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star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hypothyroidism more like this
star 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 have taken to help patients with undiagnosed hypothyroidism who present clinical signs and symptoms of that condition, but are refused any treatment as their blood test results remain normal. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>A blood test measuring hormone levels is the only accurate way to find out if there is a thyroid problem.</p><br /><p>Best practice on the identification and management of hypothyroidism has been set out by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in its guidance, <em>The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism</em>, first published in 2008. The guidance, which is attached, was developed on behalf of key organisations, including the British Thyroid Association (BTA), the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and the Society for Endocrinology (SOE), and is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. A copy of the UK Guidelines is attached.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidance sets out that the only validated method of testing thyroid function is through a blood sample, which must include measurement of the levels of thyroid‐stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) in serum, as recommended in the <em>UK Guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests</em> published by the BTA.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidelines set out that overwhelming evidence supports the use of thyroxine hormone replacement (T4 or tetra-iodothyronine) alone in the treatment of hypothyroidism, with this usually being prescribed as levothyroxine. However, this does not prevent clinicians considering other forms of thyroid hormone replacement if appropriate.</p><p>The guidance remains up-to-date and a statement from the BTA Executive Committee supporting the existing guidelines was published in May 2015 in <em>Clinical Endocrinology</em> and endorsed by the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the BTF, the RCP and the SOE. The full statement is attached and available online at:</p><br /><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full" target="_blank">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full</a></p><br /><p>Regarding international guidance and harmonisation on approaches to testing, the existing United Kingdom guidelines have now been supported by new guidance published in the United States of America which draws on the latest research and available evidence on the management of the condition. The USA guidance also includes a section on the ethics of prescribing thyroid hormone combination therapies when the potential long-term harmful effects are not known.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name Okosieme_et_al-2015-Clinical_Endocrinology.pdf more like this
star this property title Clinical Endocrinology paper more like this
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star this property file name the-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-hypothyroidism-revised-statement-14-june-2011_2.pdf more like this
star this property title Royal College of Physicians guidance more like this
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star this property file name TFT_guideline_final_version_July_2006.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Guidelines Thyroid Function Tests more like this
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HL2640 more like this
HL2641 more like this
HL2642 more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T17:53:42.837Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T17:53:42.837Z
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127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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457
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
421269
unstar this property registered interest false remove filter
star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hypothyroidism more like this
star 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 whether there are any plans to amend the diagnosis of hypothyroidism, which under current guidance is based solely on a blood test. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>A blood test measuring hormone levels is the only accurate way to find out if there is a thyroid problem.</p><br /><p>Best practice on the identification and management of hypothyroidism has been set out by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in its guidance, <em>The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism</em>, first published in 2008. The guidance, which is attached, was developed on behalf of key organisations, including the British Thyroid Association (BTA), the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and the Society for Endocrinology (SOE), and is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. A copy of the UK Guidelines is attached.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidance sets out that the only validated method of testing thyroid function is through a blood sample, which must include measurement of the levels of thyroid‐stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) in serum, as recommended in the <em>UK Guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests</em> published by the BTA.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidelines set out that overwhelming evidence supports the use of thyroxine hormone replacement (T4 or tetra-iodothyronine) alone in the treatment of hypothyroidism, with this usually being prescribed as levothyroxine. However, this does not prevent clinicians considering other forms of thyroid hormone replacement if appropriate.</p><p>The guidance remains up-to-date and a statement from the BTA Executive Committee supporting the existing guidelines was published in May 2015 in <em>Clinical Endocrinology</em> and endorsed by the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the BTF, the RCP and the SOE. The full statement is attached and available online at:</p><br /><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full" target="_blank">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full</a></p><br /><p>Regarding international guidance and harmonisation on approaches to testing, the existing United Kingdom guidelines have now been supported by new guidance published in the United States of America which draws on the latest research and available evidence on the management of the condition. The USA guidance also includes a section on the ethics of prescribing thyroid hormone combination therapies when the potential long-term harmful effects are not known.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name Okosieme_et_al-2015-Clinical_Endocrinology.pdf more like this
star this property title Clinical Endocrinology paper more like this
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star this property file name the-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-hypothyroidism-revised-statement-14-june-2011_2.pdf more like this
star this property title Royal College of Physicians guidance more like this
