Results 141–160 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

Health and Social Care Bill (16 Jun 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, it is very difficult to get this right without sounding like a creep and being patronising, but I want to thank Ministers for the consideration that they have given to this Bill—it is about 300 amendments that we have collectively put forward. The noble Baroness, Lady Howarth, described the eight days in Grand Committee as group work. She is right. There is something deliciously...

Health: Maternity Services (16 Jul 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, following the point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, about student midwives, I was interested to hear the Minister say that she believed there were more student places. That does not coincide with the reply given to one of her honourable friends in the House of Commons, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which states clearly that the number of training places fell...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (11 Dec 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on his opening speech and on his leadership in taking forward the review of the NHS. Its concentration on quality is already proving to be a strong motivating force within the NHS workforce. I share many of the views and the aspirations of the noble Lord, Lord Warner, as well his concerns, but sadly I do not agree with his enthusiasm for the NHS...

Health Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (6 May 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, like my noble friend Lord Howe I am no advocate of smoking. Until recently I was a trustee of Cancer Research UK. Before that, I was a member of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, which was one of two partners that joined in a successful merger. Cancer Research UK is the biggest cancer charity in the world, bigger than those in the United States or anywhere else. To sustain that, it...

Health Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (9 Nov 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I remember the tremendous struggle six years ago to get the principles of foundation trusts through in the legislation. There is nothing that so warms the heart than the sinner who repents, and I think we give the noble Lord, Lord Warner, absolute absolution because so much has happened in six years. We now have Monitor, terms of authorisation, the mandatory services schedule,...

Health Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (9 Nov 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: Does the noble Baroness agree that they had not actually been put into practice, so we did not know the results that would come from that legislation?

Health Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (9 Nov 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I am very conscious that when I spoke in the previous debate, I did not fully declare my interest. I said that I work for the NHS, but I believe that I should have said that I run my company, which is called Cumberlege Connections. Motion on Amendment 13 Moved by Baroness Thornton That the House do agree with the Commons in their Amendment 13.

Equality Bill: Second Reading (Continued) (15 Dec 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I start by declaring an interest. When one sees the Bill's protected characteristics, including gender, marital status, age, religion or belief, disability, race and so on, one could perhaps, like most of your Lordships, declare multiple interests. However, I have carried out some training for members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales through my company,...

House of Lords: Peerages — Question (19 Jul 2010)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, returning to the Question, does the noble Lord agree that the profile of nursing has changed dramatically in the past 10 to 15 years? We have nurse prescribing and nurses dealing with very complex long-term conditions. We have nurses taking direct referrals from patients. Much more than that, nurses are now taking strategic decisions in universities, in the Armed Forces, in prison...

Health: Osteoporosis — Question (19 Oct 2010)

Baroness Cumberlege: To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the number of fractures which result from osteoporosis.

Health: Osteoporosis — Question (19 Oct 2010)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank my noble friend for his comprehensive reply and welcome the progress that has been made. We must bear in mind that last year alone, some 65,000 people were admitted to hospitals for hip fractures, which represents an increase of 17 per cent on the previous decade and is one of the highest figures in Europe. Will my noble friend ensure that the outcomes framework currently...

Health and Social Care Bill — Second Reading (Continued) (11 Oct 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I declare an interest as executive director of Cumberlege Connections, which is a training organisation. I am also a fellow of three royal colleges and have associations with a number of health charities. "The GPs of the future ...working closely with social services, should have a wonderful chance to organise the complete care of the community". Those are not my words but those of...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (1st Day) (25 Oct 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, this is the first time that I have entered this Committee debate, so I declare an interest as the executive director of Cumberlege Connections, which is a training company. I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Owen, for mentioning micromanagement, because a lot of our debate stretches beyond just the accountability of the Secretary of State to the organisations that are going...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (1st Day) (25 Oct 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: That is true up to a point, but can you imagine, when the Secretary of State receives that information, that he will do nothing about it? That would be extremely unlikely. The other thing I would like to say is about the comments of the noble Lord, Lord Hennessy, on ambiguity and clarity. It seems quite strange to put a word into this Bill that is archaic and no longer used. It no longer...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (2 Nov 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I should like to ask a few questions about Amendment 10A. I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Finlay, for her introduction, but we do not yet have a precise definition of what she means by area-based populations. All sorts of different services have different catchment areas. At the beginning, the noble Baroness cited family planning services. She said that she felt that perhaps it was...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (2 Nov 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I would like to make a contribution. I was very interested that the noble Lord, Lord Warner, said in his introduction that he felt that integration was sometimes used as a defence against competition. He cited Kaiser Permanente, as did the noble Lord, Lord Patel. Closer to home, I was really interested to see that Assura Cambridge-Assura is an independent company-was involved in an...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (4th Day) (9 Nov 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I very strongly support the spirit of Clause 4, and I oppose the amendment that the clause should no longer stand part of the Bill. I accept that it could be amended and could be clearer, but I want to hold to its spirit. In the past I have put down six amendments to two major health Bills in an attempt to achieve something similar to what is in Clause 4. I have to say that my...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (4th Day) (9 Nov 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thought that that was the whole purpose of Committee stage. This stage is intended to question some of these concerns and to see whether a resolution can be achieved.

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (4th Day) (9 Nov 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: I am very grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Williams, who has put the matter eloquently and correctly. I am very much in favour of my noble friend's wish to try to get some negotiation. As the noble Baroness said, many of us feel that that is the way forward. This is a difficult issue. It is trying to get the balance right between, on the one hand, the accountability and responsibilities...

Health and Social Care Bill: Committee (4th Day) (9 Nov 2011)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I have not seen any evidence from MORI or any other polling organisation that has put that question to the public, so it is left in the air. I have seen the MORI poll that very recently showed that 88 per cent of people who were questioned said that doctors were the most trusted profession to tell the truth, whereas only 14 per cent thought that the truth was told by politicians. I...


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