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Written Answers — Health: Allergies (1 Jul 2004)

Stephen Ladyman: Information on National Health Service funding for the diagnosis and treatment of allergies is not collected centrally. Strategic health authorities and primary care trusts receive unified allocations to cover the costs of hospital and community health services, discretionary funding for general practice staff, premises and computers and primary care prescribing. The level of funding made...

Home-Made Produce (7 Jul 2004)

Baroness Andrews: My Lords, I am no expert on the incidence of allergies. However, it is my impression that we have become much more aware of allergies, and they do indeed seem to be multiplying. Nut allergies are very serious for some people, and parents are very alert to what their children are eating, especially in terms of nuts. At the moment, the Food Standards Agency is conducting a consultation with...

Business of the House (22 Feb 2018)

Jo Swinson: Last year, a 13-year-old boy with a dairy allergy died after allegedly having cheese forced on him at school. Next month, children at the cinema will watch the much-loved character Peter Rabbit forcing a child to undergo an anaphylactic reaction, which can be fatal. Sony has apologised but has refused to cut the scene, and the film certificate classifies the film as having mild threat and...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (8 Nov 2005)

Lewis Macdonald: ...’ Information and Statistics Division’s Practice Team Information system suggests that over the whole of Scotland in the 12 months ended in December 2004 approximately 116,750 people with allergies were seen by GPs, practice nurses, community nurses and health visitors. These figures are based on the activity of 46 Scottish general practices with a combined patient population of...

Health: Immunotherapy — Question (30 Mar 2009)

Baroness Thornton: My Lords, there is already a range of NICE guidance on allergies, and NICE is working very closely with department officials and leading experts in this field to draft detailed and focused clinical guidelines on effective diagnosis, the assessment of food allergies in adults, the management of anaphylaxis in children and adults, drug allergies, seasonal allergic rhinitis—hay fever, to the...

Written Answers — Health: Food: Labelling (19 Jun 2012)

Anne Milton: The Government are very aware of the need to protect the health of consumers with food allergies and this is why food allergens are already required to be clearly declared on the labels of pre-packed foods. Directives 2003/89/EC and 2006/142/EC established a list of 14 food ingredients which must be indicated on the label of pre-packed foods as they are likely to cause adverse reactions in...

Orders of the Day — Petition: Peanut Allergy (30 Mar 1994)

Martyn Jones: ...involved, we could have a labelling system that includes foods such as the nuts that the hon. Gentleman mentioned. Peanuts are not the only food to which people are allergic, although peanut allergy is one of the fastest growing food allergies. Apparently, until 1992 there were no deaths from peanut allergy in this country, but we have had five or six in the past year. Does he agree that...

Scottish Parliament written answers — NHS Waiting Times: NHS Waiting Times (5 Aug 2002)

Malcolm Chisholm: Anaphylaxis is primarily treated as an emergency. Most treatments for allergies will take place in an out-patient clinic. Centrally available information does not identify cases where treatment starts in an out-patient setting. Information on the time between a patient being placed on the waiting list for in-patient or day case treatment for anaphylaxis or allergies and their admission to...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Research (11 Dec 2008)

Dawn Primarolo: holding answer 9 December 2008 The available information is shown in the following table. Departmental expenditure on allergy research (£000) 2003-04 590 2004-05 483 2005-06 371 2006-07 768 2007-08 1,183 The departmental figures relate to national research programme expenditure. They do not include the significant expenditure on allergy research from the research...

NHS Recruitment and Retention (22 Jun 2004)

Sir David Amess: ...hope to work closely with the primary care trust, and the success of the enterprise will depend on the skills of Irish dentists. The Select Committee on Health is conducting a short inquiry into allergies. Ministers will shortly appear before it to answer questions, but its members have been shocked by evidence that the problem of allergies has been completely ignored. The number of...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (16 Mar 2009)

Ann Keen: The Department does not routinely collect these data. In 2007, the Department published a review of allergy services, which identified that there were approximately 94 allergy clinics in England, of which six were services led by full-time specialist allergists. Three of these clinics were in London Strategic Health Authority and one each in East of England Strategic Health Authority; South...

Written Answers — Treasury: Allergies (Deaths) (12 Jul 2006)

John Healey: ...who has been asked to reply. Letter from Colin Mowl, dated 12 July 2006: The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking how many people died from (a) nut allergies and (b) other allergies in each of the last five years. I am replying in her absence. (84267) Figures on deaths from nut allergies in particular are not available as there is no single...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (25 Jan 2005)

Stephen Ladyman: The Department is committed to ensuring that the national health service develops an allergy service which offers high quality and personalised care to all its patients. The Department will work with a wide range of key players to ensure future developments in allergy care are credible and command respect and ownership of those people they are designed to help and the practitioners who care...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Allergy Services (6 May 2009)

Lord Darzi of Denham: The Department of Health has not carried out, nor does it have any current plans to carry out, any investigation on the impact of the development of over-the-counter self-diagnostic tests for food allergy on National Health Service allergy services. Over-the-counter self-diagnostic test kits for allergy to food placed on the market for use by the lay person must meet the safety, quality and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Allergies: Health Services (29 Sep 2021)

Gillian Keegan: Whilst there are currently no plans to develop an allergy strategy, the Government recognises the challenges faced by people with allergies and is taking several actions to support them. This includes The Food Information (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2019 which will come into effect on 1 October 2021, requiring food retailers and operators to display full ingredient and allergen...

Written Answers — Education: Free School Meals (25 Nov 2013)

David Laws: Training for school caterers and suppliers is the responsibility of their employer. The Food Standards Agency has been working to ensure that food safety training covers food allergy and food intolerance issues. They have developed a food allergy training tool, which highlights steps that should be followed to make sure good practice is used in the manufacture and production of food. The...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (Allergic Reaction to Vaccine) (29 Sep 2021)

Humza Yousaf: The Government does not hold centrally information on how many systemic reaction specialists are available, but that information would be available at national health service board level. Allergy to food and medicine is not uncommon and those types of conditions are treated by a variety of clinicians in primary and secondary care. NHS health boards lead on local delivery of the vaccination...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (29 Feb 2000)

Susan Deacon: We have no plans for such a unit, but hope to publish shortly a major review of immunology and allergy services undertaken by the Scottish Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, the recommendations of which should help focus the development of the range of local services required by those who suffer from allergies.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (25 Jun 2002)

Dorothy-Grace Elder: ...to take in order to prevent any geographical disparity of medical service availability should any NHS board in the west of Scotland not assign adequate revenue to the Glasgow Western Infirmary Allergy Clinic and ensure allergy services for patients in their area.

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (25 Jun 2002)

Malcolm Chisholm: NHS boards are expected to meet the health needs of people with allergies in their areas, as is the case with most other conditions. The Scottish Executive is providing funding towards the recruitment of two new consultants in immunology, which should lead to improved services for people with allergies.


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