Results 181–200 of 1542 for speaker:Lord Darzi of Denham

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Fertility Treatment (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government have not responded specifically to these online petitions, but we are aware that primary care trusts are making progress in moving towards full implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence fertility guidelines. The provision of in vitro fertilisation treatment on the National Health Service has been monitored by a series of surveys. The most...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Statins (11 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Raised cholesterol levels are a significant risk factor for all cardiovascular diseases including coronary heart disease and stroke. An estimated 6-8 million people are currently receiving statin therapy, saving an estimated 10,000 lives every year, as well as reducing the number of heart attacks. The National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence provide guidelines on prescription of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fluoridation (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Under Regulation 5 of the Water Fluoridation (Consultation) (England) Regulations 2005, a strategic health authority considering the outcome of a consultation on water fluoridation is required to take into account both the extent of support for the proposal and the cogency of the arguments advanced. In so doing, the Authority has to be satisfied that the health arguments in favour of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fluoridation (9 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Opposition expressed by members of the public should be taken into account. However, account also needs to be taken of the fact that no clear association has been found between fluoridation and cancer or any other risk to systemic health.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: This Government have announced a range of measures that will help to improve the lives of people with autistic spectrum conditions (ASCs), and their families—from childhood through to adulthood. We have announced wider policy support and investment in children with specialist or complex needs that will also help children with autism, including: action in response to the independent review...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Autism (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The East of England Strategic Health Authority has assured me that the Princess Alexandra Hospital National Health Service Trust has accepted all the clinical recommendations in the Healthcare Commission report of 5 February and that those recommendations have been implemented at the trust. It would be inappropriate to share the details of an individual patient's diagnosis as it would be a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 (the 2008 Act), most of which is to be commenced on 1 October 2009, sets out in primary legislation a complete prohibition on the implantation in a woman of any embryo created by reproductive cloning. This reflects the fact that Parliament has made clear that it does not want to see reproductive cloning take place. The 2008 Act contains a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I have been informed by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that they have nothing further to add to the response given to my noble Lord on 6 May 2009 (WA117).

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I have been advised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority that the inspection report of Roslin Cells Limited was not included among the centres referred to in my Answer of 5 May 2009 (WA 96), because the latest inspection report does not contain details of the embryo culture method used.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I have been advised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) that inspection reports are for licence committees to determine a centre's compliance with the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, licence conditions and the HFEA code of practice. The reports focus on areas of compliance and non-compliance and therefore are not intended to be detailed scientific documents...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Information on the number of embryonic stem cell lines from outgrown embryos is not held centrally. I am informed that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) does not hold data on the number of stem cell lines from HFEA licensed research projects deposited in the United Kingdom Stem Cell Bank. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 provides that no licence may permit...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I have been advised by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) that when applying to the HFEA for a research licence applicants are required to provide, along with the objectives of the research and other information, justification for the creation and/or use of embryos. Two peer reviews are sought for initial licence applications and the HFEA Executive carries out an onsite...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The number of licensed centres with which the National Health Service contracts for the provision of fertility services is a matter for primary care trusts (PCTs) locally. We collect information on PCTs' policies on the provision of fertility services. The most recent survey is currently being analysed.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The expert group on commissioning National Health Service infertility provision identifies that expert commissioning skills needed to be developed and maintained if fertility services are to be commissioned in an equitable way to meet patients' needs. The criteria for membership of the expert group include expertise in commissioning and knowledge of the needs of patients with fertility problems.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Channel Islands (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Following the end of the bilateral healthcare agreement, the department recommends that all United Kingdom residents intending to visit the Channel Islands take out private travel insurance. Preceding the end of the agreement, the department ran a wide communications campaign in national, local, and online press to deliver this message.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Channel Islands (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department does not have data on the total number of United Kingdom residents that were treated in the Channels Islands under the bilateral healthcare agreement. One of the reasons the UK gave notice on the agreement was due to a lack of robust data underpinning the business case. Due to a perceived imbalance in the number of visitors being treated by both parties, under the agreement the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Clinical Diagnoses (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Princess Alexandra Hospitals National Health Service Trust has advised that it wrote to the family on 25 March 2009 to apologise.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The estimated annual cost of honouring the Government's commitment to increase financial assistance available to those infected with HIV and their dependants is in the order of some millions of pounds. Our intention is that the annual payment to each infected individual should be double the average annual payment at present. The details of payments to infected individuals and to their...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department would be happy to debate this issue in the House of Lords. However, all debate requests are subject to consultation and agreement with the Government Whips Office and the usual channels of the House.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Dentistry (3 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: All 10 strategic health authorities have set themselves the goal of delivering access to National Health Service dentistry for all who seek it by March 2011 and will be monitoring the progress made by primary care trusts. A national access team has been set up to support the NHS to deliver the new services and new ways of working this ambitious goal requires. To help the NHS quickly to...


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