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Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of winding up the Mind Out for Mental Health campaign; and what plans he has for establishing a follow-up campaign. 
The National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) launched a new five-year initiative on 11 October 2004 called Shift" designed to tackle the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental health issues. This new initiative is building on the work carried out under the Mind Out for Mental Health banner. In addition, NIMHE has commissioned a scoping review of what works in anti stigma and discrimination and is moving forward on the basis of a five-year strategic plan launched last June called From Here To Equality".
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2005, Official Report, column 105W, on MRSA, how many of the babies who contracted MRSA in 2002 died from their infections. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: The voluntary reporting scheme, used by the Health Protection Agency to provide the data previously given, is based on aggregated data and cannot be used to investigate the outcome.
Dr. Richard Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the progress towards developing a vaccine against methicillin resistant staphyloccus aureus; and what steps his Department is taking to support this work. 
Miss Melanie Johnson: Reducing the risk of Staphylococcus aureus" infection in those undergoing surgery would be of great benefit and an important step in preventing methicillin resistant Staphyloccus aureus" infections. The Department is currently part-funding work through the national vaccine evaluation consortium on the use of a vaccine against Staphylococcus aureus" prior to elective surgery.
The amount allocated in 200203 is not repayable. The allocations in 200304 and 200405 are repayable, subject to abatements, as either capital or revenue beginning 200607. However, Kent and Medway SHA plans to make a repayment of £7.7 million from its capital allocations in this financial year.
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|Kent and Medway||0||17||0|
|Surrey and Sussex||30||40||20|
|Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire||45||70||40|
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of the NHS bank is for (a) 200405 and (b) 200506; what loans were made by the bank in 200405; and what loans are expected to be made in 200506. 
[holding answer 24 January 2005]: The overall budget managed by the NHS bank on behalf of the Department in 200405 is £732 million. The budget for 200506 has not yet been agreed. The special assistance allocations in 200405 are shown in the table. The only special assistance allocation planned for 200506 is £20 million for Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Strategic Health Authority.
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TRAC is working with three general practitioner practices, including one in Nottingham. From July 2003, the pilots have been offering a choice to patients on the waiting list for cataract operations. Initially this is a choice of national health service trusts and agreements are being reached with local trusts to provide extra clinics on a trial basis for TRAC.
The cost of TRAC is as follows: £10.8 million in 200404 and £1.8 million in 200405. This covers all 19 primary care trusts (PCTs) in the Trent SHA area. Nottingham PCTs received £1,890,234 in 200304 and £541,000 in 200405.
New clinical haematology wards opened in 2003 (£1.8 million). New clinical haematology unit to replace and combine existing adult services located across two hospitals. Due to open January 2006 (£9.2 million).
Three linear accelerator machines (£850,000 each). Two were funded by the new opportunities fund money and the third by central funds. Two machines were replacements for existing facilities and one was an additional machine.
Demolition of Strelley Ward due to start at the beginning of February, and new build over the next few years will see the provision of new mental health services. This is a £20 million project due for completion in early 2009.
Choice at the point of referral has been offered to patients for ophthalmology and orthopaedics since autumn 2004. Choice will be rolled out to other specialities over the course of 2005 in line with national targets.
June 2004, a pilot service began for patients who presented at hospital with chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseadmissions are being prevented as early nurse assessments are leading to discharge and receipt of a community based pulmonary rehabilitation service.
Two PDSs also opened in Nottingham in January 2004, at Broxtowe and Hucknall and Rushcliffe (£142,000). This cost includes a total of six pilot sites in Rushcliffe (£3,000 of modernisation agency funding for information technology).
Based at Barlborough (junction 30 of the M1). An interim service is being provided from Bassetlaw and Ilkeston Hospital, which commenced in April 2004. The full service from the new facility is due to commence in May 2005. (£90 million over a five year contract period).
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