Results 121–140 of 1542 for speaker:Lord Darzi of Denham

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Skin (29 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: SunSmart, the national skin cancer prevention and sun protection campaign, is run by Cancer Research UK on behalf of the United Kingdom health departments which each contribute funding to the campaign. The Department of Health, England, currently provides £115,000 for 2009-10 under the provisions of Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968. The Cancer Reform Strategy also...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prisoners: Disabilities (29 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Lord Bradley's review recommends that awareness training on mental health and learning disabilities must be available for all prison officers. Currently, newly recruited officers receive training in caring for vulnerable individuals in custody. Options regarding the inclusion of learning disability awareness in new entrant prison officer training are currently under discussion with all...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking (29 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: There is no intention at this time to extend the smokefree law to any outdoor places. To make any non-enclosed place smokefree would require new regulations to be made; that would usually happen only after a process of public consultation. However, there will be a review of the smokefree legislation in 2010.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking (29 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: We have given a commitment to review this legislation in 2010. At the moment there are no plans to extend the legislation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking (29 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Over the past 10 years the Government's comprehensive programme to deal with tobacco has successfully reduced the prevalence of smoking from 28 per cent in 1998 to 21 per cent. in 2007. As a direct result of this success in reducing smoking prevalence there will over time be a reduction in real terms in the costs to the National Health Service. We will be publishing a new tobacco control...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (25 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: This will be kept under review in the light of prevailing priorities for public expenditure.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Diabetes (25 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Both the department and the Medical Research Council (MRC) invest in diabetes research. Their combined total expenditure on the topic in 2007-08 amounted to some £51 million. That investment continues: the department's National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for example is currently providing infrastructure support for 21 studies specifically concerned with type 1 diabetes via the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Skin (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government are taking forward a range of work relevant to the recommendations in the report. For example: the implementation of the Improving Outcomes Guidance on skin cancer will mean that most surgery will be carried out only by those who have received approved training and specialist skin cancer multi-disciplinary teams should play a lead role in training and teaching other health...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Skin (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: United Kingdom figures are not collected centrally. However, a table outlining the number of staff within the dermatology speciality in England (only) has been placed in the Library. We do not collect the data on overseas consultant dermatologists that would allow us to make a comparison.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Skin (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: It is the responsibility of employers, in co-operation with their staff, to ensure all professions are trained to the appropriate standard, including the diagnosis of skin conditions. Courses external to the employers' organisations are available and organisations will provide training internally. The department does not keep a record of all training available.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Skin (24 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The content of curriculum and quality and standard of training for medical professions and nurses is not the responsibility of the department but the responsibility of the appropriate professional regulatory body. However, the department is committed to working with the professional regulatory bodies, royal colleges and others to promote high standards of education and training to ensure that...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Outside Consultancies (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department has purchased the services of a range of consultancies during 2008-09 and is currently processing the information. Significant work is required to cleanse and validate the information in the requested format and we will endeavour to place this information in the Library before the House rises for the Summer Recess.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department takes the view that the term "live human embryo", as it will appear in subsection 1(1)(a) of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (1990 Act) from 1 October 2009, when the amendments made by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 2008 come into effect, would not include dead human embryos or embryos of another species. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority advises that it does not hold data on the number of stem cell lines derived from licensed research projects as it has no statutory obligation to do so.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Bilateral Agreements (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The United Kingdom currently has bilateral healthcare agreements with the following European economic area (EEA) member states: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. These agreements are in line with EU Regulation 1408/71 which covers cross-border healthcare. The agreements all have...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Former UK Residents (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The table below shows the actual cash payments the United Kingdom made to Latvia, Poland and Lithuania in 2006-07 and 2007-08. The payments represent reimbursement for healthcare provided to British citizens visiting, working or retired in these member states. Claims are submitted, determined and settled on the basis of EU Regulation (EC) 1408/71. The figures in the table below reflect the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Secretary of State has powers to appoint and terminate the appointment of National Health Service Trust chairs. These powers may be delegated by him to the Appointments Commission—an independent executive non-departmental public body. In the past three years, there has been one chair termination, in 2006-07. The termination decision was made following a review of the case, which...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Fracture Liaison Service (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: It is for primary care trusts (PCTs) to decide locally how best to commission services. We know that we need to support PCTs to improve services for people who suffer falls and fractures. Over the last year the department has worked closely with key stakeholders, including leading clinicians, charities and those who commission and provide services to develop a range of tools that we hope will...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Working Time Directive (23 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Our overall aim is to ensure that, consistent with patient safety, the maximum number of services are supported to achieve compliance by 1 August. The National Health Service (NHS) is compliant with the exception of junior doctors in training. Two-thirds of junior doctors are already working a 48-hour week averaged over 26 weeks. There will be a small number of 24-hour immediate care...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Nutrition (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government are committed to promoting breastfeeding as the best form of nutrition for infants and have undertaken a range of interventions to promote and raise awareness about infant's nutrition. These include: an investment of £7 million to support primary care trusts to implement the Baby Friendly Initiative in hospitals and in the community; the provision of easily accessible and...


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