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star this property file name TFT_guideline_final_version_July_2006.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Guidelines Thyroid Function Tests more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2639 more like this
HL2641 more like this
HL2642 more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T17:53:42.923Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T17:53:42.923Z
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127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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457
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
421270
unstar this property registered interest false remove filter
star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hypothyroidism more like this
star 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 progress is being made on the initiative to achieve greater harmonisation on approaches to diagnosing hypothyroidism internationally. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>A blood test measuring hormone levels is the only accurate way to find out if there is a thyroid problem.</p><br /><p>Best practice on the identification and management of hypothyroidism has been set out by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in its guidance, <em>The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism</em>, first published in 2008. The guidance, which is attached, was developed on behalf of key organisations, including the British Thyroid Association (BTA), the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and the Society for Endocrinology (SOE), and is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. A copy of the UK Guidelines is attached.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidance sets out that the only validated method of testing thyroid function is through a blood sample, which must include measurement of the levels of thyroid‐stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) in serum, as recommended in the <em>UK Guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests</em> published by the BTA.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidelines set out that overwhelming evidence supports the use of thyroxine hormone replacement (T4 or tetra-iodothyronine) alone in the treatment of hypothyroidism, with this usually being prescribed as levothyroxine. However, this does not prevent clinicians considering other forms of thyroid hormone replacement if appropriate.</p><p>The guidance remains up-to-date and a statement from the BTA Executive Committee supporting the existing guidelines was published in May 2015 in <em>Clinical Endocrinology</em> and endorsed by the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the BTF, the RCP and the SOE. The full statement is attached and available online at:</p><br /><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full" target="_blank">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full</a></p><br /><p>Regarding international guidance and harmonisation on approaches to testing, the existing United Kingdom guidelines have now been supported by new guidance published in the United States of America which draws on the latest research and available evidence on the management of the condition. The USA guidance also includes a section on the ethics of prescribing thyroid hormone combination therapies when the potential long-term harmful effects are not known.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name Okosieme_et_al-2015-Clinical_Endocrinology.pdf more like this
star this property title Clinical Endocrinology paper more like this
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star this property file name the-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-hypothyroidism-revised-statement-14-june-2011_2.pdf more like this
star this property title Royal College of Physicians guidance more like this
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star this property file name TFT_guideline_final_version_July_2006.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Guidelines Thyroid Function Tests more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2639 more like this
HL2640 more like this
HL2642 more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T17:53:43.017Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T17:53:43.017Z
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127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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457
star this property label Biography information for Lord Pendry more like this
421271
unstar this property registered interest false remove filter
star this property date less than 2015-10-14more like thismore than 2015-10-14
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Hypothyroidism more like this
star 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 whether there are any plans to amend the treatment of hypothyroidism by including thyroid hormone combination therapies other than treatment by levothyroxine in the standard of care. more like this
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Lord Pendry more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>A blood test measuring hormone levels is the only accurate way to find out if there is a thyroid problem.</p><br /><p>Best practice on the identification and management of hypothyroidism has been set out by the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in its guidance, <em>The Diagnosis and Management of Primary Hypothyroidism</em>, first published in 2008. The guidance, which is attached, was developed on behalf of key organisations, including the British Thyroid Association (BTA), the British Thyroid Foundation (BTF) and the Society for Endocrinology (SOE), and is endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. A copy of the UK Guidelines is attached.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidance sets out that the only validated method of testing thyroid function is through a blood sample, which must include measurement of the levels of thyroid‐stimulating hormone (TSH) and free thyroxine (FT4) in serum, as recommended in the <em>UK Guidelines for the Use of Thyroid Function Tests</em> published by the BTA.</p><br /><p>The RCP guidelines set out that overwhelming evidence supports the use of thyroxine hormone replacement (T4 or tetra-iodothyronine) alone in the treatment of hypothyroidism, with this usually being prescribed as levothyroxine. However, this does not prevent clinicians considering other forms of thyroid hormone replacement if appropriate.</p><p>The guidance remains up-to-date and a statement from the BTA Executive Committee supporting the existing guidelines was published in May 2015 in <em>Clinical Endocrinology</em> and endorsed by the Association for Clinical Biochemistry and Laboratory Medicine, the BTF, the RCP and the SOE. The full statement is attached and available online at:</p><br /><p><a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full" target="_blank">http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cen.12824/full</a></p><br /><p>Regarding international guidance and harmonisation on approaches to testing, the existing United Kingdom guidelines have now been supported by new guidance published in the United States of America which draws on the latest research and available evidence on the management of the condition. The USA guidance also includes a section on the ethics of prescribing thyroid hormone combination therapies when the potential long-term harmful effects are not known.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name Okosieme_et_al-2015-Clinical_Endocrinology.pdf more like this
