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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Quarantine (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Payments can be made using debit or credit cards via the booking portal administered by Corporate Travel Management (CTM). CTM also provides a call centre for travellers having difficulty or need additional assistance in making their booking. For those who will suffer severe financial hardship as a result of paying for the full cost of managed quarantine in advance, hardship arrangements may...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: From 29 November to 5 December 2021, the Respiratory DataMart laboratory surveillance data found that influenza positivity remained very low at 0.7%, with 42 of 6,267 samples testing positive. In the same period, the Severe Acute Respiratory Infection Watch sentinel surveillance data showed that the rate of hospitalisation with influenza was 0.24 per 100,000 population, which was below...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The level of COVID-19 transmission in venues which have introduced requirements for proof of vaccination and testing were assessed through the government’s Events Research Programme (ERP). The ERP considered transmission risk across a range of social, cultural and sporting venues and the findings are available at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Quarantine (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: People returning from countries added to the red list are required to pay for quarantine accommodation where flights were booked before the travel restrictions were announced. Travellers may qualify for hardship arrangements, which includes repayment plans in monthly instalments and in exceptional circumstances, fee reductions and waivers may be granted.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: No assessment has been made as general practitioners and community pharmacists are responsible for ordering flu vaccines from suppliers. The Department is in regular contact with flu vaccine manufacturers to ensure sufficient supplies are available to vaccinate eligible cohorts.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Lateral flow device (LFD) tests are no longer available from local tests sites in England, as home testing has become the preferred method. As with polymerase chain reaction test kits, these are sent free of charge to the home or the address specified. Home testing enables those who are shielding, self-isolating, have mobility issues, live in very rural areas or are waiting for elective...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis: Disease Control (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Government is supporting NHS England and NHS Improvement to deliver the hepatitis C elimination programme in England and the goal to eliminate hepatitis C by 2025.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Smoking: Health Education (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department spent an estimated £1.32 million on smoking cessation promotion in 2020/21. This figure includes expenditure for advertising on television, radio, national and regional press, outdoor, social and digital advertising. However, it does not include other expenditure on recruitment advertising, media partnerships and paid searches.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The offer of COVID-19 vaccination remains open to every eligible person. We are encouraging everyone eligible to come forward for their first, second or booster jab without delay. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) do not currently advise the operational prioritisation of primary doses over booster doses. The JCVI will review available data related to durability of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The National Health Service has reopened recruitment for around 10,000 paid and 40,000 volunteer roles to join existing vaccine teams. The roles are all flexible and range from vaccinators and registered healthcare professionals to healthcare support workers, administrators and steward volunteers. All roles receive full training with appropriate supervision. The NHS continues to partner with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The information is not held in the format requested. Whilst data for Moderna vaccine administrations is collected, information by clinical risk groups is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Visitors: Pilot Schemes (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: ‘Best Start for Life: A Vision for the 1,001 Critical Days’ recognised the importance of continuity of care to improve outcomes. The Government has announced £10 million to trial innovative workforce pilots in a small number of local authorities. Funding will be available to selected authorities to establish teams with a range of skills, under the clinical leadership of health visitors....

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Visitors: Pilot Schemes (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are investing in developing a diverse and highly skilled workforce by trialing and evaluating innovative workforce models. Funding will be available to five local authorities to establish teams with a range of skills under the clinical leadership of health visitors. These new roles within teams will be provided with specialist training where specific needs have been identified, such as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Sugar: Consumption (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The fourth progress report for the sugar reduction programme will be ready for publication in early 2022. Analytical work is underway of the programmes food categories, drinks subject to the Soft Drinks Industry Levy and a second year of progress in juice and milk- based drinks. There are no current plans to introduce further measures. We will continue to review expert advice and next steps...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Visitors: Pilot Schemes (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The workforce trials will run for two years. We will design a robust approach to evaluate the impact of this approach against key metrics, including the impact on the experience and wellbeing of families and babies. A range of areas will be selected to improve our understanding of what approaches work in different settings.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Following the safety notice issued on 10 June, the Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency (MHRA) requested briefing from the United States Food and Drug Administration, which confirmed it had no additional information. NHS Test and Trace investigated whether the United Kingdom could be affected by any of the concerns raised and provided information to the MHRA. The MHRA confirmed...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are unable to provide the information requested as it is commercially sensitive. NHS Test and Trace remains critical to the Government’s plan for managing the virus. The Department is under contract with a number of businesses in relation to the provision of COVID-19 related services. Decisions on the continuation of these services will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The offer of tests directly to most workplaces ended in England in July 2021 and employers were encouraged to direct their employees to order home tests from GOV.UK, collect from local pharmacies or order via 119. Workplace testing was therefore no longer required, as employees are able to order tests to use at home.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has no plans to do so as demographics, co-morbidities, past-infection and immunisation statuses in the two countries differ. However, the UKHSA is currently estimating the severity of the Omicron variant related infections in England to understand the likely ongoing demand for healthcare. This is in its early stages as a reasonable period of observation...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (10 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Vaccines administered in Germany can be recorded in vaccination records and displayed in the NHS COVID Pass. This allows individuals resident in England but vaccinated in Germany to demonstrate their status and avoid self-isolation regulations in the same way as those vaccinated under the United Kingdom programme.


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