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Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Psychoactive Substances (18 May 2015)

Pam Cameron: ...reported cases of psychotic episodes following periods of prolonged use, with some occurring long after the user has stopped taking the substances. It has also been documented that infection with HIV and hepatitis B and C is higher among users of those substances, as they may be more prone to entering into unprotected sexual encounters or sharing needles. At this point, I want to refer to...

Penrose Inquiry — Statement (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Earl Howe: ...began to emerge in the 1970s and early 1980s, no tests were available to screen blood donations and no means existed to inactivate the virus in blood or blood products. By 1985, a screening test for HIV was available, and heat-treated plasma products that inactivated the virus had been developed. It was not until 1990 that an effective screening test for hepatitis C was available. It is...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Penrose Inquiry (26 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Diana R. Johnson: .... I thank the Minister for her response. As we know, the contaminated blood scandal was the biggest disaster in the history of the NHS. Today we should again remember all those who contracted HIV and hepatitis C, and their families. For them, this is not an historical issue, but an ongoing tragedy which continues to have a devastating impact on their lives. I am pleased that the report of...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Rory Stewart: One of the most disturbing scandals has been the infection of thousands of people across the nation with HIV and hepatitis C through contaminated blood. Today Lord Penrose publishes a report that follows nearly 25 years of campaigning by Members on both sides of this House to address the scandal. Will the Prime Minister, as the last act of his Government, ensure that there is a full apology,...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: Infected blood (25 March 2015)

Earl Howe: ..., the Rt. hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Andrew Lansley) recalled with sadness how what happened during the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands of patients contracted hepatitis C and HIV from NHS blood and blood products, is one of the great tragedies of modern health care. I would like to say on behalf of this Government how sorry we are for what happened, and express my sympathy for...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health: Infected blood (25 March 2015)

Jeremy Hunt: ..., the Rt. hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Andrew Lansley) recalled with sadness how what happened during the 1970s and 1980s, when thousands of patients contracted hepatitis C and HIV from NHS blood and blood products, is one of the great tragedies of modern health care. I would like to say on behalf of this Government how sorry we are for what happened, and express my sympathy for...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pneumococcal Disease (24 March 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the HES data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital. 3 10 codes used to identify pneumonia: Pneumonia - B20.6 HIV disease resulting in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia; J09.X Influenza due to identified avian influenza virus (J09.X was introduced in the ICD-10th edition); J10.0 Influenza with pneumonia,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Pneumococcal Disease (24 March 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital. B: ICD10 codes: Pneumonia and Pneumococcal Infection Pneumonia: B20.6 HIV disease resulting in Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia, J09.X Influenza due to identified avian influenza virus, J10.0 Influenza with pneumonia, other influenza virus identified, J11.0...

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection (19 March 2015)

Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many finished consultant episodes there were with a (a) primary and (b) secondary diagnosis of HIV infection in (i) England and (ii) each region in each year since 1989.

Written Answers — Department of Health: HIV Infection (19 March 2015)

Simon Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what steps he is taking to develop the understanding, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of HIV among NHS clinicians who do not specialise in HIV; what assessment he has made of the adequacy and extent of training on HIV for such clinicians; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Sexually Transmitted Infections: Antibiotics (17 March 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...practice. Testing and treatment services, irrespective of how and where they are provided, should meet national standards recommended by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV and Public Health England. Ultimately it is for doctors and other prescribers “to provide effective treatments based on the best available evidence” in accordance with guidance from the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health, Social Services and Public Safety: Genito-urinary Clinics (16 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Jim Wells: ...are an effective means of providing for the diagnosis and care of patients with sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related problems, including contraceptive care, genital conditions and HIV. Confidentiality is a fundamental component of working in the clinic. Staff are trained to deal with all sexual health problems and to provide advice, education and information to patients,...

HIV Prevention (12 March 2015) See 7 other results from this debate

Jane Ellison: .... I pay tribute to my hon. Friend for his long and distinguished record of campaigning in this area, and for the important work he has done in our party on equalities and in this Parliament in championing HIV prevention and other important matters. Other distinguished colleagues are in the Chamber this evening. The right hon. Member for Exeter (Mr Bradshaw), a former Health Minister, has...

UK Response to the Ebola Outbreak in West Africa — Statement (12 March 2015)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...that pharmaceutical companies prefer to focus on diseases in affluent markets rather than diseases such as Ebola and TB, which affect the poorest and most vulnerable. Will the Minister support within government the recommendation from the HIV/AIDS APPG that the UK commissions an economic paper to contrast the total costs of developing and purchasing medical tools using the current R&D...

Written Answers — Department of Health: NHS England (12 March 2015)

Jane Ellison: ...Chairs who are reimbursed for their role as National Programme of Care Clinical Co-Chairs are: Hepatobiliary CRG; Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services CRG; Neurosurgery CRG; and HIV CRG.

HIV Treatment: Low and Middle- income Countries — [Mrs Anne Main intheChair] (11 March 2015) See 8 other results from this debate

Desmond Swayne: ...the Member for Brighton, Kemptown (Simon Kirby). I owe my hon. Friend a particular debt because he drew my attention to this subject and engaged and interested me in it. He has worked very hard on HIV and AIDS in his constituency, where he rightly says that they have been a significant issue. I pay tribute to him. I have been asked a large number of questions, so I will race through...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (11 March 2015)

David Cameron: ...tribute to my right hon. Friend for leading on this issue. I suspect that, like me, every Member of Parliament has heard moving stories at their surgeries from constituents who have hepatitis C or HIV because of contaminated blood. It is right to wait for the Penrose inquiry. Let me make it clear that that is not an excuse, because I want us to take action. I am not sure whether that...

Soft Power and the UK’s Influence (Select Committee Report) — Motion to Take Note (10 March 2015)

Lord Crisp: ...in the World Health Organization. I will not go back into the past, although I note that the noble Lord, Lord Fowler, is here and would say that we have had an enormous impact on what has happened around HIV/AIDS in the world. Today one of the big issues is antimicrobial resistance, or antibiotic resistance, where the UK is leading the fight in trying to tackle that globally. We have had...

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