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star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
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 military personnel they are providing to contain the spread of ebola; and how many staffed and equipped field hospitals they have, if any. more like this
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Lord Hylton more like this
star this property uin HL2220 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 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>In response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the UK has committed £205 million to contain, combat and ultimately defeat the disease in Sierra Leone. UK support will include the construction of six Ebola treatment centres across the country, providing 700 beds to treat 8,800 patients over the next six months.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In support of this effort, the UK has deployed 750 military personnel to Sierra Leone. This will support the deployment of RFA Argus and three Merlin helicopters which will provide crucial transport support to medical teams and aid experts. It also includes military personnel to staff a WHO Ebola Training Facility training healthcare workers, logisticians and hygiene specialists; and support to a UK joint civilian-military command and control hub, which will provide the backbone of infrastructure, commodities, training and management needed to scale up the response in Sierra Leone.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T11:56:18.1600331Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this
100208
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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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 Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Government has had with the private sector and voluntary sector health providers in relation to the Ebola crisis. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 211390 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 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
star this property answer text <p>Since July 2014, Public Health England (PHE) has been issuing advice to health care providers about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The outbreak was declared an international public health emergency by the United Nations in August. The advice from PHE has been extensive, covering issues such as guidance on the management of patients and infection control and prevention for staff.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Chief Medical Officer has issued three Central Alerting System alerts on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, on 2 July, 1 August and 7 October. The alert reminded healthcare providers to remain vigilant for cases imported to the United Kingdom, emphasising the importance of taking a full travel history when assessing relevant patients and information on identifying and managing possible cases of Ebola virus disease and actions for all clinicians to ensure preparedness for the possibility of an imported case in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>These alerts were cascaded to the entire NHS in England, as well as PHE, PHE Consultants in Communicable Disease Control, PHE Consultants in Health Protection,</p><p> </p><p>Trust Microbiologists, Virologists and Infectious Disease Clinicians, private hospitals across England and Clinical Commissioning Group Leads. The alert was also sent to the devolved administrations.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p>
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 2014-10-24T11:32:26.7760578Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-24T11:32:26.7760578Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
100383
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of international efforts to tackle the spread of the Ebola virus; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Mr Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 211483 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 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The UK has been at the forefront of the international response to the Ebola outbreak, working closely with the UN. However, the UK Government recognises that much more needs to be done to ensure that the spread of Ebola in West Africa is contained. That is why my Rt Hon Friend, the Member for Witney (David Cameron), Prime Minister has pushed for an urgent and ambitious scale-up in EU and Member States resources to fight Ebola at October’s European Council. The Prime Minster will make a statement about this on Monday 27 October. We have also been working with international partners to encourage them to increase contributions, including to the UN’s Ebola Trust Fund, which is currently significantly underfunded.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Hugo Swire more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T14:10:18.339678Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T14:10:18.339678Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Hugo Swire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
100595
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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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 Ebola 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 assessment they have made of the research report by the Keenan Research Centre at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto which estimates that three ebola carriers fly out of the most affected countries each month and that their preferred destination is London; and whether they have any plans to further increase ebola testing at airports. more like this
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Lord Blencathra more like this
star this property uin HL2332 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 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The report makes a number of assumptions, including that exit screening procedures were not in place in the major affected countries. Since the report was published in August exit screening in the three most affected countries is now in place.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Screening is now in operation in Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham and Manchester airports and at St Pancras (Eurostar). The purpose of screening is to identify, and give advice to, passengers coming from high risk areas who will be spending time in the United Kingdom. This is to provide them with relevant advice on the nature of the virus, what to be aware of, and what action to take should they begin to display any symptoms.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl Howe more like this
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less than 2014-11-05T15:52:37.8651805Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-05T15:52:37.8651805Z
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star this property label Biography information for Earl Howe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Blencathra more like this
100881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-24more like thismore than 2014-10-24
