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to £14.1 million in 1991 92, £29.5 million in 1992 93 and £49.5 million in 1993 94. Figures for 1994 95 are not yet available. It is not possible to disaggregate other administration costs from total costs.

Patient Services (Charges)

14. Mr. Eastham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list those trusts that are charging for television use and other patient services; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville: This information is not collected centrally.

Guy's Hospital

15. Mr. Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received concerning the proposed closure of Guy's hospital accident and emergency unit.

Mr. Malone: South East London health authority is currently consulting on future services at Guy's and St. Thomas's hospitals and all representations received by the Department have been passed to SELHA to be taken into account.

Patient Treatments, North West Region

16. Mr. Nigel Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients were treated in the north-west region in the last year for which figures are available; and what was the figure in the previous year.

Mr. Sackville: The number of finished consultant episodes in the general and acute sector purchased by the national health service for patients from the former north-western region was 782,000 in 1993 94 compared with 748,000 in 1992 93--an increase of 4.5 per cent.

Ward Running Costs

17. Mr. Harry Greenway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are estimated to be the respective costs of running the average (a) single sex and (b) mixed ward; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville: This information is not available. The cost of maintaining a bed for a patient depends more upon the specialty than on the sex of the patient. However, when properly used, mixed-sex accommodation can lead to a more efficient use of hospital beds, and better quality care for patients.

NHS (Private Sector Involvement)

18. Mr. Kevin Hughes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to further involve the private sector in the NHS; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville: The Government welcome cost-effective co-operation between the national health service and the independent sector. NHS managers and general practitioner fundholders are encouraged at a local level to seek improved quality, better value for money and best use of resources, irrespective of whether it is from the public or private sector. Such co-operation is to the advantage of patients and the NHS.

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health


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if she will make a statement on her Department's plans to contract with the private sector to design, build and run district general hospitals.

Mr. Sackville: This is a matter for local decision.

Capitation Funding Formula

19. Mr. Jim Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to issue a simplified explanation of the new needs- driven formula of capitation funding for health authorities.

Mr. Sackville: A booklet entitled "HCHS (Hospital and Community Health Services) Revenue Resource Allocation: Weighted Capitation Formula" has been placed in the Library. It gives a simplified explanation of the modified weighted capitation formula.

Hospital Trust Boards

20. Mr. MacShane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the criteria for appointment to hospital trust boards.

Mr. Malone: Non-executive directors of national health service trusts are appointed for their personal qualities and the knowledge and skills which they can bring to the post and not to represent any particular body or interest.

District Health Authorities

21. Mr. Peter Atkinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of district health authorities in England; what was the number in March 1991; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Malone: There are 110 district health authorities in England. In March 1991 they numbered 189.

The reduction in the number of district health authorities is part of our programme for achieving more effective and efficient health authorities which link primary and secondary care, for streamlining management structures and improving the health of the population.

Health Services, Northumberland

22. Mr. Jack Thompson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the provision of health services in south- east Northumberland; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville: This is a matter for the Northumberland health authority. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chief executive, Mrs. J. Axelby, for details.

Health Information

23. Mr. Wolfson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to improve the provision of information on health matters for NHS patients and the wider public.

Mr. Malone: The patients charter sets out the right of every citizen to be given information on local health services, including quality standards and maximum waiting times. In January 1993, a national freephone health information service was launched which puts callers in contact with their local regional health information services. The service can be contacted free of charge on 0800 665544. It provides information in confidence about local national health services; patients


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charter standards and waiting times; common diseases, conditions and treatments, including details of self-help groups; how to complain about NHS services; and how to maintain and improve personal health. Health authorities produce annual reports for the public on hospitals' patients charter performance, and hospitals publicly display information to patients about their services, including their own patients charter performance, and a named person to whom complaints should be made. In June 1994, the first set of annual NHS comparative performance tables were published, showing the public how their local health services were performing under six main headings based upon patients charter information.

In addition, NHS trusts are required to publish an annual report and accounts, which includes information about the principal activities of the trust together with details of any activities in research and development with a comparison with that of the previous year. Recent measures have been taken to increase the information published in this document and from 1994 95, the report will include information on the trusts performance against a number of local-national patients charter standards.

