Results 1–20 of 143 for speaker:Baroness Barran

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Health: Children (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People has taken place every 10 years since 1973 with the most recent survey carried out in 2013. There are no plans to change the frequency of this survey which provides an important time series of information used to underpin and help plan dental health care for children in England. The Government is committed to improving oral health in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dental Health (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: We are considering a number of policy options for the Prevention Green Paper including measures to improve oral health. The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care (Seema Kennedy MP) has held a roundtable meeting with dental and oral health stakeholders on 19 June to discuss Government plans on prevention and oral health in more detail.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Vaccination (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: Vaccination is one of the world’s most clinically effective public health interventions. Community pharmacies already provide National Health Service flu vaccination. During the 2018/19 flu season 1,431,538 vaccinations were provided in community pharmacy. NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently undertaking a review of all vaccinations and immunisations and community pharmacy is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: In terms of promoting self-care, community pharmacy contractors are already obliged by the community pharmacy contractual framework to provide advice and support to enable people to derive maximum benefit from caring for themselves or their families. NHS England and Improvement have been running the Help Us to Help You campaigns which educate the public on the ability of community pharmacies...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pharmacy (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: Both the NHS Long Term Plan and the Prevention is Better than Cure vision document, published in November 2018, set out an ambition for community pharmacy to take on an expanded role to support the prevention of ill-health. In 2016, Public Health England (PHE) introduced profession-led self-assessment for attainment of Healthy Living Pharmacy (HLP) level 1 status. This was followed by the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The number of general practitioner (GP) practices which recorded a single headcount GP as of 31 March 2019 for each clinical commissioning group in England is attached. Single-handed GP practices in each England CCG (Word Document, 32.56 KB)

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Food: Imports (25 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: As a non-Ministerial Government Department responsible for food safety and authenticity, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been preparing extensively for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. This includes: - ensuring EU regulations will operate correctly when they become UK law; - strengthening its risk analysis process; - developing a clear plan for how risk will be...

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: My Lords, it is critical to the vision of the Care Act 2014 that the care and support system promotes well-being and independence rather than waiting until people reach crisis point to respond. Local authorities must provide or arrange services, resources and facilities that maximise independence for those who have or are developing care needs.

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The noble Baroness gives a troubling example and correctly quotes the basic principle of the Care Act: to assess the needs of and have a duty to promote the well-being of the individual. Without more detail, I cannot comment on the specific case, but I am more than happy to take it up with the department if she is happy to share that information.

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: If the noble Baroness will permit me, I point out the increases in funding that the Government have committed to: up to an additional £3.9 billion for adult social care in the current year, and a major commitment in the long-term plan for the NHS for access to community-based health services. Furthermore, the forthcoming Green Paper will look at all those issues in detail. We hope that it...

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: My noble friend is right: all in this House welcome employers who have made a real effort to be inclusive in employing those with disabilities. I welcome her suggestions for joined-up work across government. Obviously, work addresses not only financial isolation but, crucially, social isolation.

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The noble Baroness is right that that strategy has not been produced. However, a huge amount of work is going on across key government departments—housing, health and social care and DWP—to try to address many of the issues to which she refers.

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The co-creation of services to which the right reverend Prelate refers is a crucial part of our work going forward and that taking place in relation to the Green Paper.

Working-Age Disabled Adults - Question (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: I echo the noble Baroness’s shock at the Whorlton Hall documentary. I confess I was unable to watch it all—I kept turning the television on and off. We have seen a 22% rather than a 35% reduction in the number of people with learning disabilities and autism in in-patient care, and we continue to work towards the 35%. I think it fair to say that some of the issues, particularly concerning...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Opiates: Prescriptions (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) ethical guidance Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices (2013) sets out that with all prescriptions, it is expected that clinicians make sure that suitable arrangements are in place for monitoring, follow-up and review, taking account of the patients’ needs and any risks arising from the medicines. A copy of the GMC guidance...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Gender Recognition: Children (24 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: It is unacceptable if patients are being put at risk by a service that deliberately places itself beyond the jurisdiction of United Kingdom regulators. The Department is working closely with the Care Quality Commission and relevant professional regulators to explore how it can close the loopholes that allow a small number of online organisations to operate without the necessary oversight.

Youth Violence - Question (20 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: My Lords, with the leave of the House, before I respond to the right reverend Prelate I am sure that the Chamber will join me in feeling profound regret at the recent tragic events and note that our thoughts are with the families of those who have been affected on our streets. The Government are taking steps to address all aspects of youth violence, from prevention to enforcement. Diverting...

Youth Violence - Question (20 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The right reverend Prelate paints a powerful image of the phoenix made from knives. On amnesty initiatives, individual police forces can use amnesties and surrender bins whenever they want; those are operational decisions that can be taken at a local level. Such initiatives are a key component of Operation Sceptre, and the most recent week of co-ordinated national action took place in March,...

Youth Violence - Question (20 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: The Government response to the question put by the noble Lord is again to say, as was set out in the report of the Children’s Commissioner published in February this year, that many factors influence youth violence. We do not help young people if we try to pin it exclusively on one. The noble Lord makes a fair point about changes in provision for early years, but significant changes have...

Youth Violence - Question (20 Jun 2019)

Baroness Barran: Well, I have with me a copy of Hansard from Monday, when my honourable friend the Minister in the other place gave a list of what we are doing. I fear that time does permit me to read it, but it runs to more than half a column. So this really is an area where the Government are doing a great deal. In response to my noble friend’s specific questions, police funding is increasing by over...


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