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Results 1821–1840 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Drinking Water: Fluoride (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The study has been completed and is now the subject of a peer review process. We plan to publish this as soon as possible.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Patient and Public Involvement: Government Response to Select Committee (22 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the seventh report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on patient and public involvement in the NHS, Cm 6005, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Waiting Lists (13 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government have introduced a number of measures to reduce waiting lists. These include: £50 million to tackle long waiting lists and times in National Health Service orthopaedic services; £56 million to end long waits for NHS cataract operations. No cataract patient will wait more than three months by December 2004, with most areas achieving this by the summer of 2004; the extension of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (13 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Secretary of State for Health has exercised the powers of direction in Sections 17 and 97C(8) of the National Health Service Act 1977 to require primary care trusts to make certain sums paid to them available for the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance in relation to technology appraisals within three months of the issuing of the guidance. The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Finance Initiative: Acute Hospitals (10 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: Eight private finance initiative contracts for acute hospital projects over £10 million have been signed since May 2001. These are listed as follows: National Health Service Trust Capital Value £ million Financial Close Dudley Group of Hospitals 137 01/05/2001 Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre 37 20/04/2002 Gloucestershire Hospitals 32 01/05/2002 Leeds Teaching...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Costs and Income (10 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: National Health Service trusts are required to recover full costs, including apportioned overheads and apportioned capital charges, from the charges they make for services offered to private patients. NHS trusts have the powers to generate income in order to benefit their core NHS services in accordance with Section 7 of the Health and Medicines Act 1998.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Private Patient Charging (9 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: National Health Service trusts should not cross-subsidise private sector work from the NHS.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Older People: Mortality Rates and Weather Conditions (9 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Office for National Statistics routinely publishes weekly estimates of deaths registered in England and Wales. These indicated 907 more deaths registered in the week ending 15 August, which included the day on which the hottest temperature was recorded. During the majority of other weeks in the summer, numbers of deaths registered were below the seasonal average. On average, 34 per cent...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Blood Transfusions: Risks (8 Oct 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: Smallpox (8 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: Routine smallpox vaccination stopped in 1971. Fifty five per cent of the population were born before 1971 and the uptake of vaccine in the immediate years preceding this stoppage was 35 to 40 per cent. The estimate for the proportion of the current United Kingdom population now who have ever been vaccinated is about a third. No laboratory test to measure the immunological response, most...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Dentistry (18 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Subject to the will of Parliament, the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill will give primary care trusts new duties for commissioning local National Health Service dental services. Primary care trusts will have a duty to secure the provision of primary dental services either through contracts with individual practices or by providing services themselves. With these...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pension Scheme: Valuation Report 1994–99 (17 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: We have now received and accepted the report of the Government Actuary on his investigation of the National Health Service Pension Scheme in England and Wales for the period 1 April 1994 to 31 March 1999. The report confirms that the rate of employer contributions should be 14 per cent from 1 April 2003. Copies of the report have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mental Health Services: Report (16 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Yesterday we issued the 13th report prepared pursuant to Section 11 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 as amended, on development of services for people with a mental illness in England. The report sets out the current policy and the developments in mental health services that have taken place since the 12th report. Copies of Development of Services...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Radiological Protection Board (10 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Health Protection Agency was established as a special health authority on 1 April this year and works in partnership with the National Radiological Protection Board. As announced in November 2002, we intend to introduce legislation to establish the agency as a non-departmental public body as soon as parliamentary time allows. We intend that the non-departmental public body will take...

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

Lord Warner: The Government continue to argue for maximum permitted limits for vitamins and minerals in food supplements to be set on the basis of thorough risk assessments and will continue to press this view strongly at every opportunity. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has succeeded in getting the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to hold a meeting between representatives of the United Kingdom food...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sexual Health: Government Response to Select Committee Report (10 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the Third Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on sexual health, Cm 5959, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescriptions: Electronic Transmission (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Over the past 12 months the Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA) has processed 55,947 electronic prescriptions from the electronic transmission of prescriptions (ETP) pilots, these relate to around 13,500 different patients. This figure is a very small percentage of the 600 million-plus prescriptions processed by the PPA during the period. The ETP pilots closed at the end of June 2003 and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Maternity Services (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Health Service has a responsibility to provide a 24-hours maternity service. However, we advocate local decision making in designing appropriate, effective services and available resources that fits in with the ethos of woman-centred care. It is inevitable that the requirements of women will vary in different parts of the country and this is why it is so important that decisions...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Delayed Discharges: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Data on catheter-associated urinary tract infections are not collected centrally. Data on delayed discharges do not provide information on medical reasons for delays.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Hospital Infections (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: As national data on hospital infections are limited we are unable to assess percentage changes but we are developing a new national mandatory surveillance system for healthcare associated infection. Hospital performance against the infection control standards has improved over the past three years and for the first time this year contributed to star ratings. The Chief Medical Officer is...


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