star this property title Clinical Endocrinology paper more like this
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star this property file name the-diagnosis-and-management-of-primary-hypothyroidism-revised-statement-14-june-2011_2.pdf more like this
star this property title Royal College of Physicians guidance more like this
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star this property file name TFT_guideline_final_version_July_2006.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Guidelines Thyroid Function Tests more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL2639 more like this
HL2640 more like this
HL2641 more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T17:53:43.093Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T17:53:43.093Z
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457
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388032
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star this property date less than 2015-07-07more like thismore than 2015-07-07
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services: Apprentices 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 how they plan to encourage young people to take up social care apprenticeships. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
unstar this property uin HL1158 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
star this property answer text <p>The Department is committed to supporting the social care apprenticeships programme. A recruitment and retention strategy launched by the Department in September 2014 focuses on apprenticeships and other innovative programmes to attract younger people into careers in adult social care. A copy is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These include: the care ambassadors service supporting frontline care staff, to visit schools, colleges and job centres and inspire others; Sector Route-Way and Work Academy which provide experience of working in care, and develops skills; and the Traineeship initiative which is a training programme to provide young people with skills and work experience to find employment or progress onto an apprenticeship.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department’s delivery partner, Skills for Care, has also produced guidance for social care employers on the employment of 16 – 18 year olds and is developing projects with local authorities to encourage recruitment of young people into apprenticeships in social care.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-07-20T10:44:07.62Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-20T10:44:07.62Z
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127
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star this property file name recruitment-and-retention-strategy-2014---2017.pdf more like this
star this property title Recruitment and Retention Strategy more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
419210
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Haematological Cancer more like this
star 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 the Department of Health is doing to prioritise the availability of treatments for rare blood cancers, such as multiple myeloma. more like this
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
unstar this property uin HL2283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-22more like thismore than 2015-09-22
star this property answer text <p>Ensuring that the National Health Service is able to support the availability and use of effective medicines for cancers, including rare blood cancer, is a key priority.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Cancer 52, an organisation which specifically represents patients with rarer cancers, was represented on the independent Cancer Taskforce. The Taskforce published its report, <em>Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for England 2015-2020</em>, in July, and made many recommendations relevant to rarer and blood cancers, focussing in particular on improving access to diagnostic testing, including fast, direct general practitioner access to key blood tests, and increasing patient access to the most advanced treatments. NHS England, Public Health England and other healthcare organisations are now considering the detail of the individual recommendations.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Earlier in 2015, NHS England consulted on the principles and process by which it makes investment decisions in specialised services, which address the issue of rarity. The outcome of future investment decisions taken by NHS England will be published in accordance with the new process. NHS England’s response to the consultation is attached, and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/key-docs/" target="_blank">https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/spec-services/key-docs/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition to drug treatments for blood cancers, NHS England also commissions blood and bone marrow transplantation in accordance with its current published policy. A revision of the policy is planned during 2015-16 to be implemented during 2016-17. The current published policy is attached, and can be found at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/b04-p-a.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/b04-p-a.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence is developing guidelines for the treatment of multiple myeloma and these are currently subject to public consultation.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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star this property file name nhse-respns-publictn-17-06-15.pdf more like this
star this property title NHS England consultation response more like this
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star this property file name b04-p-a (1).pdf more like this
star this property title Transplantation policy April 2013 more like this
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less than 2015-09-22T10:22:16.537Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-22T10:22:16.537Z
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127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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4151
star this property label Biography information for Lord Willis of Knaresborough more like this
420496
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star this property date less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Eyesight: Testing more like this
