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star this property date less than 2015-02-25more like thismore than 2015-02-25
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Department of Health more like this
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star this property hansard heading Hereditary Diseases remove filter
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment his Department has made of the health effects of consanguineous marriages; and what steps he is taking to reduce them. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Shipley more like this
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Philip Davies more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-03more like thismore than 2015-03-03
star this property answer text <p>The NHS Born in Bradford study found that although most babies born to a couple who are related do not have a genetic problem, consanguineous marriage can increase the risk of birth defect from 3% to 6%. Further information is available on the Born in Bradford website at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.borninbradford.nhs.uk/parentstudies/130/StudyDetails/studies-into-the-impact-of-congenital-anomalies-on-health/" target="_blank">http://www.borninbradford.nhs.uk/parentstudies/130/StudyDetails/studies-into-the-impact-of-congenital-anomalies-on-health/</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>It is important that antenatal, paediatric and genetic services work with communities to improve awareness of the risk of consanguineous marriage. Local commissioners are best placed to determine whether action is needed in their area. To support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), NHS England published in February 2014, <em>Our Ambition to Reduce Premature Mortality: A resource to support commissioners in setting a level of ambition</em>. In line with the document, CCGs may wish to consider investment in community-based health champions and communication campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the implications of genetic inheritance alongside community based access to genetic counselling and family planning services and enhanced diagnostic services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A copy of the resource document is available on the NHS England website at:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mort-res-22-5.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/mort-res-22-5.pdf</a></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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unstar this property label Biography information for Philip Davies more like this