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Nursing and Midwifery Council
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints have proceeded to hearing before the Professional Conduct Committee of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the last five years; and how many of such cases led to a removal from the register. 
This information is not held centrally. Data about complaints referred to the Professional Conduct Committee can be obtained directly from the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Nye Bevan Awards
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received Nye Bevan awards in each year since they were instituted. 
[holding answer 19 January 2006]: The Nye Bevan awards were allocated to eight national health service healthcare teams from around the country who were key pioneers of NHS modernisation. From the eight regional awards, one national award was given.
Nye Bevan National Modernisation award winner 1999 was NHS South East Region-Trinity Project, Wellington Square Medical Centre, Hastings.
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The eight regional Nye Bevan award winners for 1999 were:
NHS Northern and Yorkshire Region-The North Kirklees Mental Health Service
For nationally renowned joint working, offering local people a single gateway to all local health, social care and housing, in particular helping young people and others suffering from mental health problems to find jobs, housing, care and support.
NHS Eastern Region-The Lynda Jackson McMillan Cancer Support and Information Centre at Mount Vernon Hospital, London
NHS North West Region-Preston Acute Trust
State of the art waiting list management system, covering all specialties and providing instant access to information for managers and clinicians.
NHS South and West Region-The Beacon Project, Falmouth, Cornwall
Out-standing community based care in Penwerris, Falmouth-an area of high deprivation-halving the number of children on the local at-risk register, cutting childhood accidents and crime and slashing by two thirds the number of women requiring treatment for post-natal depression.
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NHS London Region-The Central Middlesex Hospital, London
Britain's first combined day case and outpatient treatment centre, incorporating new airline style booking systems for patient appointments, enabling the hospital to slash in-patient and out-patient waiting lists and times through improved access and convenience for patients.
NHS Trent Region-The Nottingham City NHS Hospital Trust
Leading the national drive for health workplaces and staff involvement in the NHS, with superb staff involvement in work force planning, training, design and consultation.
NHS West Midlands Region-The Small Heath Locality Mental Health Service, Birmingham
For unique success in delivering local mental health services, within a multi-faceted NHS high street walk-in centre, working alongside district nurses, health visitors, chiropodists and other voluntary organisations.
NHS South East Region-Trinity Project, Wellington Square Medical Centre, Hastings
Leading joint work between the NHS, police, probation and social services and local volunteers and charities, tackling drug misuse and dependency, helping local drug users overcome their addiction.
Nye Bevan National Modernisation award winner 2000 was The National Refractory Angina Centre, Cardiothoracic Centre Royal Liverpool NHS Trust.
The eight regional Nye Bevan award winners for 2000 were:
NHS Eastern Region-nurse led out-patient management of veno thromboembolism, Norfolk and Norwich Healthcare NHS Trust
A pioneering system of treating deep vein thrombosis patients at home, rather than in a hospital setting.
NHS London Region-Soho Centre for Health and Care, Parkside Health Trust
A one stop centre that has brought together local authority, NHS and voluntary sector services under one roof.
NHS Northern and Yorkshire Region-OPUS employment project for people with mental health problems, Northumberland Mental Health NHS Trust
Created in 1994, this innovative service has the very clear aim of 'assisting people with a mental health problem to achieve their maximum potential in worthwhile work'.
NHS North West Region-The National Refractory Angina Centre, Cardiothoracic Centre Royal Liverpool NHS Trust
State of the art multi-disciplinary patient centred management model, with the primary objective of improving and harmonising the standard of care to patients and their carers.
NHS South Eastern Region-Working Out-Aylesbury Vale Community Healthcare NHS Trust
The Working Out programme bridges the gap between rehabilitation and employment through a graded preparation for (and a supported return to) work or alternative occupation.
NHS South West Region-Action on Cataract Together, East Gloucestershire NHS Trust
The action on cataracts programme is spearheading the development of a high quality, patient focused service.
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NHS Trent Region-Respiratory Home Care Service University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Current trend in respiratory care is towards supporting the patient in the community and preventing hospital admission. The role of the respiratory nurse practitioner has evolved to incorporate the acute assessment unit, the home intravenous antibiotic programme, the support of patients on long term oxygen therapy at home and the provision of an early discharge scheme.
NHS West Midlands Region-Interpreting Service Sandwell Healthcare NHS Trust
This service enables patients or users accessing the services of the trust to communicate with staff in a language they choose.
In 2000, the following Nye Bevan Awards were also given:
The lifetime achievement award joint winners:
Jenni Thomas, maternity and neonatal bereavement facilitator, South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust.
Developed bereavement counselling services for parents and has set up national charity, The Child Bereavement Trust.
Professor Jillian Mann, Birmingham Children's Hospital (BCH) NHS Trust, leading childhood cancer expert.
David James Kerr, Professor of Clinical Oncology, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust Gene and Immunotherapy for Cancer
Professor Kerr leads a team of laboratory and clinical scientists who have developed a number of highly innovative new treatments for cancer patients, which have just entered clinical trials in the trust.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will answer the questions from the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South tabled on (a) 11 November 2005 reference 28284 and (b) 17 November 2005 reference 29840. 
I refer the hon. Member to the replies sent on 16 and 17 January 2006, Official Report, columns 1063W and 1302W.
Patient and Public Involvement Resource Centre
To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have responsibility for (a) setting up and (b) running the patient and public involvement resource centre; and on what date she expects the resource centre to begin its work. 
Ms Rosie Winterton
[holding answer 16 January 2006]: The Department is responsible for the setting up of the patient and public involvement resource centre. We are currently finalising the contract details but until the procurement process is complete, we are unable to provide further details as they are commercially sensitive.
We expect the successful provider to commence work in early February.
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