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Baroness Cumberlege: At our request, the Royal College of Radiologists agreed to carry out a clinical review of women damaged by radiotherapy treatment in nine radiotherapy centres. This review should yield useful information about common factors in treatment which
Baroness Cumberlege: Guidelines on the management of women with an adverse reaction following exposure to radiation have been approved by the Faculty Board of Clinical Oncology of the Royal College of Radiology and the Joint Council of Clinical Oncology and will be circulated shortly. It is for individual health authorities to determine if additional services for women suffering disability as a result of radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer are required in their own areas.
Baroness Cumberlege: I have the greatest sympathy with those suffering as a result of any medical side effect. We consider, however, that compensation by the National Health Service is only appropriate where there is evidence of medical negligence. The Government's position remains that the basis for granting compensation should be through proof of negligence through the courts.
Baroness Cumberlege: Human bodies, body parts, tissue or blood may be used for therapeutic purposes, research or medical education but only with consent. Commercial exploitation of them is unethical. The Government are satisfied that there is no commercial exploitation in the United Kingdom of human blood or tissue, be it donated specifically or surplus following an operation.
How many deaths by suicide have been recorded for farmers for each year since 1985.
|Year||Farm Owners and Managers||Farm Workers|
p = provisional.
Suicide codes are ICD E950E959 and E980E989 excluding E988.8.
Farm owners and managers are Classification of Occupation 1980 code 107 (19851990) and Standard Occupational Classification code 160 (19911993).
Farm workers are Classification of Occupation 1980 code 166 (19851990) and Standard Occupational Classification code 900 (19911993).