Results 161–180 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: Prescription Charges (13 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The available information is given in the table. Year Income from Charges (England) (£ millions) 2000–01 389 2001–02 408 2002–03 423 More than 85 per cent of total charge income is collected by community pharmacists and dispensing doctors as part of the dispensing of medicines. There is no separately identifiable element of their remuneration attributable to the charge...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Private Patients (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Paragraph 14 of Schedule 2 to the NHS and Community Care Act 1990 sets out the responsibility for National Health Service trusts to determine their own charges as follows: "According to its functions, an NHS trust may make accommodation or services or both available for patients who give undertakings (or for whom undertakings are given) to pay, in respect of the accommodation or services (or...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Trusts: Private Patients (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: National Health Service trusts are required to include their income from private patients in their audited accounts and the amount of bad debt written off for private patients. The Department of Health has not, for some years, required NHS trusts to submit trading accounts for their private patient services.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Health resource groups (HRGs) will be periodically revised to reflect changes in clinical practice and to make them more resource-homogeneous. A proportion of very specialised services will continue to be commissioned outside of payment by results, either by regional or national specialised services commissioning consortia. First-wave National Health Service foundation trusts can choose to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Reimbursement (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The contracts for National Health Service foundation trusts will be based on the national tariff, which aims to reflect the higher costs associated with a more complex case mix and should therefore be capable of providing an adequate level of reimbursement to those trusts. However, first-wave NHS foundation trusts can choose to have their baseline income guaranteed from 2004–05 to the end...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Honey (17 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Honey (England) Regulations 2003 (S.I. 2003/2243) transpose Council Directive 2001/110/EC on the labelling and specification of honey. The directive prohibits filtered and baker's honey from including supplementary information referring to its floral or vegetable origin, regional, territorial or topological origin or specific quality criteria. "Filtered" honey consists of a blend of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Primary Care Practices: List Size (18 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: As part of the new contract for general medical services, primary care practices will receive a proportion of their income related to the size of their practice list. The payments that relate to practice list size will be updated every three months based on data collected on practice lists at the beginning of the quarter. This means that practices that keep their practice lists up to date...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Dietary reference values for nutrients form the basis of nutrient recommendations on dietary intakes and are used for assessing the adequacy of diets. These levels were set taking into account a variety of factors including levels of nutrients in the diet associated with the absence of nutritional disease. The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition is currently considering the need for a...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Current government advice on carbohydrate intake is based on recommendations from the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy. This advice was supported by the recent Report of a Joint Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations/World Health Organisation Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (2003). The Scientific Advisory Committee on...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: No such representations have been received from trade bodies representing these food industry sectors in relation to the effectiveness of low carbohydrate diets. The Government and the Food Standards Agency place the interests of consumers first when scientific evidence and views from relevant stakeholders on particular policy issues are considered.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patient and Public Involvement Forums (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health announced at its first board meeting on 24 March 2003, that patients' forums would be known as patient and public involvement forums to help the public to understand what their role is.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patient and Public Involvement Forums (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health decided to rebrand patients' forums as patient and public involvement forums to help the public to understand their roles. There is no statutory bar to it doing this.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Patient and Public Involvement Forums (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Legislation establishes patients' forums as organisations that are independent of the National Health Service, government and the organisations that support them. The membership of patients' forums that will consist primarily of local patients will ensure that patients' forums act independently.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Prescriptions (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: In England, for 2002, 14 per cent of prescriptions dispensed in the community either attracted a charge at the point of dispensing, or were for patients who had bought prepayment certificates.

Written Answers — House of Lords: General Practitioner Incomes: Rate for Young Patients (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The formula for calculating global sum payments as part of the new contract for general medical services is based on evidence of the use of primary care by different age groups. The weight given to an age group reflects the average relative workload for practices in delivering primary care to that age group. The practices should receive fair payments for all the patients on their practice...

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Poisons Information Service: Clinical Advice (19 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The National Poisons Information Services (NPIS) provides information on the management of acute poisoning to health professionals. Such advice is available by telephone or the NPIS clinical database TOXBASE (available free to National Health Service professionals online). The basis of the information provided is an expert professional review of the published literature (both clinical and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive lays out a framework for the future setting of maximum permitted levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The United Kingdom continues to press for European Union maximum permitted limits to be set on a safety basis, and in doing so, is using its influence in both scientific and political forums. My honourable friend the Parliamentary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: Article 5 of the Food Supplements Directive lays out a framework for the future setting of maximum permitted levels of vitamins and minerals in food supplements. The United Kingdom continues to press for European Union maximum permitted limits to be set on a safety basis, and in doing so, is using its influence in both scientific and political forums. My honourable friend the Parliamentary...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Foundation Trusts: Private Patient Income (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: No, the percentage will be fixed as the percentage that applied for each National Health Service foundation trust in the financial year ending April 2003.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Nutrition (20 Nov 2003)

Lord Warner: The most recent National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS), of adults aged 19–64, is being published in five volumes. The first volume was published in December 2002. The second and third volumes were published in July 2003. The fourth and fifth volumes will be published in 2004. The information requested in these questions is contained in the three volumes of the NDNS of adults already...


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