Results 241–260 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

School Funding (7 May 2003)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I begin by declaring an interest. I chair two panels which recommend the level of county councillors' remuneration. Like other noble Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Hanningfield for securing this debate, which is not only very interesting but important. After all, children make up 16 per cent of the population but 100 per cent of our future. There can be few who are more...

Maternity Services (15 Jan 2003)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I should like to conclude this debate by thanking all noble Lords who have taken part. It has been a wise and interesting debate that has highlighted the great strengths of this House. In particular, I thank the Minister for his full response to the vast majority of our questions. There is no doubt about his personal commitment to the matter, and I thank him for that. I welcome the...

Maternity Services (15 Jan 2003)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I did not use the word "targets" in my speech. I asked what action the Government are taking to reduce the numbers of sections and, as a result of their actions, when they expect to see a decline in the rate.

Maternity Services (15 Jan 2003)

Baroness Cumberlege: rose to call attention to the quality of provision for maternity services in the United Kingdom; and to move for Papers. My Lords, I start by declaring an interest in that I am a vice-president of the Royal College of Midwives and a patron of the National Childbirth Trust—two very remarkable organisations. Together with the distinguished noble Lord, Lord Patel, I am a vice-chairman of the...

Cancer Care (17 Jun 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, is the Minister aware that the Scottish medicine consortium has recommended that Glyvec, a drug for chronic myeloid leukaemia, is to be made available to all Scottish sufferers, whereas the recommendation from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence is that its use should be limited to patients only in an advanced stage of leukaemia? Is that a case of postcode prescribing? If...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (16 May 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, throughout its passage I have consistently tried to get the word "duty" on to the face of the Bill. I was delighted to hear the noble Lord, Lord Walton, say that the Minister has had talks with the heads of medical schools. I understand that the Minister may give noble Lords some words of comfort, which to some extent I welcome. Words of comfort can evaporate in the mists of time....

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (29 Apr 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I support Amendments Nos. 5, 8 and 11. I have examined some of the consultation documents that were generated by PCGs when they sought PCT status. Many of them are excellent and are full of hope and commitment. However, I could find little mention of a serious intent to include teaching and research, save for specifically financed pilot projects. If the NHS Plan is to be...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (29 Apr 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I am reluctant to enter the debate, particularly as it concerns structure, because, in his reply to my noble friend Lord Peyton, I felt the Minister's finger on my collar. In previous times, when I was in government, we also reorganised. I hope that the Minister will remember our debates in Committee, when I sought strongly to get politicians out of meddling with the National Health...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (18 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: I thank the Minister for such a clear exposition of how this matter will work in terms of the public health function. However, I am concerned about one point. The Minister said that at the PCT level the public health officer may not be a doctor—it could be anybody. Obviously it would be someone with a good qualification, but not a medical qualification. Is that a wise move? I understand...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (18 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: What is very good about this amendment is that it uses the words "a duty", and therefore imposes an obligation. In his reply, the Minister seems to have rested his case on the fact that the strategic health authorities will do the monitoring. However, is that not trying to put right something once it has happened? It is very difficult to do that in research because research has to be...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (18 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: I believe that to be the case. The Minister will tell us the definitive answer. As I understand it, there are designated primary care trusts that are specific for teaching. The amendment of the noble Baroness, Lady Northover, is to try and get teaching throughout the whole of the National Health Service. I very much support that. In Committee, probing amendments are sometimes put down. Other...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (14 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: I thank all Members of the Committee who have taken part in the debate. It has been an interesting debate, especially in its historical context. I particularly thank those who attached their names to the amendments. One of the points made by the noble Lord, Lord Desai—who unfortunately has had to leave—is particularly worth mentioning. It really is fairly disgraceful that the cases of...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (14 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: However the agency or corporation worked would depend entirely on its rules of engagement. The amendment gives power to the Secretary of State to draw up an agreed constitution. Foundation trusts could be set free but for how long? When will there be intervention? When will the Secretary of State decide that a trust's performance is not up to scratch? What will be the criteria? Many of us are...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (14 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: moved Amendment No. 1: Before Clause 1, insert the following new clause— :TITLE3:"National Health Service Agency for England NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE AGENCY FOR ENGLAND (1) There shall be a body corporate to be known as the National Health Service Agency for England (referred to in this Act as "the English Agency") for the purpose of carrying out the functions transferred or assigned to it...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (14 Mar 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: Before I speak to my amendments, I declare an interest as a board director of Huntsworth plc, as an associate of Quo Health, as an unpaid chair of St George's Medical School, and I am involved in a number of charities, also unpaid. In moving Amendment No. 1, I shall speak also to Amendments Nos. 2 to 6. I do so with great optimism. I have no doubt whatever that the Minister will embrace them...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (31 Jan 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, before we leave the subject, one of the concerns of the regulatory bodies is that no examples are given. Perhaps the Minister can come back at Committee stage and give some examples. I understand that his right honourable friend wrote yesterday to the General Dental Council, which had asked about the use of the direction-making power. His noble friend said that that power would be...

National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Bill (31 Jan 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I chair the medical school council of St George's Hospital, and once a year I make a fairly feeble attempt to thank them for all that they do. Tonight is the night. So I am afraid that I shall not be able to stay, possibly not even to listen to the right reverend Prelate the Bishop of Birmingham and some other noble Lords. However, I shall read Hansard diligently. I shall also...

Nurse Prescribing (24 Jan 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, before beginning my speech, I should just like to declare an interest. I am a vice-president of the Royal College of Nursing, and of the Royal College of Midwives and patron of the Association for Nurse Prescribing. I thank my noble friend Lord Soulsby for initiating this debate, not least because it has given us the opportunity to listen to the noble Baroness, Lady Pitkeathley. I...

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease (24 Jan 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: asked Her Majesty's Government: How they view the inter-relationship between treatment of diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Diabetes and Coronary Heart Disease (24 Jan 2002)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Is he aware that on average it takes between nine and 12 years to diagnose someone with type 2 diabetes, the form suffered by the vast majority of those affected, by which time as many as half will suffer complications such as cardiovascular disease? Given the financial and human costs of that late identification, can the Minister give an...


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