Results 121–140 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Dentistry (18 Sep 2003)

Lord Warner: Subject to the will of Parliament, the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Bill will give primary care trusts new duties for commissioning local National Health Service dental services. Primary care trusts will have a duty to secure the provision of primary dental services either through contracts with individual practices or by providing services themselves. With these...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Blood Transfusions: Risks (8 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The safety of blood and blood products used in the National Health Service is of paramount importance. Although most United Kingdom sourced fresh frozen plasma (FFP) is not virally inactivated, high levels of safety are achieved by using single unit, as opposed to pooled plasma, by screening out potential high-risk donors and by testing every unit of donated blood for the presence of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Smallpox (8 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: Routine smallpox vaccination stopped in 1971. Fifty five per cent of the population were born before 1971 and the uptake of vaccine in the immediate years preceding this stoppage was 35 to 40 per cent. The estimate for the proportion of the current United Kingdom population now who have ever been vaccinated is about a third. No laboratory test to measure the immunological response, most...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Private Patient Charging (9 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: National Health Service trusts should not cross-subsidise private sector work from the NHS.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Older People: Mortality Rates and Weather Conditions (9 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Office for National Statistics routinely publishes weekly estimates of deaths registered in England and Wales. These indicated 907 more deaths registered in the week ending 15 August, which included the day on which the hottest temperature was recorded. During the majority of other weeks in the summer, numbers of deaths registered were below the seasonal average. On average, 34 per cent...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Finance Initiative: Acute Hospitals (10 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: Eight private finance initiative contracts for acute hospital projects over £10 million have been signed since May 2001. These are listed as follows: National Health Service Trust Capital Value £ million Financial Close Dudley Group of Hospitals 137 01/05/2001 Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre 37 20/04/2002 Gloucestershire Hospitals 32 01/05/2002 Leeds Teaching...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Costs and Income (10 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: National Health Service trusts are required to recover full costs, including apportioned overheads and apportioned capital charges, from the charges they make for services offered to private patients. NHS trusts have the powers to generate income in order to benefit their core NHS services in accordance with Section 7 of the Health and Medicines Act 1998.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Waiting Lists (13 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government have introduced a number of measures to reduce waiting lists. These include: £50 million to tackle long waiting lists and times in National Health Service orthopaedic services; £56 million to end long waits for NHS cataract operations. No cataract patient will wait more than three months by December 2004, with most areas achieving this by the summer of 2004; the extension of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Institute for Clinical Excellence (13 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Secretary of State for Health has exercised the powers of direction in Sections 17 and 97C(8) of the National Health Service Act 1977 to require primary care trusts to make certain sums paid to them available for the implementation of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidance in relation to technology appraisals within three months of the issuing of the guidance. The...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Patient and Public Involvement: Government Response to Select Committee (22 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government's response to the seventh report of the House of Commons Select Committee on Health, on patient and public involvement in the NHS, Cm 6005, has been published today. Copies have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Photodynamic Therapy (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: In reviewing the final appraisal determination, the National Institute for Clinical Excellence's guidance executive also considered whether there were grounds for advising the Department of Health to vary the three-month direction. It considered there were grounds to do so on this occasion. We are not delaying implementation of the NICE guidance on photodynamic therapy (PDT) for nine months....

Written Answers — House of Lords: Long-Stay Hospitals (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: We do not believe that it is right for people with learning disabilities to live in National Health Service hospital accommodation on a long-term basis. One of the objectives in the White Paper Valuing People: A New Strategy for Learning Disability for the 21st Century (March 2001), which contains our proposals for improving services for people with learning disabilities, their families and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency is working on its forward plans, including staffing.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC came into force on 14 June 1998 and provides the framework for regulation of medical devices across the European Union. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, as UK competent authority under these regulations, is responsible for ensuring that the provisions of the directive are met.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: There were 660 permanent staff employed and, additionally, 49 staff on shorter contracts.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medical Devices Agency and Medicines Control Agency (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: There was an average number of 414 staff employed in the Medicines Control Agency and 136 in the Medical Devices Agency during the financial year 1996–97.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Drinking Water: Fluoride (23 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The study has been completed and is now the subject of a peer review process. We plan to publish this as soon as possible.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Complaints about Length of Treatment (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health does not hold letters on individual complaints made by patients or their families, most of which are handled by the National Health Service locally. Upwards of 1,000 letters have been received by the department in the past two years that concern these matters. Among these were four instances of families commenting on their personal experiences of treatment being, in...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: The forward work plan of the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition includes a review of dietary reference values for nutrients. The approach that the committee will adopt to reassess dietary reference values for each nutrient is yet to be considered. All papers relating to the work of the committee are made public on the committee's website: www.sacn.gov.uk

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Mental Health Partnership (28 Oct 2003)

Lord Warner: Management of issues such as this are a matter for individual trusts. However, we are aware that the National Mental Health Partnership does some excellent work and we are told that chief executives and the services for which they are responsible derive considerable benefit from membership.


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