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NHS Expenditure

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what total expenditure has been on the NHS (a) after
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inflation, (b) after public sector inflation and (c) after NHS inflation in each year since 1997–98 at constant 2005–06 prices. [42954]

Mr. Byrne: The following table shows net national health service expenditure in cash terms and converted into 2005–06 prices using the gross domestic product (GDP) deflator index.
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The latest available index for NHS specific inflation is 2003–04 so net NHS expenditure has been converted into 2003–04 prices.

An index for public sector inflation is not available.

The figures are not on a consistent basis over the years, hence comparisons cannot be readily made between some years.
£ billion

Net NHS expenditure(59)Net NHS expenditure 2005–06 prices adjusted by GDPNet NHS expenditure 2003–04 prices adjusted by NHS inflation
Resource Budgeting Stage 1(61)
Resource Budgeting Stage 2(62)(5509060063)
2004–05Estimated outturn69.70668.087

(59)Based on the GDP deflator series as at 23 December 2005.
2Expenditure pre 1999–2000 is on a cash basis.
(60)Expenditure figures from 1999–2000 to 2002–03 are on a Stage 1 Resource Budgeting basis.
(61)Expenditure figures from 2003–04 to 2007–08 are on a Stage 2 Resource Budgeting basis.
(62)The Resource Budgeting Stage 2 expenditure figures shown for 2004–05 to 2007–08 are consistent with the 2005 Departmental Report and Chief Executive's Report.
NHS inflation index is only available up to 2003–04.

NHS Sites (Crimes)

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2006, Official Report, column 1487W, on NHS Sites (Crimes), what information her Department holds on the number of crimes committed on NHS sites. [52957]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Information is not available in the format requested.

NHS Staff

Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) managers, (b) directors and (c) administrators of (i) strategic health authorities, (ii) primary care trusts and (iii) NHS hospital trusts earned more than (A) £133,997 and (B) £183,932 in 2005/06. [60868]

Mr. Byrne: This information is not held centrally.

Information on salaries of executives of national health service organisations is published in their annual reports and accounts.

Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage increases in numbers of (a) nurses, (b) doctors and (c) NHS managers were in each year since 1997. [42366]

Mr. Byrne: Percentage increases in number of nurses, doctors and national health service managers in each year since 1997 is shown in the following table. The number of managers increased between 2001 and 2003 with the establishment of primary care trusts to strengthen commissioning and community but these will reduce with the reconfiguration currently out to consultation.

All NHS staff1,058,6861,071,5621,097,3761,117,8411,166,0161,223,8241,282,9301,331,087
Increase from previous year12,87625,81420,46548,17557,80859,10648,157
Percentage increase from previous year1.
of which:
All doctors89,61991,83793,98196,31999,169103,350108,993117,036
Increase from previous year2,2182,1442,3382,8504,1815,6438,043
Percentage increase from previous year2.
Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff318,856323,457329,637335,952350,381367,520386,359397,515
Increase from previous year4,6016,1806,31514,42917,13918,83911,156
Percentage increase from previous year1.
Administrative managers22,17322,69324,28725,25627,42432,29435,32137,726
Increase from previous year5201,5949692,1684,8703,0272,405
Percentage increase from previous year2.

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NHS Standards

Mr. Wallace: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the minimum standards set out in the Government publication Your guide to the NHS—getting the most from your national health service" published in January 2001 remain applicable. [59848]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Information on current standards is available through a variety of publications and services, which supersede and improve upon the previous minimum standards in Your guide to the NHS". These publications and services, which take account of the changes in recent years to the national health service and new policy directions, include:

As more comprehensive information is now available, the Department no longer publishes Your guide to the NHS" and the minimum standards set out in the publication no longer apply.

NHS-specific Inflation

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2006, Official Report, column 1204W, on health-specific inflation, what family health services inflation has been in each year since 1997–98; if she will define NHS-specific inflation, as referred to in Table 3.2.3 of her Department's written evidence to the Health Committee of 1 December 2005, HC 736-iii; and what NHS-specific inflation was in each year since 1997–98. [60406]

Mr. Byrne: The movement in the family health service and national health service indices since 1997–98 are shown in the table.

FHS indexNHS index

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NHS index shows the changes in cost of goods and services in the health service. It is calculated by considering expenditure in the hospital and community health service pay, prices and capital; family health service and other, which includes revenue and capital expenditure on central health miscellaneous services and departmental administration. There was annual movement in these indices prior to 1997–98; for example in 1992–93 the FHS index change was 4.3 per cent. and the NHS index was 5.8 per cent.

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