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NHS: Fracture Liaison Services - Question (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: I thank my noble friend for raising this issue and for the work he has done as part of the all-party group. I look forward to reading the report it is writing on this important service. The NHS has prioritised the fracture liaison service as a key part of its elective recovery plans, after this was a recommendation from the best musculoskeletal health pathway improvement programme. NHS...

Cancer Drugs: Licensing and Approval - Question (8 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: NICE is committed to publishing draft guidance on cancer drugs around the time of licensing, with final guidance published within three months of licensing wherever possible. The MHRA and NICE work closely together to ensure that licensing procedures and health technology assessments are as streamlined as possible. For cancer drugs, the NHS in England provides funding from the point of draft...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Nervous System: Medical Equipment (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Neurotechnology is regulated under general provisions for medical research, medical devices and the Data Protection Act 2018. Funders additionally have a responsibility to ensure that research funding is used for specific purposes. To improve the regulatory framework and ensure patient safety, in September 2021 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency launched a public...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Drugs (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The guidance for immunocompromised patients receiving Ronapreve, or casirivimab and imdevimab, is outlined in the Interim Clinical Commissioning Policy: Casirivimab and imdevimab for patients hospitalised due to COVID-19 which is available in an online only format. This policy states that hospitalised patients may be eligible for Ronapreve if they are: - 12 to 49 years old and determined to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Palliative Care (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS England and NHS Improvement’s palliative and end of life care delivery plan focuses on improving access to appropriate services, ensuring the sustainability of providers in the sector and improving the quality of the services received in line with the NHS Long Term Plan. Additionally, Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care: A national framework for local action 2021-2026, created...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Treatments (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Officials have discussed the ambition of the methods review with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and NHS England and NHS Improvement. We are supportive of NICE’s proposals, which are consistent with the expectations set out in the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, agreed with industry. NICE’s review of its methods and processes will...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Finance (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government’s calculations were based on the following criteria: - ending wholly unpredictable care costs; - providing at least £500 million to support the adult social care workforce over three years, including funding initiatives to support mental health and wellbeing and introducing further measures reforms to improve recruitment; and - providing funding to enable all local...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Midwives (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: In the 12 months to the end of June 2021, 2,875 midwives left service in the National Health Service in England. This includes midwives on maternity leave and those moving to work in healthcare roles in non-NHS providers. The Government has committed to increasing the number of available midwifery training places in England by more than 3,650 in the four years from 2019, with an initial...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Treatments (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Department supports the proposals in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) review of its methods and processes. The proposals are consistent with the expectations for the review in the Voluntary Scheme for Branded Medicines Pricing and Access, agreed with industry. NICE’s review will ensure it retains global leadership in the evaluation and appraisal of new...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Life Sciences: Influenza (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Given wider preparedness work with the life sciences sector, a specific investment for influenza has not been made. However, Life Sciences Vision, set out the 10 year plan for building on the UK’s life science capabilities with commitments to continue to invest in pandemic preparedness and response, including vaccine development, clinical research infrastructure and National Health Service...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hernias: Surgery (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Hernia operations are available from National Health Service providers across England. Demand varies in different areas as not all regions are of the same size or population. The following table shows the number of finished consultant episodes (FCE) for primary or secondary hernia operations in each region of England in 2020/21 and average waiting times. Government Office region of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hernias: Surgery (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The following table shows the number of finished consultant episodes (FCE) for primary or secondary hernia operations in England in 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 132,145 121,555 61,385 Source: NHS Digital Hospital Episode Statistics Notes:A FCE is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider.Primary and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Nov 2021)

Lord Blunkett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 7 October (HL2777), what advice they have given to primary care providers seeking financial support to give initial or booster vaccines in areas which have a high proportion of the population with English as a second language where (1) translation services, and (2) longer vaccination appointments, may be necessary.

Social Security (Up-rating of Benefits) Bill - Report: Amendment 3 (2 Nov 2021)

Division number 1 See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)Content Lord Aberdare Lord Addington Lord Adebowale Lord Adonis Lord Allan of Hallam Lord Alliance Baroness Altmann Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Anderson of Swansea Baroness Andrews Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top Lord Austin of Dudley Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville Lord Balfe Baroness Barker Lord Bassam of Brighton...

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation) (England) (Amendment) (No. 3) Regulations 2021 - Motion to Approve (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Moved by Lord Kamall That the Regulations laid before the House on 22 September be approved. Relevant document: 15th Report from the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee. Considered in Grand Committee on 26 October. Motion agreed.

Smoking Cessation: Prescription of E-cigarettes - Commons Urgent Question (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: I thank the noble Baroness for her questions. It is really important that we look at how we can reduce smoking in this country. The point about the e-cigarettes and the MHRA’s wish to licence products is that it wants to move smokers on to a pathway away from smoking cigarettes and on to e-cigarettes since they are seen as a safer option. It does not want to encourage people to smoke...

Alcohol Duties - Question (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The reform of alcohol duties will simplify duty rules and tax drinks in proportion to their alcohol content. This should create a financial incentive for manufacturers to reformulate their products, therefore giving consumers a greater choice of lower-strength products. This would support individuals to drink within the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines. The Office for Health Improvement...

Public Health Grant to Local Authorities - Question (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Since 2016, the local authority public health grant has decreased by 2% in cash terms, but we increased the grant in 2020-21, and in 2021-22, and it now stands at over £3.3 billion. We are maintaining the grant in real terms over the next three years to enable local authorities to deliver preventive and front-line health services which will improve the health and well-being of their communities.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Influenza: Vaccination (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: To inform and encourage individuals over 50 years old to take up a free flu vaccine, NHS England and NHS Improvement have recommissioned the national call and recall service to complement local mechanisms targetting groups of eligible individuals, including 50 to 64 year olds, informing them of their flu vaccination eligibility and reminding them to make an appointment. In addition, this...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Doctors: Recruitment (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: We have commissioned Health Education England to develop a 15 year forward view of National Health Service workforce requirements. The report is expected to be published in spring 2022. We have funded an additional 1,500 undergraduate medical school places each year for domestic students in England. This expansion was completed in September 2020 and has delivered five new medical schools in...


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