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NHS Estate

Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS estate was compliant with (a) fire safety and (b) health and safety legislation on 1 April 2004; and if he will make a statement. [217582]

Mr. Hutton: At 1 April 2004, the national health service reported an increase to 92.9 per cent. in the proportions of the NHS estate, based on the total patient occupied floor area, that was fully compliant with fire safety requirements. The equivalent figure for health and safety increased to 91.2 per cent. Trusts make every effort to remedy any concerns from local enforcement bodies as quickly as possible.

The small area of the estate reported as non-compliant covered a wide variety of conditions, including that which is just below standard, and these figures do not indicate significant levels of risk.

NHS Professionals

Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding NHS Professionals received from his Department in financial year 2003–04; and how much it will receive in 2004–05; [223505]

(2) if he will make a statement on recent performance against targets set for NHS Professionals; [223506]

(3) what percentage of bookings received by NHS Professionals in 2004 were successfully filled by NHS Professionals using its own nurse database; [223507]
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(4) if he will break down his Department's funding for NHS Professionals by budget subhead; and whether Government funding is intended to cover running costs, with particular reference to (a) staff salaries, (b) recruitment costs, (c) infrastructure, (d) premises, (e) marketing and (f) advertising costs. [223508]

Mr. Hutton: The 2004–05 business plan for the NHS Professionals Special Health Authority is available from the Library. NHS Professionals is currently working with officials in the Department to develop a business plan and corporate strategy for 2005–06 and beyond so that it can become self-financing and prepare to take on independent status from 2007–08 as recommended by the Department's review of its arm's length bodies.

The Department invested £23.2 million in NHS Professionals 2003–04 and £26.6 million in 2004–05. This represents a contribution to the wider running costs and activities of NHS Professionals and is not directly attributable to specific budget headings. The flexible careers scheme was included until the establishment of the special health authority in April 2004. Funding for the scheme was £9,124,033 for 2003–04.
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Information relating to the percentage of bookings successfully filled using the NHS Professionals database is not held centrally.

NHS Staff (Devon)

Mr. Steen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) medical and (b) non-medical staff were employed by (i) East Devon Primary Care Trust, (ii) Mid Devon Primary Care Trust, (iii) North Devon Primary Care Trust, (iv) South Hams and West Devon Primary Care Trust, (v) Plymouth Primary Care Trust, (vi) Torbay Primary Care Trust, (vii) Teignbridge Primary Care Trust, (viii) Exeter Primary Care Trust, (ix) North Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, (x) Royal Devon and Exeter Healthcare NHS Trust, (xi) South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, (xii) Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, (xiii) Devon Partnership NHS Trust, (xiv) South West Peninsula Strategic Health Authority and (xv) Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS Trust in each year since 2001. [223307]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 22 March 2005]: The information requested is shown in the table.
Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS) staff, general medical practitioners and practice nurses medical and non-medical staff for specified organisations—England, as at 30 September

Number (headcount)
Medical staff
Non-medical staff
Doctorsof which: HCHS doctors(36)General medical practitioners(37)Non-medical staffof which: HCHS non-medical staffPractice staff(38)
South West PeninsulaQ213,1451,9341,21134,73231,1053,627
of which:
East Devon PCT5FT90288941679262
Exeter PCT5FR1106104717430287
Mid Devon PCT5FV85679788532256
North Devon PCT5FQ14113128899577322
Plymouth PCT5F1228611672,7402,126614
South Hams and West Devon PCT5CV94094778515263
Teignbridge PCT5FY8108123413221
Torbay PCT5CW9509533720317
South West Peninsula StHAQ21n/an/an/an/an/an/a
North and East Devon Partnerships NHS TrustRWV525201,7231,7230
Plymouth Hospitals NHS TrustRK950050004,6234,6230
South Devon Healthcare NHS TrustRA929229204,5724,5720
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS TrustRH834934903,9423,9420
North Devon Healthcare TrustRBZ17017001,4101,4100
Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS TrustRJ90001,2951,2950

Medical staff
Non-medical staff
Doctorsof which: HCHS doctors1General medical practitioners2Non-medical staffof which: HCHS non-medical staffPractice staff3
South West PeninsulaQ213,2051,9991,20635,93131,9703,961
of which:
East Devon PCT5FT932911,062798264
Exeter PCT5FR11914105796499297
Mid Devon PCT5FV921082918634284
North Devon PCT5FQ13712125939632307
Plymouth PCT5F1231641672,7662,152614
South Hams and West Devon PCT5CV85085839552287
Teignbridge PCT5FY83182751530221
Torbay PCT5CW98098947457490
South West Peninsula StHAQ2166069690
North and East Devon Partnerships NHS TrustRWV727202,3792,3790
Plymouth Hospitals NHS TrustRK954454404,7694,7690
South Devon Healthcare NHS TrustRA929029003,1353,1350
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS TrustRH835335304,0294,0290
North Devon Healthcare TrustRBZ13213201,5101,5100
Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS TrustRJ90001,4281,428

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Medical staff
Non-medical staff
Doctorsof which: HCHS doctors1General medical practitioners2Non-medical staffof which: HCHS non-medical staffPractice staff3
South West PeninsulaQ213,4202,1961,22436,96233,1633,799
of which:
East Devon PCT5FT922901,022734288
Exeter PCT5FR11811107805512293
Mid Devon PCT5FV961581834617217
North Devon PCT5FQ148131351,018699319
Plymouth PCT5F1227601672,8652,251614
South Hams and West Devon PCT5CV78078862577285
Teignbridge PCT5FY81180789568221
Torbay PCT5CW99099873513360
South West Peninsula StHAQ217701111110
North and East Devon Partnerships NHS TrustRWV949402,2852,2850
Plymouth Hospitals NHS TrustRK961461404,9264,9260
South Devon Healthcare NHS TrustRA929729703,2233,2230
Royal Devon and Exeter NHS TrustRH839639604,2414,2410
North Devon Healthcare TrustRBZ13913901,6991,6990
Westcountry Ambulance Services NHS TrustRJ90001,4951,495

n/a = not applicable.
(36) Excludes hospital medical hospital practitioners and hospital medical clinical assistants, most of whom are GPs working part time in hospitals.
(37) All practitioners include GMS unrestricted principals, PMS contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, GP registrars, salaried doctors (para. 52 SFA), PMS other, GP retainers, flexible career scheme GPs and GP returners.
(38) Practice staff includes practice nurses, direct patient care, admin and clerical and other.
Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics
Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census
Department of Health Non-medical Workforce Census

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