NHS Waiting Times

24. Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the change in the average NHS waiting time since March 1988.

Mr. Malone: The average waiting time for hospital treatment has fallen from 9.2 months in March 1988 to 4.6 months in March 1994.

29. Mr. John Marshall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS patients are seen (a) within five weeks and (b) within three months; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Malone: In 1992 93, the latest year for which information is available, 56 per cent. of national health service patients admitted to hospital were admitted within five weeks, and 73 per cent. within three months.

Mr. Mark Robinson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to make further progress in reducing the amount of time patients have to wait for hospital treatment.

Mr. Malone: The national health service has already made huge strides in reducing waiting times. In all but a handful of cases no one now waits more than two years for treatment, and the average waiting time has been cut from over nine months in 1987 to less than five months now. We expect to see further progress and from 1 April 1995 the maximum length of wait for in-patient or day case treatment for all patients will be reduced from 24 to 18 months. We will also introduce two new standards--a maximum waiting time of 12 months for patients waiting for coronary artery bypass grafts and some associated procedures and also, for the first time ever, a standard for the maximum wait for a first out-patient appointment.

Blood

25. Mr. Tipping: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made by her Department of the current shortfall in blood stocks at the present time.

Mr. Sackville: The National Blood Authority has sufficient stocks to meet the needs of hospitals for blood at the present time.

27. Mr. Alton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health


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when she expects to make a decision about the future of the blood transfusion service.

Mr. Sackville: The National Blood Authority has announced that it will ask an independent panel consisting of Professor A. Bellingham, president of the Royal College of Pathologists; Professor A. Breckenridge; Professor in Pharmacology, university of Liverpool; Dr. H. Gunson; previous medical director, National Blood Authority; and Mr. P. Griffiths; director, King's Fund college, to ensure that the authority, in coming to its final decisions, has given due and objective consideration to the comments received during its recent consultation. The authority will publish its final proposals in due course.

Alzheimer's Disease

26. Mr. Barry Jones : To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's policy is on meeting the needs of younger people with Alzheimer's disease; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bowis: It is for the local health and social services authorities to assess the needs of younger people with Alzheimer's disease and to arrange to provide the appropriate services.

Community Care

28. Mr. Alan W. Williams : To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she has taken to assess unmet community care needs.

Mr. Bowis: Local authorities have the responsibility of assessing individual needs under the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1989 and to decide with the individual concerned how best to meet these needs.

Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from the Association of Directors of Social Services on the practice of cost-shunting of vulnerable elderly people between health authorities and local councils; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Bowis: As part of the new community care arrangements in England, local authorities have been required to reach agreements with health authorities on their respective responsibilities for continuing care and procedures for hospital discharge. These arrangements are being repeated for 1995 96 and local authorities have been asked to provide evidence of joint strategies to address any operational problems which have been identified. Arrangements in Wales are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.

New-born babies

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new-born babies died in (a) the Cheviot and Wansbeck trust hospitals and (b) Ashington hospital in each year since 1990.

Mr. Sackville: No reliable figures are held centrally on this subject. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of the trust, Mr. Roger Baker, for details.

Drug and Alcohol

Mr. Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health to what purposes the drug and alcohol specific grant is intended to be put.


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Mr. Bowis: The purposes of specific grant are:

1. to assist local authorities to develop the voluntary sector's contribution to improving the adequacy, quality and suitability of the social care elements of services for alcohol and drug misusers; 2. to support residential, day and domiciliary services as appropriate, according to local needs, especially for "hard to reach" groups;

3. to contribute to the planned provision of services for alcohol and/or drug misusers within local community care plans.

Mr. Dowd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the amounts of drug and alcohol specific grant awarded to each London borough since 1990 91.

Mr. Bowis: The amounts of specific grant awarded at the start of each financial year since 1990 91 are shown in the table.


