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Results 1901–1920 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Expert Group on Vitamins and Minerals (EVM) consulted widely on a draft of its report in 2002. It carefully considered all responses before finalising its report. Although the Government have no plans to review the report of the EVM at this stage, the evidence base on issues relating to vitamin and mineral supplements will be monitored closely as it develops.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's view is that these maximum limits should be based on consideration of safety rather than supposed nutritional need so as to not unnecessarily limit consumer choice or unduly restrict trade. The Food Standards Agency (FSA), which is responsible for negotiations on this issue, takes every opportunity to press this case bilaterally with member states and with other interested...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive sets out principles for setting maximum permitted levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The Government's view is that these should be based on consideration of safety rather than supposed need or other considerations, so as to neither unnecessarily limit consumer choice nor unduly restrict trade. The Food Standards Agency, which is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Food Standards Agency formally consulted on the draft Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 from 23 October 2002 to 15 January 2003. A summary of responses received is on the Food Standards Agency's website with all comments clearly attributed. In amending the draft regulations, the Food Standards Agency carefully considered all responses received, including the comments from...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are firmly committed to the view that, in the interests of consumer choice, the law should allow food supplements that are safe and properly labelled to be freely marketed. The European Commission has not yet proposed maximum limits for nutrients in food supplements. The view expressed at this meeting was that many European Union member states would prefer a more restrictive...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: "University Hospitals" (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: There are no defined criteria, functions or facilities required for any National Health Service hospital to use the title "University Hospital". The term has traditionally been used to denote an affiliation between a hospital and a university where a significant amount of teaching is carried out within the hospital. A hospital would be expected to reach agreement with its associated...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Healthcare Audit and Inspection (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The only body that undertakes a full inspection and investigation of National Health Service hospitals is the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI), which undertakes a rolling programme of clinical governance reviews. The Health Act 1999 requires the CHI to undertake local reviews (known as clinical governance reviews) to examine the quality of care provided by NHS bodies; CHI comment on...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Commissioning (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: It is up to primary care trusts (PCTs), as member of specialised services commissioning groups, to decide whether they wish to form purchasing consortia for specific specialised services. PCTs overall arrangements for commissioning specialised services are performance managed by strategic health authorities (SHA). It would be up to an individual SHA to decide whether to advise on the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: EU Directive on Good Clinical Practice (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The European Union Directive on Good Clinical Practice (Directive 2001/20/EC) contains within it an implementation date of 1 May 2004. The draft United Kingdom legislation to transpose this directive, the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2003, has been out for a period of public consultation. The responses to this consultation are being evaluated. The Medicines and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Clinical Negligence (30 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: We are pleased to announce the publication today of a report for consultation by the Government's Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, outlining proposals for reform of the National Health Service clinical negligence system. The report, entitled Making Amends: a consultation paper setting out proposals for reforming the approach to clinical negligence in the NHS, has been...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Performance Ratings (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The performance ratings system provides a high level overview of National Health Service Trust performance across the full range of trust functions. Acute and specialist, mental health and ambulance trust performance indicators are based around capacity and capability, clinical and patient focus including attainment of key targets. Primary care trust performance is assessed across the full...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Water Fluoridation (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Opinion surveys commissioned by the British Fluoridation Society regularly show that about 70 per cent. of the population are in favour of fluoridation. The Systematic Review of Fluoridation undertaken by the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York identified 3,246 research studies with reference to fluoridation many of which considered claims of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cochlear Implants (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The following table gives details of the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) in which cochlear implants were fitted in England for adults and children in the year ending March 2002 and the four preceding years. Year Ending 31 March Children aged 0–17 Adults aged 18+ 1998 147 132 1999 179 124 2000 180 136 2001 196 168 2002 203 184 Notes: An FCE is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines for Human Use: Draft Regulations on Clinical Trials (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The draft regulations are to transpose into United Kingdom law Directive 2001/20/EC on approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member states relating to implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use. Consultation on the draft regulations closed on 16 May. The Medical Research Council's...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements: Permitted Nutrients (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The lists of permitted nutrients and nutrient sources in the Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 can be extended if additions are made to the permitted lists in the annexes to the Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC on which the regulations are based. These annexes remain open pending safety assessment of additional substances. Industry is currently working to compile safety...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chiropodists/Podiatrists: Supply of Medicaments (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: There has been no change in the long-standing provisions under medicines legislation which allow chiropodists/podiatrists to sell or supply a specified range of medicines direct to their patients. If there are any specific new difficulties, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency (formerly the Medicines Control Agency) would consider them if details were sent.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Doctors and Dentists: Remuneration (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: We are responding on behalf of my right honourable friend the Prime Minister to the supplement to the thirty-second report of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) which is being published today. Copies of the report are available in the Printed Paper Office and the Library. The supplement covers general dental practitioners (GDPs), those in the salaried primary dental...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Staff: Flexible Retirement (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health (England) is actively encouraging National Health Service professionals to consider flexible retirement options. The flexible retirement initiative was launched in July 2000 to ensure that the NHS makes the most of valuable experienced staff at the same time as enabling them to extend their earning lives. Flexible retirement has been included as evidence for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pro-life Groups: EU Monitoring (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government have no information about, or knowledge of, such a unit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS National Programme for Information Technology (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Central funding for the National Programme for Information Technology in the National Health Service is to be made available as follows: £370 million in 2003–04, £730 million in 2004–05 and £1.2 billion in 2005–06. This funding will be supplemented by local investment, currently running at £850 million a year from baseline allocations.


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