Results 161–180 of 400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Baroness Cumberlege

Health Bill [HL]: Commons Amendments (9 Nov 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I remember the tremendous struggle six years ago to get the principles of foundation trusts through in the legislation. There is nothing that so warms the heart than the sinner who repents, and I think we give the noble Lord, Lord Warner, absolute absolution because so much has happened in six years. We now have Monitor, terms of authorisation, the mandatory services schedule,...

Health Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (6 May 2009)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, like my noble friend Lord Howe I am no advocate of smoking. Until recently I was a trustee of Cancer Research UK. Before that, I was a member of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, which was one of two partners that joined in a successful merger. Cancer Research UK is the biggest cancer charity in the world, bigger than those in the United States or anywhere else. To sustain that, it...

Queen's Speech — Debate (6th Day) (11 Dec 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I congratulate the Minister on his opening speech and on his leadership in taking forward the review of the NHS. Its concentration on quality is already proving to be a strong motivating force within the NHS workforce. I share many of the views and the aspirations of the noble Lord, Lord Warner, as well his concerns, but sadly I do not agree with his enthusiasm for the NHS...

Health: Maternity Services (16 Jul 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, following the point made by the noble Baroness, Lady Tonge, about student midwives, I was interested to hear the Minister say that she believed there were more student places. That does not coincide with the reply given to one of her honourable friends in the House of Commons, according to the Royal College of Midwives, which states clearly that the number of training places fell...

Health and Social Care Bill (16 Jun 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, it is very difficult to get this right without sounding like a creep and being patronising, but I want to thank Ministers for the consideration that they have given to this Bill—it is about 300 amendments that we have collectively put forward. The noble Baroness, Lady Howarth, described the eight days in Grand Committee as group work. She is right. There is something deliciously...

Health and Social Care Bill (16 Jun 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I have added my name to the first of these amendments, which is of a slightly different order from the other more prescriptive amendments in the group. I think it right that not only the Secretary of State but future Secretaries of State should be reminded of the three different spheres, as described by my noble friend. In his customary way he has fashioned an amendment which would...

Health and Social Care Bill (25 Mar 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I declare a number of health interests, unpaid, save for my company, Cumberlege Connections. I thank the Minister for taking this Bill through your Lordships' House, and for the clear and concise way in which he introduced it. It is long and it is complicated. With the Minister's professional background and his responsibility for reviewing the NHS, we could not have a more...

Medical Careers: Tooke Report (13 Mar 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, it was very sad that we were jumped on by Northern Rock. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Patel, on his perseverance in getting this debate and on his clear and compelling introduction. Sir John Tooke and his panel have been likened to a team who arrive at the scene of a terrible air crash. There are bodies, blood and wreckage everywhere and the air is filled with rumour,...

Medical Education (4 Feb 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their plan to manage postgraduate medical education.

Medical Education (4 Feb 2008)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that comprehensive reply. Bearing in mind the great complexity of and, indeed, the tragic history of the department in attempting to manage medical careers, will the Government accept Sir John Tooke's 47th recommendation—that a new body, NHS Medical Education England, be formed to co-ordinate and maintain standards across the country, as has proved so...

Social Care: Adults (12 Dec 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords—

Debate on the Address (8 Nov 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Darzi, on his speech. I am delighted to see him here at the Dispatch Box. Before I address the issues in the Queen's Speech, I shall mention his interim report, Our NHS, Our Future, to which he referred in his opening speech today. It is said that this report had to be hurried. None the less, it is very interesting, because it comes from a...

NHS: Osteoporosis Services (25 Oct 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I would like to thank the noble Baroness, Lady Quin, for securing this debate, for her clear exposition of the issues involved and for her prompt that I should mention that I am co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Osteoporosis. I am delighted to see the noble Baroness, Lady Royall, on the Front Bench. I know that she is extremely sincere and hard working and tries to be...

Smoking: Churches and Cathedrals (16 Jul 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will exempt churches and cathedrals from the requirement to display "no smoking" signs.

Smoking: Churches and Cathedrals (16 Jul 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I thank the Minister for that reply. Is she aware that in 1650 the Catholic Church passed a papal bull that prohibited smoking in churches and cathedrals and the taking of snuff? For over 400 years, that law has been obeyed without the need for any signs. Will the Minister revisit the very prescriptive guidance that is given to churches and places of worship in smoke-free England...

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Bill (20 Jun 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I, too, congratulate the noble Baroness, Lady Campbell of Surbiton, on a very courageous speech, and I look forward very much to the speech of the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, of Bromley-by-Bow, whose centre is a national inspiration which is led by an inspired leader. Like many parliamentarians I started my public life in local government. At the age of 22, I stood for election to the...

Health: Specialist Nurses (1 May 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Baroness, Lady Masham, for initiating this debate. As always, her contribution is timely, and grounded in compelling personal testimony. I have been a long-time admirer of the nursing profession, and my report, Neighbourhood Nursing, published 20 years ago, first mooted the idea of nurse prescribing, a concept which, to their credit, successive Governments...

Health: MRSA (8 Feb 2007)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, according tothe European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System, most of Europe is managing MRSA better than we are. Does the Minister not think it shameful that we are rated alongside Greece and just above Portugal, Malta and Cyprus? Does he agree with Professor Gemmell, an expert in this field, that we need lower bed occupancy rates and a higher ratio of staff to patients?...

NHS: Community Hospitals and Maternity Units (30 Oct 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: rose to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy towards community hospitals and maternity units. My Lords, I start by thanking noble Lords for taking part in this short debate and the Minister for answering it. He is after all, according to the Health Service Journal, the fifth most powerful person in the NHS, so I am sure he will be able to answer my questions, of which I have...

NHS: Treatment of Patients with FGM (25 Jul 2006)

Baroness Cumberlege: My Lords, how many prosecutions have been brought and how many have been successful?


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