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Alcohol-related Illness

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) under and (b) over the age of 18 were admitted to hospital for alcohol-related problems in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available, broken down by region. [12234]

Caroline Flint: The information requested is shown in the table.
Counts of finished admission episodes for selected alcohol-related diseases(59) by strategic health authority (SHA) of residence and age grouping, national health service hospitals, England 1996–97 to 2003–04

SHAUnder 18Over 18Under 18Over 18Under 18Over 18Under 18Over 18
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire1087131498761151,0611431,133
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire139526159677148712158734
North West London561,008511,432451,528501,124
North Central London65761439012889352901
North East London568514594647974531,056
South East London69926711,286481,198711,360
South West London100762947657971387876
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear2261,5132381,2361951,6401981,690
County Durham and Tees Valley2579592821,0142131,0832391,102
North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincs.1449281085371981,3312531,414
West Yorkshire2281,3512251,4112061,2542371,376
Cumbria and Lancashire2522,2592612,1482211,9423131,811
Greater Manchester2712,7662782,4702512,2912902,309
Cheshire and Merseyside3562,9833323,0852962,9553192,961
Thames Valley6985886935100866111854
Hampshire and Isle of Wight971,1181071,1411171,3611381,328
Kent and Medway115806123597119597127676
Surrey and Sussex1591,5301681,4751671,4172071,244
Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire1271,1841191,2111491,2001241,234
South West Peninsula1239431481,045107926137966
Dorset and Somerset76908927269573790935
South Yorkshire153761126868148887170869
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland94667117672114851126788
Shropshire and Staffordshire1551,0351821,2271411,1021691,048
Birmingham and the Black Country1692,0472082,1062031,8612811,866
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and
England—not otherwise specified333094148499
Foreign (includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands)6384349361343
Northern Ireland136158

RegionUnder 18Over 18Under 18Over 18Under 18Over 18Under 18Over 18
Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire1441,1331301,1351151,2081441,338
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire122629176687148707133815
North West London54955611,106601,204861,423
North Central London49814448075987462906
North East London3088952977641,036861,157
South East London531,113471,017621,289881,392
South West London1028501157611298631351,049
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear2191,5671721,4861591,5101171,533
County Durham and Tees Valley2411,0661831,0791239291421,225
North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincs.2211,2322241,2461701,2092521,292
West Yorkshire1681,5091921,5092041,4841861,539
Cumbria and Lancashire2941,8232882,1682732,0232502,054
Greater Manchester3422,3012852,3112712,1623442,522
Cheshire and Merseyside3143,1563153,4593233,5173493,771
Thames Valley69913129954899751161,063
Hampshire and Isle of Wight1331,3151191,2901511,4051811,307
Kent and Medway99665151650116734145766
Surrey and Sussex2351,2602951,2562531,4962661,543
Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire1221,0171441,0941261,1071701,230
South West Peninsula1101,1141101,1521281,2181981,292
Dorset and Somerset98731977128566085730
South Yorkshire139951103831899571001,146
Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland987689165284853921,111
Shropshire and Staffordshire1359501481,0021381,0971761,276
Birmingham and the Black Country2671,8422471,9081851,9782372,113
Coventry, Warwickshire, Herefordshire and
England—not otherwise specified54957529855317705
Foreign (includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands)10446471047961
Northern Ireland76819

(59) Alcohol-related diseases defined as following ICD-10 codes recorded in primary diagnosis—F10 Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol, K70 Alcoholic liver disease, T51 Toxic effect of alcohol.
Hospital episode statistics, Health and Social Care Information Centre.

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Arrhythmias and Sudden Death Programme Board

Lady Hermon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the representation from Northern Ireland on the new Arrhythmias and Sudden Death Programme Board; [11355]

(2) whether the new National Service Framework chapter on arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death extends to Northern Ireland. [11237]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 13 July 2005]: Chapter eight of the national service framework for coronary heart disease, Arrhythmias and Sudden Cardiac Death", was written and produced in consultation with a large expert group, including members from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

The Arrhythmias and Sudden Death Programme Board has been formed to implement the chapter but with the membership limited. Devolved Administrations such as Northern Ireland will not be represented on the board because it is responsible for implementation of the new chapter in England.


Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children in Portsmouth are suffering from asthma. [12823]

Caroline Flint: The Department does not centrally hold the information requested on the number of people suffering from asthma. However, the Health and Social Care Information Centre is due to publish data shortly about the numbers of people in each primary care trust area recorded with asthma in 2004–05, which will be available on their website.

Bedfordshire Health Spending

Mrs. Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per capita from central Government funds on health in the county of Bedfordshire in each year since 2000. [11005]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The expenditure per weighted head on health in Bedfordshire Health Authority (HA) area, which corresponded to the county of Bedfordshire
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and Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area is shown in the table. Expenditure based on the county of Bedfordshire is not available for 2002–03 and 2003–04.
£ per head

Bedfordshire Health Authority areaBedfordshire and Hertfordshire Strategic Health Authority area

1. Expenditure is taken from audited HA summarisation forms and primary care trust summarisation schedules which are prepared on a resource basis and therefore differ from cash allocations in the year. The figures have not been adjusted for inflation.
2. Figures for 2000–01 and 2001–02 have been prepared using gross expenditure figures. Figures for 2002–03 and 2003–04 have been adjusted to eliminate expenditure which would be double counted where an authority acts as a lead in commissioning health care or other services.
3. In many HAs there are factors which distort the expenditure. These include:
the HA acting in a lead capacity to commission healthcare or fund training on behalf of other health bodies; and
asset revaluations in national health service trusts being funded through HAs or primary
care trusts (PCTs).
4. The majority of general dental services expenditure is separately accounted for by the Dental Practice board. An element of pharmaceutical services expenditure is accounted for by the Prescription Pricing Authority. Total expenditure on these items by the Dental Practice Board and the Prescription Pricing Authority cannot be allocated to individual health bodies. Therefore, the total expenditure in the answer by health authority does not capture all NHS expenditure within the area.
Bedfordshire HA audited summarisation forms 2000–01 and 2001–02.
Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire SHA audited summarisation forms 2002–03 and 2003–04.
PCT audited summarisation schedules 2001–02 to 2003–04 for bodies within the above HA areas weighted population figures.

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