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Results 1741–1760 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Health Service: Doctors (5 Jan 2004)

Lord Warner: There are no rules which require a doctor to work in the National Health Service after receiving state-funded medical education. Data from the Medical Careers Research Group show that over successive cohorts of doctors from 1974 onward, 89 per cent of home graduates were working in United Kingdom medicine after both five and 10 years.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Carers (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Regulation 14(8) of the Domiciliary Care Agencies Regulations 2003 requires agencies to make suitable arrangements, by training or other measures, to ensure that domiciliary care workers operate a safe system of working, including in relation to lifting and moving service users. National minimum standards on domiciliary care are taken into account by the National Care Standards Commission in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Health Service: Waiting Times (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Waiting times information is collected from all National Health Service trusts and primary care trusts where these organisations provide either a consultant-led inpatient service or a consultant-led outpatient service or both. The information is collected at speciality level and covers waits for elective inpatient admission and first consultant outpatient appointment following general...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Health Service: Waiting Times (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The current outpatient waiting time target applies to patients waiting for their first outpatient appointment with a consultant following a general practitioner or general dental practitioner does not include consultant-to-consultant, nurse-to-consultant or any other referrals.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Darent Valley Hospital PFI (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: In 1997 Carillion was awarded the contract for the Dartford and Gravesham National Health Service Trust private finance initiative project, now known as the Darent Valley Hospital. They invested £4.1 million in the project company established to carry out the contract. In November 2003 Carillion announced that it had sold its share of the investment in the Darent Valley Hospital PFI scheme...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Huntington's Disease (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: In 2002–03 the Medical Research Council spent around £2 million on research into Huntington's disease. The Wales Gene Park, funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the Department of Trade and Industry, has a programme of work on neurogenetics and neuropsychiatric genetics. Currently research is focused on a number of disorders including Huntington's disease. The Department of Health is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Huntington's Disease (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Office for National Statistics estimates that there are about 176 deaths each year from Huntington's disease. The Huntington's Disease Association estimates that it affects around one person in 10,000 in the United Kingdom.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Huntington's Disease (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The organisations currently giving support to those suffering from Huntington's disease are the National Health Service and social services. Additional support is given by the Huntington's Disease Association, a voluntary organisation.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Obesity (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Figures from the Health Survey for England, which each year surveys a sample of the general population, are set out in the table. Overall numbers of the population who are overweight or obese have been estimated from the health survey only for 2001. The table also gives the proportion of men and women who were overweight or obese in 1991, when the survey began, and 2001 and the percentage...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: We are aware of the conclusions reached in this paper that further research work is needed before conclusions can be reached about the long-term safety and efficacy of very-low carbohydrate weight loss diets. Government advice based on current scientific and medical opinion remains that the population should consume a balanced diet which is rich in carbohydrates and low in saturated fat.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Food Standards Agency is in touch with the American authorities on their work in this area.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Professions Council: Grandparenting Procedure (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: It is for the Health Professions Council (HPC) to set its transitional procedures (commonly known as "grandparenting") in accordance with the Health Professions Order 2001. These provide for each application received under the transitional provisions to be scrutinised by two HPC assessors, one clinical and one academic, from the applicant's profession. If the opinion of the two assessors...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medical Training (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Although the Government set the target intake to medical school, all aspects of selection and admission are the responsibility of individual universities and medical schools. There is no upper age limit for entering medical school. In 1999, after a period of consultation, the Council of Heads of Medical Schools (CHMS) produced a set of guiding principles for the admission of medical students....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Department of Health: Purchase of Alcohol (18 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: There are no specific arrangements for the purchasing of beer, wine and spirits. During the financial year 2002–03 a total of £850 was spent on these products.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Speech Therapy (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are implementing a range of measures to recruit more healthcare professionals, including speech and language therapists. These include improving pay and conditions, encouraging the National Health Service to become a better, more flexible and diverse employer, increasing training, investing in childcare and continuing professional development, attracting back returners and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescription Charges (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The data available in England are in respect of the total number of items prescribed in Wales and dispensed in the community in England. Data in respect of items prescribed in England and dispensed in Wales are a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescription Charges (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health has regular contacts with the National Assembly for Wales at all levels on a wide range of health issues. However, prescription charges and exemption arrangements within Wales are a matter for the National Assembly itself.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Hospital Waiting Lists (16 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: For England waiting times information is collected from all National Health Service trusts and primary care trusts where these organisations provide either a consultant-led inpatient service or a consultant-led outpatient service or both. The information is collected at specialty level and covers waits for elective inpatient admission and first consultant outpatient appointment following...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Botulinum Toxin: Testing (15 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) evaluates data submitted in support of applications for clinical trials and marketing authorisation applications. The MHRA works to agreed Home Office principles on animal welfare in the assessment of safety. Regulatory guidelines allow the use of alternatives to animal tests where appropriate, and when the alternative technique...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Bioterrorism: Contingency Plans (15 Dec 2003)

Lord Warner: Last December, we announced the steps that the Department of Health was taking to strengthen our plans against any deliberate release of biological agents, including smallpox. That announcement included three main components: improved vaccine stocks; a plan of action; and a cohort of immunised staff. We have no evidence of a specific threat of smallpox attack on the United Kingdom. However,...


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