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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Migrant Workers more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the number of NHS staff recruited from EU member states after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15612 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the need to be able to recruit effectively from abroad and the Immigration White Paper, <em>The UK’s future skills-based immigration system</em>, published in December 2018, sets out the foundation for a single immigration system, where it is workers’ skills that matter, not where they come from. This system will streamline the high-skilled visa route, by removing the Resident Labour Market Test and the Tier 2 Visa Cap. The Home Office is undertaking a programme of engagement to discuss the proposed measures with colleagues across Government and industry, to develop a future immigration system that works for the whole of the United Kingdom.</p><p>The Government wants to support the National Health Service in expanding international recruitment more widely, as this clearly has a role to play to meeting staffing shortages, especially in the short term. Recruitment of doctors and nurses is the responsibility of individual NHS organisations, a number of which do actively recruit from overseas, including from countries in the European Union. However, we also recognise the need to boost our domestic workforce as well. The NHS Long Term Plan sets out a vital strategic framework to ensure that, over the next 10 years, the NHS will have the staff it needs so that nurses and doctors are working in a supportive culture that allows them to provide the expert compassionate care they are committed to providing. Details of this will be explored more fully in the forthcoming Interim NHS People Plan.</p><p>The Government has taken steps to ensure that EU citizens can continue to come and work in the NHS once we have left the EU. In March 2019, we put in place legislation that ensures the continued recognition of qualifications from EU countries by all professional regulators covering the health and social care sectors. This means that EU citizens will continue to be able to come and practice in the UK once we have left the EU, even if we leave without a deal.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:54:38.56Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1128090
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star this property date less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Health Services: Artificial Intelligence more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to invest in the development and use of artificial intelligence in the UK healthcare sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15939 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health and Social Care is leading on the Prime Minister’s Mission to “Use data, Artificial Intelligence and innovation to transform the prevention, early diagnosis and treatment of chronic diseases by 2030.” We hope that as we work towards this overall goal, we can ensure that: patients experience better care, clinicians deliver better care, commissioners are better able to commission data-driven technologies and the United Kingdom is a great place to do business in artificial intelligence (AI) for health and care.</p><p>We are working in partnership with organisations across the National Health Service, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Office for Life Sciences, Office for Artificial Intelligence and Better Regulation Executive to engage with businesses in the sector so that we benefit from the potential for AI to improve care, deliver better outcomes, contribute to efficiency in the health and care system and contribute to the wider economy. In September 2018, we published the Code of Conduct for Data-Driven Health and Care Technology, which clearly sets out the behaviours we expect from those developing AI and related technologies. The Code was updated in February 2019 based on feedback, including from industry partners, and we are working with them to develop case studies showing good practice in complying with the Code. We are also developing tools to help businesses comply with the Code of Conduct.</p><p>The Office for Artificial Intelligence and UK Research and Innovation have announced centres for doctoral training in AI-enabled healthcare across the UK.</p><p>The Office for Life Sciences has established five Centres of Excellence in digital pathology and radiology with AI, supported by an initial £50 million Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investment and a further £50 million of scale up funding from the Department of Health and Social Care. The centres are working with NHS and industry partners, including innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, to develop pioneering AI-enabled pathology and radiology tools.</p><p>In addition we are also working closely with Health Education England as they follow through on the recommendations made by the Topol Review <em>Preparing the healthcare workforce to deliver the digital future</em>.</p><p>In March 2019, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence published its <em>Evidence Standards Framework for Digital Health Technologies</em>, outlining the evidence required by businesses to demonstrate the effectiveness and economic impact of digital health technologies.</p><p>Taken together these steps, and others, will ensure there is a clear framework for the development and use of AI in the healthcare sector including the skills, a clear path to market, and a rigorous process for ensuring the safety, efficacy and ethics of the tools developed, deployed and used.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-06-06T15:40:44.887Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-06T15:40:44.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1131915
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star this property date less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Food: Imports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the preparations of the Food Standards Agency regarding implementing any new legislation that may be required for imported products after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16333 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
star this property answer text <p>As a non-Ministerial Government Department responsible for food safety and authenticity, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) has been preparing extensively for the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. This includes:</p><p> </p><p>- ensuring EU regulations will operate correctly when they become UK law;</p><p>- strengthening its risk analysis process;</p><p>- developing a clear plan for how risk will be managed; and</p><p>- finalising the systems and technology that will support how food businesses are regulated in the future.</p><p> </p><p>Leaving the EU does not change the FSA’s top priority which is to ensure that food remains safe and what it says it is.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Barran more like this
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less than 2019-06-25T14:33:26.447Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-25T14:33:26.447Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Barran more like this
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1133057
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Finance more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase funding for the NHS post-Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16475 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service budget will increase by £33.9 billion in cash terms over the next five years, reflecting that the NHS is this Government’s top spending priority. This major investment will support the NHS to continue to deliver world class care.</p><p>This extra funding for the NHS will still apply in all European Union exit scenarios to ensure it is there for the long term.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T13:21:08.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T13:21:08.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1133058
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star this property date less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Mental Health Services more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement a long-term strategy to improve the timescale of mental health treatment in the NHS. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16476 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>Under the NHS Long Term Plan, there will be a comprehensive expansion of mental health services, with additional funding of at least £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24. This will give greater mental health support to an extra 345,000 children, at least 380,000 more adults and 24,000 more new and expectant mothers.</p><p>The interim NHS People Plan, published on 3 June 2019, sets out that an additional 25,000 staff will be employed in mental health services over the next five years. This includes nearly 6,500 more working in children and young people’s mental health services and mental health support teams in schools and colleges.</p><p> </p><p>The National Health Service will test new waiting times to ensure rapid access to mental health services in the community for those that need it and expand crisis care. More detailed information will be set out in the National Implementation Framework and the full NHS People Plan due to be published later in the year.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T14:12:42.773Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T14:12:42.773Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