                        |1991-92        |1992-93        |1993-94        |1994-95                        

Name of borough         |£              |£              |£              |£                              

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Barnet                  |-              |-              |5,274          |5,387                          

Bexley                  |-              |6,048          |-              |-                              

Brent                   |-              |-              |43,458         |79,067                         

Barking and Dagenham    |-              |7,161          |24,360         |31,360                         

Camden                  |22,600         |10,044         |7,984          |47,420                         

Corporation of the City                                                                                 

  of London             |-              |-              |-              |61,788                         

Croydon                 |7,350          |5,325          |8,883          |16,310                         

Ealing                  |-              |-              |-              |24,358                         

Greenwich               |5,500          |6,000          |6,125          |-                              

Hackney                 |-              |21,000         |35,000         |35,000                         

Hammersmith and                                                                                         

  Fulham                |35,706         |31,006         |42,321         |15,165.50                      

Haringey                |-              |-              |-              |63,000                         

Harrow                  |-              |-              |8,520          |-                              

Havering                |-              |7,161          |-              |-                              

Hillingdon              |-              |-              |-              |7,025                          

Hounslow                |17,505         |16,862         |21,490         |61,888                         

Islington               |34,009         |50,030         |73,289         |91,688                         

Kensington and                                                                                          

  Chelsea               |102,492        |135,812        |126,910        |63,888                         

Kingston                |11,666         |18,500         |-              |-                              

Lambeth                 |17,500         |21,000         |39,746         |18,630                         

Lewisham                |12,527         |47,599         |15,619         |14,619                         

Merton                  |-              |-              |10,066         |-                              

Newham                  |-              |7,161          |-              |93,842                         

Redbridge               |-              |19,761         |-              |-                              

Richmond                |7,700          |7,700          |15,400         |-                              

Southwark               |41,548         |105,957        |65,910         |35,641                         

Sutton                  |-              |18,512         |18,512         |124,212                        

Tower Hamlets           |104,062        |166,660        |117,165        |100,500                        

Waltham Forest          |50,505         |65,225         |62,841         |-                              

Wandsworth              |-              |44,882         |49,666         |49,866                         

Westminster             |42,000         |18,340         |79,552         |109,091                        

Cheviot and Wansbeck Trust

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many audited accounts she has seen for the Cheviot and Wansbeck trust; and if she will make a statement;

(2) if she will instigate an inquiry into the accounts of the Cheviot and Wansbeck trust.

Mr. Sackville: Accounts for the Cheviot and Wansbeck trust's first year are not due to be audited until the summer of 1995. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State will not see the accounts until the audit is complete.

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions serious conditions were later discovered to have been misdiagnosed in the


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Wansbeck and Cheviot maternity unit and the Northumberland health authority in each year since 1992.

Mr. Sackville: This is a matter for the Cheviot and Wansbeck national health service trust and Northumberland health authority. The hon. Member may wish to contact the chairman of the trust and the vice-chairman of the authority, Mr. Roger Baker and Mr. David Wright, for details.

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to provide additional funding for the Cheviot and Wansbeck trust; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville: National health service trusts receive no direct funding from the Department of Health. They derive their income principally from contracts with purchasers--health authorities and general practitioners fundholders--to provide health care.

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received relating to financial irregularities at the Cheviot and Wansbeck trust; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Sackville: None.

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she has on the waiting list (a) for out-patient examinations and (b) for in-patient surgery in the Northumberland health authority and the Cheviot and Wansbeck hospital.

Mr. Malone: Information on the waiting time for first out-patient appointments will be published shortly.

Information on waiting times for in-patient and day case treatment by national health service trust and non-trust hospital is given in "Hospital Waiting List Statistics: England", copies of which are available in the Library.

Forensic Psychiatry

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list, for each regional health authority, how many doctors have been trained each year for the last five years in forensic psychiatry; and how many qualified in forensic psychiatry are practising by region in the national health service.

Mr. Malone: The tables show the numbers of registrars, senior registrars and consultants in forensic psychiatry.


