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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (29 Oct 2019)

Health Service Safety Investigations Bill [HL] - Second reading – Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. Legislation

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: My Lords, I am honoured to close this final day of debate in support of the gracious Speech. As ever, debate has been robust, largely courteous, but underpinned by the extensive expertise of this House. In this age of partisan rancour, our debate has been informed by a deeply held belief that in this place, regardless of political persuasion, we are bound together by a collective...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (6th Day) (22 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: Sorry, he is in a different place. I follow the noble Lord in paying tribute to the noble Lord, Lord Patel, and his colleagues on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee, which he chaired, because many of its proposals were replicated in the long-term plan. The noble Baronesses, Lady Greengross, Lady Walmsley and Lady Massey, and my noble friend Lord Young raised the importance of...

Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee (16 Oct 2019)

Specific Food Hygiene (Regulation (EC) No. 853/2004) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019 – Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford. Orders and regulations; 3:45 pm

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Heart Diseases: Surgery (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for leaving the European Union. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products once we have left the EU. This includes the supply of bio-aortic root replacement devices. The Department, as part of our EU exit preparations, is implementing a multi-layered approach to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The Department is doing everything appropriate to prepare for leaving the European Union. We want to reassure patients that our plans should ensure the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products, including insulin, once we have left the EU. The Department, as part of our EU exit preparations, is implementing a multi-layered approach to mitigate potential disruption to supply,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Nurses: Students (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The Department does not hold this data.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Flour: Folic Acid (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The folic acid fortification consultation closed on 9 September 2019 and we received 1,442 responses. A post-consultation update is also available on the consultation webpage online only. We are currently in the process of analysing the consultation responses and will respond in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Catering: Hygiene (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The Food Hygiene Rating Scheme is operated by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) in partnership with local authorities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Food businesses covered by the scheme are provided with stickers showing their rating. Those in Wales and Northern Ireland are already required by law to display the stickers at their premises, while those in England are encouraged...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Catering: Hygiene (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: At 31 March 2019 the number of registered or approved food establishments reported in England was 511,297 and the number of those not yet rated was 24,897.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Private Sector (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: We have no such plans at present. Everybody has the right to receive safe, high-quality care. If care has fallen short of this, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) can use its powers to take action against those responsible. The CQC has a key responsibility in the overall assurance of safety and quality of health and adult social care services in England and has commissioned two independent...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Drugs (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: All human medicines marketed in the United Kingdom must meet stringent requirements for quality, safety and efficacy set out in UK medicines legislation and supporting guidelines. These apply regardless of the source of the medicine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Government body responsible for the safety and licensing of medicines in the UK, regularly...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine: Finance (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: Local authority public health grant allocations for 2020/21 will be published in due course. It will be for local authorities themselves to determine how best to use these resources based on their assessment of local need and with regard to their statutory duties. Local authorities are required by regulations to provide comprehensive open access sexual health services, including provision for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection: Drugs (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: EU Nationals (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: In a ‘no deal’ European Union exit, EU citizens living in another state but travelling regularly to and from the United Kingdom as a frontier worker on or before exit day will continue to be entitled for National Health Service treatment without charge. The Government is aiming to agree with the EU or with individual Member States continuing the existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Recruitment (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The Enhancing Junior Doctors’ Working Lives programme was established by Health Education England in March 2016, to improve the quality of life of doctors in training. This programme includes a specific workstream to make the recruitment process and subsequent deployment to training programmes more flexible for trainees applying from the United Kingdom and abroad. Specialty courses who use...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Vaccination: Children (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The Department is working with Public Health England, NHS England and NHS Improvement and other stakeholders to deliver a comprehensive vaccine and immunisation strategy this autumn. The strategy will set out a clear vision for maintaining and developing England’s world-leading immunisation programme over the next 10 years and beyond. Actions planned or underway to increase the uptake of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Reform (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: As the Prime Minister said on the steps of Downing Street, the Government will set out its plans to fix the crisis in social care once and for all, to give everyone the dignity and security that they deserve. We want to ensure that no one will have to sell their home to pay for care. We will set out our proposals in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: The development of a national sexual health strategy is a key recommendation in the Health and Social Care Committee’s report on sexual health, which was published on 2 June 2019. The Government is currently considering the report’s recommendations and will publish a formal response shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: North Manchester Hospital (8 Oct 2019)

Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford: On Sunday 29 September, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced the next stage in our strategic investment in the National Health Service, with the Health Infrastructure Plan (HIP) to ensure that our health infrastructure is fit-for-purpose for decades to come. The Prime Minister set out on Wednesday 2 October his plan that “in the next ten years we will build 40 new...


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