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Jo Churchill

The Government is committed to providing NHS England with increased funding of £33.9 billion every year by 2023/24 through the NHS Long Term Plan agreed last year. The Prime Minister also announced an extra £1.8 billion in addition to the extra £33.9 billion, in cash terms, for local areas to deliver National Health Service frontline services.

The majority of capital investment in the NHS is a local responsibility, with available funds locally directed and prioritised within individual providers and sustainability and transformation partnership/integrated care systems.

The Government has supported this local decision making through the £1 billion boost to NHS capital spending in 2019-20, allowing existing upgrade programmes to proceed and tackling the most urgent infrastructure projects. The Department is not aware of a bid from Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for capital funding as part of any of the waves of sustainability and transformation capital funding that have been awarded, so far totalling £3.3 billion.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working to improve vascular services nationally, including through working alongside regional teams and the ‘Getting It Right First Time’ programmes. Everyone, especially older and vulnerable people, should be able to access compassionate care. The Care Act 2014 enshrines in law that local authorities must assess and meet the needs of people in their area.

The Diabetes Transformation programme has a project in progress across the four Humber clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in respect of multi-disciplinary team foot care which aims to reduce lower limb amputations. This team has recently been expanded to include a vascular surgeon to support swift intervention if required at the early signs of foot disease. Humber CCGs have also provided all general practitioner practices with information to support them in maintaining their skills on how to effectively assess the feet of a patient with diabetes, in order to identify early signs of disease.

Two vascular surgeon consultants have been recruited to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to cover South and North bank Multi-disciplinary foot care teams.

An evaluation report is in development for Humber Coast and Vale sustainability and transformation partnership strategic planning Board and Elective Care Board.


Written Question
Cardiovascular System: Health Services
13 Jan 2020

Questioner: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with relevant bodies on (a) the effect on patients of increased demand for vascular services and (b) increasing levels of capital funding for vascular services in Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Jo Churchill

The Government is committed to providing NHS England with increased funding of £33.9 billion every year by 2023/24 through the NHS Long Term Plan agreed last year. The Prime Minister also announced an extra £1.8 billion in addition to the extra £33.9 billion, in cash terms, for local areas to deliver National Health Service frontline services.

The majority of capital investment in the NHS is a local responsibility, with available funds locally directed and prioritised within individual providers and sustainability and transformation partnership/integrated care systems.

The Government has supported this local decision making through the £1 billion boost to NHS capital spending in 2019-20, allowing existing upgrade programmes to proceed and tackling the most urgent infrastructure projects. The Department is not aware of a bid from Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for capital funding as part of any of the waves of sustainability and transformation capital funding that have been awarded, so far totalling £3.3 billion.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working to improve vascular services nationally, including through working alongside regional teams and the ‘Getting It Right First Time’ programmes. Everyone, especially older and vulnerable people, should be able to access compassionate care. The Care Act 2014 enshrines in law that local authorities must assess and meet the needs of people in their area.

The Diabetes Transformation programme has a project in progress across the four Humber clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in respect of multi-disciplinary team foot care which aims to reduce lower limb amputations. This team has recently been expanded to include a vascular surgeon to support swift intervention if required at the early signs of foot disease. Humber CCGs have also provided all general practitioner practices with information to support them in maintaining their skills on how to effectively assess the feet of a patient with diabetes, in order to identify early signs of disease.

Two vascular surgeon consultants have been recruited to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to cover South and North bank Multi-disciplinary foot care teams.

An evaluation report is in development for Humber Coast and Vale sustainability and transformation partnership strategic planning Board and Elective Care Board.


Written Question
Cardiovascular System: Health Services
13 Jan 2020

Questioner: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will allocate new funding to tackle unmet needs in provision of vascular services in (a) England and (b) Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Jo Churchill

The Government is committed to providing NHS England with increased funding of £33.9 billion every year by 2023/24 through the NHS Long Term Plan agreed last year. The Prime Minister also announced an extra £1.8 billion in addition to the extra £33.9 billion, in cash terms, for local areas to deliver National Health Service frontline services.

