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Continuing Care

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 22 October 2001, Official

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Report, column 28W, on continuing care, if he will set out for each of the last five years (a) the total number of people in each year newly meeting the eligibility criteria for continuing NHS health care and (b) the total number of people meeting the eligibility criteria. [11051]

Jacqui Smith: The available information has been placed in the Library.

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if health authorities are required to comply with the judgment of Coughlan v. North Devon health authority before coming to a decision on eligibility criteria for continuing care. [10739]

Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 29 October 2001]: We issued interim guidance on 11 August 1999 (Health Service Circular 1999/180: Local Authority Circular (99)30). This requires health and local authorities, in consultation with each other and, where appropriate, involving primary care groups, to satisfy themselves that their continuing and community care policies and eligibility criteria and other relevant procedures are in line with the Court of Appeal judgment on the Coughlan case and to take further legal advice where necessary.

Revised continuing care guidance was issued on 28 June 2001 (HSC 2001/015:LAC (2001)18) which consolidated guidance on continuing national health service health care in light of the judgment.

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements health authorities are required to put in place for the provision of independent advice for patients in NHS beds when they are asked to sign forms about continuing care. [10738]

Jacqui Smith: [holding answer 1 November 2001]: We have already begun to establish patient advocacy and liaison services—to be operating in every national health service trust from April 2002—to provide information to patients, their families and carers when they use health services, to provide support when services do not meet user's needs and where possible to sort out problems efficiently and quickly.

In-patient Lists

Peter Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list in (a) rank and (b) alphabetical order of health authority, the proportion of patients waiting a year or more for in-patient treatment (i) at the latest available date and (ii) in April 1997. [11095]

Mr. Hutton: The information requested is shown in the tables.

Percentage of patients on in-patient waiting list over 12 months

Percentage of patients waiting over 12 months
Health authorities ranked alphabetically:August 2001March 1997June 1997
Avon6.53.97.1
Barking and Havering6.13.34.0
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey6.9n/an/a
Barnsley0.42.32.1
Bedfordshire7.01.32.6
Berkshire3.72.63.7
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich5.8n/an/a
Birmingham2.00.10.3
Bradford0.80.35.0
Brent and Harrow6.04.56.3
Buckinghamshire5.64.04.9
Bury and Rochdale3.21.81.6
Calderdale and Kirklees0.80.31.2
Cambridgeshire4.2n/an/a
Camden and Islington4.41.32.5
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly5.10.81.6
County Durham and Darlington0.90.00.5
Coventry2.70.00.2
Croydon9.64.13.4
Doncaster0.31.00.8
Dorset0.10.00.0
Dudley2.20.20.3
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow5.28.19.9
East Kent6.90.50.3
East Lancashire1.60.40.8
East London and City4.74.34.9
East Riding and Hull3.50.73.7
East Surrey8.72.34.1
East Sussex, Bright and Hove6.42.33.2
Gateshead and South Tyneside0.50.41.5
Gloucestershire1.60.10.5
Herefordshire3.71.42.7
Hertfordshire6.1n/an/a
Hillingdon5.84.65.9
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire6.3n/an/a
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster1.81.42.6
Kingston and Richmond6.14.15.4
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham8.57.611.4
Leeds3.00.51.7
Leicestershire2.60.42.2
Lincolnshire4.38.38.7
Liverpool4.04.25.3
Manchester6.34.87.2
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth5.43.14.1
Morecambe Bay2.62.01.4
Newcastle and North Tyneside1.10.52.2
Norfolk5.3n/an/a
North and East Devon5.51.93.5
North and Mid Hampshire4.93.23.7
North Cheshire7.90.92.9
North Cumbria1.80.13.5
North Derbyshire0.79.511.0
North Essex6.12.54.1
North Nottinghamshire1.02.52.9
North Staffordshire2.91.52.9
North West Lancashire1.51.12.0
North Yorkshire1.20.21.1
Northamptonshire4.82.23.1
Northumberland0.90.21.1
Nottingham2.310.08.1
Oxfordshire4.65.07.3
Redbridge and Waltham Forest8.38.39.1
Rotherham0.42.02.4
Salford and Trafford6.42.95.6
Sandwell0.80.10.1
Sefton3.32.75.7
Sheffield1.25.26.1
Shropshire3.50.20.3
Solihull1.20.20.3
Somerset3.40.20.8
South and West Devon6.60.10.7
South Cheshire4.72.05.6
South Essex3.90.31.1
South Humber0.87.39.1
South Lancashire2.41.74.4
South Staffordshire5.20.20.5
Southampton and South West Hampshire6.46.07.7
Southern Derbyshire2.66.15.3
St. Helens and Knowsley3.42.03.5
Stockport3.83.63.6
Suffolk4.63.33.7
Sunderland0.50.00.4
Tees0.40.00.1
Wakefield2.31.62.7
Walsall0.80.10.2
Warwickshire1.10.10.2
West Kent5.31.43.1
West Pennine2.41.11.7
West Surrey10.95.58.9
West Sussex9.34.77.8
Wigan and Bolton3.70.62.3
Wiltshire5.95.75.5
Wirral2.81.81.5
Wolverhampton1.40.71.8
Worcestershire5.01.81.2
England4.42.73.9

