Results 161–180 of 246 for speaker:Baroness Neuberger

Criminal Justice: Women (29 Jun 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, I, too, pay tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Ramsbotham, for instituting this debate, and getting us to discuss the issues of vulnerable prisoners, particularly women, yet again. I shall also briefly address the right reverend Prelate, who argued that it was a Christian tradition to visit prisoners. All the world's faiths have a tradition of looking after the vulnerable. Certainly,...

Medical Students: Non-EU Nationals (28 Jun 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, the Minister knows of my particular concern with mental health services. The Royal College of Psychiatrists, along with the other royal colleges and the BMA, has been particularly vexed by this change. It says that psychiatry, which has always had a high proportion of international medical graduates and has become dependent on them, is likely to lose a substantial number of trainees...

NHS: Junior Doctors (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made plans to assist the 11,500 junior doctors who may miss out on training posts in England in 2007.

NHS: Junior Doctors (20 Jun 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, I thank the Minister for his reply, and I shall not reflect on the Psalms—the noble and learned Lord the Lord Chancellor was well advised not to reflect on them. Can the Minister confirm that it is intended that sufficient specialist training posts will be created annually to match the output of the UK's medical schools? Furthermore, given that Parliament votes funds to pay for...

Human Tissue Act 2004 (Persons who Lack Capacity to Consent and Transplants) Regulations 2006 (15 Jun 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, I support and agree with everything that the noble Earl, Lord Howe, has said about the remarks of the Merits Committee. We on these Benches broadly support the principles behind the statutory instrument, but perhaps find them a little puzzling in the detail. I certainly read and re-read them, and was still somewhat unclear about them, to put it mildly. The Minister entered this...

Mental Health Wards (12 Jun 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to recent reports by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the Healthcare Commission and the Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health on in-patient care in acute mental health wards. My Lords, I am delighted to hear that we are to have longer for this Question. I do not know what to add to that, other than I am sure that the Back-Benchers...

NHS: Strategic Health Authorities (25 May 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, following the theme of the Question of the noble Baroness, Lady Gardner, may I ask how much thought was given to appointing at least one chair from an ethnic minority? Indeed, was consideration given to the proportion of women and people from an ethnic minority, particularly given the number of women and people from ethnic minorities who work in the health service?

Churches and Cities (19 May 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, like other noble Lords, I wish to congratulate the most reverend Primate the Archbishop of Canterbury on gaining us this debate. I look forward to the publication on Monday of the report of the Commission on Urban Life and Faith. I wish that the noble Baroness had been able to tell us a little more about what is in it, but what she whetted our appetite with was tempting indeed. This...

NHS: Cancer Plan (28 Mar 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, will the Minister comment on the fact that while the referral rates have increased dramatically—a great cause of joy for many people—only 10 per cent of patients receive a record of significant matters discussed at their first diagnosis and at later key stages? Will the Government act to improve and monitor that while they continue to ratchet up referral times?

National Patient Safety Agency (27 Mar 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, following questions asked by the Public Accounts Committee in January, what data on adverse events are being collected from the independent sector before the NHS commissions interventions and operations from it? When will the NPSA cover all healthcare settings, including nursing homes, so that the data are not purely NHS premises-related but about all the UK's patients, especially...

Health and Safety at Work (26 Jan 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, this topic is of huge importance and I am enormously grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, for initiating this debate. I am also enormously grateful to the Minister for speaking on this matter on a variety of occasions and I propose to quote him a couple of times. Health and safety at work is a very serious issue. I got involved with it through chairing a National Health...

Health and Safety at Work (26 Jan 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, it need not be a counsellor, it can be anybody. In truth, the matter is incredibly difficult since, in our own homes, we change light bulbs on our own. Yet people who are employed by public authorities must be protected from injury. There are all kinds of further risks; we have got ourselves into a mess in this area. For instance, while working on a book partly concerned with the...

Influenza Pandemic (S&T Report) (20 Jan 2006)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, I add my congratulations to the Science and Technology Committee on their report, which is beautifully argued, concise and clear. It makes clear recommendations to the Government. I congratulate our Government—I know that the Minister will be delighted to hear this—on having got as far as we have in this country with contingency planning. I add my voice to that of others in...

National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2005 (15 Dec 2005)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, the hour is indeed late, and the Minister is obviously suffering considerably and is about to lose his voice completely, so I do not wish to detain the House. However, I want to make two quick points. First, I thank the Minister for his reassurances that the Government will monitor closely precisely what happens as a result of these charges. Since I have been in this House, I have...

National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2005 (15 Dec 2005)

Baroness Neuberger: rose to move, as an amendment to the Motion, at end to insert "but this House regrets that the Government have ignored the concerns expressed by the British Dental Association and the National Consumer Council about insufficient forward planning and communication of the new and radical restructuring of the way that the public are to be charged for dental services, which will have a...

National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2005 (15 Dec 2005)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, there is no doubt that there will be a general welcome for the simplification of dental charges. None of those who have raised concerns about the regulations has suggested that the Government have been anything but brave and sensible in trying to sort out a complex—and, often, incomprehensible to the layperson—system of dental charges. Nor do I wish to detain the House long at...

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (15 Dec 2005)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, while Members on these Benches also wish to pay tribute to the very effective work done by NICE, doubts and worries exist about the major impact of chronic diseases such as psoriasis and some autoimmune diseases on quality of life, as well as the issue of cancer patients raised by the noble Earl, Lord Howe. Do the Government now plan to stipulate some minimum standard of...

Mrsa (30 Nov 2005)

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Mrsa (30 Nov 2005)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, given what the Minister has said, what else could be done to indicate to the public and the media more widely the concerns that we obviously share around the House about people passing themselves off as experts in microbiology when they are not?

Mouth Cancer (29 Nov 2005)

Baroness Neuberger: My Lords, given that we know there is a hugely increased risk of mouth cancer from excessive drinking or tobacco consumption, will the Minister now look at whether we might label alcohol products with the danger of mouth cancer, in the same way as we label tobacco products about, in particular, the risk of lung cancer?

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