Results 101–120 of 4287 for speaker:Lord Bethell

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain: Tumours (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: As part of the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission, the National Institute for Healthcare Research has received 69 applications, 10 of which have been funded and a further seven are under consideration. One of the funded applications is focused solely on children and others include young people.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Prescription Drugs (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The Government has no plans to do so. However, the Department with NHS England and NHS Improvement, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence, the National Institute of Health Research recently launched a repurposing medicines programme which aims to strengthen the evidence base, licensing, supply and cost effectiveness of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Clinicians, including general practitioners (GPs) are able to use their clinical judgement to categorise patients as clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) because they consider them to be at very high risk of serious illness from COVID-19. Those categorised as CEV are in priority group four of phase one of the vaccination programme. Those who are not categorised as CEV but have underlying...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: To optimise the period between doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for all cancer patients, the timing of second dose administration can be varied on clinical advice according to the patient’s individual situation. For immunosuppressed cancer patients, the second dose can be given at different timescales to the 12 weeks routinely in place for most people. Cancer patients undergoing...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) was sent the pre-print article on 15 March 2021, which was discussed at its meeting on 16 March 2021. The minutes of the meeting will be published in due course. The JCVI has not made any public statements on this study. JCVI has reassured the public that lower immune responses following vaccination do not necessarily infer weaker or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: In some exceptional circumstances, people may not receive their invitation for their second dose, for example if they had their first dose overseas or they have changed their address between doses. If a full 11 weeks has passed since the first dose and a second appointment has not been offered, they should contact the national booking system online or by calling 119.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: NHS England and NHS Improvement have stated that vaccination sites should be administering the vaccine in line with best infection prevention and control procedures, including social distancing, ventilation and wearing masks. Large scale centres should have an environmental risk assessment in place which is expected to cover requirements for ventilation in a pandemic when transmission and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Abortion: Telemedicine (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: No assessment has been made. The Department does not set clinical practice. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has issued clinical guidelines Coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and abortion care: Information for healthcare professionals. A copy is attached. The guidance sets out that taking a history and a symptom-based approach, with an ultrasound if indicated, is consistent...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: To ensure the dosing schedule is maintained, vaccine supplies have already been set aside to ensure that everyone who has already received their first dose will receive their second dose within 12 weeks of their first. There are currently no delays in the administration of the second dose of the vaccine. The National Immunisation Management System (NIMS) is the centralised service for the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Quarantine (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: We currently have capacity in United Kingdom quarantine hotels for 4,778 guests and this will be kept under review. From 15 February to 7 April 2021, the number people who have been in Government-approved hotel quarantine is 12,372. This figure is subject to daily fluctuations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Children are not permitted to move between households to visit parents or attend school within the quarantine period. When someone arrives in England, they must travel directly to the place they are staying and not leave until 10 days have passed. It is the responsibility of the person who has custody or charge of the child to ensure they comply with the regulations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: New analysis of community testing data shows lateral flow device (LFD) tests to have a specificity of at least 99.9%. For every 1,000 LFD tests carried out, there is less than one false positive result. Rapid testing using LFDs detects cases quickly in under 30 minutes, meaning positive cases can isolate immediately, breaking chains of transmission.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Conservative Party (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: The information is not held in the format requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Surgery (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: No formal assessment has been made. Data on protected characteristics and socio-economic background is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Diabetes: Health Services (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Information on total diabetes spend is not collected or held centrally as most services for people living with diabetes is commissioned locally. To date NHS England has invested approximately £120 million of transformation funding into local services to target variation and improve performance in the treatment and care of people living with diabetes since 2017/18.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Brain Cancer: Research (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: We are unable to specify an exact date when the remainder of the £40 million will be allocated, as we are relying on researchers to submit high-quality research proposals in this very difficult area. However, we are working to improve the number and quality of applications by working with the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission towards funding workshops for previously unsuccessful researchers...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Assurances agreed between the Government and Oxford/AstraZeneca are bound by commercially confidential contracts.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: Each region within England and each of the devolved administrations have different population levels, clinical needs and logistical challenges to meet when deploying COVID-19 vaccines. The Government assesses the efficiency of the programme against these and other factors. The Government works with the devolved administrations to ensure the vaccine programme is rolled out as quickly and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: There is no embargo on sharing local COVID-19 vaccination data. This data is published weekly online by NHS England and NHS Improvement. We are also collecting and monitoring uptake data to drive and improve the national deployment plan, as well as sharing data to support local uptake action and decision-making.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (23 Apr 2021)

Lord Bethell: There are currently no specific plans to collect data on vaccination refusal or non-respondence. NHS England and NHS Improvement publish daily, weekly and monthly data on the progress of the vaccination programme across England. At a local level, local authority directors of public health receive daily updates on vaccine uptake in their areas, by Middle Layer Super Output Area and key...


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