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To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of people with dementia who, following diagnosis, are receiving appropriate social and medical care; and what is their estimate of the percentage for whom only crisis or late stage care is provided. [HL1832]
Baroness Thornton: This information is not collected centrally. The National Dementia Strategy, published a year ago, outlines the range of services that we want to see delivered so that people can live well with dementia. The department is commissioning an audit of dementia services across health and social care.
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 2 February (WA 42), what is the average cost of healthcare per head in other countries covered by European Union Healthcare Costs Regulations 1408/71 and 574/72 on which United Kingdom payments are based. [HL1897]
Baroness Thornton: The following table shows the latest annual average costs for state pensioners and their dependents for all other member states of the European Economic Area and Switzerland, as published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Denmark and Iceland do not claim reimbursement for state pensioners living there, and so do not publish annual average costs. Bulgaria and Romania are yet to produce average costs since their accession to the European Union in 2007. Average costs are calculated for calendar years, in arrears, and are published in the local currency of the member state.
|Country||Currency||Annual Average Cost||Claim Year|
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 2 February (WA 26), what are the terms of the agreement with the Republic of Ireland on the closure of the 2003-06
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Under the terms of the agreement reached with Ireland for years 2003-06, both countries agreed to move to a per capita basis, rather than a per family basis. For the years 2007-09, the United Kingdom has agreed to accept liability for 40 per cent of the pensioner caseload.
To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the net surplus or deficit experienced by the National Health Service in the financial years 2007-08 and 2008-09 arising out of the reciprocal health agreements between the United Kingdom and (a) the Isle of Man, (b) Jersey, (c) Guernsey, (d) Azerbaijan, (e) Georgia, (f) Ukraine, (g) Moldova, and (h) Serbia. [HL1888]
Baroness Thornton: The net deficit, based on the financial allocation provided under the bilateral healthcare agreement with the Isle of Man for 2007-08 and 2008-09 was £2.65 million and £2.8 million respectively. Over the same period, the net deficit, based on the financial allocation provided under the bilateral healthcare agreement with the Channel Islands was £4.332 million and £6,390,672.
To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 January (WA 265), how many citizens of the Republic of Ireland seeking medical treatment in Northern Ireland presented E112 forms; and how much was reclaimed as a result. [HL1929]
Baroness Thornton: The following table shows the number of E112 forms issued in the Republic of Ireland and received by hospitals in Northern Ireland for planned treatment, and the combined cost of those treatments for which the United Kingdom claims reimbursement from the Republic of Ireland. Comparable data for previous years is not available.
|Treatment year||Number of E112 forms||Claim Cost|
Baroness Thornton: The following guidance documents have recommendations about tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-infected patients, and the Department recommends that all service users follow these recommendations:
The NICE guidelines recommend that all patients with tuberculosis should have a risk assessment for HIV, and upon sufficient suspicion that patient should be offered an HIV test along with any counselling required. NICE has clear recommendations about joint case management for co-infected cases by both TB and HIV professions. All London TB services have adopted a policy of automatically offering all TB patients an HIV test.
The government response to TB-HIV co-infection overseas is led by the Department for International Development (DFID). There is a commitment of £1 billion between 2007 and 2015 to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a 20-year (2006¬2026), commitment to the international drugs purchase facility UNITAID which is helping to increase access to and affordability of HIV and TB drugs.
The Government also support the scale-up efforts to deliver universal access to TB and HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services by 2015; to strengthen health systems; to integrate health services, including HIV and TB; and to increase investment and facilitate research to promote the development of better tools for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of TB.
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