Results 341–360 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

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

Seema Kennedy: As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, the National Health Service has committed to sequencing 500,000 whole genomes by 2023/24. During 2019, whole genome sequencing will be available as part of routine NHS clinical care for some patients with rare disease and cancer, where there is evidence that it is clinically effective. The conditions are outlined in the National Genomic Test Directory which...

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

Seema Kennedy: This information is not held in the format requested. It is only possible to identify silicosis treated in a hospital inpatient setting and by number of finished admission episodes, rather than the number of people living with the condition.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: South West (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The information is not collected in the format requested. There is no requirement for National Health Service dental practices to report whether or not they are accepting new patients to NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Facial Palsy: Health Services (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: It is for the local clinical commissioning groups to commission high-quality services that meet the needs of their local population. Decisions about treatment, including for palsy, should always be based on patients’ clinical needs and informed by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) guidelines. NICE clinical guidelines make many recommendations spanning all...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cattle: Slaughterhouses (10 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 that birds do not...

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

Seema Kennedy: Holding answer received on 09 July 2019 We are sorry for the delay in responding to the hon. Member’s letter of 28 May. A response will be issued shortly.

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

Seema Kennedy: There has been no change of policy on how adjuvant bisphosphonates should be offered to patients for the management of breast cancer since the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management was updated in July 2018. The use of adjuvant bisphosphonates was one of the key areas that was covered in the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (10 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: As part of the NHS Long Term Plan, we are establishing specialist Alcohol Care Teams (ACTs) in hospitals with the highest rates of alcohol harm. It is estimated that this will prevent 50,000 admissions over five years. All clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) have been allocated a Health Inequalities Funding Supplement contribution to their indicative baselines. NHS England and NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Haemochromatosis: Health Services (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government is committed to making the United Kingdom a leader in embedding genomics in healthcare and offer a consistent, world class approach to the genetic identification of rare diseases, including genetic hemochromatosis. The Genomics Medicine Service was announced in October 2018, supported by the National Genomic Test Directory which specifies which genomic tests are commissioned by...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liothyronine (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department has made no assessment. Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are responsible for the planning, commissioning and access to health care services for their local area. NHS England and NHS Improvement are working closely with CCGs on the prescribing of liothyronine to support them with the implementation of guidance for CCGs on items which should not be routinely prescribed in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health: Finance (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Future decisions on the allocation of funding for local authority public health functions will take account of the impact on areas with the poorest health outcomes, in line with the Secretary of State’s statutory duties on health inequalities.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cannabis: Medical Treatments (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Legislation on cannabis for medicinal use has already been passed. The law was changed on 1 November 2018 to allow clinicians on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register to prescribe unlicensed cannabis-based products for medicinal use, where it is clinically appropriate and in the best interest of patients. The regulations use the existing regulatory frameworks for medicines and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Services: Greater London (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Data on the number of dentists accepting new patients is not held centrally and dental practice closures is not held in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Government’s vision, as set out in the Tobacco Control Plan for England published in 2017, is to create a smokefree generation by reducing adult smoking prevalence to 5% or below. The current smoking rates for England are 14.4%, the lowest on record. The Government has not yet committed to a date by which to achieve a smokefree generation but continues to keep progress on reducing...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Services (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The United Kingdom is a signatory to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). The Government takes very seriously its treaty obligations, including the commitment under Article 5.3 to protect public health policies with respect to tobacco control from commercial and other vested interests of the tobacco industry. It expects all public bodies to follow...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: HIV Infection: Canterbury (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Since October 2017, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has been 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: Obesity: Children (9 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The attached tables set out the proportion of both children, in reception year and year six, and adults classified as overweight or obese in Ashfield, Rushcliffe and England. Overweight and obese adults and children tables (Word Document, 22.31 KB)

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Japan (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is responsible for protecting United Kingdom consumers from the risk of radioactively contaminated food being imported from Fukushima in Japan. The FSA oversees risk-based controls to ensure food is safe, and regularly assesses safety data on radiation levels to ensure UK consumers are protected. The FSA is satisfied that the current risk is very low and the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Addictions: Health Services (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: There are no plans to return addiction services to National Health Service commissioning. Local authorities are best placed to make decisions on the provision of addiction services based on the needs of their local population. We are investing over £16 billion in local authority public health services over the five years of the 2015 Spending Review until 2020/21. Public health funding for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hormone Replacement Therapy (8 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department fully understands that maintaining access to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) medications 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 of ongoing supply issues with some HRT preparations due to manufacturing delays. We...


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