Results 141–160 of 1542 for speaker:Lord Darzi of Denham

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Staff (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Details of salary and other emoluments for the department's Ministers, Permanent Secretary and Chief Medical Officer for the financial year 2007-08 are recorded in the department's remuneration report, part of the Resource Accounts 2007-08, which are available in the Library, and can be found on page 25 of that document. The DH resource accounts for the financial year 2008-09, including the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Salt (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government have already secured voluntary public commitments from over 40 of the largest catering companies for action that will reduce salt in their food. These companies are from all parts of the catering industry including restaurants. As the existing initiative is working well, the Government intend to continue their current work with these companies, as well as actively encourage new...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Diabetes (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: We have noted the findings of the report, which indicates that increasing numbers of children will be affected by type 1 diabetes. Primary care trusts will need to ensure appropriate planning of services and that resources are in place to provide high-quality care for the anticipated increased numbers of children affected.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Working Time Directive (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The impact of European working time directive on training and service provision has been a regular feature of advice from officials to the relevant Secretary of State since the directive was first introduced by the European Commission in November 1993.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Working Time Directive (22 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Trusts are being supported to implement the working time directive for their junior doctors in training and many have already done so. The aim is that the maximum number of services, consistent with patient safety, are supported to achieve compliance. In January the Secretary of State for Health notified the European Commission of concerns that a number of hospital services delivering 24-hour...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cycling (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department implemented the cycle-to-work scheme on 2 June 2008.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has advised that at all inspections, the authority's inspectors are required to check that there is a procedure in place to ensure that embryos are not cultured for longer than 14 days or after the appearance of the primitive streak. In respect of the culturing of embryos and stem cell derivation, the HEFA has confirmed that it has...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Newcastle Primary Care Trust has advised that it currently commissions three cycles of in vitro fertilisation for eligible patients.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: A broad indicator of the annual level of benefit currently available through the Macfarlane Trust was calculated by dividing the total number of beneficiaries into the total expenditure of the trusts, the result being an overall average of £6,400. Officials also referred to information from the trust about the amounts payable to individuals. There is no reason to adjust the £6,400 figure as...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Macfarlane Trust will be enabled to make flat rate payments to all infected beneficiaries of £12,800 per year with effect from 20 May 2009.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department received an assurance from Mrs Bullock on 11 May 2009 that she had no objection to the text of her letter referred to in the Question by Lord Roberts of Conwy being published in full. The date of that letter was 9 March 2009 and a reply was sent on 21 April 2009, and copies of both of these are being placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The purpose of the Written Ministerial Statement on 20 May 2009 (WS 122) was to inform the House of the publication of the Government's response to the Archer report. The Government's response contains a commitment to review the Skipton Fund in 2014. The Macfarlane and Eileen Trusts have always been able to make payments on a case by case basis to dependents of those entitled to financial...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Drugs (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: All the overseas territories have pandemic preparedness plans, which have now been activated. However, if any of the overseas territories is not able to access antivirals or vaccine (when it becomes available), we will support it by providing access to the United Kingdom (UK) stockpile. This access would be up to the equivalent level of provision as the UK and would generally be on a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Healthcare: Funding (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Primary care trusts are responsible for commissioning services that improve the health and well-being of the population, and are fair, personalised, effective and safe. To do this, they assess the needs of their population, prioritise investment, contract with providers and monitor the quality of services. Consequently, all decisions on funding for services relating to infectious diseases and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Healthcare: Secondary Infection (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: We have based our infection control advice for secondary care on the best available evidence. There are a range of important factors that if not addressed will lead to increased rates of infection. The EPIC evidence-based guidelines for the prevention of healthcare acquired infections (HCAIs), which has already been placed in the library, set out the personal actions required to prevent...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Healthcare: Secondary Infection (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: We take a number of measures to ensure a co-ordinated approach between the parties mentioned. Development and review of policies and guidance take account of views from both healthcare professionals and patient groups. Significant pieces of work, such as the Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections, are formally consulted on, and views of healthcare...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: There is no intention at this time to extend the smoke free law to any outdoor places.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smoking (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: In 1998 the Government's White Paper, Smoking Kills, estimated that the cost to the National Health Service of treating illness and disease caused by smoking was £1.7 billion every year. In October 2008, Action on Smoking and Health published a report called Beyond Smoking Kills, which estimated that the costs of smoking to the NHS had risen to £2.7 billion a year. The latest research...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Labelling (17 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Future consultations on front of pack (FoP) labelling will take account of the independent research published on 6 May 2009, which found that a FoP label that included the words "high, medium and low", traffic light colour coding and percentage of guideline daily amount (per cent. GDA) was most effective in terms of consumer comprehension and enabling consumers to assess the healthiness of a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Clinical Diagnoses (17 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Clinical diagnosis is a matter for clinicians. We would not normally expect a dispute over diagnosis to arise. Should this happen we would expect roles and responsibilities to be clarified at a local level. This would not, therefore, be an appropriate issue for a national data collection and it is not possible to make an estimate of costs.


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