Results 161–180 of 6088 for speaker:Miss Melanie Johnson

Written Answers — Health: Targets (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Figures published on 30 September 2004 by the National Treatment Agency (NTA) for substance misuse show that 54 per cent. more drug users were in contact with drug treatment services in 2003–04 by comparison to the 1998–99 baseline. We are on track to achieve the drug treatment target of doubling the number of drug users in contact with treatment by 2008.

Written Answers — Health: Targets (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Early indications from monitoring of the gap between the fifth of areas with the worst health and deprivation indicators and the population as a whole has suggested that we are on course to deliver a reduction of 6 per cent. by 2010.

Written Answers — Health: Telecommunications Masts (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 17 March 2005 The National Radiological Protection Board provides statutory advice on risks from exposure to radiation and electromagnetic fields. Their recent publication Mobile Phones and Health 2004" (Documents of the NRPB, Vol 15, No 5, 2004) reviewed the possible health implications of mobile phones and base stations including the newer technologies such as third...

Written Answers — Health: Telecommunications Masts (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Reports received by the Department on health effects associated with mobile phone technology have usually appeared in scientific journals or on the internet. The Department sometimes receives unpublished accounts, reports or letters, which it passes on to the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) for a considered view. The NRPB, or its independent Advisory Group on Non-ionising...

Written Answers — Health: Telecommunications Masts (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 17 March 2005 The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and its predecessor the Medical Devices Agency (MDA) has monitored research activities undertaken by pacemaker manufacturers to assess potential pacemaker interference from mobile phones, by participating in European and International pacemaker safety standards committees. For implanted pacemakers the...

Written Answers — Health: Toxic Waste (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department has not undertaken any such assessment.

Written Answers — Health: Wirral, South (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Expenditure based on individual constituencies is not available. The expenditure per capita on health in Wirral Health Authority area and Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority area is shown in the table. £ per head Wirral Health Authority area Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority area 1997–98 557.21 n/a 2001–02 872.21 n/a 2003–04 n/a...

Written Answers — Health: Wirral, South (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information is not available in the format requested. However, information relating to the Wirral Hospitals National Health Service Trust is shown in the table. Method of admission: elective (waiting list and booked cases). Mean and median time waited (days) for all operations. Wirral Hospitals NHS Trust 1997–98, 2001–02, 2003–04 Days Average waiting time Median waiting...

Written Answers — Health: Alcohol-related Emergency Admissions (Lancashire) (21 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The table the number of alcohol-related 1 finished admission episodes for acute national health service trusts in Lancashire during 2003–04, where the admission method was emergency. NHS trust Finished admission episodes Morecambe Bay hospitals NHS Trust 1,258 Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust 777 Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre hospitals NHS Trust 656 Lancashire Teaching...

Written Answers — Health: British Pregnancy Advisory Service (21 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) is currently investigating this matter and will draw conclusions and make recommendations to the Secretary of State. The CMO expects to be able to submit his report to the Secretary of State shortly.

Written Answers — Health: Seroxat (21 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 17 March 2005 My noble friend, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Lord Warner) has agreed to meet with the hon. member to discuss the concerns of the Seroxat Users' Group and is in correspondence to clarify these concerns.

Written Answers — Health: Wells Report (21 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: No specific budget was allocated to the Wells report work. Its compilation involved the input of many individuals in a number of different organisations. The cost to public funds of the report could therefore be estimated only at disproportionate cost. The report will not be published, as to do so would prejudice similar future examinations of the economy, efficiency and effectiveness with...

Written Answers — Health: Childhood Leukaemia (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 15 March 2005 I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 10 February 2005, Official Report, column 1690W.

Written Answers — Health: Children's Hospices (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: There is one children's hospice in Chorley registered with the Healthcare Commission. The Department does not collect information on hospice funding. Children's hospice services are funded from a number of sources, including services commissioned by primary care trusts on the basis of their assessment of children's needs and their priorities. There is no upper limit to the amount of funding...

Written Answers — Health: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department has made no overall assessment of electromagnetic hypersensitivity on people's health but the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB) has commissioned a review of electromagnetic hypersensitivity by a consultant in public health. It will address the range of symptoms reported to arise and explore whether there is a role for the NRPB in terms of prevention, management and...

Written Answers — Health: Food Labelling (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The European Commission is fully aware of, and has expressed support for, the work being progressed in the United Kingdom to develop a voluntary, national signposting system to make it easier for consumers to make healthier food choices. The Food Standards Agency is still investigating various signposting options and no decision has been made on the ultimate format of such front-of-pack...

Written Answers — Health: Health Promotion (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Health Education Authority ran the public education campaign on the dangers of smoking prior to 1999–2000. The tobacco control campaign run by the Department was launched in December 1999. The following table shows advertising expenditure on the dangers of smoking from 1999–2000 to date. £ million Financial year Tobacco control 1999–2000 6.18 2000–01 8.97 ...

Written Answers — Health: Heat-related Illnesses (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department is currently updating the report, "The Effects of Climate Change on Health in the United Kingdom", which was published in 2002. A group of experts, drawn from those who contributed to the original report, has met and is currently examining evidence. The effects of heat and cold on health will be carefully considered. An updated report will be published in the summer of 2005.

Written Answers — Health: Hepatitis (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 10 March 2005 The current health care professional and public awareness campaigns are for hepatitis C, rather than hepatitis B. Over the three year period 2005–06 to 2007–08, funding for the national health service will increase on average by 7.1 per cent. a year over and above inflation—a total increase over the period of 23 per cent. in real terms. Over three years,...

Written Answers — Health: Lancashire Ambulance Trust (18 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 15 March 2005 Any decisions about the configuration of ambulance trusts are a matter for the local health economy to consider, led by the strategic health authority (SHA) and in consultation with patients and the public. Under section 11 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001, national health service bodies are under a duty to consult and involve patients, the public and their...


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