The majority of capital investment in the NHS is a local responsibility, with available funds locally directed and prioritised within individual providers and sustainability and transformation partnership/integrated care systems.

The Government has supported this local decision making through the £1 billion boost to NHS capital spending in 2019-20, allowing existing upgrade programmes to proceed and tackling the most urgent infrastructure projects. The Department is not aware of a bid from Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust for capital funding as part of any of the waves of sustainability and transformation capital funding that have been awarded, so far totalling £3.3 billion.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working to improve vascular services nationally, including through working alongside regional teams and the ‘Getting It Right First Time’ programmes. Everyone, especially older and vulnerable people, should be able to access compassionate care. The Care Act 2014 enshrines in law that local authorities must assess and meet the needs of people in their area.

The Diabetes Transformation programme has a project in progress across the four Humber clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in respect of multi-disciplinary team foot care which aims to reduce lower limb amputations. This team has recently been expanded to include a vascular surgeon to support swift intervention if required at the early signs of foot disease. Humber CCGs have also provided all general practitioner practices with information to support them in maintaining their skills on how to effectively assess the feet of a patient with diabetes, in order to identify early signs of disease.

Two vascular surgeon consultants have been recruited to Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust to cover South and North bank Multi-disciplinary foot care teams.

An evaluation report is in development for Humber Coast and Vale sustainability and transformation partnership strategic planning Board and Elective Care Board.


Written Question
Cardiovascular System: Health Services
8 Jan 2020

Questioner: Emma Hardy (LAB - Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle)

Question

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the forthcoming NHS People Plan will include a fully costed plan to address the needs of NHS staff providing vascular services in (a) England and (b) Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

Answered by Edward Argar

The NHS People Plan will set the national strategic direction for how the National Health Service workforce will be staffed to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan commitments in the short and longer term.

NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with Regional teams and alongside the ‘Getting It Right First Time’ programmes to jointly improve vascular services, including the workforce challenges.

Local NHS organisations, such as Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, will be expected to continue to plan and cost their own workforce based on local population needs.

It is expected that the full NHS People Plan will be published in early 2020.


Written Question
Learning Disability: Nurses
18 Jun 2019

Questioner: Lord Bradley (LAB - Life peer)

Question

To ask Her Majesty's Government which universities in England and Wales provide undergraduate training places for learning disability nurses; and how many undergraduate training places for learning disability nurses will be available in each of those universities in each of the next three academic years.

Answered by Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford

The Office for Students (OfS) published data on the names of the universities in England which offered pre-registration undergraduate learning disability nursing courses in 2018 /19. These universities are shown in the following table:

Coventry University

University of Greenwich

University of Chester

Edge Hill University

University of Hertfordshire

The University of Cumbria

Kingston University

University of Keele

De Montfort University

Teesside University

University of Northampton

University of Northumbria at Newcastle

The University of East Anglia

University of the West of England, Bristol

University of Salford

The University of Huddersfield

University of Wolverhampton

Sheffield Hallam University

The University of Hull

Birmingham City University

University of Sunderland

Source: Published OfS Higher Education Students Early Statistics Survey 2018/19

Healthcare education, training and recruitment in Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland is a matter for the devolved governments in each nation, and the Department does not hold information on this.

The Department does not hold information on the numbers of training places for undergraduate learning disability nursing that are expected to be available at universities in future years.

Universities are autonomous private institutions and are responsible for setting the number of training places they offer. It is for universities to work as part of their local health economy to secure training places.

In August 2017, the Government changed the funding system for pre-registration undergraduate nurse training. The funding reforms unlocked the cap which constrained the number of pre-registration nursing, midwifery and allied health profession training places, meaning that we have moved away from centrally imposed number controls and financial limitations, creating a sustainable model for universities and the healthcare workforce supply.

In support of the reforms, we announced additional clinical placement funding to make available 5,000 more nurse training places each year.