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Mixed Sex Accommodation

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of inpatients accommodated in mixed sex accommodation. [216158]


 
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Ms Rosie Winterton: We have made no estimate of the number of in-patients accommodated in mixed or single-sex wards. We collect information on the total number of hospital admissions each year. This does not identify into which type of accommodation those patients are admitted.

The provision of single-sex accommodation is measured as compliance with three objectives we have set, requiring national health service trusts to provide single-sex sleeping areas, separate bathroom and toilet facilities for men and women, and where appropriate, safe facilities for the mentally ill. Compliance is measured annually at trust level and information at ward level is therefore not available.

Nationally, 97 per cent., of NHS trusts are fully compliant with our standards.

MRI Scans

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 7 February 2005, Official Report, columns 1337W, on MRI scans, what funding has been identified to cover additional diagnostic services; and what progress has been made towards the plans for phase two of the independent sector procurement programme. [217202]

Mr. Hutton [holding answer 23 February 2005]: £135billion of investment in the national health service will be allocated to English primary care trusts for 2006–07 and 2007–08 to ensure the NHS continues to deliver improvements in patient care. This includes a £1billion independent sector procurement programme to ensure that NHS patients will get speedier access to high quality diagnostic tests, including magnetic resonance imaging scans. The Department will issue an advertisement inviting expressions of interest soon.

MRSA

Mr. Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of MRSA have been found in each hospital of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust since 2002. [217982]

Dr. Ladyman: The information requested is not collected at a national level to show numbers for individual hospitals within national health service trusts.

The numbers of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteraemias reported for the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust is shown in the table.
Number of MRSA bacteraemias reported
2002–02163
2002–03144
2003–04132

National Burn Care Review

Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will consult on the recommendations of the national burn care review. [218169]


 
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Mr. Hutton: There will be a national consultation on the recommendations made in the report after it has been seen and accepted by the National Burn Care Group. This consultation is not expected to take place before the summer of 2005.

Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish the recommendations of the national burn care review. [218170]

Mr. Hutton: The National Burn Care Group has asked the sub-group to carry out further work since the draft report was circulated to its members. A final report is not expected to be completed until the summer of 2005.

NHS Estate

Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the full results of the last annual condition surveys for (a) 2000–01, (b) 2001–02, (c) 2002–03 and (d) 2003–04; and if he will publish future surveys within a set timeframe from the financial year end. [217583]

Mr. Hutton: Annual condition surveys are not collected centrally. It is for individual national health service trusts to determine whether to publish them.

NHS Reference Costs

Mr. Blunt: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of NHS reference costs are the costs for (a) all treatments, (b) elective and day care and (c) critical care services were for the Surrey and Sussex healthcare NHS trust in the latest financial year for which figures are available. [217679]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 24 February 2005]: The following data is available from the Reference Costs 2003 data, relating to the financial year 2002–03 and is the most current available.
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare National Health Service Trust

£Percentage of total cost reported in Reference Costs 2003
Total cost reported in Reference Costs 2003 ['All treatments']111,447,0070.38
Total elective and day case cost reported in Reference Costs 200316,655,1870.06
Total critical care services cost reported in Reference Costs 20034,669,2280.02




Notes:
1.Data exclude activity and costs reported using HRG codes with a T' prefix. These were never ratified by the respective Royal Colleges.
2.Data represent total costs of treatment provided to NHS patients from NHS resources. They include the cost to the NHS of providing services in-house, and the cost of sub-contracting activity to non-NHS providers.
3.'All treatments' reflect the total cost reported by Surrey and Sussex healthcare NHS trust, with the exception of those detailed in note one above.
4.The definition of day care activity is too broad to be recognised by Reference Costs. Where applicable, day case activity has been provided.
5.Elective and day case costs specifically exclude elective in-patient excess bed days.
6.Percentage figures are calculated on total cost as reported in Reference Costs 2003, for all providers, approximately £33 billion.




