Results 301–320 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Measles: Disease Control (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In January 2019 Public Health England, Public Health Wales, the Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland and Health Protection Scotland published the United Kingdom Measles and rubella elimination strategy, which is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/measles-and-rubel la-elimination-uk-strategy This strategy sets out four core components required to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Antimicrobials: Drug Resistance (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Secretaries of State for Health and Social Care and for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs co-signed the foreword to the cross-Government United Kingdom vision for antimicrobial resistance in 2040 and five year national action plan, published in January, and recognising the key role vaccination plays in minimising infections in both humans and animals. The national action plan includes...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Health Services (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, puts the workforce at the heart of the National Health Service and will ensure we have the staff needed to deliver high quality care. A final People Plan will be published soon after the conclusion of the 2019 Spending Review. The Cancer Workforce Plan for England, published in December 2017 by Health Education England (HEE), set out...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS England, which set up Starting Well, an initiative to reach out to children not regularly in touch with a dentist in 13 high needs areas, advises that this information is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The data is not held in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Spinal Muscular Atrophy: Nusinersen (15 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is currently developing recommendations for the National Health Service on the use of Spinraza for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) through its technology appraisal programme. NICE recommends technologies for use in the NHS when the evidence demonstrates that they are clinically effective and represent a cost-effective...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Carers: Vetting (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The requirements for Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks for carers working with elderly and vulnerable people differ for those employed by a registered care provider, and those that are self-employed. - DBS checks are not mandatory for self-employed carers, whether the individual requiring care is eligible for a personal health budget or is self-funding. It is for local authorities...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Air Pollution: Health Hazards (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Public Health England provides the Scientific Secretariat for the Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants, an advisory committee of independent experts that provides advice to Government departments and agencies on how air pollution impacts on health. No assessment of the impact of PM1 and PM0.1 components of particulate air pollution has been produced. A comprehensive list of the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Advertising (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: As part of delivering measures outlined in chapter two of the childhood obesity plan, we have held consultations on ending the sale of energy drinks to children, calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector, restricting promotions of fatty and sugary products by location and by price, and introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high is fat, salt and sugar....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Silicosis: Terminal Illnesses (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The number of terminally ill people with silicosis is not held centrally. Terminally ill patients may be cared for in settings outside the National Health Service, for example at home or in hospice care.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: I refer the hon. Member to the answer the former Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care (Steve Brine MP) gave to the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West (Sharon Hodgson MP) on 13 December 2018 to Question 199808.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescriptions: Fees and Charges (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department has made no formal assessment. Extensive arrangements are already in place to help people afford National Health Service prescriptions. These include a broad range of NHS prescription charge exemptions, for which someone with a chronic illness may qualify. To support those with greatest need who do not qualify for an exemption, cost of the prescription pre-payment certificates...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Data on the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes is not available at local authority level. The prevalence of both type one and type two diabetes, combined, is monitored and published via the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) and the National Diabetes Audit (NDA) provides information on the number with each condition separately at clinical commissioning group and general practice...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Poultry: Slaughterhouses (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene Inspectors carry out general monitoring activities that include checks and verification of the welfare of animals. Welfare verification activities carried out by the FSA team on site cover all processes involving live animals, including verification of the business operator’s own checks to ensure efficiency of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Birds: Slaughterhouses (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The following table shows by reporting year the number of instances that official veterinarians have recorded enforcement action following an incident when stunning was considered to be ineffective in poultry slaughterhouses: Reporting Year Instances where stunning deemed ineffective April 2014 – March 2015 23 April 2015 – March 2016 8 April 2016 – March 2017 3 April...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government is committed to ensuring that everyone in England has access to primary care dental services. NHS England is responsible and has a duty to commission primary care dental services to meet local need and, ensuring where there are shortages these are addressed.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pregnancy: Smoking (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government committed to reducing the prevalence of women smoking during pregnancy to 6% or less by 2022. The NHS Long Term Plan makes provision for smoking cessation support to all pregnant women and their families in secondary care, and this includes a new smoke-free pregnancy pathway with focused sessions and treatments. In addition, Public Health England continues to work...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection: Drugs (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is provided by the National Health Service through the three year PrEP Impact Trial. Participation in the trial is on a voluntary basis and it is for clinics and local authorities to decide whether they wish to take part.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Children (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) published guidance published in 2004 recommends that individuals are seen by a dentist at intervals set on the basis of their individual oral health. For children the range is three months to 12 months. The NICE guidance can be accessed at the following link: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg19 NHS England is responsible for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Fluoride: Drinking Water (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Public Health England’s Water Fluoridation Health monitoring report for England 2018 provides the most recent comparative assessment of the effect on dental health of water fluoride concentration. For example, this report found that if five-year-olds with the most tooth decay drank fluoridated water they would have 28% less tooth decay and be 45 to 68% less likely to need teeth removed in...


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