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Human Medicines (Amendments relating to Registered Dental Hygienists, Registered Dental Therapists and Registered Pharmacy Technicians) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: I thank the noble Baroness for her kind words. Likewise, if the right words are “thoroughly enjoyed” then I have thoroughly enjoyed working with both the noble Baronesses on the Front Bench on that side, the noble Lord, Lord Allan—he is not here—and many other colleagues, including the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter. There are a number of common-sense things that we have managed to work...

Human Medicines (Amendments relating to Registered Dental Hygienists, Registered Dental Therapists and Registered Pharmacy Technicians) Regulations 2024 - Motion to Approve (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: My Lords, the Government are proposing changes that would improve patient access to medicines from dental practices and pharmacies. The draft statutory instrument before the House today covers two distinct professions: dental therapists or hygienists and pharmacy technicians. It will enable them both to use the full range of their skills to supply patients with the medicines they need, in a...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Disclosure of Information (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: A review announced by the Government in December 2023 is currently underway to assess the operation and enforcement of the statutory duty of candour. The process includes gathering evidence from National Health Service staff and health service providers via a Call for Evidence, which is currently live, and is due to close on 29 May 2024. The Care Quality Commission has provided figures on the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Anaesthetics: Vacancies (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Breast Cancer: Health Services (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Surgical Mesh Implants: Compensation (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Capacity (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Pay (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Capacity (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Databases (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Dissolution. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: Excess deaths are the difference between the number of registered deaths and the number expected based on previous trends. Weekly estimates of excess deaths are published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Its latest data shows that for the years 2020 to 2022, there were an estimated 151,506 estimated excess deaths in England. It is likely that deaths from COVID-19 were a large...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospital Wards: Gender (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: The Government is not consulting on the longstanding policy of single-sex hospital accommodation, as part of the NHS Constitution consultation. We are consulting on an update to the existing pledge on sleeping accommodation in hospitals, to reflect the legal position on the provision of same-sex services on which transgender patients can be offered separate accommodation, as a proportionate...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: Through the 2021 Drugs Strategy we are making the largest ever single increase in drug and alcohol treatment and recovery funding, with £780 million of additional investment. Of this, £532 million is being invested to rebuild local authority commissioned substance misuse treatment services in England, including alcohol treatment services. The Supplemental Substance Misuse Treatment and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ophthalmic Services (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: There are no current plans to publish a national pathway for the elective care of all ophthalmology conditions.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: The Government has made up to £8.6 billion available in additional funding over 2023/24 and 2024/25, to support adult social care and discharge. This funding has enabled local authorities to buy more care packages, helped people leave hospital on time, improved workforce recruitment and retention, and reduced waiting times for care. The Government regularly meets with the Local Government...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Standards (24 May 2024)

Lord Markham: The Department has made no assessment of the impact of vacancy rates and of frontline social care and support staff turnover on the quality of care that those in receipt of social care receive, or on the ability of social care providers to deliver high quality care.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Vaccination (23 May 2024)

Lord Markham: The Government have made a policy decision on the eligibility of a potential respiratory snncytial virus (RSV) programme, which is in line with the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation’s (JCVI) September 2023 advice. When a new immunisation programme is introduced, policy decisions are made about who the National Health Service will offer the immunisation to. These decisions are...


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