 
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NHS Staff

Mr. Neil Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS staff are (a) medical, (b) nursing, (c) technical, (d) administrative (managerial and clerical) and (e) auxiliary and support;
 
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and what proportion of each category are covered by nationally negotiated wage rates and contract of employment conditions. [213746]

Mr. Hutton [holding answer 21 February 2005]: The proportion of staff working within groupings used to illustrate their role in the national health service is shown in the table. Information about the proportion of staff working in these groupings covered by nationally negotiated wage rates could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
NHS staff numbers(11) by group, and estimated(12) proportion of each group on national(13) (as opposed to local) pay scales: England

Number (headcount) as at 30 September 2003Percentage of total staff as at 30 September 2003Percentage on national pay scales(13) as at August 2002
Total employed staff (HCHS only)1,144,697100.071
HCHS medical and dental staff (excl locums)80,8517.14
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff364,69231.9(14)
Total qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff122,06610.7(14)
Qualified Ambulance staff15,9571.4(14)
Support to clinical staff360,66631.5(14)
NHS infrastructure support:199,80817.5(14)
Central functions92,2578.1(14)
Hotel, property and estates72,2306.3(14)
Manager and senior manager35,3213.1(14)
Other non-medical staff or those with unknown classification6570.1(14)


(11) Excluding general practitioners (see note 2).
(12) The NHS earnings survey is based on the payroll of a sample of approximately 50 per cent. of NHS trusts in August.
(13) National pay scales include clones; these are local pay scales, which mirror national pay scales.
(14) This data cannot be provided.
Sources:
Department of Health non-medical workforce census (30 September 2003).
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census (30 September 2003).
Department of Health NHS Earnings Survey (August 2002).




Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the numbers of NHS staff referred to in his answer of 15 November 2004, Official Report, column 1171W are (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent; and whether they cover (i) England, (ii) England and Wales and (iii) the UK. [217429]

Mr. Hutton [holding answer 23 February 2005]: The figures are in headcount and are for England only.

Mr. Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) hospital, (b) public health medicine and (c) community health service (i) doctors and (ii) nurses in training were employed in the Newcastle primary care trust area in (A) 1996, (B) 2001 and (C) 2004. [216490]

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information is not available in the format requested. Student nurses receive bursaries or grants and are not employed by national health service organisations. As a result of changes to the way that nurse training is commissioned, it is not possible to provide comparable data for the Newcastle primary care trust (PCT) area. Data for the number of doctors in training within the Northumberland Tyne and Wear Strategic Health Authority, broken down by organisation, are shown in the table.
Hospital, public health medicine and community health service (HCHS): medical and dental staff of which doctors in training within Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Strategic Health Authority by organisation—as at 30 September each year

Number (headcount)
1996
2001
2003
All staffof which: Doctors in trainingAll staffof which: Doctors in trainingAll staffof which: Doctors in training
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear2,2311,1062,6221,2822,8611,413
of which:
Cheviot and Wansbeck NHS TrustRLK121460000
Gateshead and South Tyneside HAQDG406200
Gateshead Health NHS TrustRR700213101241132
Gateshead Healthcare NHS TrustRM73150000
Gateshead Hospitals NHS TrustRE2152720000
Gateshead PCT5KF0000130
Newcastle and North Tyneside HAQDJ93211200
Newcastle City Health NHS TrustRNM2281200000
Newcastle PCT5D700283312
Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS TrustRTD001,1365461,190597
Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health Services NHS TrustRNP0015011118991
North Tyneside Health Care NHS TrustRLC151730000
North Tyneside PCT5D80000130
Northgate and Prudhoe NHS TrustRM6208174232
Northumberland Care TrustTAC0000304
Northumberland Community Health NHS TrustRLM3520000
Northumberland HAQDM954000
Northumberland Mental Health NHS TrustRE834120000
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear StHAQ0900002012
Northumbria Healthcare NHS TrustRTF00380146408184
South of Tyne and Wearside Mental Health NHS TrustRW900005715
South Tyneside Health Care NHS TrustRE99423248161221164
South Tyneside PCT5KG0000100
Sunderland City Hospitals NHS TrustRLN340165366181406210
Sunderland HAQDN7310600
Sunderland Teaching PCT5KL000090
The Freeman Group of HospitalsRAB3602040000
The Royal Victoria Infirmary and associated Hospitals NHS TrustRCK6093560000
Wearside Priority Health Care NHS TrustRLH27943900




Source:
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census





 
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