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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children: Protection (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The statutory guidance ‘Working together to safeguard children’ designates accountable officers or chief nurses of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and their counterparts in local authorities and police forces as representatives of the three safeguarding partners in an area. This provides an equal and joint responsibility for local child safeguarding arrangements. All existing child...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Prescription Drugs: Addictions (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: NHS England and NHS Improvement are currently co-ordinating an assessment of the viability of a 24-hour helpline to support those dependent on prescription medicines. Decisions to provide local withdrawal services should be made by clinical commissioning groups and integrated care systems with local authority public health partners, as they have responsibility for commissioning local services...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Children: Protection (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Ministers from the Department of Health and Social Care, the Department for Education and the Home Office met in May 2021 to discuss the implications of the Bill for child safeguarding. Officials are considering and mitigating any impacts of the Bill for multi-agency child safeguarding arrangements through regular discussions and will continue to do so throughout the passage of the Bill.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Data will be reported based on lateral flow device (LFD) test results and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test results from those still required to do so and those who will choose to take a PCR test. Contact tracing will be initiated based on LFD and PCR test results. We continue to encourage people to report their LFD results through the usual channels. Negative test results enable us to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: On 7 January 2022, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advised that the priority for the COVID-19 booster programme remains to increase coverage of the first booster dose across the adult population, particularly in older adults and those in clinical risk groups. A second booster dose was not advised at this time as there is evidence of continued high vaccine...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: On 22 December 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that children aged five to 11 years old in a clinical risk group or who are a household contact of someone who is immunosuppressed, should be offered two 10 microgram doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, with an interval of eight weeks between the first and second doses. Further advice on the potential...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are reviewing the expansion of the service to record doses received overseas to include other vaccines, such as Sinopharm.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We are reducing the levels of infection through pharmaceutical interventions such as vaccines, supporting the National Health Service and social care to prevent transmission, identifying and isolating positive cases and providing advice to the public on how to protect themselves and others. On 8 December 2021, the Government introduced further measures including legally mandating face...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Schools: Coronavirus (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The results of the trial will be published in due course, following the end of the school year.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Paxlovid (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: We currently plan to deploy COVID-19 novel antivirals, including PF-07321332+ritonavir, co-packaged under the brand name Paxlovid, through the PANORAMIC national study. This will produce conclusive data on those would benefit most from antiviral treatments for COVID-19. We will provide an update in due course, including on whether any deployment outside the national study may take place.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Schools: Coronavirus (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The trial was selected from an environmental innovations workshop in January 2021, where several technologies were presented by experts to an evaluation panel. The assessment was supported by advice from the Scientific Advisory Group on Emergencies’ Environmental Modelling Group in their paper ‘Potential application of air cleaning devices and personal decontamination to manage...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Schools (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Officials from the Department for Health and Social Care and the Department for Education first held discussions on 6 November 2020.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Wales (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Department has had no specific discussions on this issue.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Schools (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Two elements of the study were subject to a tendering process. The tender for upper-room ultraviolet germicidal irradiation received three applications and the tender for air quality power management received six applications. The tenders did not specify a required date by which preliminary or full results must be provided and no applications were rejected on the basis of reporting timelines.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The status certification service an individual accesses depends on where their general practitioner (GP) is registered. NHS Digital has established bi-directional live data flows between England and Scotland which update both the GP record and NHS COVID Pass status. Individuals who have received one or both of their primary course vaccines administered in Scotland can access the NHS COVID...

Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Vaccination Sites (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: To maximise uptake there are now more than 3,000 sites—more than ever—delivering covid-19 vaccines and boosters, including hundreds of walk-in sites. Opening times have been extended to seven days a week. GPs and community pharmacies have been asked to do more vaccinations, and 750 armed forces personnel and 41 military planners have been brought in to every region to help co-ordinate the...

Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Testing Infrastructure (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The UK continues to provide one of the highest testing rates globally. We have increased capacity for PCR testing by over 200,000 tests per day since December. Home delivery capacity is now at 7 million lateral flow tests every day, with community pharmacies supplying an additional 9.5 million tests last week. In comparison to England, countries that have put in place more restrictions might...

Health and Social Care: Folic Acid in Flour (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Following consultation last September, we announced that we would legislate to fortify non-wholemeal wheat flour with folic acid. We are working at pace to move this policy forward, and we have already engaged with industry as part of a cross-Government review of bread and flour regulations. All four nations are now working closely together to develop the draft legislation and impact...

Health and Social Care: Covid-19 Hospitalisations: Vaccination Programme (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Vaccination continues to offer our best line of defence against hospitalisation due to covid-19. The latest data shows vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation with the omicron variant was 58% after one dose and 64% up to 24 weeks after two doses. Vaccine effectiveness against hospitalisation was 92% in the first two to four weeks after a third dose or booster and 83% after 10 or more...

Health and Social Care: Topical Questions (18 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: From the start of the pandemic, the UK has worked to support equitable access to covid-19 vaccines. It helped to establish the international joint procurement initiative COVAX, which supports higher and lower-income countries in securing the vaccines they need. As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has indicated, we are committed to delivering 100 million doses by mid-June; we had...


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