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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.
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.
Column 812authority of the revenue and capital expenditure for each year since 1992; and what were the revenue and capital allocations.
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 ---------------------------------------------- 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
Column 813treated as in-patients at Birmingham children's hospital in each of the last five available years.
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.
Note: The figures above are based on numbers
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.
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.
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.
(2) if she will indicate the percentage of purchasers and hospitals who are providing the triple test for abnormalities in pregnancy.
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.
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
Alzheimer's Disease Society
Arthritis and Rheumatism Council
Association of Optometrists
Association for Management, Education and Development
Association of Community Trusts and Foundations
Association of Community Health Councils for England and Wales
Bereavement Support Services
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
Carers National Association
Caring for Children in the Health Service
Centre for Health Service Management
Co-operative Technical Panel
College of Health
Column 815Company Chemists Association
Contact a Family
Disabled Living Foundation
Disablement Information and Advice Lines
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
Long Term Medical Conditions Alliance
Mental Health Foundation
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
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 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