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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: The Government continues to make the case internationally, including through groups such as the G7, G20, European Commission and the World Health Organization, that anyone on a COVID-19 vaccine trial should be treated the same in terms of certification as someone who has received a deployed vaccine. Ultimately it is for Governments to set their inbound travel policy, including for clinical...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: There are no plans to provide specific resources. However, more information about the rates of COVID-19 in the last seven days in local authority areas is available at the following link: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ The COVID-19 vaccination programme is playing a key role in protecting the health and wellbeing of people formerly considered as clinically extremely vulnerable, most of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: The Department has not consulted consumers on vaping or other reduced-risk products ahead of the Ninth session of the Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. However, the Department meets with the Independent British Vape Trade Association to discuss a range of policy and regulatory issues.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Electronic Cigarettes: Health Hazards (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: In 2022, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) will publish an independent review of the up-to-date evidence on the safety of vaping products. The review will include information about the relative harm of smoking and vaping. New guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), to be published in November 2021, will make recommendations about...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: There are no current plans to make such an assessment. However, the Department is due to publish its post implementation review on the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016 by the end of the year. Following this review, the Department will consider the need for any regulatory changes, including on non-combustible nicotine products and oral tobacco.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: The vaccination programme is developing an overseas vaccine service to support English citizens and residents. This will enable these vaccination events to appear in the national vaccine database and general practitioner records. The devolved administrations are considering establishing similar solutions. This service will be piloted by the end of September for wider deployment in early...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: The vaccination programme is developing an overseas vaccine service to support English citizens and residents. This will enable these vaccination events to appear in the national vaccine database and general practitioner records. The devolved administrations are considering establishing similar solutions. This will support those who have been vaccinated overseas and travelling for work who...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: Any venue adopting COVID-19 status checks as a condition of entry must comply with relevant legal obligations like the Equalities Act 2010 when deciding whether or not to accept self-declared medical exemptions. We will set out our plans shortly for a clinical review of medical exemptions which will enable individuals to show their COVID-19 status using the NHS COVID Pass.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (28 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: From 22 September, travellers who have received a full course of COVID-19 vaccination, including any mix of approved vaccines, under the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, Federal Drug Administration, European Medicines Agency or Swissmedic programmes are eligible for the reduced quarantine and testing requirements for fully vaccinated travellers when travelling to the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: The Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel and Operator Liability) (England) Regulations 2021 states a traveller who has received one vaccine in England and another in the United States of America will not be regarded as fully vaccinated for the purpose of entry into the United Kingdom having passed through or transited through an amber country in the last 10 days.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: Individuals who took part in clinical trials and received a full dose of the Novavax vaccine can now use the NHS COVID Pass to demonstrate their COVID-19 status. However, it is the decision of the Government of the country the person is travelling to to set their inbound travel policy. The Chief Medical Officer has written to his counterparts in the European Union and European Economic...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: Currently only people fully vaccinated under the United Kingdom’s vaccination programme can be certified through the NHS COVID Pass. Work is underway to determine which non-Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency approved vaccines we could recognise with confidence to enable UK residents vaccinated abroad to demonstrate their vaccination status. A pilot will be launched in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: In their advice of 3 September, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) suggested that the Government may wish to seek further views on the wider societal and educational impacts of universal vaccination of 12 to 15 year olds from the United Kingdom Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), with representation from the JCVI in these subsequent discussions. Consequently, the Secretary...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Members: Correspondence (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: CTM has advised the Department that they have no record of the Rt hon. Member’s correspondence. However, following the Rt hon. Member’s letter of 28 April to the Department, CTM aim to ensure that the booking system as simple and accessible as possible particularly during times of high demand. While accommodating very large family groups can be challenging hotels will prioritise...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: Daily and cumulative numbers of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital are available at the following link: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare Public Health England (PHE) also publishes hospitalisations data, including intensive care admissions at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-flu-and-co vid-19-surveillance-reports-2021-to-2022-season...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: The Department is currently developing a Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy, which is planned for publication later this year. The Strategy seeks to ensure that the sexual and reproductive health needs of all population groups are met, including people from low income backgrounds. We are engaging with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure these populations are represented in the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Genito-urinary Medicine: Surveys (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: Public Health England commissioned the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine to conduct a national Women’s Reproductive Health Experiences Survey. The survey responses will feed into the development of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy, which will be published later this year. The final survey will then be used nationally to understand more about women’s reproductive...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Contraceptives (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: Contraception services will be a focus of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy planned for publication later this year. The Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare is responsible for providing clinical guidance for contraception services. The Faculty’s Service Standards for Consultations highlight that sexual and reproductive health consultations should provide safe, efficient...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS Test and Trace (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: NHS Test and Trace has been allocated £15 billion in 2021-22 compared to £22 billion in 2020-21 and expects to deliver within the current agreed funding. A final audited figure for spending in 2020-21 is not yet available.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (27 Sep 2021)

Maggie Throup: We have recently invited the Competition and Market Authority to conduct a review into pricing and standards in the market for international travel tests. The cost of NHS Test and Trace tests for international arrivals has been reduced from £88 to £68 for fully vaccinated travellers from ‘green’ or ‘amber’ list countries and from £170 to £136 for two tests for those who are not...


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