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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Rickets remove filter
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to designate a group of health care professionals to be accountable and responsible for the prevention of rickets and its complications. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to designate a group of healthcare professionals focused on the prevention of rickets.</p><p>Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing ten micrograms of vitamin D. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups </em>is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community, ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements, raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population, and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements. Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations.</p><p>The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to. Given the widespread availability of vitamin D supplements and clear guidance to health professionals and the public the Government does not believe there is a need for further strategies to prevent rickets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:33:04.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:33:04.673Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D supplement use more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
784709
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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 Rickets remove filter
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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 research published in Endocrine Connections finding (1) that the UK does not provide information to new parents before discharge on the necessity of infant vitamin D supplementation, and (2) that the vitamin D supplementation programme in infants is not monitored. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to designate a group of healthcare professionals focused on the prevention of rickets.</p><p>Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing ten micrograms of vitamin D. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups </em>is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community, ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements, raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population, and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements. Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations.</p><p>The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to. Given the widespread availability of vitamin D supplements and clear guidance to health professionals and the public the Government does not believe there is a need for further strategies to prevent rickets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:33:44.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:33:44.983Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D supplement use more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
784710
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star this property date less than 2017-11-06more like thismore than 2017-11-06
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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 Rickets remove filter
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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 they intend to develop strategies to implement a rickets prevention policy alongside the existing infection prevention policy of vaccinations, in the light of evidence published in Endocrine Connections demonstrating that the UK has the worst adherence to infant vitamin D supplementation in Europe. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL2928 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 2017-11-20more like thismore than 2017-11-20
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to designate a group of healthcare professionals focused on the prevention of rickets.</p><p>Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing ten micrograms of vitamin D. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups </em>is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community, ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements, raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population, and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements. Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations.</p><p>The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to. Given the widespread availability of vitamin D supplements and clear guidance to health professionals and the public the Government does not believe there is a need for further strategies to prevent rickets.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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less than 2017-11-20T12:33:59.957Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-20T12:33:59.957Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D supplement use more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
788306
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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 Rickets remove filter
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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 they intend to designate a group of health care professionals to be accountable and responsible for the prevention of rickets and its complications in the UK. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL3098 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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no such plans. Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D, which is a widely available supplement. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of the guidance, <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups</em>, is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community; ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements; raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population; and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements.</p><p>Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations. The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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HL3099 more like this
HL3100 more like this
HL3101 more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T14:14:32.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T14:14:32.983Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D: supplement use in specific groups more like this
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2024
star this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
788309
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star this property date less than 2017-11-13more like thismore than 2017-11-13
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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 Rickets remove filter
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 strategies they intend to develop to implement a rickets prevention policy alongside the existing infection prevention policy, in the light of evidence published in Endocrine Connections demonstrating that the UK has the worst adherence to infant vitamin D supplementation in Europe. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
unstar this property uin HL3101 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 2017-11-27more like thismore than 2017-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no such plans. Rickets can generally be prevented by ensuring that children have a healthy, balanced diet, spend some time outside in the sun and take appropriate supplements containing 10 micrograms of vitamin D, which is a widely available supplement. There is already a range of resources available to increase awareness of the need for vitamin D supplements, including advice on the NHS Choices website on the importance of vitamin D for bone health, and supplements are readily available over the counter and through the Healthy Start vitamins scheme.</p><p>In August the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence updated its public health guidance on increasing vitamin D supplement use among population groups at risk of vitamin D deficiency, in the light of the 2016 Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition report on Vitamin D and health. A copy of the guidance, <em>Vitamin D: supplement use in specific population groups</em>, is attached. This guideline includes recommendations on how to: increase access to and availability of vitamin D supplements, including for at-risk groups such as the BAME community; ensure health professionals recommend vitamin D supplements; raise awareness of the importance of these supplements amongst the population; and monitor provision and uptake of vitamin D supplements.</p><p>Local commissioners will wish to consider how best to take forward these recommendations in respect of local BAME populations. The Government has made no formal assessment of the research referred to.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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HL3098 more like this
HL3099 more like this
HL3100 more like this
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less than 2017-11-27T14:14:33.16Zmore like thismore than 2017-11-27T14:14:33.16Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Shaughnessy more like this
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star this property file name vitamin-d-supplement-use-in-specific-population-groups-pdf-1996421765317.pdf more like this
star this property title Vitamin D: supplement use in specific groups more like this
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2024
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114836
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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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 Rickets remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of rickets have been diagnosed since 2010 in infants and children up to and including five years of age (a) in total and (b) of African, African-Caribbean and South Asian origin. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
unstar this property uin 213659 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T17:42:52.6476793Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T17:42:52.6476793Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
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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 Rickets remove filter
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many cases of rickets among children and young people there were in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Scunthorpe more like this
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Nic Dakin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-19more like thismore than 2015-03-19
star this property answer text <p>The following table shows a total count of finished admission episodes with a primary diagnosis of rickets and a primary or secondary diagnosis of rickets in England since 2004-05. For the purposes of this parliamentary question children have been defined as aged 0 to 17 and young people have been defined as aged 18 to 24.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This is not a count of patients as the same patient may be admitted more than once in a financial year and the figures are for diagnoses that have resulted in a hospital admission.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="2"><p>Primary Diagnosis</p></td><td colspan="2"><p>Primary or Secondary Diagnosis</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>0-17</p></td><td><p>18-24</p></td><td><p>0-17</p></td><td><p>18-24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004-05</p></td><td><p>78</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>204</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>77</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>283</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>84</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>376</p></td><td><p>24</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>79</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>384</p></td><td><p>21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>95</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>523</p></td><td><p>17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>66</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>564</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>70</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>535</p></td><td><p>69</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>73</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>756</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>64</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>669</p></td><td><p>32</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>36</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>457</p></td><td><p>26</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Suffolk and North Ipswich more like this
star this property answering member printed Dr Daniel Poulter more like this
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less than 2015-03-19T16:22:01.887Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-19T16:22:01.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Dan Poulter more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Nic Dakin more like this