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Kettering General Hospital (24 March 2015)

Philip Hollobone: ..., because they can get better care at their local hospital. In the case in question, that is because of the £300,000 investment in three state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners, which can show the heart in three dimensions. The 16-strong cardiac investigations team has been awarded accreditation by the British Society of Echocardiography, which is an affiliate of the British...

School Curriculum: PSHE — Question (19 March 2015)

Lord Nash: ...are so many groups wishing things to be included in the curriculum, but many schools already choose to include CPR and defibrillator awareness as part of their PSHE teaching. We will work with the British Heart Foundation to promote its call push rescue kit to schools, including through our social media channels and the summer term email.

Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015 — Motion to Approve (16 March 2015)

Baroness Tyler of Enfield: ...in Australia has been since the introduction of standardised packaging. I have looked very carefully at what the helpful leaflet Standardised Packaging for Tobacco Products,produced by very reputable organisations such as the British Heart Foundation, King’s College London, the University of Waterloo, Cancer Council Victoria and the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, has said...

[Annette Brooke in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Police and Children (12 March 2015)

Tim Loughton: ...Secretary is to be congratulated on the new approaches that she has driven forward in that respect, but we heard from children and young people that, too often, police still do not explain the process or the reason for the stop in the first place. The all-party group sent freedom of information requests to all 43 police forces and the British Transport police. Of those 44 forces, 26...

Petitions: Compulsory CPR and Public Access Defibrillator education (10 March 2015)

Julie Hilling: ...Bencher committed to the introduction of mandatory life-saving skills in schools, but the Minister would not, I am presenting this petition on behalf of the residents of Bolton West. It is similar to a British Heart Foundation petition signed by 83,500 people. The petition states: The Petition of residents of Bolton West, Declares that all young people should leave school knowing how to...

First Aid Techniques: National Curriculum — [Sir David Amess intheChair] (10 March 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

Nick Gibb: ...emergency and basic first aid. Many schools also make use of organisations such as the Red Cross and St John Ambulance to provide information to young people about first aid and dealing with emergencies. The British Heart Foundation has been mentioned by a number of hon. Members. It has offered to provide free CPR training kits to every secondary school in the country, allowing young...

NHS: Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) — Question for Short Debate (9 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: ...made a very powerful case, asking the Government to look at how they will support the improvements that have been spoken about so eloquently tonight. I acknowledge the work of the Hughes Syndrome Foundation. Its fact sheets were excellent in getting across to me the scale of the issue that we face. I am very glad to hear that it will be circulating more leaflets to GPs in the near future....

Littlewoods and Telegraph Pension Funds (5 March 2015)

Nadine Dorries: ...I am gravely concerned that the pensions of many thousands of people in Liverpool and elsewhere in Britain, including in my constituency, might be in danger and that if things go badly wrong the British people, via the Pension Protection Fund, will be called on to pick up the pieces. We must not forget the lessons learned from the Robert Maxwell scandal. Potentially, billions of pounds of...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Cancer: Drugs (5 March 2015)

Earl Howe: ...Executives of Voluntary Organisations Action on Smoking & Health Age UK Alzheimer’s Society Anthony Nolan Trust Association of Medical Research Charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer British Heart Foundation British Kidney Patient Association British Red Cross Cancer Research UK Carers Trust Carers UK Citizens Advice Bureau Kidney Cancer Support Network...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Topical Questions (2 March 2015)

Nicky Morgan: ...only this morning with Natasha Jones, who has been named Tesco community mum of the year for setting up a baby resuscitation project. We also welcome the work of expert organisations such as the British Heart Foundation to support schools in this aspect of teaching and we have been working with the Department of Health on helping schools to procure defibrillators at a reduced price.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (16 February 2015)

Christopher Hazzard: ...the fact that the central pillars of the Budget for 2015-16 are the protection of key front-line health and education services; investment to support economic development; and putting in place the foundations of the reform and restructuring of our public sector agreed as part of the Stormont House Agreement. Sinn Féin will continue to provide security to public-sector workers through...

Backbench Business: GP Services (5 February 2015)

Derek Twigg: ...the NHS. That will be an important part of any sustainable plan to make sure we have enough doctors throughout the health service, and in particular GPs. That is a point that needs addressing. The British Medical Association is also concerned that not enough foundation doctors are choosing to pursue a career in general practice. Application rates for training programmes continue to fall...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Defibrillators (3 February 2015)

Jane Ellison: ..., identified the need for improved training of the public in basic resuscitation skills and use of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs). Professor Huon Gray, the National Clinical Director for heart disease in NHS England, has been working with the Resuscitation Council UK (RCUK), the British Heart Foundation (BHF), Public Health England, and Ambulance Services on how to improve local...

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill: Clause 3 — Responsibility (2 February 2015)

Chris Grayling: ...other place, Lord Kennedy of Southwark added that “the legislation could worsen the position of workers.”—[ Official Report, House of Lords, 4 November 2014; Vol. 756, c. 1570.] Those assertions are entirely without foundation. I want to make it clear that the Bill will not stop irresponsible employers from being found negligent when the circumstances of the case warrant...

Schools: Reforms — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Garden of Frognal: ...the recent reports of faith-free schools—my noble friend Lord Farmer and the noble Baroness, Lady Massey came at this from very different perspectives. We have made clear our expectation that all schools should actively promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs....

Exports: Government Support — Motion to Take Note (29 January 2015)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...am not alone in enjoying the way that she smiles as she damns with faint praise. The title of the debate is intriguing. We are asked in this debate to “take note” of the Government’s support for British exports—not to judge it, to praise it or to revile it, just to note it. That is obviously easy to do. I noticed a few criticisms in the noble Baroness’s...

Infrastructure Bill [Lords]: New Clause 13 — Cycling and Walking Investment Strategies (26 January 2015)

Julian Huppert: ...to talk to him, and I am glad he has managed to deliver on what he knows is the right thing. This amendment has been backed not only by the cycling organisations, but by health organisations—all of them, ranging from the British Heart Foundation to Age UK, to Macmillan, and to Rethink Mental Illness. This is clearly a popular thing to do, therefore. This Government have made progress...

Museums: Funding — Question for Short Debate (26 January 2015)

Lord Gardiner of Kimble: ...sites in Leeds and Portsmouth, the Tate has galleries in Cornwall and Liverpool, and the Natural History Museum has a collection in Tring. In total, DCMS has funded £2 billion for the 15 museums and the British Library over the life of this Parliament. In addition, the Government also provide funding to museums in the regions through the Arts Council, which is the development...

International Development (Official Development Assistance Target) Bill: Second Reading (23 January 2015)

Lord Purvis of Tweed: ...this achievement for years to come. We have delivered this in close partnership with Conservative colleagues equally committed in recent years to securing this goal. We have built our joint work on the very strong foundations laid down by the Labour Party, which made considerable progress after its election in 1997, especially in the commitments given in the 2004 spending review and the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Emergency Life-saving Skills (19 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Justin Tomlinson: Of the 30,000 cardiac arrests that occur outside the hospital setting each year, only one in 10 people survive. Will the Minister agree to meet me and the British Heart Foundation to discuss how, in countries where two hours of emergency life-saving skills are taught, survival rates often increase to up to 50%?

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