Results 1–20 of 570 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 Pitkeathley

Address in Reply to Her Majesty's Most Gracious Speech (17 Nov 1999)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, I beg to move, That an humble Address be presented to Her Majesty as follows: "Most Gracious Sovereign--We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, beg leave to thank Your Majesty for the most gracious Speech which Your Majesty has addressed to both Houses of Parliament". I begin by thanking my noble friends the...

Care Standards Bill (13 Dec 1999)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, like many of your Lordships I feel that I have been waiting a long time for this Bill. In some senses, I feel that I have been waiting more than 30 years, since I started my professional life as a very green, very naive and very unregulated social worker in Manchester's Moss Side. Your Lordships will appreciate that working in such surroundings I did not remain naive for long. Life...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I would be concerned about the inclusion of the word "clinical" in the clause for fear that it would further narrow the definition. It seems to me that in the Bill we are attempting to apply standards, in so far as we possibly can, across the board as regards care in all settings. I would be concerned that the use of the word "clinical"--which has a medical connotation, a medical...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: That will be precisely the function of the general social care council, when it is set up. All those workers will be regulated and inspected.

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (10 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: In a long working association I have rarely found myself in disagreement with the noble Lord, Lord Laming, but I am afraid I do tonight. I come from the same point of view as he, that of users and carers. But my experience and all the feedback that I have received tells me that users and carers want the establishment of a national commission in which standards can be applied across as wide an...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I rise very briefly to support what the noble Baroness, Lady Barker, on the Liberal Democrat Benches said. I understand entirely the spirit of the amendment of the noble Earl, Lord Howe, about invasion of privacy, and such like, but it is at those particular times of vulnerability that we have to be able to prove the standard is still maintained during those occasions. From that point of...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: In rising to speak I declare an interest as chair of the General Social Care Council Advisory Group. In that capacity, I agree with the noble Lord that this is a vitally important part of the Bill. I understand entirely the concerns that lie behind the amendment. In a different scenario I might have been disposed to agree with him. The noble Lord is aware that I try to agree with him when I...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: It may be helpful if I report on the recent discussions of the Social Care Council Advisory Group, in which the issue was aired with great interest. There was a strong feeling that the council should not be aiming for representation, since it is impossible to have representation on all the groups. Rather, it should aim for an organisation which would work and in which the interests of all the...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I again declare an interest: I have every sympathy also with the amendment moved by the noble Earl. Essential information is, of course, vital to the functioning of the councils. I believe that the councils are so welcome and have been so long awaited that the spirit is very willing to ensure that that exchange of information and provision of information will take place.

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I declare an interest as a member of the General Social Care Council Advisory Group. The noble Baroness articulates very eloquently the anxieties of the whole field in regard to this matter. Indeed, the Social Care Advisory Group is no exception to that. It seems to me that the anxieties stem from two sources. First, we have waited so long for this council and we are all keen and anxious that...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: Before the noble Earl rises, perhaps I may say how delighted I am with the Minister's response to the debate. How we see the Disability Discrimination Act in practice is very interesting. I know that all those who are concerned with how the general social care council will work feel that the way in which people with disabilities fit into it is tremendously important. I am grateful to the...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (13 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: I thank the noble Lord, Lord Clement-Jones, but I think that I have had as much perspective as is needed tonight.

NHS Waiting Lists (17 Jan 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that in terms of modernisation of the health service, the provision of advice and information to patients and their families as and when they want it is of the utmost importance and that, in that regard, the provision of NHS Direct and the plans for walk-in centres have been of extreme importance to patients and their families?

Health Development Agency (14 Feb 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, bearing in mind the importance of mapping exercises and the exchange of information, can the Minister tell us what the relationship of the agency will be with the health promotion bodies in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland?

The Rowntree Report (16 Feb 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, the numbers and range of noble Lords who have put down their names to speak today are ample evidence of how grateful the House is to the noble Earl, Lord Russell, for giving us the opportunity to debate this important topic today. It is a privilege to be the first to thank him. We are especially grateful to the noble Earl because many of us remember the not too distant past when we...

Waterhouse Report: Government Response (14 Mar 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, does my noble friend agree that important though standards are, public confidence and public expectations of the care system are equally significant? Does he further agree that when the new standards are in place and are monitored and regulated, as the Care Standards Bill will undoubtedly ensure, it will be important to make a great point of publicising them as widely as possible so...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, there will be no argument in your Lordships' House that what is needed is a tough and effective system for regulating private hospitals. The setting up by the Government of a national care standards commission will, for the first time, ensure that that is what we shall have. I cannot see how the aim of a tough, simple and effective system would be met by the proposal to contract out...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, in welcoming these amendments, I declare an interest as chair of the General Social Care Council Advisory Group. I am convinced that the proposed amendments will be of great importance to the staff, about whom we are talking. While on my feet, perhaps I may pay tribute to the openness with which the proposed changes have been greeted by all the staff with whom I have had contact....

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, before the Minister rises to his feet, I declare an interest as the chair of the General Social Care Council Advisory Group. I hope that I can reassure the noble Lord, Lord Northbourne, that the purpose of extending the categories in this way is precisely what I think concerns him in relation to raising the status and the way in which this kind of work is regarded. It is very...

Care Standards Bill [H.L.] (28 Mar 2000)

Baroness Pitkeathley: My Lords, perhaps I may briefly add that the members of the General Social Care Council Advisory Group will be extremely happy with this wording. I am extremely glad that the Government have taken account of the concerns raised hitherto in your Lordships' House.


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