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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 Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, pursuant to his contribution of 13 October 2014, Official Report, column 30, on bed capacity for dealing with potential Ebola patients, how many additional beds will be made available; and at which hospitals they will be made available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 211872 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 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The National Health Service has two ‘Trexler’ beds on stand-by 24 hours a day at the Royal Free Hospital in London, available for use within six hours maximum to allow staff to be mobilised. If needed further beds at the Royal Free Hospital, Newcastle Royal Victoria Infirmary, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospital would be made available, totalling 12 beds.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department believes this will be sufficient even in the event of an increase in the numbers of cases of Ebola in this country. If there is a significant upscale in numbers further beds could be made available. This would amount to at least 26 beds referenced in the Secretary of State for Health’s statement on 13 October, <em>Official Report, </em>Column 30.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></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 2014-10-29T17:30:23.639361Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T17:30:23.639361Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101141
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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, with reference to the decision by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention to tighten infection control guidance for US healthcare settings, what steps he has taken to revise guidance for health workers on caring for patients for Ebola. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212037 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Public Health England (PHE) are reviewing the details of the guidance recently published by Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to identify any elements of good practice that should be considered for introduction into the United Kingdom. Initial reviews of the information that we have received so far suggest that the CDC and PHE guidance are functionally comparable.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-10-30T17:11:50.5706258Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:11:50.5706258Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101151
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of post-arrival monitoring of travellers whose travel originated from countries affected by the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212055 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Symptoms of Ebola can emerge at any time up to 21 days after exposure to the virus and there is therefore a chance that an individual may be well on their return to the United Kingdom, but then subsequently develop symptoms.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the entry screening process all returning travellers, including health care workers, humanitarian care workers and any other returnees from an affected country, who have been involved in any activities involving contact with cases of Ebola, will receive information about Ebola symptoms and what to do in the event of becoming unwell.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The screening programme is a valuable point of reassurance that we have met with returning health and humanitarian care workers, and assessed requirements to monitor and support them. Those with any particular risks will be actively monitored for a 21 day period.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-10-30T17:08:14.740156Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:08:14.740156Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101152
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what staff have been designated to carry out the screening of passengers travelling from Ebola-affected countries; and what specific training such staff have received. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212054 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>Screening is being carried out by Public Health England health protection practitioners (HPPs), with supervision from health protection consultants. The HPPs are supported by administrative staff for the collation of the health assessment forms, prior to the risk categorisation.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>There is a clear evidence-based algorithm to follow for screening staff at ports. All of the screening staff members have had specific training on the guidelines. In addition, screening staff have also received a briefing (either face-to-face or in the form of a video) on the use of personal protective equipment, and have been trained in the correct use of a tympanic thermometer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>We have a planned programme of continuous quality improvement, incorporating learning to date from early implementation of the screening programme.</p><p> </p><p> </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 2014-10-30T17:13:23.0833115Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:13:23.0833115Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101158
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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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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 Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what guidance his Department has issued on whether people displaying symptoms associated with the Ebola virus should attend accident and emergency departments. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 212113 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>People are ordinarily told to seek advice, provided that they are not suffering from a severe acute illness requiring immediate emergency care, by calling their Public Health England monitoring officer (if they are in the returning worker monitoring programme) or calling NHS 111. They may advise attendance at an Emergency Department for assessment (in such circumstance the Emergency Department concerned would have been pre-warned of the arrival of the patient to ensure that appropriate infection control measures are in place).</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 2014-10-30T17:06:44.7779441Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:06:44.7779441Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
101186
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for International Development more like this
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ebola remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much the Government is spending on accelerating the development of vaccines and medicines for Ebola. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Mr Jim Murphy more like this
star this property uin 212144 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 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>DFID is co-funding clinical trials to find a safe vaccine for Ebola as well as providing critical care on the ground. Britain is a world leader in medical research and mobilising our unique strengths to find a vaccine could be pivotal to containing Ebola and preventing future outbreaks.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Putney more like this
star this property answering member printed Justine Greening more like this
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212114 more like this
212115 more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:05:44.8974534Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:05:44.8974534Z
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star this property label Biography information for Justine Greening more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Murphy more like this