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Results 1781–1800 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patient and Public Involvement Forums (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Legislation establishes patients' forums as organisations that are independent of the National Health Service, government and the organisations that support them. The membership of patients' forums that will consist primarily of local patients will ensure that patients' forums act independently.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Prescriptions (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: In England, for 2002, 14 per cent of prescriptions dispensed in the community either attracted a charge at the point of dispensing, or were for patients who had bought prepayment certificates.

Written Answers — House of Lords: General Practitioner Incomes: Rate for Young Patients (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The formula for calculating global sum payments as part of the new contract for general medical services is based on evidence of the use of primary care by different age groups. The weight given to an age group reflects the average relative workload for practices in delivering primary care to that age group. The practices should receive fair payments for all the patients on their practice...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Poisons Information Service: Clinical Advice (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Poisons Information Services (NPIS) provides information on the management of acute poisoning to health professionals. Such advice is available by telephone or the NPIS clinical database TOXBASE (available free to National Health Service professionals online). The basis of the information provided is an expert professional review of the published literature (both clinical and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Primary Care Practices: List Size (18 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: As part of the new contract for general medical services, primary care practices will receive a proportion of their income related to the size of their practice list. The payments that relate to practice list size will be updated every three months based on data collected on practice lists at the beginning of the quarter. This means that practices that keep their practice lists up to date...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Private Patients (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Paragraph 14 of Schedule 2 to the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 sets out the responsibility for National Health Service trusts to determine their own charges as follows: "According to its functions, an NHS trust may make accommodation or services or both available for patients who give undertakings (or for whom undertakings are given) to pay, in respect of the accommodation or services (or...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Private Patients (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: National Health Service trusts are required to include their income from private patients in their audited accounts and the amount of bad debt written off for private patients. The Department of Health has not, for some years, required NHS trusts to submit trading accounts for their private patient services.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Health resource groups (HRGs) will be periodically revised to reflect changes in clinical practice and to make them more resource-homogeneous. A proportion of very specialised services will continue to be commissioned outside of payment by results, either by regional or national specialised services commissioning consortia. First-wave National Health Service foundation trusts can choose to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The contracts for National Health Service foundation trusts will be based on the national tariff, which aims to reflect the higher costs associated with a more complex case mix and should therefore be capable of providing an adequate level of reimbursement to those trusts. However, first-wave NHS foundation trusts can choose to have their baseline income guaranteed from 2004–05 to the end...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Honey (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Honey (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2243) transpose Council Directive 2001/110/EC on the labelling and specification of honey. The directive prohibits filtered and baker's honey from including supplementary information referring to its floral or vegetable origin, regional, territorial or topological origin or specific quality criteria. "Filtered" honey consists of a blend of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vitamin B6 (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The information requested is not collected centrally. The Food Standards Agency publishes advice about the use of vitamin B6 on their website at http://www.food. gov.uk.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements Directive (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The meeting was requested by the noble Lord, Lord Feldman, who attended with Mr David Tredinnick, Member of Parliament, and representatives of five groups representing consumer or industry interests. Lord Feldman and his colleagues described their concerns about the Food Supplements Directive. Representatives from the Food Standards Agency described the outcome of the meeting between industry...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Milk (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: There is no legislation requiring the declaration of country of origin on liquid milk sold at retail. However, if such information is provided it should not be false or misleading. The Food Standards Agency's advice is that milk sold as "British" must be produced from cows in the United Kingdom. The agency is not aware of any specific problems with misleading labelling of country of origin of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescription Charges (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The available information is given in the table. Year Income from Charges (England) (£ millions) 2000–01 389 2001–02 408 2002–03 423 More than 85 per cent of total charge income is collected by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors as part of the dispensing of medicines. There is no separately identifiable element of their remuneration attributable to the charge...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Morning-after Pill (12 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Guidance about the possible side effects associated with taking the morning-after pill or emergency contraceptive, Levonelle, is provided in the patient information leaflet included in the medicine pack. This includes advice on the action that should be taken if nausea and vomiting are experienced after taking Levonelle. The possible side effects of Levonelle are also included in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Staff (12 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is working on its forward plans including staffing, and these plans will be available by March 2004. The current budgeted full-time equivalent staff numbers for 2003–04 are 792.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority: Annual Report and Accounts 2003 (12 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's Twelfth annual report and accounts 2003 were laid before Parliament today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 make use of the derogation in Article 4 of the directive that allows member states to permit the continued marketing beyond 1 August 2005 of food supplements containing vitamins and minerals and their sources missing from the positive lists subject to the following conditions: that they were on the market when the directive came into force;...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fresh Frozen Plasma (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The safety of blood and blood products used in the National Health Service is of paramount importance. Although most United Kingdom sourced fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is not virally inactivated, high levels of safety are achieved by using single unit, as opposed to pooled plasma, by screening out potential high-risk donors and by testing every unit of donated blood for the presence of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements Directive (10 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: On 14 October representatives from food supplement industry trade associations met with representatives of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to discuss requirements for dossiers supporting addition of nutrient sources to the lists appended to the Food Supplements Directive. The meeting was constructive. EFSA representatives indicated that applicants should submit data establishing...


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