Results 121–140 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Cumberlege

National Health Service (9 Mar 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: rose to call attention to Her Majesty's Government's plans for the National Health Service; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I start by declaring an interest: I chair St George's, University of London; I am a senior associate of the King's Fund; and I have other connections with the National Health Service. For most of my life, the health service has been my life. I grew up in it and, like...

National Health Service (9 Mar 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I have a few minutes before the next debate; I know that this is a timed debate. I thank all noble Lords who have taken part. It has been a wise, wonderful and, on occasion, very humorous debate. I would like to reflect what my noble friend Lord Selsdon said—that seldom in this House do we sit through a debate without learning a lot, and today has been one of those occasions on...

National Patient Safety Agency (27 Mar 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, in the light of the reorganisations that are going on in the National Health Service, will the noble Lord assure us that the NPSA will continue at least for the life of this Parliament?

Assisted Dying for the Terminally Ill Bill [HL] (12 May 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I should like to begin with a quote from Woody Allen, who said: "I am not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens". I share that view because dying is not for wimps. In the opening lines of her very charming novel, Miss Garnet's Angel, Salley Vickers wrote: "Death is outside of life, but it alters it. It leaves a hole in the fabric of things which those who are...

Health Bill (19 Jun 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I declare an interest as a trustee of Cancer Research UK. It is the biggest cancer charity in the world and it employs more than 3,000 scientists, doctors and nurses, mostly in this country but also abroad. I was very interested in some of the points put forward by the noble Lord, Lord Stoddart, that in fact doctors are not always right. Of course, that is absolutely true. I do,...

NHS: Treatment of Patients with FGM (25 Jul 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, how many prosecutions have been brought and how many have been successful?

NHS: Community Hospitals and Maternity Units (30 Oct 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy towards community hospitals and maternity units. My Lords, I start by thanking noble Lords for taking part in this short debate and the Minister for answering it. He is after all, according to the Health Service Journal, the fifth most powerful person in the NHS, so I am sure he will be able to answer my questions, of which I have...

Health: MRSA (8 Feb 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, according tothe European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, most of Europe is managing MRSA better than we are. Does the Minister not think it shameful that we are rated alongside Greece and just above Portugal, Malta and Cyprus? Does he agree with Professor Gemmell, an expert in this field, that we need lower bed occupancy rates and a higher ratio of staff to patients?...

Health: Specialist Nurses (1 May 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Masham, for initiating this debate. As always, her contribution is timely, and grounded in compelling personal testimony. I have been a long-time admirer of the nursing profession, and my report, Neighbourhood Nursing, published 20 years ago, first mooted the idea of nurse prescribing, a concept which, to their credit, successive Governments...

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (20 Jun 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Campbell of Surbiton, on a very courageous speech, and I look forward very much to the speech of the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, of Bromley-by-Bow, whose centre is a national inspiration which is led by an inspired leader. Like many parliamentarians I started my public life in local government. At the age of 22, I stood for election to the...

Smoking: Churches and Cathedrals (16 Jul 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will exempt churches and cathedrals from the requirement to display "no smoking" signs.

Smoking: Churches and Cathedrals (16 Jul 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Is she aware that in 1650 the Catholic Church passed a papal bull that prohibited smoking in churches and cathedrals and the taking of snuff? For over 400 years, that law has been obeyed without the need for any signs. Will the Minister revisit the very prescriptive guidance that is given to churches and places of worship in smoke-free England...

NHS: Osteoporosis Services (25 Oct 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I would like to thank the noble Baroness, Lady Quin, for securing this debate, for her clear exposition of the issues involved and for her prompt that I should mention that I am co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Osteoporosis. I am delighted to see the noble Baroness, Lady Royall, on the Front Bench. I know that she is extremely sincere and hard working and tries to be...

Debate on the Address (8 Nov 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Darzi, on his speech. I am delighted to see him here at the Dispatch Box. Before I address the issues in the Queen's Speech, I shall mention his interim report, Our NHS, Our Future, to which he referred in his opening speech today. It is said that this report had to be hurried. None the less, it is very interesting, because it comes from a...

Social Care: Adults (12 Dec 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords—

Medical Education (4 Feb 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their plan to manage postgraduate medical education.

Medical Education (4 Feb 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that comprehensive reply. Bearing in mind the great complexity of and, indeed, the tragic history of the department in attempting to manage medical careers, will the Government accept Sir John Tooke's 47th recommendation—that a new body, NHS Medical Education England, be formed to co-ordinate and maintain standards across the country, as has proved so...

Medical Careers: Tooke Report (13 Mar 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, it was very sad that we were jumped on by Northern Rock. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, on his perseverance in getting this debate and on his clear and compelling introduction. Sir John Tooke and his panel have been likened to a team who arrive at the scene of a terrible air crash. There are bodies, blood and wreckage everywhere and the air is filled with rumour,...

Health and Social Care Bill (25 Mar 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I declare a number of health interests, unpaid, save for my company, Cumberlege Connections. I thank the Minister for taking this Bill through your Lordships' House, and for the clear and concise way in which he introduced it. It is long and it is complicated. With the Minister's professional background and his responsibility for reviewing the NHS, we could not have a more...

Health and Social Care Bill (16 Jun 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I have added my name to the first of these amendments, which is of a slightly different order from the other more prescriptive amendments in the group. I think it right that not only the Secretary of State but future Secretaries of State should be reminded of the three different spheres, as described by my noble friend. In his customary way he has fashioned an amendment which would...


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