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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunosuppression: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Government continues to provide up-to-date guidance for businesses, to assist employers to take reasonable steps to manage the risks of COVID-19 and help protect their staff. ‘Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19)’ is available at the following link: www.gov.uk/guidance/working-safely-during-covid-19 Employers and employees should find pragmatic solutions on a case by case...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The NHS COVID Pass has been developed to be inclusive to ensure that those without access to a computer or smartphone can demonstrate their vaccination status. The domestic or travel NHS COVID Pass letter can be requested by contacting 119.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Government continues to be focused on driving uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine as much as possible. Guidance to the service includes further increasing engagement where uptake is lowest including extensive work with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups to encourage health workers to receive the vaccine. Other actions being taken to reduce the number of workers remaining unvaccinated...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), the Department has funded and continues to commission and fund research into prospective treatments for COVID-19. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has also funded, some jointly with NIHR, a number of projects to identify targets and develop new treatments for people infected with COVID-19 and continues to provide support to research...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: A third primary vaccination dose for patients defined as severely immunosuppressed is recorded in the Point of Care system, and appears on the NHS App, as a booster, with the booster (fourth dose) recorded as a second booster. The classification of a third dose in the NHS App does not preclude a patient from receiving a booster, nor will it impede access to any subsequent vaccinations they...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: NHS England and NHS Improvement is currently running a further expression of interest exercise for community pharmacy, in areas where there are gaps in the provision of booster vaccination. All community pharmacy sites are supported to extend their opening hours and ensure they can deliver at their maximum capacity. Community pharmacy vaccination sites have also been supported through a wide...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Healthy Start Scheme (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department has committed to consulting on bringing the interim scheme for British children under the age of four from families with no recourse to public funds to access the Healthy Start scheme into legislation. The consultation is planned for this Winter.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Healthy Start Scheme (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There are currently nine British children under the age of four, from eight families with no recourse to public funds or no immigration status, who are in receipt of Healthy Start through the interim scheme.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Healthy Start Scheme (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Beneficiaries applying for a new National Health Service Healthy Start prepaid card, who are currently in receipt of Healthy Start vouchers and remain eligible, will be issued with their card within the five working days before their next set of vouchers would have been due.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Tobacco: Regulation (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: King’s College London and Roswell Park were jointly appointed to undertake testing of a range of products to support the investigation into potential breaches of the prohibition of characterising flavours in tobacco products. Unfortunately, issues have arisen with the export of cigarettes to Roswell Park. The Department is working, including with the Food and Drug Administration, to resolve...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Healthy Start Scheme: Telephone Services (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There are currently no plans to remove call charges for the National Health Service (NHS) Healthy Start scheme telephone helpline. Calls to the helpline are charged at a local rate and are included in the free minutes of most call plans. The NHS Business Services Authority continues to carry out user research about access to the scheme, which includes conversations about call charges.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are unable to provide the information requested as it relates to the formulation or development of ongoing Government policy.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that those eligible for the COVID-19 booster vaccine should be offered a booster dose of either the Pfizer vaccine or the Moderna vaccine. Where mRNA vaccines cannot be offered, vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine may be considered for those who received AstraZeneca vaccine in the primary course. There are currently...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) provides scientific advice to the Government based on the available evidence. The UKHSA’s weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Surveillance Report provides regular updates on vaccine effectiveness against person-to-person transmission. This information updated regularly as new evidence emerges and is available at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: It is possible for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to remain positive for some time after the period of active COVID-19 infection. Those who test positive through a PCR test must self-isolate and follow the guidance at the following link: www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-gui dance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-cor onavirus-covid-19-infection

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Quarantine (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: A range of measures are in place to support those who have to self-isolate:The Test and Trace Support Payment, which provides a payment of £500 to eligible individuals,Statutory Sick Pay is available from the first day of self-isolation and eligible individuals are entitled to £96.35 per week,Help with everyday tasks from a National Health Service volunteer responder, such as collecting...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Quarantine (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Those in receipt of statutory sick pay may also qualify for a £500 Test and Trace Support Payment (TTSP). This payment is for people on low incomes who have to self-isolate because they have tested positive for COVID-19; or if they are a close contact of a positive case but are not themselves exempt from self-isolation. Further details of the scheme are available at the following link:...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has developed a range of publications aimed at pregnant women which include clear COVID-19 vaccine safety information. This includes videos, digital media for social media and websites, paper leaflets and posters to support decision-making about the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. The UKHSA continue to promote these resources to health care providers in...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Vaccine toolkits for local services, stakeholders, partners and employers address concerns around pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility. Additionally, we have shared case stories in the media of women of childbearing age who have received the COVID-19 vaccine before, during or after pregnancy to reassure women with concerns. Locally, we have supported webinars and engagement sessions focused...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health: Finance (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Local Authority Public Health Grant allocations for 2022/23 will be confirmed shortly.


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