Source:

Department of Health quarterly return (QF01)


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Health authorities ranked by percentage waiting over 12 months (highest first)

Percentage of patients waiting over 12 months in:
NameAugust 2001March 1997June 1997
West Surrey10.95.58.9
Croydon9.64.13.4
West Sussex9.34.77.8
East Surrey8.72.34.1
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham8.57.611.4
Redbridge and Waltham Forest8.38.39.1
North Cheshire7.90.92.9
Bedfordshire7.01.32.6
East Kent6.90.50.3
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey6.9n/an/a
South and West Devon6.60.10.7
Avon 6.53.97.1
Southampton and South West Hampshire6.46.07.7
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove6.42.33.2
Salford and Telford6.42.95.6
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire6.3n/an/a
Manchester6.34.87.2
Kingston and Richmond6.14.15.4
Hertfordshire6.1n/an/a
Barking and Havering6.13.34.0
North Essex6.12.54.1
Brent and Harrow6.04.56.3
Wiltshire5.95.75.5
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich5.8n/an/a
Hillingdon5.84.65.9
Buckinghamshire5.64.04.9
North and East Devon5.51.93.5
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth5.43.14.1
West Kent5.31.43.1
Norfolk5.3n/an/a
South Staffordshire5.20.20.5
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow5.28.19.9
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly5.10.81.6
Worcestershire5.01.81.2
North and Mid Hampshire4.93.23.7
Northamptonshire4.82.23.1
South Cheshire4.72.05.6
East London and City4.74.34.9
Suffolk4.63.33.7
Oxfordshire4.65.07.3
Camden and Islington4.41.32.5
Lincolnshire4.38.38.7
Cambridgeshire4.2n/an/a
Liverpool4.04.25.3
South Essex3.90.31.1
Stockport3.83.63.6
Herefordshire3.71.42.7
Wigan and Bolton3.70.62.3
Berkshire3.72.63.7
East Riding and Hull3.50.73.7
Shropshire3.50.20.3
Somerset3.40.20.8
St. Helens and Knowsley3.42.03.5
Sefton3.32.75.7
Bury and Rochdale3.21.81.6
Leeds3.00.51.7
North Staffordshire2.91.52.9
Wirral2.81.81.5
Coventry2.70.00.2
Morecambe Bay2.62.01.4
Southern Derbyshire2.66.15.3
Leicestershire2.60.42.2
South Lancashire2.41.74.4
West Pennine2.41.11.7
Wakefield2.31.62.7
Nottingham2.310.08.1
Dudley2.20.20.3
Birmingham2.00.10.3
North Cumbria1.80.13.5
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster1.81.42.6
East Lancashire1.60.40.8
Gloucestershire1.60.10.5
North West Lancashire1.51.12.0
Wolverhampton1.40.71.8
North Yorkshire1.20.21.1
Solihull1.20.20.3
Sheffield1.25.26.1
Newcastle and North Tyneside1.10.52.2
Warwickshire1.10.10.2
North Nottinghamshire1.02.52.9
County Durham and Darlington0.90.00.5
Northumberland0.90.21.1
Calderdale and Kirklees0.80.31.2
South Humber0.87.39.1
Sandwell0.80.10.1
Walsall0.80.10.2
Bradford0.80.35.0
North Derbyshire0.79.511.0
Sunderland0.50.00.4
Gateshead and South Tyneside0.50.41.5
Tees0.40.00.1
Barnsley0.42.32.1
Rotherham0.42.02.4
Doncaster0.31.00.8
Dorset0.10.00.0
England4.42.73.9

Note:

Data were collected on a quarterly basis until June 1998. Therefore, data have been given from March 1997; the nearest quarter to April 1997.

Source:

Department of Health quarterly return (QF01)


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