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Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date were (a) her Department and (b) Chase Farm NHS Hospital Trust first notified that Chase Farm NHS Trust would be required to make annual savings of approximately £16 million; and if she will make a statement. 
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital National Health Service Trust has a requirement to achieve a balanced financial position and it is for the
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trust to assess the level of savings it needs to make to achieve that end in the context of its overall financial plan.
Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much has been spent by the Cheshire and Merseyside strategic health authority on management consultants in each of the last five years; 
Mr. Byrne: The information requested can be found in NHS Immunisation Statistics, England: 200405, a copy of which is available on the Department's website at: www.dh.gov.uk/assestRoot/04/11/96/50/04119650.pdf.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to review the provisions in the General Medical Services contract relating to the incentives to provide childhood vaccinations. 
Caroline Flint: The new general medical services contract review is being undertaken on behalf of the Government by NHS Employers, which negotiates changes with the general practitioners' committee (GPC) representing GPs. A sub-group has been formed specifically to discuss vaccinations and immunisations. The sub-group includes departmental officials, NHS Employers and members of the GPC. Any changes to the provisions that are agreed through the sub-group will be implemented in 2007.
Mr. Byrne: Decisions on the provision and funding of chiropractic treatment under the national health service are a matter for local NHS organisations, as they are best placed to decide on the health needs of their local populations.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were employed in communication roles in (a) strategic health authorities,
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(b) primary care trusts and (c) other NHS trusts in England at (i) 31 March and (ii) 30 September; and if she will make a statement. 
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral statement by the Minister of State for Health Services on 2nd November, on earmarked funding for community hospitals, which community hospitals have so far benefited from the funding; how the funding is being allocated; and how much of the funding has been allocated so far. 
Mr. Byrne: The Government's commitment to community hospitals will be progressed through developing a clear vision of the community hospital of the 21st century, and £100 million of public capital funding will be invested to support implementation.
Officials are currently undertaking detailed scoping work to consider the range of services that a modern community hospital could offer and the outcomes of the Your Health, Your Care, Your Say" consultation will feed into this. The future direction of policy on community hospitals is likely to be indicated in the forthcoming White Paper on health and social care.
Mr. Byrne: Local health care provision, including services provided by community hospitals, is a matter for primary care trusts and strategic health authorities in consultation with the local population. No national review has taken place.
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the contribution of community hospitals in the delivery of health care in each strategic health authority area; and if she will make a statement; 
The Government have identified an initial public capital investment of £100 million to build, rebuild, or refurbish 50 community hospitals. Officials are currently undertaking detailed scoping work to set out the vision of the modern community hospital and the outcomes of the Your Health, Your Care, Your Say" consultation will feed into this. Until this work is completed, it is not possible to estimate how many community hospitals will be built. The future direction of policy on community hospitals is likely to be indicated in the forthcoming White Paper on health and social care.
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Mr. Byrne: No. An assessment of needs will establish eligibility for nursing care, and at what level. If that assessment establishes that the individual meets the criteria for continuing care, then that will be put in place instead.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether representations from members of the public to her Department concerning proposals to alter healthcare provision by (a) West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust and (b) Dacorum Primary Care Trust will be considered as part of the Your Health, Your Care, Your Say consultation exercise. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Representations from members of the public concerning proposals to alter healthcare provision were not considered as part of the Your Health, Your Care, Your Say consultation as the reconfiguration of services at the West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust and Dacorum Primary Care Trust were included in a local consultation known as Investing in Your Health" which ran from March to June 2003.
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatments recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley Primary Care Trust does not (a) fund and (b) offer to patients. 
|Description of asset||£|
|Immoveable fixed assets|
|Land Warneford Hospital||30,900,000|
|Leybourne Grange Hospital||25,000,000|
|Richmond House Building||19,467,914|
|Cane Hill Hospital||15,000,000|
|High Royds Hospital||15,000,000|
|Richmond House Land||13,438,082|
|Male Homes Site (St. Margarets)||11,000,000|
|Yardley Green Hospital||10,912,913|
|Moveable fixed assets|
|Software Licences from Microsoft||75,583,418|
|Local Service Provider North West||57,310,442|
|Spine Project-the core NHS Care Records Service to ensure highly available and highly resilient live Systems delivered in several phases||44,835,458|
|Spine Project-the core NHS Care Records Service to ensure highly available and highly resilient live Systems delivered in several phases||21,250,000|
|Software licencesOracleNational Programme For Information Technology||21,197,152|
|Spine Projectthe core NHS Care Records Service to ensure highly available and highly resilient live Systems delivered in several phases||20,887,632|
|Electronic staff records 200405||18,200,000|
|National software licences from Microsoft||17,290,037|
|Skipton House fit out enhancement carpets, blinds, signage, catering/servery equipment||3,650,258|
|1,300 personal computers (PCs), monitors installation- periodical refresh of PCs in Quarry House||2,522,930|
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