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Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the attrition rate was for student midwives in each academic year since 1997; what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the rate; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: Information for England on the percentage of pre-registration midwifery students who have left their university course is shown in the table. Each year represents an intake year. A complete measure of attrition for a cohort of students will include withdrawal figures for each year of their programme. No data are available for 2001-02. The attrition data for the 2002-03 academic year onwards administered by the higher education statistics agency are in the process of being analysed by the health services information centre.
|Percentage of midwives failing to complete courses|
|(1) The data are not complete as they do not include withdrawal rates for each year of the course for the intake year specified.|
The Department has commissioned a small piece of research to determine the degree to which the main factors that are correlated with attrition rates are being actively managed by strategic health authorities and higher education institutes (HEIs); and to discover examples of good evidence based practice. This will enable a good practice guide to be compiled to assist strategic health authorities and HEIs with reducing attrition rates. The research is not evaluating the rates of attrition across all HEIs nor is it solely looking at midwifery attrition.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make representations to Milton Keynes primary care trust to encourage it to reverse (a) the proposed reductions in (i) mental health day and (ii) drug and alcohol services and (b) the decision to close the memory screening clinic. 
Caroline Flint: It is for primary care trusts in partnership with strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities for improving health, tackling health inequalities and modernising services.
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans Milton Keynes primary care trust has to remove funding for the posts of (a) a full-time consultant clinical psychologist and (b) the clinical assistant to consultant clinical psychologist at the Oakhill Secure Training Centre in Milton Keynes. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: It is for primary care trusts in partnership with strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities for improving health, tackling health inequalities and modernising services.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been paid in (a) salary, (b)
travelling expenses, (c) subsistence allowance and (d) removal expenses to special advisers in her private office in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Since 2003, the Government have published on an annual basis the names and overall cost of special advisers and the number in each payband. For information relating to the last financial year I refer the hon. Member to the written ministerial statement made by my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister, on 21 July 2005, Official Report, columns 158-61WS.
|Travel and subsistence (£)||Removal expenses|
Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of patients treated at minor injuries units in (a) England and (b) the North and East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire strategic health authority area were admitted after suffering an accident on a road-side pavement in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were vaccinated with the MMR jab in each (a) London primary care trust and (b) London strategic health authority in each of the last five years. 
Caroline Flint: Immunisation data by primary care trust, strategic health authorities and nationally are published annually in the statistical bulletin NHS Immunisation Statistics, England which includes London, which is available in the Library.
Surveys of morbidity at primary care trust (PCT) level are not conducted centrally by the Department, national survey usually have samples large enough to report at regional level. The
Information Centre for Health and Social Care collects data prevalence of 11 disease areas (coronary heart disease, left ventricular dysfunction, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, epilepsy, hypothyroidism, cancer, mental health and asthma) at PCT level through the quality and outcomes framework. Further information is available from The Information Centre for Health and Social Care's website at:
(2) what assessment she has carried out of the availability of specialist multiple sclerosis nurses within the NHS; and what plans she has for specialist nursing provision in respect of multiple sclerosis. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she is considering (a) new proposals for the inspection of charitable multiple sclerosis treatment centres offering oxygen therapies and (b) a revised charging structure; and if she will make a statement. 
The Healthcare Commission consulted on the level of regulatory fees to be paid by private and voluntary healthcare providers in 2006-07 between November 2005 and February 2006. It received and considered over 100 responses, most from small businesses and voluntary organisations, including multiple sclerosis therapy centres offering hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I recently approved the Healthcare Commission's proposals for revised fees. The Commission wrote to providers on 11 July with details of the new fees, which will come into effect on 1 August. There is no increase in the annual fee of £1,566 payable by providers using type 3 hyperbaric oxygen chambers. Any new providers of this type of therapy registering with the Healthcare Commission for the first time will pay a registration fee of £907, increased from £648 in 2005-06.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls to NHS Direct about access to an NHS dentist there were in each month since April 2005 in England, broken down by (a) emergency, (b) urgent and (c) other calls. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Information is not currently available for the complete period requested. However, information for the month that complete data are currently available from all NHS Direct sites is shown in the table.
|NHS Direct dental calls by type for May 2005|
|(1) Routine includes calls requesting routine information only about where to find a dentist and calls requesting routine dental health advice and information about where to find a dentist.|
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Ms Rosie Winterton: NHS Direct began a 12-week consultation period with staff and staff side representatives on 16 May 2006 on proposals to ensure that its organisational structure, estates and staffing are fit for purpose to meet future developments and demand. The consultation period is due to end on 16 August 2006. The outcomes of the consultation will be made in due course.
Mike Wood: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of total NHS expenditure in (a) 2006, (b) 2008 and (c) 2010 is expected to be budgeted for (i) invoicing, (ii) accounting for and auditing individual patient treatments, (iii) making and monitoring contracts and (iv) marketing and advertising; and what the comparable figures were in (A) 1996, (B) 1998, (C) 2000, (D) 2001 and (E) 2004. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cumulative breakeven position was in 2005 for each NHS organisation in London as reported in the final accounts of national health service trusts. 
|2004-05 NHS trust break-even cumulative position|
2004-05 data does not include information relating to NHS foundation trusts.
Audited NHS Trust summarisation schedules 2004-05.
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