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|Number (headcount)||Full-time equivalents (fte)|
|Total for specified organisations||30||26|
|Dartford and Gravesham Acute Health Services National|
|Health Service Trust||RN7||3||3|
|East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust||RW||13||12|
|East Kent NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust||RTM|||||
|Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust||RWF||10||7|
|Medway NHS Trust||RPA||4||4|
|West Kent NHS and Social Care Trust||RXJ|||||
Caroline Flint: The accident and emergency four-hour target and on-going operational standard requires trusts to ensure that 98 per cent. of patients are admitted or discharged within a maximum of four hours of arrival. Dartford and Gravesham National Health Service Trust achieved 98.6 per cent. in April-June 2005.
The Department collects information on hospital waiting lists targets at national health service trust level. The latest data on progress that is being made by Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in achieving its waiting lists target in each department are shown in the table.
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|GP written referral requests not yet seen at the end of quarter who have been waiting:|
|Specialty||Specialty name||Less than 4||4 to <8||8 to <13||13 to <17||17 to <21||21 plus|
|110||Trauma and Orthopaedics||171||252||137||11||0||0|
|Amount (£ million)|
This represents an increase of 164 per cent. or £872 million. These sums formed part of the overall national health service training budgets allocated to regional health authorities and more recently to strategic health authorities. The amounts that postgraduate deaneries actually received will have been determined locally in the light of local priorities and national workforce targets.
Mr. Byrne: This is the responsibility of the appropriate regulatory bodies that set standards for the pre-registration training of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals and approve the education institutions that provide the training and determine the curricula.
Post-registration training needs for national health service staff are determined against local NHS priorities, through appraisal processes and training needs analyses informed by local delivery plans and the needs of the service.
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The content and standard of postgraduate medical training is the responsibility of the United Kingdom competent authorities, the specialist training authority for specialist medicine and, for general practice, the joint committee on postgraduate training for general practice.These bodies have a continuing interest in ensuring that doctors are equipped to deal with the problems they will encounter in practice.
Ms Rosie Winterton: No guidance has been issued to primary care trusts (PCTs) relating to dental treatment of patients resident in Wales. However, PCTs and local health boards in Wales already have a statutory duty to co-operate in the provision of national health service services.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the number and percentage of dental practitioners accepting new NHS patients, in (a) England and (b) each primary care trust in each of the last four years. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to lay before Parliament (a) the National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2006 and (b) the National Health Service (Personal Dental Services Agreements) Regulations 2006. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: We expect to lay both the National Health Service (General Dental Services Contracts) Regulations 2006 and the National Health Service (Personal Dental Services Agreements) Regulations 2006 before Parliament by the end of 2005.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to publish her response to the consultation on the Draft National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations 2006; and when she expects to lay this measure before Parliament. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: We plan to publish the response to the consultation on the draft National Health Service (Dental Charges) Regulations during November 2005; we expect to lay the regulations before Parliament by the end of 2005.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average daily consumption of fruit and vegetable portions has been in each of the last five years for (a) adults and (b) children. 
Caroline Flint: The average daily consumption of fruit and vegetable portions is shown in the tables for adults and children. The Department is unable to provide data for the last five years, as questions on fruit and vegetable consumption were first included in 2001. Data for 2003 are the most recent available.
|Adults, aged 16 and over|
|Children aged 5 to 15|
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