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Abortions

Mrs. Bridget Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed on women resident in each district health authority and each regional health authority in England and Wales in 1993; and of these operations, how many were performed in NHS hospitals, and how many in private clinics under agency arrangements.

Mr. Sackville: This information will be published in April 1995 in the Office of Population Censuses surveys monitor AB 95/2, copies of which will be placed in the Library.

Mrs. Bridget Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS abortions were performed under 13 weeks on women resident in each district health authority and each regional health authority in England and Wales in 1993; and of these operations, how many involved admission and discharge on the same day.

Mr. Sackville: This information is not yet available.

Regional Health Authority Finance

Ms. Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the outturn figures for each regional health


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authority of the revenue and capital expenditure for each year since 1992; and what were the revenue and capital allocations.

Mr. Sackville: This information will be placed in the Library.

Waiting Lists

Ms Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were removed from hospital waiting lists in each regional health authority in each year since 1991.

Mr. Malone: The available information is shown in the table. Removals are patients removed from a waiting list for in-patient or day- case treatment for any reason other than admission for treatment from that list. They include patients who have been admitted for treatment as emergencies for the same condition or at hospitals other than those on whose waiting lists they were originally placed.


Removals from in-patient and day case waiting 

lists                                         

Region            |1991  |1992  |1993         

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Northern          |9,299 |11,890|18,049       

Yorkshire         |23,383|24,667|34,353       

Trent             |19,415|24,050|29,446       

East Anglia       |15,277|17,033|16,084       

North West Thames |30,920|40,941|34,504       

North East Thames |44,574|43,247|36,007       

South East Thames |43,242|52,482|54,052       

South West Thames |19,858|24,716|21,473       

Wessex            |21,188|18,033|20,568       

Oxford            |13,735|20,291|18,861       

South Western     |25,359|26,470|24,767       

West Midlands     |35,039|44,942|50,520       

Mersey            |22,641|22,870|31,523       

North Western     |24,275|34,279|42,255       

Childhood Leukaemia

Mr. Temple-Morris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of childhood leukaemia were


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treated as in-patients at Birmingham children's hospital in each of the last five available years.

Mr. Sackville: This information is not available centrally. My hon. Friend may wish to contact Mr. Bryan Stoten, chairman of South Birmingham health authority for details.

Junior Doctor Ratios

Ms Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the ratio of junior doctors, defined as house officer, senior house officer, registrar and senior registrar to consultant posts in each year since 1991.

Mr. Malone: The ratio of junior doctors to consultants in England at 30 September each year is as follows:

1991: 1.53:1

1992: 1.52:1

1993: 1.53:1

Note: The figures above are based on numbers

Minimally Invasive Treatment

Ms Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the surgical procedures now carried out by minimally invasive treatment; and what was the average length of hospital stay for patients undergoing these procedures in each year since 1991.

Mr. Sackville: This information is not available centrally.

HIV/AIDS London

Ms Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the incidence of AIDS and HIV per 1,000 population in the London boroughs of (a) Southwark, (b) Hammersmith, (c) Wandsworth, (d) Haringey, (e) Sutton, (f) Kingston, (g) Waltham Forest and (h) Ealing in each year since 1991.

Mr. Sackville: Information on the incidence of HIV and AIDS per 1, 000 population is not collected by the Public Health Laboratory Service. Currently the PHLS does not make public numbers of cases of HIV and AIDS below regional health authority level to protect the confidentiality of individuals with HIV/AIDS and in order not to deter people from coming forward for testing.

Transaction Costs

Ms Jowell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what was the total budget allocated to health authorities for transaction costs rather than the clinical treatment and care for each year since 1991; and what proportion of health authority spending these costs represented.

Mr. Sackville: There is no specific allocation to health authorities for transaction costs and the proportion of health authority spending which these costs represent is not available centrally.

Pregnancy (Screening Tests)

Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, (1) what guidance her Department has on the provision of the triple test as a screening test for abnormalities in pregnant women;

(2) if she will indicate the percentage of purchasers and hospitals who are providing the triple test for abnormalities in pregnancy.


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Mr. Sackville: A report by a working party of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists into maternal serum screening for the detection of fetal Down's Syndrome, including the triple test, was published in 1993 to assist those in the national health service who are considering the introduction of such a screening programme, or who are already running one.

Information about the percentage of purchasers and hospitals providing the triple test is not available centrally. The provision of ante-natal screening for abnormalities remains a matter for individual health authorities, which decide what tests are offered as part of antenatal care in the light of local needs and circumstances.

Patients Charter

Mrs. Beckett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list all the organisations with whom she consulted about the new patients charter before its publication; what were the methods of consultation with these organisations; what account was taken of their views in the final document; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Malone: Consultation on the new patients charter has taken place since spring 1994. Organisations we consulted on the draft patients charter are as shown in the table. These consultations were both written and oral and all comments were carefully considered in finalising the text.

Action for Sick Children

Action for Blind People

Action for Victims of Medical Accidents

Age Concern

Alzheimer's Disease Society

Arthritis and Rheumatism Council

Arthritis Care

Association of Optometrists

Association for Management, Education and Development

Association of Community Trusts and Foundations

Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales

Barnado's

Bereavement Support Services

Birthright

Blind Association

Bobath Centre

Bridges

British Diabetic Association

British Health Care Association

British Epilepsy Association

British Heart Foundation

British Cardiac Society

British Association for the Hard of Hearing

British College of Optometrists

British Dietetics Association

British Red Cross Society

British Medical Association

British Lung Foundation

British Dental Association

Campaign for Freedom of Information

Cancer Care Society

Cancer Relief Macmillan Fund

Cancerlink

Carers National Association

Caring for Children in the Health Service

Centre for Health Service Management

CHAMP

Co-operative Technical Panel

College of Health


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Company Chemists Association

Consumers Association

Contact a Family

CRUSE

Disabled Living Foundation

Disablement Information and Advice Lines

Disability Alliance

District Nursing Association UK

English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

Family Planning Association

Federation of Independent British Optometrists

Federation of Opthalmic and Dispensing Opticians

General Medical Services Committee

General Dental Council

General Optical Council

Greater London Association of Community Health Councils Health Rights

Health Visitors Association

Health Service Commissioner

Health Services Management Services

Health Service Management Unit

Help for Health

Help the Aged

Home from Hospital: Continuing Care

Hospital Caterers Association

Institute of Health Service Management

Institute for Health Policy Studies

Institute for Health Studies

International Voluntary Health Association

Joint Consultants Committee

Kings Fund College

Lifeline

Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance

MENCAP

Mental Health Foundation

MIND

National Childbirth Trust

National Forum for Coronary Heart Disease Prevention

National Council for Voluntary Organisations

National Association for Health Care Security

National Association of Health Authorities and Trusts

National Consumer Council

National Association of Fundholding Practices

National Eczema Society

NHS Trust Federation

NHS Health Advisory Service

Nuffield Institute for Health Services Studies

Parkinson's Disease Society

Patient's Association

Royal College of Midwives

Royal College of General Practitioners

Royal College of Nursing

Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Surgeons

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Royal National Institute for Deaf People

Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults Scottish Consumer Council

Special Hospitals Service Authority

Stroke Association

Stroke Support Group

The Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee

The National Pharmaceutical Association

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain

United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

York Health Economics Consortium


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