Results 61–80 of 1542 for speaker:Lord Darzi of Denham

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Foundation Trusts (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: 115 National Health Service foundation trusts had been authorised by Monitor as at 31 March 2009. These are listed in Table 1: Table 1 2gether NHS Foundation Trust Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Basingstoke and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Independent Sector (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The fundamental principle underpinning our policy is that commissioners should commission services from the providers which are best placed to deliver the needs of their patients and population regardless of whether they are National Health Service, voluntary sector or independent sector providers.1 The information requested is not collected centrally. Notes: 1 The NHS in England: The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Independent Sector (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department does not centrally collect information on contracts procured by local National Health Service service providers for primary or secondary care. The department can only provide information on contracts procured as part of central programmes led by the department's former commercial directorate or where it has provided commercial and procurement skills and support. The following...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trust Finances (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department plans to publish a full report on progress towards implementing all the review's recommendations later this year. Three strategic health authorities (SHAs)—East of England, South East Coast and Yorkshire and the Humber—agreed in 2008 to work with providers and commissioners on developing approaches that responded to Lord Carter's recommendations about improving quality and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trusts (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: This information is not collected centrally. It is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs) to decide the level of funding that is allocated to local end-of-life care services, including hospices, based on assessments of local needs and priorities. To support the development of the End of Life Care Strategy, published in July 2008, a survey was undertaken of PCT expenditure on specialist...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking (15 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Because of the dangers to the health of children from second-hand tobacco smoke people are urged to avoid smoking near children, especially in confined spaces such as cars. We have given a commitment to complete a review the smoke-free law in England after three years. The review will be carried out in 2010.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Labelling (14 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Permission of the European Commission is not required as we are working within existing European Union law.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (14 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I refer the noble Lord to my Answer of 3 June ( Official Report, col. WA 92). The decision on whether to hold a debate on the government response to the Archer report remains a matter for the House business managers.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (14 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I refer the noble Lord to the Answer of 15 June 2009 (Official Report, col. WA 179).

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (14 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Information in the form requested is not available, and the department has made no estimates of future rates of death in this patient group. The Macfarlane Trust, set up in 1988 to administer a fund for haemophiliacs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), provides the following data on deaths of infected patients, but these cannot necessarily be attributed to HIV as the cause of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trust Finances (14 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The number of National Health Service trusts that did not have a balanced budget in the fiscal year 2008-09 without one-off balancing items is not available from the accounts. Information about carried forward historic debts into the current financial year is given in the following table. This information is taken from the 2008-09 unaudited NHS trust summarisation schedules. NHS Trust...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Emergency Services: Common Talk Groups (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: To date, 647 staff have been trained in the use of the Common Talk Groups on the Airwave communications network system as part of an ongoing training plan which runs ahead of the system going live in different operational areas. This training will be provided to a total of about 3,000 staff over the next few months.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Cancer (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence published guidance on supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer in March 2004. The National Cancer Action Team is working closely with cancer networks to monitor and support the implementation of this guidance by the end of December 2009. Plans for the implementation of this guidance are now in place in every cancer...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Non-UK Residents (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The following table shows the actual cash payments made to Latvia, Poland and Lithuania in the financial years since their accession to the European Union (EU) in 2004 for the healthcare of United Kingdom citizens in accordance with EU Regulation (EC) 1408/71. Payments by UK under EU Regulation (EC) 1408/71 Financial Year Latvia Poland Lithuania 2003-04 amount (£) 0 0 0 ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Non-UK Residents (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Under the terms of a bilateral healthcare agreement between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, both countries make payments to cover the cost of healthcare provided to each other's tourists, workers, pensioners and dependents of the latter two groups. In terms of healthcare for tourists and workers, payments are made by both countries on an actual cost basis. In terms of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Foundation Trusts (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Strategic health authorities (SHAs) are looking at options for those National Health Service trusts which will not be able to make an application for foundation trust status by 31 December 2010. Options may include mergers and reconfigurations to create viable organisations able to achieve foundation status. The aim is that all National Health Service hospitals should ultimately offer...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trust Finances (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: In June 2008, the department published Developing the NHS Performance Regime1, which sets out expectations of strategic health authorities (SHAs) in identifying underperformance, supporting recovery and the options for managing commissioner failure. A copy has already been placed in the Library. These options include recommending a statutory merger, which would be subject to Secretary of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trust Finances (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department does not collect information on the proportion of general practitioner (GP) practices that are engaged in practice-based commissioning (PBC). However, the department carries out a quarterly survey of around 2,000 GP practices to gauge views on PBC. The last survey results were published on 27 March 2009 and show that 92 per cent. of practices are part of a PBC group....

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trust Finances (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: In the 2008-09 draft accounts five National Health Service (NHS) trusts reported an operating deficit. Whilst the financial plans have now been agreed for 2009-10, the financial plans for 2010-11 have not yet been agreed. We are working through the 2010-11 financial plans with the strategic health authorities, with a view to minimising the number of organisations with historic debt and who...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Primary Care Trusts (8 Jul 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: In January 2009, the department published Transforming Community Services: enabling new patterns of provision1, which describes our expectations of primary care trusts (PCTs) in achieving internal separation of commissioner and provider functions. Strategic health authorities (SHAs) are responsible for overseeing this process, at local level, and for agreeing development plans to ensure all...


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