Table 1: Forensic psychiatry: numbers as at 30      

September each                                      

year: senior registrars and registrars              

                      |1989|1990|1991|1992|1993     

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England               |31  |28  |46  |40  |40       

                                                    

Total for all regions                               

  listed below:       |32  |28  |46  |40  |40       

Northern              |1   |1   |-   |3   |1        

Yorkshire             |2   |-   |1   |2   |2        

Trent                 |1   |-   |1   |1   |-        

East Anglia           |1   |-   |2   |2   |2        

North West Thames     |1   |-   |2   |3   |4        

North East Thames     |1   |-   |-   |2   |3        

South East Thames     |1   |2   |2   |3   |2        

South West Thames     |2   |2   |3   |1   |-        

Wessex                |1   |2   |3   |1   |2        

Oxford                |-   |-   |1   |1   |1        

South Western         |2   |2   |3   |2   |3        

West Midlands         |6   |7   |13  |5   |2        

Mersey                |-   |-   |-   |-   |-        

North Western         |2   |2   |3   |4   |2        

SHAs                  |4   |2   |2   |3   |3        

Special hospitals     |7   |8   |10  |7   |13       

Notes:                                              

Some staff are counted in more than one region.     

Hence the total for all regions may exceed the      

corresponding figure for England.                   

There were slight undercounts in the censuses for   

1990 and 1991. It is not known whether these        

affected the data for forensic psychiatry.          


Forensic psychiatry: numbers as at 30 September     

each year:                                          

consultants                                         

                      |1989|1990|1991|1992|1993     

----------------------------------------------------

England               |75  |71  |68  |80  |82       

                                                    

Total for all regions                               

  listed below:       |77  |74  |71  |83  |85       

Northern              |2   |2   |2   |2   |1        

Yorkshire             |5   |3   |3   |5   |5        

Trent                 |4   |3   |3   |4   |4        

East Anglia           |3   |3   |3   |2   |3        

North West Thames     |3   |3   |3   |4   |1        

North East Thames     |4   |2   |2   |3   |3        

South East Thames     |7   |6   |6   |4   |3        

South West Thames     |2   |2   |2   |1   |2        

Wessex                |2   |2   |2   |1   |2        

Oxford                |1   |1   |1   |1   |2        

South Western         |3   |3   |4   |4   |4        

West Midlands         |4   |5   |5   |6   |6        

Mersey                |3   |5   |3   |4   |3        

North Western         |4   |4   |5   |5   |5        

SHAs                  |5   |5   |5   |4   |5        

Special hospitals     |25  |25  |22  |33  |36       

Notes:                                              

Some staff are counted in more than one region.     

Hence the total for all regions may exceed the      

corresponding figure for England.                   

There were slight undercounts in the censuses for   

1990 and 1991. It is not known whether these        

affected the data for forensic psychiatry.          

Heart and Lung Transplants

Mr. Galbraith: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list for each designated heart and lung transplant unit the numbers of (a) heart, (b) lung, single or double and (c) heart and lung transplants carried out in the calendar years 1993 and 1994.

Mr. Sackville: The information for England is shown in the table. The figures for 1994 are provisional. Responsibility for such provision in Scotland rests with the Secretary of State for Scotland.


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                              1993                             1994                                       

Transplant                   |Heart     |Heart/Lung|Lung      |Heart     |Heart/Lung|Lung                 

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Freeman Hospital             |35        |3         |29        |46        |4         |20                   

Northern General Hospital    |22        |-         |1         |22        |-         |2                    

Papworth Hospital            |44        |16        |20        |49        |21        |20                   

Harefield Hospital           |70        |9         |30        |83        |14        |51                   

Great Ormond Street Hospital |9         |5         |-         |12        |5         |-                    

St. George's Hospital        |45        |-         |-         |37        |-         |2                    

Queen Elizabeth Hospital     |26        |1         |-         |21        |6         |1                    

Wythenshawe Hospital         |29        |2         |16        |26        |3         |21                   

                                                                                                          

Total                        |280       |35        |96        |296       |53        |117                  

Figures provided by the United Kingdom Transplant Support Service Authority.                              

Health Trusts and Authorities

Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what are the differences between (a) a health trust and (b) a district health authority (i) statutory and (ii) management accounts; and which accounts are used to assess the financial position of the trust or authority.

Mr. Sackville: Management accounts are produced during the financial year by trusts and health authorities for performance management purposes. They provide internal information based upon unaudited figures, including some estimates and forward forecasts. This internal management information is succeeded by the statutory annual accounts which are subject to full audit and are therefore not available until after the end of the year.

