Results 41–60 of 6088 for speaker:Miss Melanie Johnson

Written Answers — Health: Mrsa (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Information on reported methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections for each national health service trust in London is shown in the tables. Full year figures for April 2004 to March 2005 are not yet available. However, there was a 20 per cent., reduction across London in the first six months of 2004–05—April to September 2004—compared with the same period...

Written Answers — Health: Mrsa (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The user study by the HealthProtection Agency of the methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemia mandatory surveillance scheme is expected to be received by the Department shortly.

Written Answers — Health: Mrsa (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 23 March 2005 Figures on the incidence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in kidney patients dialysed using central venous catheters are not available. All national health service trusts need to take steps to control MRSA and other healthcare associated infections and general guidance on infection control is set out in Winning Ways: Working together to...

Written Answers — Health: Mrsa (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Community-acquired methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) usually refers to cases of MRSA isolated from previously healthy people without any obvious risk factors such as admission to hospital. The Health Protection Agency's (HPA) staphylococcal reference laboratory has confirmed 100 cases over the last three years—an extremely small proportion of the isolates they receive...

Written Answers — Health: Mrsa (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 4 April 2005 The name of the antibiotic known as methicillin has been changed to meticillin. This is in accordance with the International Pharmacopoeia guidelines. The change in nomenclature does not affect statistics on deaths from meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) as data collected by the Office for National Statistics includes references to both meticillin...

Written Answers — Health: Nurses (North-east) (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 15 March 2005 Student nurses are not technically employed bynational health service trusts whilst undertaking pre-registration nurse training courses, even though they continue to be paid a salary, as they have supernumerary status during their training period. There were 307 health care assistants seconded to nurse training by Northumberland, Tyne and Wear strategic health...

Written Answers — Health: Obesity (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The focus of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's work is broad and does not include investigations into any particular weight loss strategy. Where there is good evidence of effectiveness, dietary advice including the role of low-fat, low-carbohydrate and very low-energy diets will be considered.

Written Answers — Health: Scanning (Waiting Times) (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: As part of the recent capacity planning exercise, the Department met with all strategic health authorities (SHAs) to discuss their plans for delivering the 2005–06 to 2007–08 public service agreements. It is for SHAs to discuss and agree these plans with their local primary care trusts. We expect these plans to be formally agreed with the Department in May.

Written Answers — Health: Schizophrenia (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department and the Home Office work closely together in publicising the health risks of all illegal drugs, including cannabis. Both Departments, supported by the Department for Education and Skills, fund and manage the FRANK campaign, which informs young people and their parents, carers and families about the effects and risks of taking illicit drugs. The risks associated with cannabis...

Written Answers — Health: Tuberculosis (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Work has started to implement some key areas of the tuberculosis action plan, including: Publication of new media material to raise awareness among professions. Launch of a new mobile X-ray unit in London on World TB Day ( 24 March 2005) to enhance case finding for difficult to reach groups. Funding to the Health Protection Agency to help the top 10 TB areas implement local actions in line...

Written Answers — Health: University Hospital, North Durham (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answers 4 April 2005 While information on the capital costs of trusts is held centrally, it cannot be analysed individual assets. The average cost of a computerised tomography (CT) scanner is around £450,600 to £500,000, excluding value added tax (VAT). A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is around £700,000 to £750,000, excluding VAT. These costs are only guides and would...

Written Answers — Health: Waiting Times (North-west) (5 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 4 April 2005 The information requested is shown in the tables. Number of patients waiting for in-patient admission 1997 and 2005 (commissioner based)—January 2005 Patients waiting for admission by month waiting Primary care trust (PCT)/Strategic health authority (SHA) Total waiting 0–2 months 3–5 months 6–8 months 9–12 months 12–15 months North...

Written Answers — Health: Choosing Health" (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Over £1 billion of additional funding is available to meet the Choosing Health" commitments over the next three years. Around half of this funding has been allocated to primary care trusts in their general allocations for 2006–07 and 2007–08. None of this funding is ring-fenced. The remainder is being held centrally to fund national action, such as public health campaigns, or will be...

Written Answers — Health: Climate Change (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Dengue Fever and malaria occurs in United Kingdom citizens as travel-related infections acquired abroad. The Chief Medical Officer's national expert panel on new and emerging infections recently considered the risks posed by vector-borne diseases and concluded that they do not pose any significant public health threat in the UK and that climate changes are unlikely to lead to any significant...

Written Answers — Health: Drugs (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Health: Fluoridation (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department is aware thatGreater Manchester strategic health authority has expressed interest in the fluoridation of water supplies.

Written Answers — Health: Food Supplements Directive (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: An assessment of the economic impact of the Food Supplements Regulations was made in the regulatory impact assessment, which was published with the national regulations implementing this directive. This included an assessment of the impact on small businesses. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has offered to assist the industry, including small businesses, by providing technical advice on...

Written Answers — Health: Friarage Hospital, Northallerton (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: As part of the Tees Health Review, involving the independent advice of Professor Sir Ara Darzi, it was agreed that Professor Darzi would examine two additional areas to his original terms of reference. One of these areas was the work under way by the Hambleton and Richmondshire Primary Care Trust and South Tees Hospitals National Health Service Trust in relation to the Friarage Hospital....

Written Answers — Health: Friarage Hospital, Northallerton (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Friarage hospital is part of the South Tees hospitals national health service trust. This trust has achieved compliance with the European Working Time Directive.

Written Answers — Health: Health Food Supplements (4 Apr 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department have not made a recent estimate of the number of people in England and Wales using health supplements.

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