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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Supported Housing: Older People (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: We will continue to incentivise the supply of supported housing for older and disabled people through the Care and Support Specialised Housing Fund, with £213 million available over the next three years. This is alongside a new £300 million investment to connect housing with health and care and increase the stock of new supported housing. We are working closely with stakeholders private and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Pay (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The vast majority of care workers are employed by private sector providers who ultimately set their pay and renumeration, independent of central Government. However, we recognise the challenges that providers and local authorities are currently experiencing in recruiting and retaining social care workers. To provide additional support to the sector over the winter, on 21 October we announced...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Catering (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: No estimate has been made of the number of people receiving social care who follow a non-meat diet. Local authorities should facilitate the personalisation of care and support services in line with their duties under the Care Act 2014. This includes encouraging services to enable people to make meaningful choices and to take control over the way their care is planned and delivered, based on...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electric Scooters: Injuries (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: No such assessment has been made as this data is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No.2) Regulations 2021 provide for a twelve-week grace period including the time needed for currently unvaccinated workers to receive a complete primary course of vaccine. There are no plans to change this date. We encourage all health and social care workers to receive the vaccine to protect the people they...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospital Wards: Females (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Blencathra: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Kamall on 19 October 2021 (HL2901 and HL2902), what plans they have to issue instructions to NHS trusts that women who request accommodation in single-sex wards should not be described or categorised as transphobic; and whether they intend to collect the information specified in relation to NHS trusts which have...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Protective Clothing (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS Supply Chain is working with 30 United Kingdom manufacturers to build resilience within the manufacture of personal protective equipment. This also includes addressing innovation, sustainability and fit testing of masks for the National Health Service and social care.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The vaccination requirements apply if a worker has direct face to face contact with service users as part of the provision of a regulated activity. This is not dependent on occupation. Existing measures, communications and guidance for all employees on how to mitigate the risk of transmission in the workplace will continue alongside the regulatory requirements.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: In response to public consultation, the Government has set out its view that COVID-19 vaccination requirements are important in protecting National Health Service staff, their colleagues and the patients they care for. The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 will implement vaccination as a condition of deployment for health and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The overall delivery of the new hospital scheme has not been paused. We continue to work with West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and all hospitals in the programme.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) (No.2) Regulations 2021, were laid on 9 November. These draft regulations would amend the previously made care home regulations to ensure a consistent approach to vaccination requirements for new employees deployed to undertake Care Quality Commission regulated activities in health and social care.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: Following a review of the spread of the Omicron variant of concern, from 7 December 2021 all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, are required to take a pre-departure test two days before their departure to England. This supports our existing measures to protect the United Kingdom against further importation of cases.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunosuppression: Coronavirus (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: There are currently no plans to implement targeted antibody testing for immunocompromised patients. However, clinicians in the National Health Service can arrange antibody testing based on their assessment of clinical need. Those with a cancer diagnosis may also be able to access free antibody tests through the National Cancer COVID Survey, which aims to assess levels of protection conferred...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) is monitoring the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccinations in clinical risk groups, including those with immunosuppression. The VirusWatch study monitors antibody response over time following COVID-19 vaccination, including the third primary dose, among individuals with immunosuppression. As part of the COVID-19 Immunity National Core Study, the UK Research...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: While there are no plans to introduce a cap on the price of such tests, we are committed to working with private testing providers to reduce the cost of testing.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Protective Clothing (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: From 30 November, face coverings are mandatory in shops, on public transport and in transport hubs in England. The UK Health Security Agency has reviewed the latest available evidence on the effectiveness of face coverings, which suggests that face coverings reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The Scientific Advice Group for Emergencies has also reviewed evidence which shows that...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunotherapy (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The information requested is not held centrally. Clinical decision-making information is held by the relevant provider organisation hosting the panels.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The UK Health Security Agency’s COVID-19 vaccination consent form for children and young people or parents and carers is part of a suite of materials, including an easy to read patient information leaflet, to assist an individual in making their decision about acceptance of vaccination. There are no plans to include information on the potential risks of the vaccine in the consent form, as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Strokes: Females (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has monitored suspected reports of cerebral haemorrhage and thrombosis following COVID-19 vaccination. No direct association between reports of cerebral haemorrhage and the AstraZeneca or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines has been identified in women or men aged either above or below 60 years old. However, a review of reports of specific types of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (16 Dec 2021)

Lord Kamall: Booster and third dose COVID-19 vaccinations are visible within the NHS COVID Pass through the NHS App and NHS.UK. The record includes information about the vaccine used and the date it was administered. The booster record can be found in the NHS COVID Pass for travel and the domestic pass. Boosters and third doses are displayed first, followed by an individual's first and second vaccinations.


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