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Results 1701–1720 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fungal Diseases (4 Feb 2004)

Lord Warner: The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has a national mycology reference centre, at Bristol, and two HPA regional laboratories (at Manchester and Cardiff) which have a special interest and capabilities in mycology. Most National Health Service pathology services have a microbiology laboratory which is able to test for fungal infections to meet local clinical demand.

Written Answers — House of Lords: vCJD: Blood Transfusions and Haemophilia Patients (2 Feb 2004)

Lord Warner: Information on the number of haemophilia patients who in the course of their treatment have been given blood from donors with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is not currently known.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Exercise Referral Schemes: National Quality Assurance Framework (2 Feb 2004)

Lord Warner: This information is not held centrally, as it is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs) in conjunction with local partners to fund such schemes according to local priorities and in accordance with the National Quality Assurance Framework for Exercise Referral published in April 2001. Copies are available in the Library. A survey on obesity management in the United Kingdom, published in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: vCJD and HIV: Public Expenditure (26 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: Information on social security benefits expenditure on patients who have died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) or HIV/AIDS is not available in the form requested. The information requested for HIV treatment is not available centrally. The sums allocated by the Department of Health to the National Health Service for HIV/AIDS treatment and care in England for the past five years...

Written Answers — House of Lords: vCJD: UK Cases (26 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The information, as supplied by the National CJD Surveillance Unit, Edinburgh, is shown in the table. It provides information on the 103 definite cases of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) where the diagnosis has been pathologically confirmed. There are another 42 probable cases of vCJD, including six who are still alive, where neuropathological confirmation is either absent or...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sexual Health and HIV: Independent Advisory Group's Recommendations (26 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV has met four times. The group's recommendations have been collated within its Response to the Health Select Committee Report on Sexual Health, published on 15 January 2004. Reports containing the group's recommendations will also be available on the Department of Health website. The Government are considering the recommendations made by...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Research Ethics Committees (26 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: In 1991 the Department of Health issued revised guidelines on the establishment, role and functions of local research ethics committees (LRECs) in the National Health Service. These guidelines imposed strict criteria on how LRECs conduct their business and provided clear lines of accountability. The guidelines were replaced in 2001 by the Governance arrangements for NHS research ethics...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medication Reviews for Older People (26 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The National Service Framework (NSF) for Older People requires medication reviews to be carried out for all people over 75 years at least once a year and those taking more than four or more medicines to have a review every six months. It is for strategic health authorities to monitor progress against delivery of the NSF milestones. The Department of Health does not collect data centrally on...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Human Reproductive Cloning (26 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Human Reproductive Cloning Act 2001 makes it an offence to place in a woman a human embryo which has been created other than by fertilisation. The Act provides for up to 10 years' imprisonment and an unlimited fine on conviction. The Government have no plans to increase the penalty.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Delayed Discharges (Continuing Care) Directions (22 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: Guidance issued in support of the implementation of the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc.) Act made it clear that an assessment notification cannot be issued to social services if the appropriate continuing care assessment has not been carried out. The Delayed Discharges (Continuing Care) Directions will strengthen the legal framework for ensuring that an assessment for fully funded...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Cash Plan Providers (20 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health does not collect information on: (a) contributions from not-for-profit providers of health cash plans in support of the National Health Service; or (b) numbers of individuals who benefit from such plans. The department has no plans to publicise or encourage the development of health cash plans.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicinal Products: Clinical Trials (20 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The full title of the Clinical Trials Directive (2001/20/EC) is "Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States relating to the implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use". It applies only to the conduct of clinical...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chiropodists and Podiatrists: Medicines Dispensing (16 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: State registered chiropodists/podiatrists have long-standing exemptions under medicines legislation which allow them to sell or supply a specified range of medicines direct to their patients. They are able to sell or supply any general sale List (GSL) product for external use provided the medicine is pre-packed and the supply is in the course of their professional practice. The Medicines and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Obesity (16 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: Figures for the percentage of children in England who are obese, as defined by the 95th body mass index (BMI) percentiles of the United Kingdom reference curves, in relation to socio-economic status are available based on data from the Health Survey for England and are shown in the table. No figures are available for the percentage of young children who are malnourished. Prevalence of child...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Obesity (16 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Government have supported the work of the Obesity Awareness and Solutions Trust (TOAST) over two years through the Department of Health's Section 64 Grant Scheme. The National Obesity Awareness Week is part of TOAST's healthy living events outlined in their action plan. Funding ceased in March 2003 and TOAST has submitted an application for further funding under the Section 64 Grant...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Obesity (16 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Priorities and Planning Framework for 2003–06 includes targets for reducing coronary heart disease. One of these targets requires practice-based registers (for patients with coronary heart disease and diabetes) and systematic treatment regimes, including appropriate advice on diet, physical activity and smoking. This also covers the majority of patients at high risk of coronary heart...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Alcohol Misuse: Impact on Emergency Services (15 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit recently published an interim analytical report detailing the evidence they have examined on the harms which can be associated with alcohol misuse, including the impact on a range of public services. This will be the evidence base for the Government's Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England. We welcome all contributions, such as the Alcohol Harm...

Written Answers — House of Lords: vCJD and HIV/AIDS (15 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: As at 5 January 2004, 139 people had died of definite or probable variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in the United Kingdom. As at 30 September 2003, there have been 15,439 deaths recorded in the UK with or without AIDS in HIV-infected individuals since the start of the epidemic.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Obesity (15 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) discussed its forward work plan in September 2003. Various topics, including obesity, were discussed. A general summary of the committee's discussions and a formal work plan will be placed on the SACN website following the next committee meeting in February 2004.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Obesity (15 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Health Development Agency (HDA) has indeed taken into account the full range of weight management and reduction options in its recent review of the literature in this area. Both the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the HDA follow an open and transparent methodology where high quality evidence is extensively gathered in order to assess the effectiveness of...


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