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This information is not collected centrally. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence appraisal of the use of Methylphenidate in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), published in October 2000, estimated the prevalence of all types of
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ADHD at around 5 per cent., of school-aged children, or approximately 345,000 six to 16-year-olds in England.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the suitability of bacteriophage in methods to reduce MRSA infection; and what representations she has received on such suitability. 
Jane Kennedy: The available evidence suggests that bacteriophages may have a role in helping to control health care acquired infections, such as methicillin-resistant "Staphylococcus aureus" (MRSA). It is for any company or individual, who believes they have a product that has an effective role to play in combating health care acquired infections to refer to the rapid review panel, when appropriate.
|Chestnut Tree House||Arundel|
|Christopher's (Children's Hospice)||Guildford|
|Demelza House Children's Hospice||Sittingbourne|
|Helen House and Douglas House||Oxfordshire|
|Naomi House Children's Hospice||Winchester|
|Richard House Children's Hospice||Beckton, London|
|Haven House||Woodford Green, London|
|Children's Hospice South West||Barnstaple|
|East of England|
|East Anglia Children's Hospice||Ipswich|
|East Anglia Children's Hospice||Milton, Cambridge|
|East Anglia Children's Hospice||Quidenham, Norwich|
|Little Haven Children's Hospice||Benfleet, Essex|
|Acorns Children's Hospice||Birmingham|
|Acorns Children's Hospice||Walsall|
|Hope House Children's Respite Hospice||Oswestry|
|The Donna Louise Trust||Stoke on Trent|
|The Leicestershire and Rutland Hospice Rainbow Children's Hospice||Leicester Loughborough|
|Zoe's Place (baby hospice)||Liverpool|
|Claire House Children's Hospice||Bebington, Wirral|
|Derian House Children's Hospice||Chorley|
|Life Health Centre||Liverpool|
|TrinityThe Hospice In The Fylde||Bispham|
|Eden Valley Hospice||Carlisle|
|Butterwick Hospice Children's Unit||Stockton on Tees|
|Butterwick Hospice Stockton||Stockton on Tees|
|St. Oswald's Children's Hospice||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|St. Oswald's Hospice||Newcastle upon Tyne|
|Zoe's Place||Normanby, Middlesbrough|
|Yorkshire and The Humber|
|St. Andrew's Children's Hospice||Grimsby|
|St. Andrew's Hospice||Grimsby|
|St. Hugh's Hospital||Grimsby|
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) the Department and (b) non-departmental bodies for which the Department is responsible spent on advertising in 200405, broken down by media type. 
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department's advice "Clostridium Difficile:
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Infection Prevention and Management" was last reviewed; and what plans she has to audit compliance with it. 
Jane Kennedy: "Clostridium Difficile: Infection Prevention and Management" has not been formally reviewed, but we will be discussing options for this with the Health Protection Agency, in light of the lessons we have learned since its publication and any recommendations that may arise from the Healthcare Commission inquiry into the recent Clostridium Difficile outbreak. The guidance is still relevant in its current form. There are no plans for an audit for compliance with this guidance.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) medical students and (b) student nurses receive diversity training; and what research the Government have commissioned on the effects of diversity training for (i) medical students and (ii) student nurses. 
Mr. Byrne: The Department does not set the curriculums for health professional training. This is a matter for the statutory and professional bodies. However, we do share a commitment with them that all health professionals are trained to acquire, the skills and knowledge to deliver a high quality health service to the diverse range of individuals, cultures and groups with whom they have contact.
Mr. Waterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates the Department's Recovery and Support Unit visited East Sussex Hospitals Trust; whether it has reported to Ministers; and what actions she plans to take as a result of their intervention. 
In line with "Shifting the Balance of Power", the RSU addresses all performance issues, including performance at the East Sussex Trust, through the Surrey and Sussex Strategic Health Authority (SHA). It is not standard practice for the RSU to intervene directly with trusts.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of recruiting agencies used by the NHS were signed up to the Department's Code of Practice on ethical recruitment in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
115 recruitment agencies were invited to sign up to the code via the website at the end of 2002. By February 2003, 64 agencies had replied with confirmation that they complied with the provisions of the code. By August 2004, the number had increased to 164.
Mr. Byrne [holding answer 5 July 2005]: A list of commercial recruitment agencies compliant with the Code of Practice is kept on the NHS Employers' website at www.nhsemployers.org/workforce/list_of_agencies.asp
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that the NHS does not recruit from the private sector health care workers who have migrated to the UK from countries which would be excluded under her Department's Code of Practice on ethical recruitment had they been recruited directly into the NHS. 
Mr. Byrne: [holding answer 5 July 2005]: A person given leave to remain in the United Kingdom enjoys the same protection from racial discrimination and access to equal opportunities as other UK nationals when seeking employment.
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that the NHS does not contract out services to private sector organisations which have not signed up to the Department's Code of Practice on ethical recruitment. 
[holding answer 5 July 2005]: The Code of Practice covers the recruitment and employment of health care professionals. Compliance with the Code of Practice is a contractual obligation for all independent sector providers and recruitment agencies working with the national health service.
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