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Mr. Hinchliffe: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the methodology was used in determining the local authority social services departments' performance rating announced on 19 October; which social services performance assessment framework indications were used to make the judgments and how they were prioritised; when local authorities were informed of the judgments; what measurements of quality of provision were undertaken in addition to measurements of activity; and if he will make a statement. 
A council was classified as one of the best performing if it was in the top one third of councils based on the proportion of indicators banded three or higher this year and had on average three quarters or more of its indicators banded as three or higher over the past three years.
A council was classified as one of the least well performing if it was in the bottom third of councils based on the proportion of indicators banded three or higher this year and had on average 55 per cent. or less of its indicators banded as three or higher over the past three years.
Banding of the performance indicators was introduced last year to help clarify what level of performance is generally good in relation to a performance indicator. Bands range from "investigate urgently" to "very good". Band three represents a council performing at a level which is "acceptable but with possible room for improvement".
This calculation excluded the three authority based interface indicators (A5, A6 and D41) in each year; excluded indicators that were not applicable for a council in that particular year; only included indicators for which data are available for that particular year, for example data for indicators C33 and E45 are not available for 200001 and therefore were excluded from the calculation of the percentage for that year; and included indicators for which data were missing (and therefore awarded the lowest band).
A list of the indicators which were included in the calculation of the proportion for each year is as listed. There were 32 such indicators in 199899, 34 in 19992000 and 43 in 200001. None of these were prioritisedeach had the same weight as all the other indicators.
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upon all information about council's performance including indicator data, inspections and in-year assessments of performance. The indicator data give important information on performance showing where action may need to be taken either to spread good performance in service delivery or to turn around poor performance.
Mr. Jack: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for each acute hospital trust in the north west region, what is (a) the size of population it serves, (b) the number of CT and MRI scanners available, (c) the number of each type of scanner per thousand head of population served by each trust and (d) the age of each scanner. 
Jacqui Smith [holding answer 6 November 2001]: The table details the CT and MRI Scanners in acute hospital trusts within the north west region and the age of each. Information is not available on the population served by each trust.
However, the 45 CT and 24 MRI scanners in the north west region serve a population of approximately 6.6 million people. This equates to figures of approximately 6.8 CT and 3.6 MRI scanners per million head of population. English national average figures are approximately six CT and four MRI scanners per million head of population.
|Trust||Hospital||CT installed||MRI installed|
|Aintree Hospitals NHST||University Hospital, Aintree||(36)2001||No MRI|
|Aintree Hospitals NHST||University Hospital, Aintree||2001||No MRI|
|Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Healthcare NHST||Blackburn Royal Infirmary||1998||1998|
|Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHST||Victoria Hospital, Blackpool||1997||1998|
|Bolton Hospitals NHST||Royal Bolton Hospital||1996||No MRI|
|Burnley Health Care NHST||Burnley General Hospital||(37)1992||No MRI|
|Bury Health Care NHS Trust||Bury General Hospital||(36)2001||No MRI|
|Cardiothoracic CentreLiverpool NHST||BroadgreenCTC Hospital||2000||No MRI|
|Central Manchester Healthcare Trust||Manchester Royal Infirmary (neuro)||(37)1995||1995 and 1997|
|Central Manchester Healthcare Trust||Manchester Royal Infirmary (main)||(37)1994||1995 and 1997|
|Chorley and South Ribble NHST||Chorley and South Ribble DGH||1995||No MRI|
|Christie Hospital NHST||Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute||(36)2001||1993|
|Christie Hospital NHST||Christie Hospital and Holt Radium Institute||1999||1993|
|Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHST||Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology||(36)2001||(38)2002|
|Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology NHST||Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology||1997||(38)2002|
|Countess of Chester Hospital NHST||Countess of Chester Hospital||2000||1993|
|East Cheshire NHST||Macclesfield District General Hospital||(36)2001||1995|
|Manchester Children's Hospitals NHST||Royal Manchester Children's Hospital||2000||1995|
|Manchester Children's Hospitals NHST||Booth Hall Children's Hospital||(36)2001||1995|
|Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHST||Leighton Hospital||(37)1992||1999|
|Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHST||Furness General Hospital||(37)1993||(38)2001|
|Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHST||Royal Lancaster Infirmary||(36)2001||(38)2001|
|North Cheshire NHST||Halton General Hospital||(37)1994||1996|
|North Cheshire NHST||Warrington District General Hospital||(37)1994||1996|
|North Manchester Healthcare NHST||North Manchester General Hospital||(37)1994||1995|
|Oldham NHST||Royal Oldham Hospital||(37)1992||1999|
|Preston Acute Hospitals NHST||Royal Preston Hospital||(37)1994||(38)2001|
|Preston Acute Hospitals NHST||Royal Preston Hospital||2000||(38)2001|
|Rochdale Healthcare NHST||Rochdale infirmary||1997||No MRI|
|Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHST||Royal Liverpool Hospital (A/E)||(37)1994||1993|
|Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHST||Royal Liverpool Hospital||1999||1993|
|Royal Liverpool Children's NHST||Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital||2000||1994|
|Salford Royal Hospitals NHST||Hope Hospital||(36)2001||1993|
|Salford Royal Hospitals NHST||Hope Hospital||(37)1992||1993|
|South Manchester University Hospitals NHST||Wythenshawe Hospital||(37)1994||(38)2001|
|South Manchester University Hospitals NHST||Withington Hospital||(36)2001||(38)2001|
|Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHST||Southport General Infirmary||(37)1994||1994|
|Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHST||Ormskirk and District General Hospital||(37)1993||1994|
|St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHST||Whiston Hospital, Prescott||(36)2001||2001|
|Stockport NHST||Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport||(37)1994||No MRI|
|Tameside Acute Care NHST||Tameside General Hospital||2000||No MRI|
|Trafford Healthcare NHST||Trafford General Hospital||1995||No MRI|
|Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHST||Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery||(37)1993||1991, 1998, 1996|
|Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Health Services NHST||Royal Albert Edward Infirmary||1999||No MRI|
|Wirral Hospital NHST||Arrowe Park Hospital||2000||No MRI|
(36) CT Recently installed under central programme
(37) CT will be replaced under central programme and installed by 2003
(38) Allocated under New Opportunities Fund (NOF) cancer initiative
National allocations of a further 50 additional CT scanners and 50 additional MRI scanners, as outlined in the NHS Cancer Plan, have not yet been made and are therefore not included in this list
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