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Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies his Department undertook to find the most effective way of informing people about their eligibility for the free influenza vaccine. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Each year, the Department conducts research before and after the advertising campaign to measure awareness among our target audience. Research has consistently proved television as the best media for advertising free flu vaccination.
Mr. Robathan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients at the Herschel Prins Low Secure Unit at the Glenfield Hospital site in Leicestershire have been found not to have mental health problems. 
Mr. Robathan: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of building the Herchel Prins Unit at Glenfield Hospital in Leicestershire; what its running costs were in the last financial year; and what this cost was per patient. 
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Mr. Hutton: A survey conducted by the Department in 1997 showed that, on average, 85 per cent. of medical records were transferred within the timescale guidance issued by the Department. These targets are six weeks for routine cases and two working days for urgent cases.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the arrangements are for (a) setting, (b) regulating, (c) monitoring and (d) reporting on performance and clinical governance standards for (i) private agencies and (ii) NHS organisations providing out-of-hours GP services. 
Mr. Hutton: At present, all organisations providing out of hoursboth private and not-for-profithave to meet nationally set quality standards and report to primary care trusts (PCTs) on performance, including clinical governance.
Under the new general medical services (GMS) contract, anyone who provides services out of hours, including individuals contracted by the PCT, and organisations, will need to meet national quality standards. These standards are currently under review by an expert group to make them an integral part of GMS and personal medical services contracting. Strategic health authorities will performance manage PCTs in their delivery of out of hours services.
Mr. Hutton: The most recent data available is from the June 2003 census, which showed that, of the 85 general practitioners who were counted as flexible career scheme doctors, 25 had last been counted in the census as a locum.
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for haemophilia care published in the National Service Specification for Haemophilia and Related Conditions in 2001; and if he will make a statement; 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Our policy, "Shifting the Balance of Power", means that the local national health service has responsibility for planning and developing health services according to local needs and demands.
In 2001, The Haemophilia Alliance produced a National Service Specification for a service that allows people with haemophilia the best care that can be made available. The Government welcomed this model service specification, which sets out clear standards of care for patients with inherited bleeding disorders. NHS commissioners of haemophilia services will find the document an invaluable resource when planning and developing services for patients.
I understand that there are 10 haemophilia centres throughout the South West region, which provide a good range of services between them. The United Kingdom Haemophilia Centre Doctor's Organisation (UKHCDO) is the body responsible for designating comprehensive care centres, and I am informed that the haemophilia centre directors in the South West are in regular contact with the chair of the UKHCDO about the provision of services in the South West.
Dr. Ladyman: The integrating community equipment services team will continue to support local equipment services as they further develop their integration during 2004. The team members do this through:
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Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the protection of salary for junior doctors working at hospitals as part of a rotation, with particular reference to Great Ormond Street. [R] 
Mr. Hutton: Junior doctors receive a banding supplement reflecting the amount and intensity of their out of hours work. When junior doctors contract for a rotation they are made aware of the bandings of the posts they will be working in. As circumstances change, posts may be adjusted and rebanded and the pay for new entrants to such posts may reduce to a level commensurate with the work undertaken. However, for those already contracted to fill those posts, rotation pay protection (built into the national contract for all doctors in training) applies.
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether hospitals are changing junior doctors' hours of work statistics to ensure that they conform to the (a) New Deal and (b) European Working Time Directive.[R] 
Mr. Hutton: Information collected on junior doctors' hours in the assessment of New Deal compliance, as required by their contract of employment, is based on information supplied by the junior doctors themselves. Before this data is collated centrally, it is validated by junior doctors at national health service trust level. We have no reason to suppose that these returns are anything but an accurate representation of the work situation. Information is not collected centrally on Working Time Directive compliance at trust level; this is a matter for the hospitals concerned.
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