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Business of the House (29 Feb 2024)

Kevin Brennan: ...a fresh statement on the infected blood scandal. My constituent Sue Sparkes was in the House yesterday. She was widowed at the age of 31 when her husband, Les, passed away in 1991 having contracted hepatitis C and HIV from infected blood. The Leader of the House mentioned a “moral compass” in her statement. May I remind her that Members from across this House showed their moral compass...

Cabinet Office: Infected Blood Inquiry: Recommendations (29 Feb 2024)

John Glen: ...again when I spoke to her on 8 February, the context of Professor Sir Jonathan Montgomery’s appointment. As she knows, Sir Brian recommends that eligibility for compensation includes those with hepatitis C, HIV and all chronic cases of hepatitis B. On the right hon. Lady’s question about engagement with the groups, I am very keen to engage when the Report stage happens in the middle...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Cancer: Health Services (27 Feb 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: ...Commissioning Hepatobiliary Clinical Reference Group will be a key contributor, working in collaboration with colleagues responsible for non-specialised aspects of the liver pathway, including the Hepatitis C and early diagnosis programmes, as well as integrated care boards. The case for a review of liver services will be considered in the context of available resources, taking into...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 133A (26 Feb 2024)

Lord Owen: ...places in which there were absolutely no safeguards and very few questions you could ask about somebody’s past health. At that time, we had no way of finding out whether blood was infected with hepatitis, for example. We had to ask a simple question as a method of trying to find out whether a blood donor was suitable: we would ask if they had ever been yellow—ie, had their liver ever...

Victims and Prisoners Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 123A (13 Feb 2024)

Baroness Sanderson of Welton: ...instance a review is a very good idea because we should not underestimate what an important role this is. If you had relatives at Hillsborough, lived in Grenfell Tower, were infected with HIV or hepatitis, or were a sub-postmaster, and had the IPA existed at that point, the IPA was your one chance, the only person in the system entirely there for you. More widely and more profoundly,...

National HIV Testing Week ( 8 Feb 2024)

Andrea Leadsom: ..., and helps to address inequalities in testing. In under two years, the programme has already proved value for money by diagnosing more than 4,000 people with blood-borne viruses including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. The National Institute for Health and Care Research is investing an additional £20 million to find out how we might go further, faster, in tackling HIV rates in the...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: HIV Infection: Disease Control ( 5 Feb 2024)

Andrew Mitchell: ...people at high risk of HIV in the global south can access Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and other HIV prevention and treatment services. WHO has recently published new guidelines on HIV, STI and viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, which will support countries and local organisations in designing and implementing their HIV strategies and interventions....

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Blood: Contamination (29 Jan 2024)

Chris Stephens: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make it his policy to provide (a) compensation and (b) interim payments to those who contracted Hepatitis B through infected blood.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liver Diseases: Darlington (29 Jan 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: ...improve systems in relation to call and recall of patients to their six-monthly checks. The ICB is also enrolled in a Community Liver Health Check pilot in Newcastle, being delivered by the systems Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Networks. This will provide FibroScans in one stop community clinics where patients have relevant blood testing, liver ultrasound and other investigations as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liver Diseases: Diagnosis (23 Jan 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: ...over 26,500 FibroScans were delivered through the pilots, and 8% of people scanned have already been enrolled into liver surveillance programmes. The programme is being delivered across 19 areas by Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Networks to FibroScan patients at high risk of cirrhosis or advanced fibrosis, utilising 40 FibroScan machines. NHS England is reviewing existing liver diagnosis...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Liver Diseases: Screening (22 Jan 2024)

Andrew Stephenson: ...over 26,500 FibroScans were delivered through the pilots, and 8% of people scanned have already been enrolled into liver surveillance programmes. The programme is being delivered across 19 areas by Hepatitis C Operational Delivery Networks to FibroScan patients at high risk of cirrhosis or advanced fibrosis, utilising 40 FibroScan machines. NHS England is reviewing existing liver diagnosis...

Infected Blood Inquiry: Government Response (18 Dec 2023)

Stephen Doughty: ...man, and I know that he will be trying to do his best, but I had a message this afternoon from the organisation Factor 8, which said: “Today, one of our members has died. He was infected with Hepatitis C through infected Factor VIII blood products. Two weeks ago, he was diagnosed with cancer (caused by his Hepatitis C) and now has died without seeing justice. These stories are sadly...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis: Health Services ( 7 Dec 2023)

Virendra Sharma: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) appointing a hepatitis B virus (HBV) elimination programme national clinical lead and (b) establishing a national register for monitoring HBV diagnoses and treatment uptake.

2. Business Statement and Announcement ( 5 Dec 2023)

John Griffiths: ...constituents Colin and Janet Smith, in Newport East, Minister, were among families in Wales whose children were victims of receiving contaminated blood, or blood products contaminated with HIV or hepatitis C. And tragically their son, also named Colin, died in 1990, after contracting HIV and hepatitis C—young Colin having been diagnosed with haemophilia as a baby. I wonder, Minister, if...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Blood: Screening ( 5 Dec 2023)

Andrea Leadsom: ...HIV prevalence. To further maximise the opportunity afforded by the funding for HIV opt-out testing, NHS England decided to implement a combined blood borne viruses (BBV) approach to include Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C testing alongside HIV. The NHS England London region took a decision to include all A&E departments in London the project, some of which were high HIV prevalence...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Hepatitis ( 5 Dec 2023)

Taiwo Owatemi: ...the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she has had discussions with NHS England on the potential merits of (a) lowering the thresholds for initiation of treatment for chronic hepatitis B and (b) expanding opt-out testing for blood borne viruses in areas estimated to have high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B relative to the rest of the country.

Victims and Prisoners Bill: New Clause 20 - Domestic abuse related death reviews ( 4 Dec 2023)

Jessica Morden: .... We should vote for them tonight, and for those excluded from interim payments, including parents and families such as the Smiths from my constituency, who lost Colin, aged just seven, to AIDS and hepatitis C. I have told Colin’s story often during my time in this place, and his father spoke about him very movingly on the “Today” programme just this morning. I pay tribute to...

National Health Service: 75th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (30 Nov 2023)

Lord Cashman: ...saving of lives can bring about when we work together. I particularly congratulate the Government on the Secretary of State’s announcement yesterday on increasing opt-out testing for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. That brings me to my first point, which is that it is vital that we do not forget the lessons learned from the recent Covid pandemic and the importance of simple but effective...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: HIV Infection: Disease Control (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...people at high risk of HIV in the global south can access Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and other HIV prevention and treatment services. WHO has recently published new guidelines on HIV, STI and viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care for key populations, which will support countries and local organisations in designing and implementing their HIV strategies and interventions....

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health Update (29 Nov 2023)

Lord Markham: ...more of those who are unknowingly living with HIV. As part of our HIV Action Plan, NHS England is currently operating a bloodborne virus emergency department opt-out testing programme for HIV, and Hepatitis B and C for 34 emergency departments across London, Manchester, Salford, Brighton and Blackpool, focusing on areas with extremely high HIV prevalence (5 or more HIV cases per 1,000...


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