Results 1–20 of 570 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 Pitkeathley

Adult Social Care - Question (25 Jul 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: May I take the noble Baroness back to her reference to personal responsibility? There is a great deal of agreement across the House and elsewhere that personal responsibility is important as far as social care is concerned, but does personal responsibility extend to subsidies for those on local authority placements in nursing homes? Those paying for themselves privately are actively...

Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill - Report: Amendment 11A (to Amendment 11) (17 Jul 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: If Amendment 12 is agreed to, my successor will not be able to call Amendments 13 and 14. Clause 9: International obligations in respect of CEDAW

NHS: Future UK Trade Deals - Motion to Take Note (4 Jul 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I am always grateful for an opportunity to speak about the NHS, so I am particularly grateful to my noble friend. I am the first to admit that my commitment to the NHS is emotional or perhaps, as my noble friend said, nostalgic or romantic. I owe my life to it and never cease to be grateful, as is the noble Lord, Lord Lansley, for all the skill and support which saved my life when I...

Social Care: Free Personal Care - Question (26 Jun 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords—

Carers: Support - Question (17 Jun 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what proposals they have to guarantee support for family carers following the cuts made to local authority and voluntary sector support services.

Carers: Support - Question (17 Jun 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I thank the noble Baroness for that Answer, which I listened to with great interest. I am the first to acknowledge that much progress has been made for carers in recent years, especially winning rights for them under the Carers Act. But I wonder how the noble Baroness would respond to the carer I spoke to on Friday. She is 79, recovering from cancer that has left her with severe back pain...

Older Persons: Provision of Public Services - Motion to Take Note (13 Jun 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I too congratulate my noble friend, including on his timing, and acknowledge his long commitment to the cause of support for older people. I could not agree more with his calls for free TV licences, transport and so on, and I agree that the problem of loneliness in older people is acute. Nowhere is this seen more starkly than among carers who are themselves often elderly while...

NHS Funding: Mental Health Services - Question (1 May 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, does the Minister agree that continuity is what is important here? That means continuity of care and of services across the NHS, social care and family support. In the absence of any coherent plan for social care, which is needed by mental health patients almost as much as medical care, have we any hope of achieving this continuity? And if the Minister could say anything about the...

Business of the House - Motion on Standing Orders: Motion (4 Apr 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I am instructed by order of the House to say that the Motion “That the Question be now put” is considered a most exceptional procedure, and the House should not accept it save in circumstances where it is felt to be the only means of ensuring the proper conduct of business in the House. Further, if the Member who seeks to move it persists in his intention, the practice of the...

NHS Long Term Plan - Motion to Take Note (31 Jan 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, like many in your Lordships’ House, I owe my life to the NHS, so I am always glad of any opportunity to praise it, for which I thank my noble friend, as well as for his wonderful opening speech. I welcome any initiative that helps the NHS to thrive. I shall confine my remarks to how I believe the plan will affect the 6 million carers who underpin any service provided by national...

Sepsis: National Register - Question (30 Jan 2019)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I declare an interest as someone who luckily recovered from a total-body sepsis and organ failure. Although more attention is now being given to this devastating illness, thanks to the UK Sepsis Trust among others, I understand that in its early stages, it is very difficult to diagnose. What kind of training and awareness-raising is being given to GPs and other primary care staff to enable...

Brexit: Health and Social Care Workforce - Question (13 Dec 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, the statistics quoted by my noble friend on the Front Bench are pretty frightening, but the knock-on effects on the 6.5 million unpaid carers upon whom our health and social care system depends are even more alarming. In a recent survey, 70% of them doubted their ability to continue caring if more support, much of which comes from these care workers, is not available to them. Will...

Domestic Abuse: General Practitioner Charges - Question (15 Nov 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, further to the question put by the noble Baroness, Lady Greengross, I understand that it is becoming more common for some general practitioners to see older people with a similar illness in groups. Would this not be quite prejudicial to the idea of having a confidential interview with one’s GP if abuse has been threatened?

Benefits: Reductions - Motion to Take Note (1 Nov 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Bassam for securing this debate and I endorse his tribute to our late noble friend Baroness Hollis. I was grateful to her personally when I came into this House for her advice and for the expert tutorials that she generously provided to me. Beyond that, her support for the carers issue in opposition and in government was of great importance, both in the...

General Practitioners - Question (17 Oct 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, when the Government launched their loneliness strategy last week, we learned that one in five people at GP surgeries is there for reasons caused by loneliness. Can the Minister expand on what is being done to change GPs’ training so that they can deal with such problems, or—following his answer to the previous question— on what other clinicians and associated professionals...

Personal Social Care: Funding - Question (16 Oct 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: May I press the Minister further on his Answer to my noble friend about the consideration of free personal care? Those of us who were at the memorial for Lord Sutherland earlier today remember that he chaired a Royal Commission that came up with a proposal for free personal care. Sadly it was not implemented then, nor has it been implemented by any of the endless reports we have had on this...

Adult Social Care - Question (11 Jul 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I welcome the Green Paper but it is only a Green Paper. Does the Minister have any assessment of how long it will be before legislative changes can be brought in to make new initiatives a reality?

Carers Action Plan 2018-20: Supporting Carers Today - Motion to Take Note (21 Jun 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Redfern, for securing this debate, for her introduction and for reminding us how personal caring is to most of us. Most of us will either be a carer, have been a carer, expect to be a carer or certainly know someone who is. That is hardly surprising since, today, 6,000 new people, new carers, will take up their role throughout the United...

Long-term Plan for the NHS - Statement (19 Jun 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, in the Statement the Minister referred to full integration between health and social care. Does he mean full integration of services, work force and budgets? If so, is he confident that it can be done without the kinds of reorganisation that all of us dread?

Carers: Health and Well-being - Question (12 Jun 2018)

Baroness Pitkeathley: To ask Her Majesty’s Government, in the light of the results of the 2011 Census that showed that those caring for 50 hours per week or more are twice as likely to be in poor health as non-carers, what steps they are taking to improve the mental and physical health and well-being of carers.

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