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MRI Scans (Durham)

Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many complaints have been made about the operation of the NHS scanner at the University Hospital North Durham; [9397]

(2) how many complaints have been made about scanning services provided by the University Hospital North Durham. [9398]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 4 July 2005]: Information on the numbers of complaints under the national health service complaints procedure about specific services is not held centrally.

Mr. Kevan Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer to question reference 8726, what systems are in place to ensure the scanner at University Hospital North Durham is fully utilised. [10975]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 11 July 2005]: This information is not held centrally. It is a matter for the national health service trust concerned in partnership with its local primary care trusts as service commissioners.

Myasthenia Gravis

Dr. Tony Wright: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on myasthenia gravis and the support available for those diagnosed with the disease. [11568]

Mr. Byrne: The national health service and social services provide a range of health and social care services specifically tailored to the varying individual needs of those living with myasthenia gravis, allowing them to manage their condition, maintain independence and achieve the best possible quality of life.

NHS Dentistry

Mr. Andrew Turner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2005, Official Report, columns 141–156, on dentistry, how many NHS dentists were in place in each of the primary care trusts covering (a) the Isle of Wight, (b) Milton Keynes, (c) South West Devon, (d) Torbay, (e) Plymouth Devonport, (f) Teignbridge, (g) Romsey, (h) North
 
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West Hampshire, (i) Broxbourne and (j) Hitchin and Harpenden constituency (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the most recent date for which information is available; and what proportion of the resident (A) under 18 and (B) over 18 years population was known to be registered with an NHS dentist (1) in 1997 and (2) at the most recent date for which information is available in each case. [9955]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 5 July 2005]: The information requested has been placed in the Library.

NHS Research Ethics Committees

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the NHS research ethics committees which are operational; and in what areas they operate. [10054]

Jane Kennedy: The national health service research ethics committees and the areas in which they operate are shown in the following list. Under the central booking system, committees can be allocated research proposals outside of their geographical area. In such cases, the ethics committee gives a single opinion for all sites covered by the proposal.


 
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