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Results 1841–1860 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fresh Frozen Plasma (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Chief Medical Officer is not carrying out a review of fresh frozen plasma. We are aware that the British Committee for Standards in Haematology is preparing professional guidelines on the use of fresh frozen plasma.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Care Standards Commission: Annual Report 2002–03 (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) was established under the Care Standards Act 2000 as part of the Government's reforms to modernise the regulatory system for care services and independent healthcare. Its main aims are to drive up the quality of services and improve the level of protection for vulnerable people by the regulation of social care and independent healthcare services....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health and Social Care: New Audit and Inspectorate Bodies (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £22 million for the set-up of these new services will be sought in a supplementary estimate for the Department of Health. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £11.3 million will be met by repayable cash advances from the contingencies fund. The expenditure is required to ensure the set-up of two new bodies detailed in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Model Constitution (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government will make available a template constitution for applicant National Health Service (NHS) foundation trusts, which will set out the minimum legislative requirements for the constitution of an NHS foundation trust. Applicants will need to consider how they use the template to develop a constitution that is consistent with their local needs and circumstances. The template will be...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities: Supporting Staff (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Data on the numbers of staff in the independent sector supporting adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities are not available centrally. As at 30 September 2002 (the latest date for which data are available), the whole-time equivalent number of staff employed by councils with social services responsibilities in England supporting adults with learning disabilities was (i) 10,600...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled Living Foundation:Self-assessment Project (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has recently written with an update on progress on the project to create, pilot and evaluate a computer-based system to enable older and disabled people to access equipment (the self-assessment and rapid access (SARA) project). Since the announcement in November 2002 officials have arranged with the DLF to develop the required software. There is frequent...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fluoridation (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The introduction of fluoridated toothpaste in the 1970s is credited with an overall improvement in oral health, but an association between high levels of tooth decay and economic and social deprivation has been identified in most countries, including cities in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. While the Department of Health maintains contact with dental institutions in Europe, we do...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commission for Health Improvement: Annual Report 2002–03 (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Health Improvement's 2002–03 annual report, entitled Delivering Improvement, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pensions Agency: Annual Report 2002–03 (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The 2002–03 report and accounts of the National Health Service Pensions Agency have today been laid before the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pensions Agency: Quinquennial Review (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We are today publishing the executive summary of the quinquennial review of the NHS Pensions Agency. We have accepted all of its recommendations, including a change of status for the agency. From 1 April 2004, the NHS Pensions Agency will become a special health authority.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Select Committee Fifth Report: Government Response (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the fifth report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on the control of entry regulations and retail pharmacy services in the United Kingdom, Cm 5896, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Section 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 places a legal duty on the Secretary of State to make arrangements to provide independent advocacy services to assist individuals making complaints against the National Health Service. We intend to commence this section on 1 September 2003. Our intention is to deliver arrangements for a national independent complaints advocacy service (ICAS)....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Consanguinity (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The average degree of consanguinity between brother and half-sister is equivalent to that between blood uncle and niece. In both cases, on average the two related individuals will have one quarter of their genes in common.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Ministers have received a number of recent written representations from, and on behalf of, the National Association of Health Stores (NAHS) expressing NAHS's concerns over the impact of the Food Supplements Directive and the implementing regulations. In particular, NAHS voice particular concerns over the current composition of the lists of permitted substances in the annexes to the directive...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's firm position is that safety should be the primary concern, and that maximum limits should be set at levels that are based on scientific risk assessments and not limited by considerations of nutritional need, thus protecting public health without unnecessarily limiting consumer choice or unduly restricting trade. Article 5 of Directive 2002/46/EC on food supplements sets out...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Professions Council (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: In the interests of public protection it is necessary for all applications for registration to be properly processed. All applications for Health Professions Council (HPC) registration are assessed on an individual basis and judged on their merits. The HPC will open its new register on 9 July 2003 following the closure of the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine system to UK...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Information specifically related to adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities in the United Kingdom is not available centrally. The learning disability White Paper Valuing People estimated that in England there are about 210,000 people with severe and profound learning disabilities. Of these, around 65,000 are children and young people, 120,000 are adults of working age and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990: Section 3A (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The use in fertility treatment of eggs taken from an aborted fetus is prohibited in the United Kingdom under Section 3A of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. The Government will require the law to be enforced should any attempt be made to breach the Act.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Major equipment for the centre is being provided via the Government's North West Science Initiative and will be funded jointly by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The North West Science Initiative funding will provide cyclotron and radiochemistry facilities to support PET (positron emission tomography) imaging, an animal...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Wolfson Molecular Imaging Centre, Manchester (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Public Health) at the Department of Health (Ms Hazel Blears) visited the site of the Wolfson Centre on 16 April 2003 during a visit to the Christie Hospital.


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