Results 81–100 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Alcohol Advertising (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, in close collaboration with other government departments, including the Department of Health, is currently developing the national alcohol harm reduction strategy. The Strategy Unit is due to publish an interim analysis paper in the summer. The final report, which will set out the cross-governmental alcohol harm reduction strategy, is planned for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Euthanasia (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are aware of a wide range of views on the subject of euthanasia, ranging from those for whom any form of euthanasia is abhorrent to those who believe that there is a need to allow assisted suicide and euthanasia in very limited and carefully regulated situations in which traditional palliative care is unable to bring relief to self-selected individuals. The Government have no...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medical Devices: Fire Safety (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Products placed on the market as medical devices must meet the requirements, including those related to flammability, of the Medical Devices Directive (transposed in the United Kingdom by the Medical Devices Regulations 2002).

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medical Devices Agency: Annual Report (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The 2002–03 report and accounts of the Medical Devices Agency have today been laid before the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: CJD Surveillance Unit: Annual Report (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The national Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease surveillance unit's 11th annual report has been published today. The report documents the unit's findings in relation to sporadic, familial and iatrogenic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), and also variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), up to 31 January 2003. Copies have been placed in the Library, and are also available on the unit's web site at...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Clinical Trials Directive (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The United Kingdom's implementing regulations to transpose the Clinical Trials Directive into domestic law will not be laid before Parliament until after 14 October 2003 when Parliament is due to reconvene. Member states are required to fully implement the directive by 1 May 2004. Copies of this statement have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency: Annual Report (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Health Service Purchasing and Supply Agency's annual report and accounts 2002–03 have today been laid before the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Estates Executive Agency: Annual Report (16 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We have received the report and copies have today been laid in accordance with the requirements of Section 5 of the Exchequer and Audit Departments Act 1921. Copies have also been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Model Constitution (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government will make available a template constitution for applicant National Health Service (NHS) foundation trusts, which will set out the minimum legislative requirements for the constitution of an NHS foundation trust. Applicants will need to consider how they use the template to develop a constitution that is consistent with their local needs and circumstances. The template will be...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities: Supporting Staff (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Data on the numbers of staff in the independent sector supporting adults with profound and multiple learning disabilities are not available centrally. As at 30 September 2002 (the latest date for which data are available), the whole-time equivalent number of staff employed by councils with social services responsibilities in England supporting adults with learning disabilities was (i) 10,600...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Disabled Living Foundation:Self-assessment Project (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) has recently written with an update on progress on the project to create, pilot and evaluate a computer-based system to enable older and disabled people to access equipment (the self-assessment and rapid access (SARA) project). Since the announcement in November 2002 officials have arranged with the DLF to develop the required software. There is frequent...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fluoridation (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The introduction of fluoridated toothpaste in the 1970s is credited with an overall improvement in oral health, but an association between high levels of tooth decay and economic and social deprivation has been identified in most countries, including cities in the United Kingdom and the rest of Europe. While the Department of Health maintains contact with dental institutions in Europe, we do...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Commission for Health Improvement: Annual Report 2002–03 (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Health Improvement's 2002–03 annual report, entitled Delivering Improvement, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pensions Agency: Annual Report 2002–03 (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The 2002–03 report and accounts of the National Health Service Pensions Agency have today been laid before the House of Commons pursuant to Section 7 of the Government Resources and Accounts Act 2000. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pensions Agency: Quinquennial Review (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: We are today publishing the executive summary of the quinquennial review of the NHS Pensions Agency. We have accepted all of its recommendations, including a change of status for the agency. From 1 April 2004, the NHS Pensions Agency will become a special health authority.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health Select Committee Fifth Report: Government Response (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the fifth report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on the control of entry regulations and retail pharmacy services in the United Kingdom, Cm 5896, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Independent Complaints Advocacy Service (17 Jul 2003)

Lord Warner: Section 12 of the Health and Social Care Act 2001 places a legal duty on the Secretary of State to make arrangements to provide independent advocacy services to assist individuals making complaints against the National Health Service. We intend to commence this section on 1 September 2003. Our intention is to deliver arrangements for a national independent complaints advocacy service (ICAS)....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescriptions: Electronic Transmission (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Over the past 12 months the Prescription Pricing Authority (PPA) has processed 55,947 electronic prescriptions from the electronic transmission of prescriptions (ETP) pilots, these relate to around 13,500 different patients. This figure is a very small percentage of the 600 million-plus prescriptions processed by the PPA during the period. The ETP pilots closed at the end of June 2003 and the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Maternity Services (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Health Service has a responsibility to provide a 24-hours maternity service. However, we advocate local decision making in designing appropriate, effective services and available resources that fits in with the ethos of woman-centred care. It is inevitable that the requirements of women will vary in different parts of the country and this is why it is so important that decisions...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Delayed Discharges: Catheter-associated Urinary Tract Infection (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Data on catheter-associated urinary tract infections are not collected centrally. Data on delayed discharges do not provide information on medical reasons for delays.


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