star 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, in the light of the report <i>An equal right to sight </i>by SeeAbility, and the subsequent response by the College of Optometrists and others, what steps they are taking to ensure that children with learning difficulties have regular and full ocular examinations. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
unstar this property uin HL2471 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
star this property answer text <p>The recent NHS England “Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss Call to Action” consultation called for a debate on how to tackle eye care inequalities and specifically those experienced by people with learning disabilities. NHS England recently commissioned a service in London that will provide sight tests and dispensing of glasses at a number of special schools. This service is being provided by SeeAbility and is governed by the existing regulatory framework for primary eye care services in England. NHS England will work with SeeAbility to review current levels of provision and determine the extent to which children with learning disabilities struggle to access high street optical practices.</p><br /><p>A copy of the consultation is attached and can be found at the following link:</p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/calltoaction/eye-cta/" target="_blank">http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/qual-clin-lead/calltoaction/eye-cta/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-10-22T13:18:24.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-22T13:18:24.43Z
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127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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star this property file name nhs_belongs.pdf more like this
star this property title Eye Consultation more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
391357
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Folic Acid more like this
star 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 how they measure the policy advice on taking folic acid supplements give to women planning a pregnancy by take-up, according to (1) socio-economic group, (2) ethnicity and (3) regional location. more like this
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Lord Rooker more like this
unstar this property uin HL1685 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 2015-07-27more like thismore than 2015-07-27
star this property answer text <p>The Department does not routinely collect the information requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The <em>Infant Feeding Survey 2010, </em>published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre in November 2012, found that most mothers (94%) reported that they took folic acid either before or during pregnancy. More than a third (37%) said they took folic acid before they were pregnant, increasing to 79% who reported taking it during the first three months of pregnancy, while 23% took it later on in pregnancy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A copy of Chapter 11 of the <em>Infant Feeding Survey 2010</em> which relates to Folic Acid has been attached.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Prior of Brampton more like this
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less than 2015-07-27T14:08:23.103Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-27T14:08:23.103Z
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127
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Prior of Brampton remove filter
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star this property file name ifs-uk-2010-chap11-diet-supp-smok-drink.pdf more like this
star this property title Chapter 11 Infant Feeding Survey 2010 more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Rooker more like this
386474
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star this property date less than 2015-06-30more like thismore than 2015-06-30
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Immigrants: Tuberculosis more like this
star 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 whether latent tuberculosis infection screening is incorporated into routine medical checks at immigration centres. more like this
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Baroness Suttie more like this
unstar this property uin HL969 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
star this property answer text <p>People admitted to immigration removal centres (IRCs) are not currently screened for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI). However, a national partnership agreement between Home Office Immigration Enforcement (HOIE), NHS England and Public Health England (PHE) published in April 2015 committed all three organisations to work together to improve the pro-active detection, surveillance and management of infectious diseases in IRCs and improve capability to detect and respond to outbreaks and incidents. A copy of the ‘Partnership Agreement between Home Office Immigration Enforcement, NHS England &amp; Public Health England’ is available at the following link and is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/04/hoie-partnership-final.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/04/hoie-partnership-final.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A working group on LTBI among detainees in IRCs is being established this summer by PHE (health and justice, travel and migrant health and tuberculosis (TB) sections) to explore these issues. This work will contribute to the overarching joint PHE and NHS five year TB strategy for England which was published in January 2015. A copy of ‘Collaborative Tuberculosis Strategy for England, 2015-2020’ is available at the following link and is attached.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/collaborative-tuberculosis-strategy-for-england" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/collaborative-tuberculosis-strategy-for-england</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Included among several identified areas for priority action are: tackling TB in under-served populations (including migrants and those in secure and detained settings) and systematic implementation of new entrant LTBI screening.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>PHE will work to provide expert advice to NHS England and HOIE on how to implement LTBI screening in IRCs once this work has been completed.</p><p> </p>
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star this property hansard heading Hepatitis more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when NHS England's revised service specification for Hepatitis C networks is expected to be published. more like this
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Lord Mancroft more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-24more like thismore than 2015-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Service Specification was published in June 2015. A copy is attached and is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/06/hep-c-cirrhosis-polcy-statmnt-0615.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2015/06/hep-c-cirrhosis-polcy-statmnt-0615.pdf</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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