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Physiotherapists

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many trainee physiotherapists are expected to qualify in 2006; [58105]

(2) how many new vacancies have been created for physiotherapists in the last 12 months; and how many of these vacancies were for newly-qualified physiotherapists. [58106]

Mr. Byrne: Information relating to the number of new vacancies is not collected centrally.

In 2003–04, 2,343 national health service physiotherapy training places were commissioned and students who successfully complete the programme will graduate in 2006.

Pregnancy

Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking to enable each pregnant woman to be cared for by one midwife throughout pregnancy; [58599]

(2) what steps her Department is taking to provide more choice for women in (a) (i) where and (ii) how their babies are delivered and (b) the use of pain relief in labour. [58600]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 14 March 2006]: The maternity standard of the national service framework for children outlines the importance of continuity of support by a named midwife throughout a woman's pregnancy. This is reinforced by the manifesto commitment, which states that by 2009

and that she will have a choice over

More recently, in the White Paper, Our Health, Our Care, Our Say", the Government have made three further commitments to achieving a world-class maternity service.

Preventative Technologies Grant

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health over which two years the Preventative Technologies Grant described at paragraph 5.38 of the White Paper 'Our Health, Our Care, Our Say' will be allocated; and how much of the grant is being provided in each of the two years, broken down by local authority. [57725]

Mr. Byrne: The preventative technologies grant will be allocated in years 2006–07 and 2007–08; £30 million to be allocated in 2006–07 and £50 million in 2007–08. A local authority circular setting out the local authority allocations for both years is planned to be issued before 31 March 2006.

Rehabilitation Services

Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for her Department's scoping review of rehabilitation services in health and social care; and what types of rehabilitation services will be covered by the review. [58682]


 
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Mr. Byrne [holding answer 15 March 2006]: Completion of this study is expected in April. The study has looked in broad terms at all aspects of rehabilitation provided by both the national health service and social care, other than those relating to mental health, as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Residential Care

Rosie Cooper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in West Lancashire receiving residential care have the cost of the care paid for them by the NHS. [58433]

Mr. Byrne: In the local delivery planning return for March 2005, West Lancashire primary care trust reported that is was funding continuing care placements for 121 people.

The primary responsibility for supporting people who cannot afford to meet the full cost of residential care from their own resources rests with the council with social services responsibility. The latest information on local authority supported residents, including residents in the area of Lancashire county council, is available inthe statistical bulletin 'Community Care Statistics 2005: Supported Residents (Adults) England' on the NHS health and social care information website at www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs

Rochdale Primary Care Trust

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS clerical, administrative and management staff, (b) NHS hospital doctors and GPs and (c) NHS nurses and midwives there were in Rochdale primary care trust in each year since 1990. [58863]

Mr. Byrne [holding answer 16 March 2006]: The information is not available in the requested format. The following table shows the hospital, public health medicine and community health services (HCHS) doctors 1 , specified non-medical staff, general medical practitioners, excluding retainers and registrars 2 and practice staff 3 working within Rochdale primary care trust, as at 30 September each year from 2001 to 2004.
Number (headcount)

2001200220032004
Rochdale PCT
All HCHS doctors(59)n/a121215
All general medical practitioners
(excluding retainers and registrars)(60)
73727576
GP registrars2336
GP retainers1100
Qualified nursing, midwifery and
health visiting staff
n/a152154156
NHS infrastructure supportn/a636995
Clerical and administrativen/a414473
Manager and senior managern/a222521
GP practice staff(61)216256243239
GP practice nurses37373840




n/a=not available.
(59)Excludes medical hospital practitioners and medical clinical assistants, most of whom are general practitioner (GPs) working part time in hospitals.
(60)General medical practitioners, excluding retainers and registrars, includes contracted GPs, general medical services (GMS) others and personal medical services (PMS) others. Prior to September 2004 this group included GMS unrestricted principals, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, salaried doctors (Para 52 SFA), PMS other, flexible career scheme GPs and GP returners.
(61)Practice staff includes: practice nurses, direct patient care, admin and clerical and other.
Sources:
Medical and Dental Workforce Census,
General and Personal Medical Services Statistics,
Non-Medical Workforce Census NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre.



 
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Section 64

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the distribution of Section 64 scheme grants; and if she will make a statement. [57667]


 
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Mr. Byrne: Final decisions about the Section 64 General Scheme of Grants for 2006–07 have yet to be taken. An announcement will be made when the central budget review is completed.

Sexual Offences Act

Mr. Willis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been of care workers under sections 38 to 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, broken down by profession. [58715]

Paul Goggins: I have been asked to reply.

Data from the court proceedings database held by the Office for Criminal Justice Reform are provided in the following table. It is not possible to provide a breakdown of the profession of the defendants as this information is not collected.
Defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for offences under sections 38 to 41 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, England and Wales 2004(62)
Number

Offence
code

Principal statute

Offence description
Proceeded againstFound guilty
7017Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.38(1–3)Care workers: sexual activity with a male person with a mental disorder—penetration10
7018Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.38(1–3)Care workers: sexual activity with a female person with a mental disorder—penetration10
7019Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.38(1,2,4)Care workers: sexual activity with a male person with a mental disorder—no penetration00
7020Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.38(1,2,4)Care workers: sexual activity with a female person with a mental disorder—no penetration20
7021Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.39(1–3)Care workers: causing or inciting sexual activity (person with a mental disorder)—penetration00
7022Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.39(1,2,4)Care workers: causing or inciting sexual activity (person with a mental disorder)—no penetration00
7023Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.40Care workers: sexual activity in the presence of a person with a mental disorder00
7024Sexual Offences Act 2003 S.41Care workers: causing a person with a mental disorder impeding choice to watch a sexual act00

(62)These data are on the principal offence basis.
Source:
RDS—Office for Criminal Justice Reform.



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