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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Eating Disorders: Research (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: No formal assessment has been made. However, we are carefully considering the report’s recommendations.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Maternity Services: Prisons (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS England and NHS Improvement is responsible for commissioning virtually all healthcare services in prisons in England, including clinical services for pregnant women. Basic resuscitation equipment only is provided in prisons. NHS England and NHS Improvement has consulted experts in the field of neonatal resuscitation, following which a decision was taken not to provide neonatal...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Secretary of State announced a policy of COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of deployment for health and wider social care services on 9 November. The draft regulations, The Health and Social care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations, have been laid to implement the policy.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Embryos (15 Nov 2021)

Baroness Deech: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Kamall on 9 November (HL Deb, col 1588) that the time limit for storage of gametes and embryos will be amended by legislation to extend it beyond 10 years "when parliamentary time allows", when they expect that to be achieved.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Gambling: Clinics (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The NHS Long Term Plan published in 2019 announced the creation of 15 new specialist problem gambling clinics with up to £15 million of funding allocated over five years until 2023/24. The table shows the NHS committed annual spend for problem gambling mental health support: Year 1 2019/20 Year 2 2020/21 Year 3 2021/22 Year 4 2022/23 Year5 2023/24 Total annual funding (£million)...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 9 November the Secretary of State announced his intention to legislate to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in health and the wider social care sector. This will extend the requirement to be vaccinated to all those that are deployed to undertake a Care Quality Commission-regulated activity across health and social care. Subject to Parliamentary approval, we intend the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Ivermectin (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Ivermectin is not a licensed treatment for COVID-19 and evidence from clinical trials of ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19 is inconclusive at this stage. We have included ivermectin in the United Kingdom (UK) Government funded PRINCIPLE clinical trial to help generate conclusive data on its effectiveness in treating patients with COVID-19 who have not been hospitalised. We will continue...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospitals: Coronavirus (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS England and NHS Improvement work with National Health Service trusts to ensure effective implementation of United Kingdom infection prevention and control guidance in all areas, for both outpatient and inpatient care. Mechanisms for infection prevention including physical distancing, optimal hand hygiene, equipment and environment decontamination, and extended use of face masks by...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Coronavirus (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: No official assessment has been made of the reduction of diagnosed cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. As announced as a part of the spending review, £2.3 billion has been allocated to increase the volume of diagnostic activity and roll out Community Diagnostic Centres (CDC) to help clear backlogs of people waiting for clinical tests, such as MRIs, ultrasounds, and CT scans. ...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The information requested is not currently available. However, NHS England is planning to publish data on booster vaccine uptake in care homes shortly.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Protective Clothing (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The online only COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021 states that if the data suggests the National Health Service is likely to come under unsustainable pressure, the Government will implement its prepared ‘Plan B’ for England. This will include measures that can help control transmission of the virus and legally mandating face coverings in certain settings. The exact settings...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Telemedicine: Cost Effectiveness (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: No assessment has been made on the cost-saving implications of using video conferencing for delivery of mental health services or non-emergency General Practitioner (GP) consultations. Video consultations allow many more people to receive safe and effective care without the cost and disruption of having to travel to their GP, hospital or clinic. NHSX and NHS Digital are working with NHS...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Steroid Drugs: Prescriptions (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Department funds research on health and social care through the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The usual practice of NIHR is not to ring-fence funds for expenditure on particular topics. Research proposals in all areas compete for the funding available. The NIHR welcomes funding applications for research into any aspect of human health including the risks associated with...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Services: Safety (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England and Improvement have no plans to replace the NHS Safety Thermometer system. The data generated from the Safety Thermometer has been shown to be not fit for current purposes and alternative data is available from other existing sources. For patient safety areas like falls prevention, pressure ulcer prevention, venous thromboembolism and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Dante Labs and Immensa Health Clinic: Contracts (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Dante Labs is the sister company of Immensa Health Clinics Ltd. Dante Labs have not been awarded Government contracts, they are a private testing provider providing COVID-19 testing directly to private consumers. By law, all COVID-19 tests must meet certain minimum standards set by the Government. Private providers must also complete a declaration stating that their tests meet these...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Medical Treatments (15 Nov 2021)

the Earl of Shrewsbury: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 October (HL2877), what information they have received from the 15 companies who have submitted a proposal to the Antivirals Taskforce.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Oral Tobacco (15 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Consumption of any tobacco product is harmful and it is the Government’s policy to support people to quit all forms of tobacco use. Oral tobacco, or snus, is banned in the United Kingdom under the Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016. There is limited data on the health risks posed to smokers who switch to snus products. Evidence submitted on snus to the United States Food and Drug...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Allergies: Health Services (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government is committed to ensuring that all people with allergies have access to the services they need to manage their condition. The majority of those with allergies can be supported by locally commissioned services, with specialist allergy clinics available for those with more severe or complex allergic conditions. To support healthcare professionals; including those in primary care...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Steroid Drugs: Prescriptions (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Department has not made an assessment. Decisions about prescribing rest with the general practitioner or other prescriber who has clinical responsibility for that particular aspect of a patient’s care. Prescribing is informed by a range of factors, including any national or local prescribing guidelines but, ultimately, the decision on what to prescribe is made by the prescriber...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: National Institute for Health Research: Finance (11 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Spending Review settlement provides £5 billion over the Spending Review period for health-related research and development (R&D). This includes the largest funding received by health R&D, with an increase of £605 million on 2020-21 funding by 2024-25 which means the investment will rise to £2 billion by the end of the Spending Review period. The National Institute for Health Research...


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