Results 161–180 of 1542 for speaker:Lord Darzi of Denham

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Ageism (17 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government are strongly committed to ending age discrimination. The National Health Service (NHS) Constitution, published in January 2009, states that "the NHS provides a comprehensive service, available to all irrespective of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief" and sets out patients' right not to be unlawfully discriminated against in the provision of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Nutrition (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Change4Life initiative is currently developing an information toolkit for use by healthcare practitioners, child-focused professionals such as childminders and nursery managers, as well as Sure Start children's centres providing specialist nutritional advice for children aged one to two years old which is to be available by the autumn. As part of its ongoing work the Scientific Advisory...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Labelling (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government are pressing for mandatory nutrition labelling of at least energy, fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt on most pre-packed foods in negotiations to update European nutrition labelling legislation. The Government are also supporting the European Commission's proposal that this mandatory information may be supplemented on front of pack with additional information that has been...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Meat (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The number of fresh meat establishments which paid charges to the Meat Hygiene Service for official controls in the period 1997-98 to 2007-08 is shown in the following table. Financial Year Number of fresh meat establishments which paid charges for official controls 1997-98 1332 1998-99 1346 1999-2000 1317 2000-01 1267 2001-02 1182 2002-03 1190 2003-04 1167 ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Cancer (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: I understand the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has no current plans to review this guidance. NICE is responsible for making decisions on the review of its published guidance, taking account of views from stakeholders.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has so far received 70 applications to register products under the traditional herbal registration scheme implemented in line with the requirements of Directive 2004/24/EC. 31 registrations have been granted and the remaining 39 applications are under assessment. To date no applications have been refused. A wide range of European...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Departmental officials and officers of the Macfarlane Trust, have met many times in the past to keep each other updated. Most recently, officials met the chairman and officers of the Macfarlane Trust on 27 May 2009.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Officials discussed the general issue of insurance for haemophiliacs with the Association of British Insurers. They advised that it is not possible to calculate the total cost of life insurance provision for patients infected with HIV or hepatitis C or both by contaminated National Health Service blood products as the premiums would vary for each individual and would be dependent on their...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Drugs (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The information requested is not available.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Non-UK Residents (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The department understands that in the past, individual trusts have not collected necessary data on overseas visitors, as the required infrastructure has not been in place. The department has identified this issue and is currently piloting an improved overseas visitor data capture process in a number of trusts and intends to roll this out across the National Health Service (NHS) in October...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Prescriptions (16 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The pharmaceutical price regulation scheme announced that, subject to discussion with affected parties, the department will introduce generic substitution in primary care. Initial discussions on this complex issue are taking place with key stakeholders and interested parties. Patient safety will be paramount in taking forward the work on generic substitution. It has long been the department's...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has advised that where donated gametes are used for the purpose of research, the authority's code of practice requires the treatment centre to ensure that aspects of the clinical and research roles are separated. When eggs are being donated to research through an egg-sharing agreement, the centre must ensure that the eggs are divided...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government believe that it would be premature to conclude that the advent of induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) cells has superseded the need for research into deriving embryonic stem cells via cell nuclear replacement. Whilst iPS cells undoubtedly represent an exciting scientific advance, there are still numerous technical issues around both the derivation and biological properties of iPS...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Embryology (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) advises that it has not assessed the comments attributed to Dr Miodrag Stojkovic as reported in the Guardian on 29 October 2004. Following a public consultation in 2006 the HFEA decided that egg donation, either as non-patient donation or through egg-sharing arrangements, to HFEA-licensed research should be permitted, if considered to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food: Supplements (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: No discussions have taken place between Department of Health officials and the European Commission Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry, or Health Ministers and the European Commissioner for Health, on the impact of setting maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements because no specific levels have yet been proposed by the European Commission, or...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Bisphenol Exposure (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) works closely with the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Commission to ensure the safety of food contact products containing bisphenol A (BPA), and to ensure it is kept under review. The health impact of BPA was assessed by EFSA in 2006 and after a comprehensive review of the scientific data, a tolerable daily intake of 0.05 milligrams per...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Contaminated Blood Products (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Government responded to the recommendations of Lord Archer's report on 20 May 2009. We have committed to review the Skipton Fund, for those infected with hepatitis C, in 2014. Payments to widows of those infected with HIV are made at the discretion of the trustees of the MacFarlane and Eileen Trusts.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Haemophilia (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Creutzfeldt Jakob disease (CJD) incidents panel, at its meeting on 20 May 2009, reviewed all available information in relation to the postmortem finding of abnormal prion protein associated with variant CID (vCJD) in a sample from the spleen of a haemophiliac. The panel concluded that there is no evidence to change the current advice to those patients who used United Kingdom sourced...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Haemophilia (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: There have been no clinical cases of vCJD amongst people with haemophilia who have been treated with United Kingdom-derived pooled plasma products or UK-derived coagulation factors. The view of the department, the chief medical officer and the Health Protection Agency remains that first set out in 2004, that patients who have been treated with UK-sourced pooled factor concentrates and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Haemophilia (15 Jun 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: Crown immunity did not protect from civil suit, but only from prosecution under the Medicines Act. Some affected persons did bring an action in 1990, which was settled out of court. Affected persons did and do therefore have rights of redress in civil law.


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