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Jamie Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many influenza vaccinations were available for those with egg allergies in (a) the Cumbria Primary Care Trust area and (b) Copeland local authority area in winter (i) 2011-12 and (ii) 2012-13 to date.
Anna Soubry: holding answer 21 January 2013 Updated guidance on the application of influenza vaccine in those with egg allergy was published by the Department on 24 August 2012, as an update to the “Green Book—Immunisation against infectious disease”. The guidance can be found on page 203 of chapter 19, which is available on the Immunisation channel of the Department's website at:...
Anna Soubry: ...the target population following the guidance in “Immunisation against Infectious Disease” (The Green Book), which includes specific information on the immunisation of individuals who have egg allergy and may be at increased risk of reaction to influenza vaccines.
Kerry McCarthy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which Public Health Responsibility Deal partners he will discuss the recent report by the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood on fast food.
Keith Vaz: ...for diabetics. Of course, I continue to eat this food because we do not have a choice, but it would be possible, through labelling of the drinks and food that we consume, as for people with a nut allergy, to add the words “Suitable for diabetics” or “Unsuitable for diabetics”.
Jonathan Lord: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to reduce the difficulties experienced by patients in hospitals diagnosed with severe latex allergies; (2) what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Surrey and (b) England who have latex allergies.
Diane Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of people with lactose intolerance.
Annette Brooke: ...cost factor. It is also important to consider special types of milk, such as kosher milk, that might be needed for religious or cultural reasons or, indeed, as an alternative if children have an allergy. I was particularly impressed with the cartons that I saw on my school visit on world school milk day, because they were really attractive and it literally was cool to drink milk. I have...
the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the diagnosis and cure of allergies. To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are proposing to improve the systems for training and sharing information between health professionals responsible for the diagnosis and cure of allergies.
the Earl of Dundee: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to improve the diagnosis and cure of allergies. [HL2092]
Lord Colwyn: ...materials that can be slowly released into the air in our homes. Eczema, which is characterised by dry, itchy red skin on the face, scalp or extremities, is common in early childhood and often allergies lie behind the condition. These findings add to previous research results which found that exposure to BZB, BBz and other phthalates can delay motor skill development in young children and...
Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has any plans to increase the level of provision of immunotherapy services through specialist allergy centres for people with severe uncontrolled allergic rhinitis; and if he will make a statement; (2) what progress he is making in increasing the number of regional specialist allergy centres in England; and if he will make a statement.
Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females in each age group who have (i) food and (ii) inhalant allergies; and if he will make a statement; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) males and (b) females with hay fever in each age group in the last year; and if he will make a statement.
Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent (a) discussions he has had with, and (b) representations he has received from, the British Medical Association on the treatment of patients with hay fever; and if he will make a statement.
Sir David Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department collects on trends in the level of prescribed medication for the relief of hay fever; and if he will make a statement.
Sir David Amess: ...admitted to hospital following an allergic reaction to food in each year since 2006; and if he will make a statement; (2) what the average cost to the NHS was of treating an individual for food allergies in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.
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...
Anne Milton: I have been asked to reply on behalf of the Department of Health. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has responsibility for food aspects of food allergy and intolerance, including the implementation of Regulation (EC) 41/2009, and providing risks assessments for incidents where misleading gluten claims have been made. The FSA has worked closely with Coeliac UK, together with food manufacturers,...
Anne Milton: ...on managing diet and obtaining gluten free foods is available on the NHS Choices website and that of the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The FSA, which has responsibility for food aspects of food allergy and intolerance, works closely with Coeliac UK and health professionals to ensure that patients are provided with the relevant information on food labelling to manage their diet. The FSA has...
Matthew Offord: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that GPs are aware of the risk of food allergies in children; and what measures are in place to ensure testing occurs.