Results 61–80 of 4287 for speaker:Lord Bethell

Care Home Occupancy Rate - Question (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, NHS minutes are published as a routine matter, of course. I would be happy to write to the noble Lord with a link to the right minutes.

Care Home Occupancy Rate - Question (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: My Lords, as I mentioned earlier, DHSE has written to local authorities explaining how we recommend some of the unring-fenced £6 billion could be spent to support both those in social care residential situations and those at home. That is the correct mechanic for guiding the spending of the money, but it is the responsibility of local authorities, not of central government, to provide the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Males: Health Services (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: We have made no such assessment.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Mass vaccination centres, general practitioners and hospital hubs are not pausing their vaccination programmes due to a lack of deliveries. NHS England and NHS Improvement and Public Health England continue to work with sites across the United Kingdom to ensure an adequate and consistent supply of vaccines. We met our 15 April target of offering the vaccine to all those in priority cohorts...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: On 13 April, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation published their final advice for prioritisation of phase two of the vaccination programme, recommending an age-based approach which the Government has accepted. Phase two will therefore cover all remaining adults aged between 18 and 49 years old. This includes all those disabled people aged 18 years old or over who have not...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prostate Cancer (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Specialist clinical nursing workforce working in urology and prostate cancer is a post-registration qualification and it is the responsibility of individual employers to ensure they have the staff available to provide clinical services. The Spending Review 2020 provides £260 million to continue to increase the National Health Service workforce and support commitments made in the NHS Long...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Ad-hoc meetings of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) are determined by the Chair, in consultation with the secretariat and Department. Ad-hoc committee meetings are called at key timepoints for the development of advice to the Department, outside the usual meeting schedule. Public Health England (PHE) provides the secretariat for the JCVI. Meeting papers are...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prostate Cancer (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: This data is not available in the format requested. Referrals for prostate cancer are recorded within the urology specialty but not recorded by urological cancer type.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospices: Finance (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The Government recognises the funding challenges facing the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March 2020 and March 2021 £280 million of additional funding has been made available to hospices to secure capacity and free up acute care as part of the National Health Service response to COVID-19. Alongside this, hospices have...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Negligence (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The following table shows the number of cases notified in each of the previous five years under NHS Resolution’s clinical negligence indemnity schemes. This data excludes those cases falling under the Existing Liabilities Scheme for General Practice as this scheme mainly covers inherited liabilities. 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 Conditional fee agreement 8,283 8,389...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospices: Finance (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The Government recognises the funding challenges facing the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March 2020 and March 2021 £280 million of additional funding has been made available to hospices to secure capacity and free up acute care as part of the National Health Service response to COVID-19. Alongside this, hospices have...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: A United Kingdom citizen who is officially resident in the European Union and who is in England temporarily would have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, including where they are travelling to be reunited with close family. Travel to the UK is not permitted if an individual has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK is banned in the last 10 days, unless they are a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Health Services (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: We are working with the National Health Service and wider scientific community to better understand the long-lasting effects of COVID-19 infection, including symptom severity, symptom duration and how best to support recovery. Over £30 million of funding has already been committed to ‘long’ COVID-19 research projects and a further £20 million is available for an additional...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pancreatic Cancer (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The data requested on cancelled surgery is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Data relating to COVID-19 vaccines administered through the different vaccine delivery models is currently in the process of being validated and is expected to be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Pancreatic Cancer (28 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The number of diagnoses of pancreatic cancer by stage of diagnosis in 2020 is not yet available. The stage group by cancer type for diagnoses in 2020 is expected to be published in 2022.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Maternal Mortality (27 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: NHS England and NHS Improvement are working with a range of national partners, led by the Chief Midwifery Officer for England and the National Specialty Advisor for Obstetrics, to develop an equity strategy which will focus on women and their babies from black, Asian and mixed ethnic groups and those living in the most deprived areas. The National Perinatal Equity Strategy is in its final...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (27 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Immunosuppressed people who are clinically extremely vulnerable are included in priority group four of phase one of the vaccination programme. Everyone who receives a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine should be offered a second dose of the same vaccine within 12 weeks of the first dose. Clinicians can advise their patients based on their knowledge and understanding of their immune status and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (27 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: NHS England releases weekly vaccination data which shows that as of 15 April: - 94.2% eligible residents in older adult care homes in England have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; - 79.4% eligible staff in older adult resident care homes have received at least their first dose; and - 95.2% of patients over 80 years old have received at least their first dose of a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Surgery: Waiting Lists (27 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The Department is currently making an assessment of National Health Service waiting times in England, including the capacity to return to pre-pandemic levels.


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