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Stoma Appliances

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 807W, to the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr. Robertson) on stoma appliances, on what date her Department expects to (a) publish a summary of responses and (b) respond to the consultation on the provision of stoma appliances and other services. [65946]

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Jane Kennedy: It is anticipated that a summary of responses to the consultation will be published shortly.

The Department will be having further discussions regarding incontinence and stoma appliances in order to identify how best to achieve transparency between item price and service costs. The Department will also explore with industry how to ensure that those contractors that provide valued services are fairly remunerated for the services they provide.

We will be arranging a series of meetings with patient groups, the national health service and providers in order to accomplish this.
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In relation to reagents and dressings it is planned to consult again with the market. This consultation will cover a sub-set of dressings and a sub-set of reagents in part IX of the Drug Tariff.

Trust Spending (Gloucestershire)

Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each health trust operating within Gloucestershire spent in each year since 1997 in (a) cash and (b) real terms. [66361]

Caroline Flint [holding answer 27 April 2006]: Operating expenses of national health service trusts in Gloucestershire, both in cash terms and in real terms at 2004–05 prices are shown in the table.

NHS trust name1997–981998–991999–20002000–012001–022002–032003–042004–05
Gloucestershire Ambulance
East Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Royal
Gloucestershire Partnership
Gloucestershire Hospitals


Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has held with the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust on the recovery of the costs of care from (a) Parexel and (b) TeGenero for the treatment of those patients who suffered an adverse reaction to the treatment TGN1412. [65999]

Jane Kennedy: No discussions have been held between Ministers and the North West London Hospitals national health services Trust on the recovery of the costs of care from Parexel and Tegenero for the treatment of those patients who suffered an adverse reaction to the treatment TGN1412.


Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether purchasing of vaccines recommended for use by the NHS is carried out (a) centrally and (b) by individual primary care trusts. [65697]

Caroline Flint [holding answer 25 April 2006]: Vaccines which are purchased centrally and by individual primary care trusts are shown in the following table.
Anthrax vaccineCentrally
Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccineCentrally
Diphtheria vaccines (combined with either Tetanus, Pertussis, Polio or Hib)Centrally
Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccineCentrally
Meningococcal vaccineCentrally
Smallpox vaccineCentrally
Tick-borne encephalitis vaccineDirect from supplier
TyphoidDirect from supplier
Varicella Zoster vaccine (Chickenpox)Direct from supplier
Yellow fever vaccineDirect from supplier
Cholera vaccineDirect from supplier
Haemophilus influenzae type B (Hib) vaccineDirect from supplier
Hepatitis A vaccineDirect from supplier
Hepatitis B vaccineDirect from supplier
Pneumococcal vaccineDirect from supplier
Influenza vaccineDirect from supplier, centrally bought contingency stock
Rabies vaccineDirect from supplier for travel, centrally bought for occupational use

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York Hospital

Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were (a) in
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total and (b) in each specialty at York hospital in each year since 1996–97. [64323]

Mr. Byrne: The information requested is shown in the table.
Count of finished consultant episodes by main specialty, provider of treatment = RCB York Health Services National Health Service Trust, NHS Hospitals England, 1996–97 to 2004–05

Main specialty description1996–971997–981998–991999–20002000–012001–022002–032003–042004–05
&Not known1,687
100General surgery7,2906,9297,6187,6207,4937,4408,0348,7278,972
110Trauma and orthopaedics4,3754,2744,5604,4684,6604,6495,1585,5665,548
120Ear, nose and throat2,2111,8332,1342,1662,1932,3012,0502,0412,075
140Oral surgery1,2151,2681,3511,3681,2441,2231,3541,4091,491
141Restorative dentistry422397364333336339
160Plastic surgery*
170Cardiothoracic surgery*
180Accident and emergency1,361731460134*297356
300General medicine10,60410,96111,59212,00212,88814,07615,56116,53618,003
303Haematology (clinical)8141,0431,3101,391938824667684991
360Genito-urinary medicine**
370Medical oncology**126348269190165166
430Geriatric medicine4,3114,5615,2545,0215,2165,4486,1607,7569,316
610General practice with maternity function2011254931,7371,6481,3591,5811,631
620General practice other than maternity519522480437411370
700Mental handicap764238403546
710Mental illness993874904694686614
711Child and adolescent psychiatry534442485053
715Old age psychiatry677643663685616612
822Chemical pathology677212119080803840214

Finished consultant episode (FCE)
A FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. The figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year.
Ungrossed data
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data, that is the data is ungrossed.
Low numbers
Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 have been suppressed and replaced with *" (an asterisk).
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre.