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Results 1721–1740 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Height and Weight Monitoring (14 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: Height and weight measurements in early childhood form a part of the child health surveillance programme. Intervals between checks are determined by the primary health care team in the light of professional judgement. Height and weight monitoring after school entry is undertaken on a selective basis when there is concern about a child's health or growth.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chemical and Biological Weapons (14 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: There has been no occurrence of marburg, tularemia or plague as biological weapons and therefore the characteristics of the agents as naturally occurring infections are given in the answer as follows. Marburg Marburg virus disease does not occur naturally in the United Kingdom. Symptoms include headaches, fever, muscle pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, haemorrhaging, conjunctivitis, sensitivity to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Service Framework for Children (13 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Children's National Service Framework (NSF) will set standards for children's and young people's services. The standards will outline what support should be available to children and their parents in managing a wide range of conditions and problems. This will emphasise the promotion of evidence-based clinical guidelines and will provide examples of good practice. In addition, the NSF will...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Service Framework for Children (13 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: It is not intended that the Children's National Service Framework will set standards for the treatment of specific conditions, but rather will outline what support should be available to children and their parents in managing a whole range of problems, including continence problems. In doing so it will emphasise the promotion of evidence-based clinical guidelines and provide examples of good...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled Young People: John Grooms Inquiry (12 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: We have considered the report carefully. Our assessment is that it highlights a range of areas in which services for disabled people need to be improved. The Government recognise this fully and we are pursuing policies vigorously to enhance the position of disabled people. The reply of 12 June given by my noble friend Lady Andrews emphasised a range of measures we are taking to improve...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Service Framework for Children (12 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The National Service Framework for Children will set standards relating to health and to social care services for children and young people and will also cover prevention, including the prevention of obesity. Guidelines for child health surveillance will be included in the NSF, and height and weight measurement will be a part of the pre-school surveillance programme.

Written Answers — House of Lords: IVF: Techniques and Research (8 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The provision of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and storage of gametes (eggs and sperm) and embryos in the United Kingdom is regulated by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). No clinic can provide such services without a licence from the HFEA. Before any new treatment technique is permitted, the HFEA looks at evidence either from animal studies or clinical data from the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vaccines: Unlicensed Use (8 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: A doctor, to fulfil special needs, who orders or prescribes an unlicensed vaccine for use by his individual patients, or who orders or prescribes the use of a licensed vaccine outside the conditions of its marketing authorisation, does so on his/her direct personal responsibility. He/she may be liable if it were shown that the use of the product on the particular patient was negligent. In...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Employment of South African Medical Personnel (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health does not have any immediate intention to request a report from management at the Southport and Ormskirk Hospital on the employment of South African surgeons supplied by NETcare. The British Orthopaedic Association asked for the department's comments on issues raised in a letter to it from a group of local orthopaedic consultants. These were addressed in writing....

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Employment of South African Medical Personnel (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health has no such plans at present.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Professions Council: Chiropody and Podiatry (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: When completing an application all candidates, including those applying under the transitional provisions, have to supply a character reference and a health reference. In addition, applicants seeking registration under the transitional provisions also have to provide a specific "grandparenting reference" which supports their claim to have practised the profession for which they are applying...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Professions Council: Chiropody and Podiatry (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: A person commits an offence under Article 39(1) of the Health Professions Order 2001 (2002 No.254) if, with intent to deceive (whether expressly or by implication), he falsely represents himself to possess qualifications in a relevant profession. Article 39(4) of the Health Professions Order makes it an offence for a person to procure, or try to procure fraudulently the making, amendment,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Diabetic Patients: Chiropody and Podiatry (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: If care was provided under National Health Service arrangements the person could make a complaint in the knowledge that, if a satisfactory response was not given by the local trust, the person could seek independent review of the case and, if still dissatisfied, refer to the Health Service Ombudsman. Any allegation that a chiropodist or podiatrist is unfit to practise may be referred to the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Digital Hearing Aids (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The price of £2,500 for a digital hearing aid was the price charged by private sector dispensers, and includes service costs for assessment, fitting and follow up appointments, general business overheads, marketing and profit margin. The factors that influenced the reduction in cost of digital hearing aids to the National Health Service were: the development of a single procurement system...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cochlear Implants (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The price of cochlear implants may reduce when implant activity is sufficiently co-ordinated to allow increased purchasing leverage with suppliers. The configuration of cochlear implant centres is decided by National Health Service commissioners together with their providers; however such decisions will not be solely based on questions of cost but will take into account other matters such as...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Stem Cell Research (7 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The creation of gametes is not, in itself, an activity that requires a licence from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). However, the use of these gametes to create an embryo would require a licence from the authority. Prior to issuing any licence for the creation of an embryo for use in treatment or research, the HFEA would have to be satisfied that the techniques used...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria (6 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The following tables provide details of laboratory confirmed salmonella, verocytotoxin-producing e.coli O157, and listeria monocytogenes infections in humans in England and Wales 1993–2003. Laboratory confirmed cases of Salmonella infection in humans—Faecal and unknown reports excluding S.Typhi and S.Paratyphi—England and Wales 1993–2003 Year S.Typhimurium S.Enteritidis Other...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Salmonella, E.coli and Listeria (6 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: This information is not available. The source of illness can generally be determined only when two or more cases are linked (an outbreak). The vast majority of cases of infection due to salmonella, e.coli and listeria do not occur as part of an outbreak and it is impossible to determine how they arose, or indeed whether they were food-borne.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Passive Smoking (5 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Government are taking action at a national level to raise public awareness of the health risks associated with second-hand smoke. This summer the Department of Health launched its first ever television campaign that highlights the risks of second-hand smoke. This campaign was extended this month to cinema, press and billboards. We have always said that completely smoke-free places are the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition: Carbohydrates (5 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: The Government take an evidence-based approach on nutrition and health, based on the wealth of scientific evidence rather than individual studies. We take our advice from the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, and bodies such as the Health Development Agency and the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. The Health Development Agency will be able to advise on the effectiveness...


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