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Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture, Fisheries and Food: Food Labelling (6 Mar 1997)

Angela Browning: I assure my hon. Friend that we have pressed the European Commission to propose changes to labelling to help those who suffer from peanut allergies and similar conditions. I am also working on a programme for this year to put more information into the public domain, particularly for food processors. Many people find that there is more labelling for products that obviously contain nuts, but...

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (26 Jan 2021)

Jenny Marra: ...unpaid carers moved down the vaccination priority list from the first wave to group 6, which will be vaccinated in May? A constituent of mine has been refused the Covid-19 vaccine because of an allergy to penicillin. Given how many people have such an allergy, does that not mean that large numbers of people will be excluded from being vaccinated? If the Deputy First Minister does not have...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Children (29 Feb 2012)

Paul Burstow: ...for maintaining the clinical knowledge necessary for the area in which they practice. All general practitioners should be aware of the common allergic conditions in children, including food allergies, and should be familiar with the local pathways for testing and diagnosis of the less common allergies. Information is available from various sources including a clinical guideline from the...

Business of the House (14 Jul 2005)

Rob Wilson: Will the Leader of the House arrange for the Secretary of State for Health to come to the House and talk to us about the dangerous lack of allergy consultants in the United Kingdom? In my constituency, several children cannot even see a consultant. The best parents can be offered is paying £150 to a GP specialist. That is not good enough. The report of the Select Committee on Health stated...

Written Answers — Health: Food Allergies (21 Mar 2006)

Caroline Flint: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) funds a large research programme on food intolerance and allergy. The aims of the programme are to provide information that will be useful for the development of policy and scientific advice in this area and to look at methods for the identification, assessment and monitoring of allergens in foodstuffs. Over the past five financial years the FSA has spent the...

Written Answers — Health: Patients: Allergies (29 Oct 2007)

Ann Keen: ...2005 the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) issued to all national health service organisations in England and Wales, via their safety alert broadcast system, the guidance Protecting People with Allergy Associated with Latex, which recommended that a comprehensive working policy on the use and purchasing of latex products be developed. The policy should include measures to: substitute,...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies (28 Mar 2011)

Paul Burstow: The information requested is given in the following table, together with information on doctors in immunology who also provide services to allergy patients. Hospital and community health services: medical and dental staff within the allergy and immunology specialties by grade, England at 30 September 2010 Numbers (headcount)( 1) Total allergy and immunology Allergy ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (15 Feb 2021)

Nadhim Zahawi: There are no dairy or milk products in either the Pfizer or Astra Zeneca vaccines and as such patients with such intolerances can receive either vaccine. The only allergy cautions are regarding individuals that have an allergy to an ingredient of a vaccine. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has advised that individuals with a history of anaphylaxis to food, an identified...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Health: Health (8 Mar 2004)

Malcolm Chisholm: ...has taken no action directly related to this report. In September 2000, the Scottish Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee produced a detailed and comprehensive report on immunology and allergy services in Scotland. This identified deficiencies in service provision and made a number of recommendations for their improvement. The report was widely distributed to NHS boards, NHS trusts...

Written Answers — Health: Allergies: Health Services (31 Mar 2011)

Paul Burstow: ...populations. The Department will then agree with strategic health authorities and NHS Employers the number of training posts needed to meet estimated future demand in each specialty. In the case of allergy services, decisions by local commissioners will be informed by the outcomes of a pilot study in NHS North West of the concept of a multi-disciplinary “allergy centre” as advocated in...

Written Answers — Defence: Armed Forces: Allergies (3 Dec 2009)

Kevan Jones: ...to the written answers I gave to him on 26 November 2009, Official Report, columns 288W-89W. Where the responsible Medical Officer determines that a member of the armed forces suffers from a nut allergy with a significant risk of anaphylaxis, the member will not be deployed. The total number of individuals with declared nut allergies in the armed forces, presently and historically,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health: Allergic Disease (27 Sep 2010)

Baroness Finlay of Llandaff: To ask Her Majesty's Government how, in the light of the recent report by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Pathologists, Allergy Services: Still Not Meeting the Unmet Need, the needs of those living with allergic disease will be planned for and met in the National Health Service. To ask Her Majesty's Government how services for those with complex allergic disease who...

Scottish Parliament written answers — School Meals: School Meals (12 Apr 2005)

Euan Robson: The Executive does not currently direct local authorities to adopt any specific procedure in relation to children with food allergies. However, under the philosophy and practice of Hungry for Success, the Executive’s school food programme founded in the recommendations of the Expert Group on School Meals, schools and authorities are encouraged to adopt a whole-school approach to food and to...

Scottish Parliament written answers — Food Standards: Food Standards (24 Apr 2006)

Lewis Macdonald: The Food Standards Agency (FSA) is the central competent authority for food safety and standards. Local authority environmental health services in Scotland are in a position to provide allergy advice to local authority meal providers. The FSA Scotland provides up to date advice to environmental health services on allergens, including nuts. This advice is in the form of update letters,...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Allergies (18 Nov 2004)

Angela Smith: The Regional Immunology Centre at the Royal Victoria Hospital treats patients with severe allergies. At present the service has been coming under increased pressure due to a rising incidence of allergy problems. Staffing of this specialty will be addressed in the Department's Review of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Services. Commissioners have recently secured funding for a second consultant...

Written Answers — Northern Ireland: Allergies (18 Nov 2004)

Angela Smith: The Regional Immunology Centre at the Royal Victoria hospital treats patients with severe allergies. At present the service has been coming under increased pressure due to a rising incidence of allergy problems. Staffing of this specialty will be addressed in the Department's Review of Clinical Pathology Laboratory Services. Commissioners have recently secured funding for a second consultant...

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

Lewis Macdonald: In September 2000, the Scottish Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee (SMASAC) produced a detailed and comprehensive report on immunology and allergy services in Scotland. The report set out the provision at that time of services in Scotland for the diagnosis and management of patients with immunological and allergic disorders, identified current deficiencies in service provision and made...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Domestic Abuse and Family Proceedings Bill: Consideration Stage (17 Nov 2020)

Linda Dillon: Will the Minister agree that one of the specific examples of that is when the Hart brothers talked about the point where one of them had a nut allergy and their father brought nuts into the home and sat them on the kitchen shelf, knowing that their mother would know what it meant? That would not be enough to make a case against somebody, but, along with all the other actions, it certainly...

Scottish Parliament written answers — MMR Vaccine: MMR Vaccine (22 May 2006)

Lewis Macdonald: ...immunising is required to ask a series of questions to establish whether the child is able to receive the vaccines indicated that day. These questions include establishing whether the child has any allergies. There is clear guidance and information, widely distributed to health professionals with responsibility for immunisations, that individuals with severe allergies to neomycin should...

Written Answers — House of Commons Commission: Food: Allergies (16 Oct 2007)

Nick Harvey: The Refreshment Department last reviewed its policies and procedures on food allergies in January 2007. This was carried out in consultation with the Department's retained food hygiene adviser, Hygiene Audit Systems, who have to date provided food allergy training to 800 environmental health practitioners under a contract awarded by the Food Standards Agency. The Department's Food Safety...


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