Results 101–120 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Hospital Infections (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: As national data on hospital infections are limited we are unable to assess percentage changes but we are developing a new national mandatory surveillance system for healthcare associated infection. Hospital performance against the infection control standards has improved over the past three years and for the first time this year contributed to star ratings. The Chief Medical Officer is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Devizes: Community Healthcare (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Any decision on the use of capital receipts would be subject to the normal value-for-money assessment process to ensure that best use is made of public funds. This will be subject to the option appraisal on the redevelopment of the Devizes Community Hospital (and associated facilities) and the progression of the outline business case. The outline business case will include all of the options...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government are obliged to implement the Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC. Failure to do so would be a serious breach of the United Kingdom's obligations under the European Commission treaty and would attract infraction proceedings by the Commission under Article 226 and the likelihood of heavy fines.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's assessment of the impact of the regulations is set out in the regulatory impact assessment; copies have been placed in the Library. My honourable friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health (Miss Johnson) will be meeting with representatives of Consumers for Health Choice and representatives of other consumer groups in the near future.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government have always argued that maximum limits for vitamins and minerals in food supplements should be safety based so as to minimise unnecessary restrictions on consumer choice. They continue to press this case with the European Commission and with other European Union member states at every opportunity. Negotiations on maximum limits at European Union level will follow publication of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Following representations from the Food Standards Agency (FSA), representatives of United Kingdom food supplements manufacturers will meet with representatives of the European Food Safety Authority in October to discuss requirements for dossier content and the potential for simplified dossiers. In the mean time, preparatory discussions between officials from the FSA and manufacturers'...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Warrington: Pensioners and NHS Sight Tests (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The table shows the number of National Health Service sight tests paid for in North Cheshire Health Authority in the years ending 31 March 1999 to 2002. Figures for the number of sight tests by constituency, or by age are not collected centrally. Information for Warrington Primary Care Trust is not yet available. Eligibility to NHS sight tests was extended to those aged 60 and over from 1...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Haemophilia Patients: vCJD Blood Donors (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Information on the number of haemophilia patients treated with blood products from donors diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease is not known.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sickle Cell Anaemia (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health provides National Health Service support funding for research commissioned by charities that takes place in the NHS. Charities that currently fund, or have recently funded, research in the NHS relating to sickle cell anaemia include the Wellcome Trust, Action Research and the Stroke Association. The department has recently awarded a £30,000 Section 64 grant to help...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Redress Scheme (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, has proposed an NHS redress scheme which will provide appropriate redress to patients who believe they have been harmed as a result of the health care they have received. A detailed design for the redress scheme will not be completed until the close of the consultation period upon the Chief Medical Officer's report and the issues raised...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fresh Frozen Plasma (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Blood and Tissue for Transplantation has considered the relative efficacy and risks of the different types of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) available. The National Blood Service is currently looking at the practicalities of producing FFP from male donors, and a plan has been produced for implementation over the next six to nine...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fresh Frozen Plasma (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The minutes of meetings of the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Blood and Tissue for Transplantation (MSBT) will be published on the Department of Health website shortly. The MSBT has considered the relative efficacy and risks of the different types of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) available to the National Health Service and recommended the use of United Kingdom single unit...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Fresh Frozen Plasma (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Chief Medical Officer is not carrying out a review of fresh frozen plasma. We are aware that the British Committee for Standards in Haematology is preparing professional guidelines on the use of fresh frozen plasma.

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Care Standards Commission: Annual Report 2002–03 (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) was established under the Care Standards Act 2000 as part of the Government's reforms to modernise the regulatory system for care services and independent healthcare. Its main aims are to drive up the quality of services and improve the level of protection for vulnerable people by the regulation of social care and independent healthcare services....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Health and Social Care: New Audit and Inspectorate Bodies (8 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Parliamentary approval for additional resources of £22 million for the set-up of these new services will be sought in a supplementary estimate for the Department of Health. Pending that approval, urgent expenditure estimated at £11.3 million will be met by repayable cash advances from the contingencies fund. The expenditure is required to ensure the set-up of two new bodies detailed in the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Radiological Protection Board (10 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Health Protection Agency was established as a special health authority on 1 April this year and works in partnership with the National Radiological Protection Board. As announced in November 2002, we intend to introduce legislation to establish the agency as a non-departmental public body as soon as parliamentary time allows. We intend that the non-departmental public body will take...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (10 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government continue to argue for maximum permitted limits for vitamins and minerals in food supplements to be set on the basis of thorough risk assessments and will continue to press this view strongly at every opportunity. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has succeeded in getting the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to hold a meeting between representatives of the United Kingdom food...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Sexual Health: Government Response to Select Committee Report (10 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the Third Report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on sexual health, Cm 5959, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Mental Health Services: Report (16 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Yesterday we issued the 13th report prepared pursuant to Section 11 of the Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986 as amended, on development of services for people with a mental illness in England. The report sets out the current policy and the developments in mental health services that have taken place since the 12th report. Copies of Development of Services...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Pension Scheme: Valuation Report 1994–99 (17 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: We have now received and accepted the report of the Government Actuary on his investigation of the National Health Service Pension Scheme in England and Wales for the period 1 April 1994 to 31 March 1999. The report confirms that the rate of employer contributions should be 14 per cent from 1 April 2003. Copies of the report have been placed in the Library.


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