Results 161–180 of 369 for lord kamall

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,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Alcoholic Drinks: Marketing (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government’s evidence review on the public health burden of alcohol in 2016 found evidence that exposure to alcohol marketing can increase the risk that children will start to drink alcohol, or if they already drink, can increase the risk that they will consume greater quantities. There is evidence to show exposure to alcohol advertising can induce physiological cravings to drink, but...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Equipment: Innovation (2 Nov 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Medical Technologies Directorate is working with public sector and industry stakeholders to consider various approaches to the product pathway for medical devices as part of a wider strategy. Plans to publish this strategy will be brought forward in due course. Clinicians have the professional autonomy to choose an appropriate treatment based on the best available evidence. Mandatory...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liothyronine (29 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: We have no plans to do so. NHS England and NHS Improvement’s guidance Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: Guidance for CCGs identifies items which are clinically effective but where more cost-effective products are available. This includes liothyronine and other products that have been subject to excessive price inflation. The guidance states that there are three...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Drugs (29 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 20 October 2021 the Department announced that we have secured 730,000 patient courses of two COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments for patients in the United Kingdom. However, these are awaiting the appropriate authorisation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and are not yet available for patients to access. The Antivirals Taskforce is working with NHS England and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Badges (29 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: NHS England commissions the LGBT Foundation to deliver the NHS Rainbow Badge project which is intended to help lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to seek care from the National Health Service with confidence. The social media account is not run on behalf of NHS England and does not represent its views. The post was deleted and those with access to the account reminded of the standards...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Rare Diseases: Health Services (29 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: The Government published a new United Kingdom Rare Diseases Framework in January 2021, which replaces the 2013 UK Strategy for Rare Diseases. The Government is committed to ensuring that the Framework is a success and each of the four UK nations will publish action plans to implement the Framework within two years of its publication.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liothyronine (29 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: National Health Service clinical commissioners have promoted national guidance through their bulletins with clinical commissioning groups members. National guidance recommends that in circumstances where levothyroxine has failed, endocrinologists providing NHS services may recommend liothyronine for individual patients after a carefully audited trial of liothyronine for at least three months...

Health Incentives Scheme - Statement (28 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: ...been put in place to avoid that sort of gaming but, once again, the evidence will tell. That is why the system is not national but is a pilot to test all these questions to the limit. The noble Lord mentioned weight loss and obesity, which I shall come to. One of the things that we want to make clear is that the health incentives scheme is not a weight-loss programme; it is a programme for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medical Records: Databases (28 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: The NHS Long Term Plan and the Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework envisage an increased role for community pharmacy and there is agreement across stakeholders that read and write access to patient records, where they are involved in the patient’s direct care, is necessary to support this. NHSX is developing interoperable National Health Service IT systems, focussing on shared data...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Coronavirus (28 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 14 October, the UK Health Security Agency published an online review into changes to COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance to help ease pressure on the National Health Service, Recommendation 4: a more flexible approach to patient consultations in primary care and general practice. The review states that face to face consultations should be permitted where this is safe for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hives (28 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: Each medical school in the England sets its own undergraduate curriculum which must meet the standards set by the General Medical Council (GMC) in its Outcomes for Graduates. The GMC would expect that, in fulfilling these standards, newly qualified doctors are able to identify, treat and manage any care needs a person has, including chronic spontaneous urticaria and similar conditions. The...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Working Hours (28 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: We have provided no such advice or direction as general practitioners are independent contractors with no mandatory working hours Therefore, no specific assessment has been made.

Health Care and Adult Social Care - Question (27 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: I am on a hat trick. The department welcomes the report by the CQC and recognises the challenges that providers and local authorities are currently experiencing in recruiting and retaining staff, especially social care staff. While local government has a key role to play in tackling staff shortages, the department has been monitoring the situation closely. We have already put in place a range...

Covid-19: Vaccinations Administered Abroad - Question (27 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: My Lords, a pilot was launched in England on 30 September for residents vaccinated abroad who request that their vaccines are uploaded to the national database. Vaccines equivalent to those that are UK-approved—those regulated by the FDA, EMA or Swissmedic—can generate an NHS Covid pass, currently AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Moderna or Janssen in the US, EU, EEA and Switzerland. So far, 53...

Social Care - Question (27 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: On 7 September, we announced £5.4 billion of new funding for adult social care over the 2022 to 2025 period. We have also announced that this includes more than £3.6 billion to reform the adult social care charging system and to help local authorities better sustain their markets by moving towards paying providers a fair rate for care. It also includes more than £1.7 billion for...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Home Care Services (27 Oct 2021)

Lord Kamall: We recognise the important role of housing in providing care and support to people in the community. There is clear evidence that the right housing arrangements can deliver improved outcomes and meet people’s preferences to remain in their own home. The Government will invest in the Disabled Facilities Grant and supported housing, as well as exploring other innovative housing solutions to...


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