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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ambulance Services (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: National Health Service ambulance trusts are being supported by NHS England and NHS Improvement to improve response times. This includes continuous monitoring and support through the National Ambulance Coordination Centre and an extra £55 million for ambulance trusts to increase staff numbers ahead of winter, helping them to recruit more 999 call handlers and clinicians to work in control rooms.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hospital Beds: Coronavirus (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The proportion of National Health Service general and acute beds occupied with COVID-19 patients is 6.6% as at 22 October 2021.

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

Lord Kamall: The National Health Service is planning to establish 44 community diagnostic centres across England this year. Centres will begin to provide services over the next six months, with all fully operational by March 2022. Thirty seven early adopter sites are already open and provided an additional 96,000 tests by the 10 October. Regions are working with local trusts and systems, diagnostic...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS and Social Services: Finance (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: We will set out our plans for future spending on health and social care following the Spending Review.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Racial Discrimination (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Under the NHS Long Term Plan, all local health systems are expected to set out how they will specifically reduce health inequalities by 2023/24. In 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement published the Advancing mental health equalities strategy which sets out actions to create more equitable access, experience and outcomes in mental health services in England. Specifically, the strategy...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Social Services: Staff (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 21 October 2021, the Department announced a new £162.5 million Workforce Recruitment and Retention fund to support local authorities working with providers to recruit and retain social care staff this winter. The next phase of the national adult social care recruitment campaign will be launched in early November and we are also working alongside the Department for Work and Pensions to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Health Services (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: We are not able to estimate the average additional cost of moving all patients treated in Tier 3 services to management under Tier 4 from existing data. There are currently no national tariffs for Tier 3 specialist weight management services and national tariffs of bariatric surgery vary dependent on the type of procedure.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel: Coronavirus (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Tyrie: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 12 October (HL2766), how many suppliers they list as providing PCR tests for travel on the Gov.uk website; what information they require from suppliers who appear on that list; what checks they undertake of firms on that list; and what is the (1) lowest, (2) highest, (3) mean, and (4) median, cost of such tests...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Health Services (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: This data is not routinely collected centrally. NHS England and NHS Improvement are in the process of engaging with trusts to better understand the current position on waiting times. A planned National Obesity Audit will provide information on conversion rates from Tier 3 Specialist Weight Management Services to Tier 4 Specialist Weight Management Services.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Disease Control (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government continues to listen to advice provided by the scientific community, including the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and its sub-groups, when making decisions on the approach to the management of COVID-19.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Supermax Healthcare (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: We will be investigating the claims made against Supermax. We have made strong commitments to eradicate modern slavery from all contracts in the Government’s supply chain. A due diligence process is carried out for all Government contracts and our suppliers are required to follow the highest legal and ethical standards. If they fail to do so, we will remove them from current and future...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Obesity: Health Services (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: No direct assessment has been made. However, evidence has shown that general practitioners (GP) referrals are effective at encouraging the uptake of weight management services and subsequently result in increased weight loss for those referred. This evidence has informed the decision to invest £20.4 million in the Weight Management Enhanced Service, which financially incentivises GPs to...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Staff (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The National Health Service has established a People Recovery Task Force to ensure that all NHS staff, including students and trainees, are able to recover and maintain their wellbeing as we plan and deliver the restoration of services. We have put in place a comprehensive support package available to all NHS staff which includes health and wellbeing apps, a counselling helpline and text...

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

Lord Kamall: The school-based vaccination offer will continue in schools over the autumn. However, the vaccination programme has now expanded to enable parents or guardians to choose whether their child receives their dose in school or at a vaccination centre. An increasing number of vaccination sites will begin offering 12 to 15 year olds vaccine appointments over the coming weeks, including general...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: Only providers who are providing sample collection and/or sample testing services are required to apply for accreditation. As of 21 October 2021, 189 organisations have achieved full accreditation for the testing services they provide. The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Testing Requirements and Standards) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 set out the deadlines for obtaining...

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

Lord Kamall: The Department has not made an assessment. The statement aims to provide basic information to potential patients and the reference to limited evidence on risks and success rates reflects that this treatment has only been available in the United Kingdom for the last few years. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has advised that to date it has licensed 24 patients as eligible for...

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

Lord Kamall: During the 2020/21 flu season, the 50 to 64 year old cohort was introduced to the vaccination programme from 1 December 2020, subject to prioritisation of other eligible groups and vaccine supply. The end of season uptake for 50 to 64 year olds not in a clinical risk group was 35.2%. For the 2021/22 flu season, the 50 to 64 year old age group were eligible from 1 September 2021. The latest...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes: Coronavirus (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: In March 2020, there were 234,416 residential care beds which decreased by 0.4% to 233,444 in October 2021. The number of nursing beds in March 2020 was 222,607 which rose by 1.1% to 224,979 in October 2021. Since March 2020, the number of overall care beds rose by 0.3% to 458,423 in October 2021.

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

Lord Birt: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 29 September (HL2638), what assessment they have made of the higher hospitalisations and fatalities relating to COVID-19 recorded in England, compared to those reported in other Western European countries; and what were the main conclusions of any such assessment.

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

Lord Kamall: All school-aged children between 12 to 15 years old are being offered their COVID-19 vaccination in their schools. The vaccination programme has been expanded to enable parents or guardians to choose whether their child receives their dose in school or at a vaccination centre. An increasing number of vaccination sites will begin offering appointments to 12 to 15 year olds in the coming weeks,...


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