NHS Trusts

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish by national health service trust for 1993 94 the expenses paid to the chairman.

Mr. Malone: This information is not available centrally.

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the names of NHS trust chief executives who resigned or whose contracts were terminated in 1993 94 stating, in each case, the name of the trust involved and the amounts paid for loss of office.

Mr. Malone: This information is not available centrally.

Departmental Responsibilities

Ms Janet Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the division of responsibilities and relationship between her departmental Ministers and agencies.

Mr. Sackville: Next steps agency framework documents, copies of which are available in the Library, set out the relationship between Ministers and agencies and their respective responsibilities.

Maternity Units

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the average time mothers spend in maternity units in (a) the Northumberland health authority and (b) the Wansbeck and Cheviot hospital.

Mr. Sackville: In 1992 93, the latest year for which information is available, the average length of stay for mothers in maternity units was 4.3 days in both the Northumberland district health authority and the former Wansbeck and Cheviot unit.

Management Allowances

Mr. Mullin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will call for a report on the level of management


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allowance given to general practitioners in Sunderland who are (a) fundholders and (b) non-fundholders.

Mr. Malone: No. Management allowances reimburse fundholding general practitioners for costs incurred in directly managing their funds and purchasing care on behalf of their patients.

Non-fundholders do not have such additional responsibilities and do not receive management allowances.

Bed Statistics

Mr. Ronnie Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what has been the change in the number of beds in Northumberland district health authority in each year since 1987;

(2) what were the numbers of beds available to the national health service in each since 1988 in (a) the Northumberland health authority, (b) the Cheviot and Wansbeck hospital and (c) the Ashington hospital.

Mr. Sackville: Figures for 1987 are published in "Summary of KHO3 Pt. II Wards open overnight England, National, Regional and District Summaries for the financial year 1987/88"; figures for years since 1988 to March 1994 are published in "Bed availability for England". Copies of both publications are available in the Library.

Dementia

Mr. Barry Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the total cost of providing health care services to support people with dementia and their carers; and what estimates her Department has made of future costs.

Mr. Bowis: Information is not collected in such a way that we can identify costs specifically for dementia services.

Mr. Barry Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS research and development funds are spent on dementia care.

Mr. Bowis: The national health service funds a range of research and development work into dementia care. Detailed information on the amount and proportion spent is not available centrally.

Mattress Covers

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she is taking with respect to the use by national health service trusts of mattress covers which have antimony and phosphorous in the fire retardant material.

Mr. Sackville: The chief medical officer has set up an expert working group chaired by Lady Limerick to undertake a new investigation of the claims and hypotheses recently made which link these two chemicals


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with cot deaths, and to report as soon as possible. The 1991 Turner report said such claims were unfounded. Further action will depend on the advice of the expert group.

Merit Awards

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number and total cost of merit awards currently made to consultants for each health authority in England.

Mr. Malone: Information on the number of consultants in receipt of distinction awards employed by each health authority in England is shown in the table. Data on the total costs of these awards could be provided only at disproportionate cost.


Consultants' Distinction Awards: Awards held by consultants     

employed by regional and district health authorities and by the 

London special health authorities                               

                                                  |Number       

----------------------------------------------------------------

Northern and Yorkshire                                          

Northern and Yorkshire RHA                        |8            

Northumberland HA                                 |0            

Newcastle and North Tyneside HA                   |0            

Sunderland HA                                     |0            

North Durham HA                                   |0            

South Durham HA                                   |0            

Tees HA                                           |0            

South of Tyne HA                                  |0            

North Cumbria HA                                  |2            

East Riding HA                                    |2            

United Health (Grimsby and Scunthorpe) HA         |0            

North Yorkshire HA                                |2            

Bradford HA                                       |1            

West Yorkshire HA                                 |0            

Leeds HA                                          |17           

Wakefield HA                                      |0            

                                                                

