Results 321–340 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

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

Seema Kennedy: The Government welcomes the recent report by the Care Quality Commission ‘Smiling matters: oral health care in care homes’. The Department together with Public Health England, NHS England and Health Education England is carefully considering the recommendations made in the report and will respond in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Health Education (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Public Health England (PHE), Health Education England and NHS England continue to raise awareness of the dangers of drinking alcohol while pregnant through programmes such as the NHS Maternity Transformation Programme, PHE’s Start4Life programme and Health Education England’s e-learning tool for health and care staff. Responsibility for commissioning foetal alcohol spectrum disorder...

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

Seema Kennedy: The Department fully understands that maintaining access to Montelukast is vitally important to many people in this country. The Department has well established processes to manage and mitigate the small number of supply problems that may arise at any one time. We are aware that one of the main suppliers of Montelukast 10 milligram (mg) tablets had a recent short-term supply issue. However,...

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: Sportsgrounds: Health Hazards (12 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Public Health England (PHE) has not reviewed the health risks of rubber crumb in artificial sports pitches, as this is being assessed at the European level by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). PHE has been monitoring the evidence as it becomes available. The most recent ECHA report, published in 2018, stated that there was a very low level of health concern from playing on artificial...

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

Seema Kennedy: Full results for the 36 month pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) Impact Trial will be available in early 2021. Meanwhile, work is now starting to consider future commissioning for PrEP after the trial has ended, which includes consideration of commissioning routes.

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

Seema Kennedy: Information on the reasons why SHINE sexual health services are not open for gay and bisexual men on the pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) impact trial is not collected centrally. 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...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Birds: Slaughterhouses (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: There have been no orders or formal enforcement actions to stop or suspend the operation of a production or shackle line because birds were showing signs of consciousness before entering the next stage of production. Due to the automated nature of poultry production, any stoppages of the line may result in an adverse effect on the welfare of the animals within the shackle line before and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health: Finance (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Future funding for local authorities’ public health responsibilities will be considered carefully in the next spending review, taking full account of the available evidence.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Hygiene (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: 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: Lighting: Health Hazards (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation publishes exposure limit values for public exposure to the optical radiation from LEDs. Further information is available at the following link: www.icnirp.org Public Health England assessed a range of street lights and did not identify levels of exposure likely to cause harm to public health. These assessments can be viewed at the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Naloxone: County Durham (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Local authorities are responsible for assessing local needs and commissioning drug prevention, treatment and harm reduction services to meet these needs. This includes making sure they have sufficient coverage of take-home naloxone to prevent drug-related deaths. Durham Public Health funds take-home naloxone for vulnerable service users, and their carers, in hostels and in police custody...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Sexually Transmitted Infections (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We estimate that increases in rates of syphilis, gonorrhoea and chlamydia are due to a number of factors. These include increases in both the number of people attending sexual health services and the number of tests for sexually transmitted infections. Public Health England has advised that other factors include, better detection of infection and behavioural changes such as an increase in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Preventive Medicine: Finance (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We are considering a number of policy options for the Prevention Green Paper and will be mindful of the level of funding that may be required for their implementation.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine and HIV Infection (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We are considering a range of policy options for the Green Paper and will be mindful of HIV and sexual health.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Soft Drinks: Taxation (11 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has records of the amount of revenue raised through the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). The SDIL was introduced in April 2018 with money to the public purse accruing from this date. Monthly and annual receipts from SDIL are published in HMRC’s National Statistics publication, which can be accessed via the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Greater London (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The information is not available in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Maraviroc (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS England runs a competitive framework tender process to assess availability and cost of drugs used to treat HIV. Maraviroc is currently commissioned and procured for HIV nationally through a tender framework by NHS England and NHS Improvement. The affordability of Maraviroc is similar to comparable HIV treatments.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Maraviroc: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We are informed by NHS England and NHS Improvement that it does not commission Maraviroc for progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy as there is currently insufficient evidence to support its use in this condition. NHS England and NHS Improvement have published do not commission policy for ‘Natalizumab-induced progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in relation to immune...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Breast Cancer: Gender Recognition (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In July 2017, Public Health England published a leaflet for people who are transgender or non-binary to help provide information about National Health Service population screening programmes that are available. This leaflet is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/nhs-population-sc reening-information-for-transgender-people The leaflet helps ensure that...


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