Results 401–420 of 1415 for speaker:Seema Kennedy

Acquired Brain Injury — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: I have found it is always good to be sceptical in this place. The NHS long-term plan was announced in January this year. There are some key actions designed to improve the care, treatment and support of people with long-term conditions, such as ABI. Community services, which play a crucial role in helping people with long-term conditions such as brain injury, remain as independent and well...

Acquired Brain Injury — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: I take the challenge set by the hon. Lady. On the question of the response to the audit, I will ask NHS England to show me how it is implementing that. Guidelines are great, and trusts should be doing certain things, but I accept that there is variability. The hon. Member for Rhondda and my right hon. Friend the Member for South Holland and The Deepings used some great quotations in their...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Aston Hall Hospital: Abuse (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS Resolution is managing compensation claims related to Aston Hall on behalf of the Secretary of State. As the management of these claims is ongoing, it would not be appropriate to comment further at this stage.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Medical Equipment (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Blood glucose test strips are available on prescription for people with type 2 diabetes. However, it is for clinical commissioning groups to make decisions on the commissioning of health services that best meet the needs of their local population, taking into account local priorities and needs. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published guidance on the management of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Medical Equipment (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Clinical commissioning groups are responsible for commissioning diabetes services for their local populations. They are also expected to take National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines into consideration when making their decisions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Listeria Monocytogenes (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: On 17 June 2019, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care announced a root-and-branch review of all the food in hospitals, both food served, and food sold. This will look at the safety of food available to patients, visitors and staff, and provide healthier choices and improved nutrition. National Health Service organisations have systems of due diligence in place...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Heart Diseases: Young People (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The NHS Long Term Plan advises that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is largely preventable, through lifestyle changes and a combination of public health and National Health Service action on smoking and tobacco addiction, obesity, tackling alcohol misuse and food reformulation. A key milestone in the CVD section of the NHS Long Term Plan is for the National Health Service to help prevent up to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Arthritis: Medical Treatments (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: We are aware of recent research looking at electrical stimulation of the vagus nerve to treat patients with rheumatoid arthritis. This was a small pilot study of 14 people, and therefore research remains at an early stage. In order to be suitable for routine National Health Service use, larger scale clinical trials demonstrating the safety and efficacy of this treatment approach would need to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Strokes: Surgery (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In March 2018, NHS England published their policy document ‘Clinical Commissioning Policy Proposition: Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke’ which outlines key recommendations for diagnosis, referral, and patient pathways for intervention, and treatment. The document can be accessed at the following link: https://www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/clinical-comm...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Strokes: Surgery (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In England, Health Education England (HEE) is supporting NHS England’s National Stroke Programme to support the education and training of the healthcare workforce in England to deliver stroke care, and this includes increasing the number of medical professionals able to carry out mechanical thrombectomy procedures. The interim NHS People Plan committed to the development of a credential for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Strokes: Surgery (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: NHS England is responsible for commissioning endovascular thrombectomy treatment in designated specialised neuroscience centres. Endovascular thrombectomy treatment requires specialist skills to maintain standards of safety and effectiveness. As the number of trained specialist doctors and staff who deliver the service is very small, not all health trusts provide these services. Services are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Incinerators: Health Hazards (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Public Health England (PHE) has funded a study to further extend the evidence base on municipal waste incinerators (MWIs). The study found that emissions of particulate matter (PM10) from MWIs are low and make only a small contribution to ambient background levels. The report is available at the following link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b06478 No evidence was found of a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Soft Drinks: Taxation (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: An assessment of changes in sugar levels in drinks covered by the SDIL was included in PHE’s first report on progress for the Sugar Reduction Programme, published in May 2018. The report is available to view at the following link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/ system/uploads/attachment_data/file/709008/Sugar_reduction_p rogress_report.pdf This early assessment...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The Department, with NHS England and NHS Improvement, is currently working with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC) to determine the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework settlement for 2019/20 and beyond. These are confidential negotiations and as such we are unable to provide any detail on these discussions at this time. The Government is, however, committed to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In ‘The future of healthcare: our vision for digital, data and technology in health and care’, my Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care outlined his ambition that the best technology available is used across the National Health Service, including in community pharmacy. The use of technology can improve the safety and efficiency of our services, and patients...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Gum Diseases (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: Data is not held centrally on the number of patients treated for periodontal disease and the number of National Health Service dental periodontal disease specialists in the format requested.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Arthritis (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) estimates that there as many as 422,000 people affected in the whole of the United Kingdom. Whilst the exact cause of the condition is not known, the following risk factors can play a role in the development of the disease: - age, as the condition is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 40 and 60; - sex, as the overall...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cardiovascular System: Screening (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has opened its three month public consultation on screening to prevent Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) in young people, ages 12-39. The consultation will close on 7 September and welcomes input from individuals and organisations. Further information about the consultation and how to participate can be found at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: In January 2019 we announced in the NHS Long Term Plan that we are investing an extra £4.5 billion in primary and community care by 2024. This was followed by the five-year general practitioner (GP) contract, which will provide greater financial security and certainty for practices to plan ahead and will see billions of extra investment for improved access, expanded services at local...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Infant Foods: Sugar (2 Jul 2019)

Seema Kennedy: European Commission Directive 2006/125/EC on processed cereal-based foods and baby foods sets maximum limits on the sugar content of processed cereal-based foods for infants and young children. It is the responsibility of food businesses to ensure they comply with the relevant legislation. Enforcement of food law is the responsibility of local authorities. Public Health England’s (PHE)...


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