Trent                                                           

Trent RHA                                         |4            

North Derbyshire HA                               |0            

South Derbyshire HA                               |0            

Leicestershire HA                                 |3            

Nottingham HA                                     |2            

Barnsley HA                                       |0            

Doncaster HA                                      |0            

Rotherham HA                                      |0            

Sheffield HA                                      |9            

North Nottinghamshire HA                          |0            

Lincolnshire HA                                   |4            

                                                                

Anglia and Oxford                                               

Anglia and Oxford RHA                             |11           

North West Anglia HA                              |1            

Huntingdon and Cambridge HA                       |0            

Suffolk HA                                        |1            

East Norfolk HA                                   |0            

Bedfordshire HA                                   |0            

Berkshire HA                                      |3            

Buckinghamshire HA                                |1            

Northamptonshire HA                               |2            

Oxfordshire HA                                    |8            

                                                                

North Thames                                                    

North Thames RHA                                  |14           

Hertfordshire HA                                  |0            

Barnet HA                                         |1            

Hillingdon HA                                     |0            

Brent and Harrow HA                               |1            

Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow HA               |0            

Kensington Chelsea and Westminister HA            |2            

North Essex HA                                    |17           

South Essex HA                                    |0            

Barking and Havering HA                           |0            

Redbridge and Waltham Forest HA                   |0            

East London and The City HA                       |43           

New River HA                                      |2            

Camden and Islington HA                           |4            

                                                                

South Thames                                                    

South Thames RHA                                  |7            

Bromley HA                                        |0            

East Sussex HA                                    |3            

East Kent HA                                      |1            

West Kent HA                                      |1            

Bexley and Greenwich HA                           |0            

South East London HA                              |4            

East Surrey HA                                    |1            

Chichester HA                                     |0            

Mid Downs HA                                      |1            

Worthing HA                                       |2            

Croydon HA                                        |2            

North West Surrey HA                              |0            

South West Surrey HA                              |0            

Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA                  |19           

Mid Surrey HA                                     |3            

Kingston and Richmond HA                          |0            

                                                                

South and West                                                  

South West RHA                                    |7            

Dorset HA                                         |2            

Portsmouth and South East Hampshire HA            |1            

Southampton and South West Hampshire HA           |0            

North and Mid Hampshire HA                        |0            

Wiltshire and Bath HA                             |1            

Isle of Wight HA                                  |0            

Bristol and District HA                           |2            

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly HA                   |0            

Exeter and North Devon HA                         |1            

Plymouth and Torbay HA                            |2            

Gloucestershire HA                                |0            

Somerset HA                                       |1            

West Midlands                                                   

West Midlands RHA                                 |3            

Herefordshire HA                                  |0            

Worcester and District HA                         |0            

Shropshire HA                                     |0            

North Staffordshire HA                            |0            

Coventry HA                                       |0            

Dudley HA                                         |0            

Sandwell HA                                       |3            

Solihull HA                                       |8            

Walsall HA                                        |1            

Wolverhampton HA                                  |1            

South Birmingham HA                               |110          

North Worcestershire HA                           |0            

South Staffordshire HA                            |1            

Warwickshire HA                                   |0            

North Birmingham HA                               |1            

                                                                

North West                                                      

North West RHA                                    |12           

Chester HA                                        |0            

South East Cheshire HA                            |0            

North Cheshire HA                                 |0            

Liverpool HA                                      |1            

St. Helens and Knowsley HA                        |0            

Sefton HA                                         |1            

Wirral HA                                         |0            

Stockpot HA                                       |0            

Wigan and Bolton HA                               |1            

North West Lancashire HA                          |1            

East Lancashire HA                                |0            

South Lancashire HA                               |0            

Bury and Rochdale HA                              |1            

West Pennine HA                                   |1            

Manchester HA                                     |2            

Salford and Trafford HA                           |26           

Morecambe Bay HA                                  |1            

                                                                

London SHAs                                                     

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery  |45           

Eastman Dental Hospital                           |16           

Mixed Wards

Mr. Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS beds are currently in mixed wards; and what proportion this is of the total.

Mr. Sackville: This information is not available centrally.

Nursing Education

Mr. Redmond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to maintain records centrally by regional health authority on the number of entrants to initial pre-registration nursing education (a) by course of study and (b) by academic qualification; and if she will make a statement.


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