MPs will debate World Prematurity Day in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 24 November at 9.30 am . The debate will be opened by Chris Heaton-Harris. This Library debate pack contains background to the debate, including statistics, press and parliamentary coverage.
This debate pack has been compiled ahead of the debate on the availability of cancer drugs, to be held in Westminster Hall on Tuesday 20 October 2015 at 9.30am. The member in charge of the debate is Jim Shannon MP.
This Commons Library briefing provides information on the main provisions of the Access to Medical Treatments (Innovation) Bill 2015-16 and on the development of previous legislation on medical innovation (the Bill builds upon provisions in Lord Saatchi’s Medical Innovation Bill 2014-15).
This page contains background information for the Westminster Hall debate, Operational productivity in NHS providers, on Wednesday 1 July 2015, including a Library summary, parliamentary questions and press material.
This House of Commons Library briefing paper provides information on the Health and Social Care (Safety and Quality) Bill, which received its Second Reading on 7 November 2014. It is a Private Members Bill containing measures intended to improve patient safety. It was introduced by Jeremy Lefroy MP, who came fifth in the Private Members’ Bill ballot.
This Library briefing paper provides information on the National Health Service (Amended Duties and Powers) Bill, which received its Second Reading on 21 November 2014. The Bill seeks to make changes to a number of provisions in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 relating to: ministerial responsibility for the NHS, competition and procurement policy, and the limits set on NHS hospitals' private income. The Bill also includes measures intended to exempt the NHS from the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Treaty.
This note provides information about the introduction of the NHS care.data system and the use of patients' data for research, and about how patients’ can opt out of having information from their medical records shared through this system.
The Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards, and would establish Health Education England (HEE) and the Health Research Authority (HRA) as statutory non-departmental public bodies. The final section of the Bill would enable the establishment of the Better Care Fund to promote joint working between the NHS and care and support services.
The Care Bill would consolidate existing legislation for adult social care in England into a single framework, and introduce reforms to the way care and support is accessed and funded. It also includes reforms to the regulation of health services and care standards.
This briefing provides background to the public inquiry led by Robert Francis QC into serious failings in care at Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust before 2009. It also provides some information on the Government’s initial response to the Francis report, which was published on 6 February 2013.