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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will break down the membership of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's Citizens' Council by (a) age, (b) gender and (c) ethnicity; and if she will make a statement. [9798]

Jane Kennedy: I refer the hon. Member to the response of I gave on 27 June 2005, Official Report, column 1374W.

NHS (Independent Providers)

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has issued any guidance on the number of (a) NHS foundation trusts and (b) independent sector providers primary care trusts must offer to patients in their menu of four to five providers by the end of 2005; when this guidance was issued; and whether she plans to issue any further guidance. [3443]

Mr. Byrne: Under the policy framework for choice and booking at the point of referral, published by the Department in August 2004, primary care trusts (PCTs) are responsible for commissioning the menus of four or more providers from which patients needing planned hospital care will be able to choose from the end of this year.

Where a PCT has a contract with a nationally procured independent sector treatment centre (ISTC), the ISTC needs to be on the PCTs choice menus for those specialities covered by the contract. Other PCTs in the area should also consider offering the ISTC as a choice to their patients. We would also expect PCTs to include any independent sector provider with which they have an existing, locally negotiated, contract to provide an appropriate package of care.

Creating a Patient Led NHS'" published in March 2005, set out our commitment to increase the choice of providers available to patients from April next year. In addition to the four or more locally commissioned providers, patients will be offered the choice of all national health service foundation trusts, all independent sector treatment centres and other nationally procured independent sector providers which meet NHS standards.

NHS Direct

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget for NHS Direct has been in each year since 1997–98; how many calls NHS Direct received in each year; and what the maximum call capacity of NHS Direct was in each year. [7504]

Mr. Byrne: The budget for NHS Direct since its inception in 1998–99 is shown in the table.
Revenue (£ millions)

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I understand from the chairman of NHS Direct that the number of calls answered in each year since 1998 are as shown in the table.
Calendar yearCalls answered (thousands)

Information on maximum call capacity is not collected centrally.

Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the national health service direct access tariff is. [10381]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 7 July 2005]: Direct access tariffs require more work on data collection before mandatory tariffs are introduced.

NHS Expenditure

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS annual budget was spent on (a) clinical research, (b) clinical research into the treatment and prevention of cancer and (c) research into the use of photo dynamic therapy as a treatment forcancer in the last period for which figures are available. [9958]

Jane Kennedy [holding answer 6 July 2005]: Research active organisations in the National Health Service were allocated £440 million research and development support funding in 2003–04 1 , of which they report spending some £113 million on research related to cancer. These totals account respectively for 0.72 per cent. and 0.18 per cent. of total NHS expenditure in that year.

Details of individual NHS projects, including some concerned with photo dynamic therapy in the treatment of cancer, can be found on the national research register at Project level expenditure data for 2003–04 are not held centrally.

NHS Finance

Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospital trusts are in debt, listed in descending order of indebtedness; and what the size of each debt was in each case. [9651]

Mr. Byrne: The latest available audited information in national health service trusts that failed to break even in their financial accounts is for 2003–04, and is shown in the table. In 2003–04, the NHS as a whole finished with a small surplus of £73 million.
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NHS trusts(31) cumulative breakeven position—2003–04

NHS trust nameBreakeven position
North Bristol NHS Trust-48,766
Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust-26,752
Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust-23,812
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust-20,820
Barnet And Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust-19,564
United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust-17,260
Maidstone And Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust-17,057
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust-13,581
East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust-10,312
Royal Wolverhampton Hospital NHS Trust-8,201
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust-7,661
Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Trust-7,466
North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust-7,291
The Royal West Sussex NHS Trust-6,737
Blackpool, Fylde And Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust-5,886
Kings Lynn And Wisbech Hospitals NHS Trust-5,706
South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust-5,639
Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust-5,521
Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust-5,237
Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust-5,185
Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust-5,112
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust-5,054
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust-5,010
Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust-4,927
Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust-4,875
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust-4,805
Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust-4,502
Isle of Wight Healthcare NHS Trust-4,167
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust-4,038
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust-3,934
Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust-3,555
Whittington Hospital NHS Trust-3,498
East Sussex Hospitals NHD Trust-3,237
Avon and Wiltshire MHP NHS Trust-3,179
Rob Jones And A Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust-3,097
Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust-2,931
Frimley Park Hospital NHS Trust-2,885
Buckinghamshire Mental Health NHS Trust-2,597
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust-2,597
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust-2,589
West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust-2,490
Epsom and St. Helier NHS Trust-2,324
Weston Area Health NHS Trust-2,094
East Sussex County NHS Trust-1,970
St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust-1,940
Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust-1,904
North West London Hospitals NHS Trust-1,802
Hampshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust-1,696
Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland MH NHS Trust-1,677
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey MH NHS Trust-1,606
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust-1,588
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust-1,402
West London Mental Health NHS Trust-1,363
St. Mary's NHS Trust-1,351
The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust-1,318
Airedale NHS Trust-1,300
North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust-1,254
Barts and the London NHS Trust-1,075
North West Surrey MH NHS Partnership NHS Trust-1,065
Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust-1,049
Local Health Partnerships NHS Trust-1,039
King's College Hospital NHS Trust-1,032
West Middlesex University NHS Trust-952
Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust-805
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust-721
Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust-607
North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust-574
Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust-565
Ealing Hospital NHS Trust-559
North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust-546
Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust-424
South London and Maudsley NHS Trust-378
Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust-358
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust-321
Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust-317
Addenbrooke's NHS Trust-310
Nuffield Orthopaedic NHS Trust-307
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust-281
Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust-269
Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust-263
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust-257
Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust-233
Scarborough and NE Yorks NHS Trust-229
Sussex Ambulance Service NHS Trust-206
Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust-201
Christie Hospital NHS Trust-115
Papworth Hospital NHS Trust-115
Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust-101
Sandwell MH Social Care NHS Trust-82
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust-78
Dorset Ambulance NHS Trust-77
Surrey Ambulance Service NHS Trust-69
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust-52
Royal Berkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust-42
Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust-29
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust-22

Summarisation schedule of 2003–04 final accounts

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