1134710
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Obesity: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Brexit on measures to tackle child obesity. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16677 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>As a responsible Government, we have been planning for all eventualities and that includes managing the impacts of a ‘no deal’ European Union exit.</p><p>Following the publication of our world leading strategy <em>Childhood Obesity: a plan for action</em> in 2016 and <em>Childhood Obesity: a plan for action, Chapter 2,</em> significant progress has been made. Since the publication of the 2016 plan, half of all drinks in scope of the soft drinks industry levy are being reformulated, some products in the sugar production programme are exceeding their first year target, and significant investments are being made in schools to promote physical activity and healthy eating.</p><p>Consultations have been conducted on a number of policy areas from Chapter 2 and our responses to those will be set out later this year. As we have received thousands of responses to these consultations it is important we take the time to consider them carefully before we take action on this important issue.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T13:38:27.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:38:27.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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1796
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1135097
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: EU Law more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to assess the impact on the NHS of leaving the European regulatory framework in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16724 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-10more like thismore than 2019-07-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government maintains that leaving the European Union with a deal is the best outcome. However, as a responsible Government, we continue to plan and prepare for all eventualities, including a potential ‘no deal’ exit.</p><p>The Government is committed to the safe and effective regulation of medicines and medical devices in the United Kingdom. We will continue to strengthen safety while ensuring National Health Service patients and the public have fast access to new, innovative medicines.</p><p>The Government is providing short-term regulatory flexibility, in order to ensure that the UK can still import medicines from the European Economic Area (EEA), when the UK leaves the EU. We have announced that, in the event of a ‘no deal’ scenario, the UK will recognise batch testing that takes place in the EU and EEA, thus ensuring regulatory continuity so that the NHS can maintain ease of access to medicines developed and manufactured in the EU.</p><p>In the event of a ‘no deal’ exit, the Government will continue to ensure that UK patients are able to access the best and most innovative treatments and that their safety is protected.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-10T15:07:17.247Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-10T15:07:17.247Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that adequate warehouse space is available in order to stockpile medicines, if required, in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16926 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
star this property answer text <p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government maintains that leaving the European Union with a deal is the best EU Exit outcome and has strongly expressed its opposition to leaving without a deal, in line with the position consistently expressed by Parliament. However, leaving without a deal on 31 October 2019 remains the legal default at the end of the Article 50 extension period if no withdrawal agreement is agreed. Therefore, as a responsible Government, we will continue to prepare to minimise any disruption to the supply of medicines and medical products in a ‘no deal’ scenario.</p><p> </p><p>The Department continues to work closely with the devolved administrations, relevant EU member states, industry trade bodies and suppliers, the National Health Service and our other main stakeholders to ensure that we are prepared for leaving the EU without a deal in October.</p><p> </p><p>On 26 June, we wrote to suppliers of medicines to the United Kingdom from or via the EU or European Economic Area setting out our continuing multi-layered approach to ensure the continuity of supply of all medicines and medical products in a potential no-deal exit scenario on 31 October.</p><p> </p><p>To ensure sufficient space to store stockpiled medicines, we agreed contracts for additional warehouse space, including ambient, refrigerated and controlled drug storage aligned to the possible 29 March EU exit date. This secured warehouse space remains available up to and beyond 31 October and should be sufficient to meet the additional needs of medicines suppliers for storage space.</p><p> </p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-17T13:37:53.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-17T13:37:53.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-16more like thismore than 2019-07-16
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Surgery: Training more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of introducing virtual reality learning to (1) aid surgical training, and (2) practice pioneering operations. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17231 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Health Education England (HEE)’s technology enhanced learning (TEL) Programme has developed a national framework for the delivery of simulation-based education. This framework is now in place and being applied across the country.</p><p>Part of this work has involved extensive stakeholder engagement and through this engagement, a number of examples of where virtual reality has successfully been used to support learning have emerged. In particular, HEE East of England is piloting facilitated virtual reality learning for 1,200 Foundation Programme trainee doctors in 20 critical emergency scenarios in the East of England. This enables real time practice in a safe simulated environment with both facilitated supervised training and also personal unlimited access. A careful evaluation will be carried out, looking at both the trainee experience of learning through virtual reality and their subsequent improvement in confidence in urgent care management.</p><p>In addition, the TEL Programme has supported the development of a virtual reality lab in Torbay, which is now in its second year. Successful examples of virtual reality in distraction therapy have emerged, particularly in paediatrics and podiatry, with clear benefits to patients undergoing the clinical intervention and costs savings because of the reduction in general anaesthetics.</p><p>The TEL Programme has now set up an academic partnership with Leeds Institute and through this partnership, will be developing a set of principles for the use of virtual reality in education and training. Through this work, the TEL Programme will be developing a cohesive approach for evaluation of outcomes, which will then enable consistency in evidence gathering.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T16:46:10.363Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:46:10.363Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department of Health and Social Care remove filter
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading Medical Equipment: Artificial Intelligence more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to regulate AI technology which can be implanted within the human body. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17273 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>Implanted technology, that meets the definition of a medical device, is regulated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), which ensures that such devices meet applicable standards for safety, quality and efficacy.</p><p>The Department, the MHRA and other national health and care bodies are engaging with partners across Government to ensure that our system of regulation keeps pace with new developments in technology.</p><p> </p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T11:14:42.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T11:14:42.63Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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