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Mr. Hutton: The cost of producing and distributing "Primary Care" magazine and its accompanying website is approximately £38,900 per edition, depending on advertising revenue. It is mailed to 27,000 GPs and practice managers working in primary care and distributed to 1,000 Department of Health managers 10 times a year. A further 1,000 are printed for potential advertisers, requested copies and storage. This is a cost of approximately 1.3 pence per copy.
Ms Blears: The Better Hospital Food programme was announced in the NHS Plan and is a long-term initiative designed to improve the quality, availability of and access to food in hospitals. The programme is supported by an additional £38.5 million over four years.
The NHS Plan required NHS trusts to secure year-on-year increases in patient satisfaction levels with the standard of food. From this year the National Patient Survey includes questions related to the food served in hospital, and in addition hospitals undertake regular surveys of patients on this issue. Through the Better Hospital Food programme a Patient Catering Survey has been designed to test the quality of the services on offer against criteria designed in consultation with patients which addresses those issues which patients have said are important. This will be available for all hospitals to use shortly.
There are clear links between good nutrition and good health. Through an ad hoc working group which includes nutritional experts, representatives of the British Dietetic Association, NHS dietitians and nurses, principles for nutritional screening are being devised which will facilitate the measurement of both under and over- nutrition on entry to hospital. This will allow early intervention of clinical and dietetic staff to address problems which, unchecked, may lead to prolonged ill health. In addition research will be undertaken to establish the clinical outcomes of improved nutrition and to provide a tool to ensure that the nutritional aims of the Better Hospital Food programme are taking effect.
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Mr. Hutton: Figures for reported incidents of violence against national health service staff in 200001 are currently being analysed by the Department. The figures will be published as soon as the Department is satisfied the figures are sufficiently robust and reflect NHS trust mergers and other organisational changes in NHS.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham on 8 January 2002, Official Report, column 676W, on the NHS Leadership Centre, when he expects the appointment to be made on a permanent basis. 
Mr. Hutton: The post is still being held on a temporary basis. This arrangement will be kept in place for the time being in order to provide a period of stability for the Leadership Centre. It remains our intention to fill the post on a permanent basis, following open competition, later in the year.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer given to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham on 26 February 2002, Official Report, column 1087W, to how many in-patient deaths the MRSA superbug has been a contributory factor. 
|whole-time equivalents||Whole-time equivalents radiographers per 100,000 population||headcount||Headcount radiographers per 100,000 population|
|Northern and Yorkshire||1,510||24||1,820||29|
|County Durham and Darlington||80||13||90||15|
|East Riding and Hull||110||19||130||23|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside||70||19||80||23|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside||170||36||190||41|
|Calderdale and Kirklees||110||19||140||23|
|St. Helen's and Knowsley||60||19||80||23|
|Salford and Trafford||70||15||80||17|
|Bury and Rochdale||60||14||60||16|
|Wigan and Bolton||120||22||150||26|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Wesminster||210||51||230||55|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest||40||9||40||9|
|Kingston and Richmond||50||13||60||16|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||250||32||260||35|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth||140||22||160||25|
|Barking and Havering||90||23||100||25|
|Brent and Harrow||90||19||100||21|
|Camden and Islington||280||73||300||78|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||140||20||150||22|
|East London and the City||180||28||180||29|
|Barnet, Enfield and Haringey||110||13||130||15|
|Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich||110||15||130||17|
|East Sussex, Brighton and Hove||150||19||170||22|
|North and Mid Hampshire||60||11||80||14|
|Southampton and South West Hampshire||140||25||170||30|
|Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South-east Hampshire||120||18||160||23|
|South and West Devon||150||24||180||30|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||100||20||120||23|
|North and East Devon||90||19||110||23|
1. Figures are combined totals for qualified therapeutic and diagnostic radiographers
2. Staff in post figures are round to the nearest 10
3. Radiographers per 100,000 population are rounded to the nearest whole number
4. Due to rounding totals may not equal the sum of component parts
5. The former Solihull HA population figure is included in the Birmingham HA total
6. Population figures are 1998 based population projections for England for 2001 by HA
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census.
Office for National Statistics
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