Results 1–20 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Lord Warner

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Staff: Flexible Retirement (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Department of Health (England) is actively encouraging National Health Service professionals to consider flexible retirement options. The flexible retirement initiative was launched in July 2000 to ensure that the NHS makes the most of valuable experienced staff at the same time as enabling them to extend their earning lives. Flexible retirement has been included as evidence for...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pro-life Groups: EU Monitoring (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The Government have no information about, or knowledge of, such a unit.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS National Programme for Information Technology (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Central funding for the National Programme for Information Technology in the National Health Service is to be made available as follows: £370 million in 2003–04, £730 million in 2004–05 and £1.2 billion in 2005–06. This funding will be supplemented by local investment, currently running at £850 million a year from baseline allocations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS National Programme for Information Technology (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: There are no plans to transfer National Health Service information technology staff to private sector companies as part of the national programme for IT in the NHS. There is no reference to transferring staff in the Official Journal of the European Community contract notice and it is not included in the procurement process.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Electronic Patient Records (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Information about local contracts let by National Health Service organisations for electronic patient record systems is not held centrally where there is no need for Departmental approval. No contracts that have been awarded have been cancelled.

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Electronic Patient Records (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The delivery of electronic records is being taken forward as part of the Integrated Care Records Service (ICRS) which is core to the National Programme for Information Technology. An advertisement was issued on 31 January 2003 in the Official Journal of the European Community calling for expressions of interest from the private sector to supply professional IT applications and services to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS Electronic Patient Records (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Central funding for electronic patient records projects had been in the context of the Electronic Record Development and Implementation Programme (ERDIP) for the National Health Service in England. The ERDIP projects were funded to a total of £12.7 million for the three year period ended March 2003. The breakdown by year (£000) is: 2000–01 £4,032 2001–02 £4,863 2002–03 £3,843 (this...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Neurology Registrars (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: In 1996 and 1997, there were 163 staff and 159 staff respectively within the registrar group in neurology. The funding arrangements at that time required Postgraduate Deans to fund 50 per cent of the cost of a new specialist registrar (SpR) post and trusts would fund the remaining 50 per cent. SpR posts are now funded in two ways; either through central funding (100 per cent funding) or local...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Haemophiliac Patients: Access to Medical Records (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: It is the responsibility of individual National Health Service organisations to ensure that they comply with legal requirements when dealing with requests for access to health records. The Data Protection Act 1998 provides individuals with a right of access to their health records. However there are certain circumstances in which the record holder may withhold information. Access may be...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Blood Products: Review (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: An informal review is being undertaken by the Department of Health to clarify the facts surrounding the drive for United Kingdom self-sufficiency in blood products in the 1970s and 1980s. The review is based on papers available from the time and is not addressing allegations that files from that period went missing.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Healthcare Regulation, Audit and Inspection (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: There are numerous organisations which regulate, audit and inspect differing aspects of the provision of hospital care at infrequent intervals. The majority of these organisations generally focus on one particular aspect of healthcare provision. Therefore, regulation, audit and inspection is only one area of their work. It is therefore not possible to distinguish whom, in any one...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Postgraduate Medical Education (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The provision of postgraduate medical education is a matter to be taken forward by the individual countries in the United Kingdom. However, it is clearly an area where the four United Kingdom governments and relevant professional and academic bodies need to work in close partnership. Our policy document Modernising Medical Careers was publicised jointly by the four UK health departments and...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Safety Act 1990: Water Supply (18 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Sections 55(1) and 56(1) of the Food Safety Act 1990 disapply the provisions in Part II of the Act and subordinate legislation made under it (such as the Food Labelling Regulations 1996) in relation to the supply of water to any premises.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Food Supplements: Permitted Nutrients (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The lists of permitted nutrients and nutrient sources in the Food Supplements (England) Regulations 2003 can be extended if additions are made to the permitted lists in the annexes to the Food Supplements Directive 2002/46/EC on which the regulations are based. These annexes remain open pending safety assessment of additional substances. Industry is currently working to compile safety...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Chiropodists/Podiatrists: Supply of Medicaments (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: There has been no change in the long-standing provisions under medicines legislation which allow chiropodists/podiatrists to sell or supply a specified range of medicines direct to their patients. If there are any specific new difficulties, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency (formerly the Medicines Control Agency) would consider them if details were sent.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Doctors and Dentists: Remuneration (25 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: We are responding on behalf of my right honourable friend the Prime Minister to the supplement to the thirty-second report of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration (DDRB) which is being published today. Copies of the report are available in the Printed Paper Office and the Library. The supplement covers general dental practitioners (GDPs), those in the salaried primary dental...

Written Answers — House of Lords: NHS: Performance Ratings (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The performance ratings system provides a high level overview of National Health Service Trust performance across the full range of trust functions. Acute and specialist, mental health and ambulance trust performance indicators are based around capacity and capability, clinical and patient focus including attainment of key targets. Primary care trust performance is assessed across the full...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Water Fluoridation (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: Opinion surveys commissioned by the British Fluoridation Society regularly show that about 70 per cent. of the population are in favour of fluoridation. The Systematic Review of Fluoridation undertaken by the National Health Service Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at the University of York identified 3,246 research studies with reference to fluoridation many of which considered claims of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Cochlear Implants (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The following table gives details of the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) in which cochlear implants were fitted in England for adults and children in the year ending March 2002 and the four preceding years. Year Ending 31 March Children aged 0–17 Adults aged 18+ 1998 147 132 1999 179 124 2000 180 136 2001 196 168 2002 203 184 Notes: An FCE is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Medicines for Human Use: Draft Regulations on Clinical Trials (26 Jun 2003)

Lord Warner: The draft regulations are to transpose into United Kingdom law Directive 2001/20/EC on approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the member states relating to implementation of good clinical practice in the conduct of clinical trials on medicinal products for human use. Consultation on the draft regulations closed on 16 May. The Medical Research Council's...


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