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In addition, we are aware that 187 national health service organisations currently use administrative systems to support the electronic staff record, and over 100 NHS trusts use systems provided by NHS Shared Business Services Ltd. (a joint venture between the Department and Xansa) to provide finance and accounting services to the NHS.
Andy Burnham: In each of the last three years cash brokerage was managed by strategic health authorities across the national health service organisations for which they had responsibility. This information is not held centrally by the Department.
Alan Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2006, Official Report, column 1049W, on the NHS budget, which major non-NHS providers received the 5.3 per cent. of the NHS contract spending in 2004-05; and which companies provided the £78.8 million of centrally-procured elective treatment. 
Andy Burnham: The Department does not collect centrally information about individual companies providing healthcare services under contracts which are agreed locally with primary care trusts or national health service trusts. The companies that provided centrally procured services in 2004-05 were:
Netcare Healthcare UK Limited;
Alliance Medical Ltd;
Nuffield Hospitals; and
The Birkdale Clinic (Rotherham) Ltd
Mr. Flello: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many chief executives of (a) strategic health authorities, (b) primary care trusts, (c) hospital trusts and (d) other NHS organisations (i) have been made redundant since 1 May 2005 and (ii) are in the process of being made redundant; and how many in each category are over the age of 55 years. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 July 2006, Official Report, column 986W, on NHS Direct, what the total volume of calls made to NHS Direct was in each quarter since December 2002. 
|Financial year||Number of calls answered ( 1)||Number of calls referred to 999 services by NHS Direct ( 2)||Percentage of calls to NHS Direct which have been referred to 999||Number of calls referred to accident and emergency (A&E) ( 3)||Percentage of calls to NHS Direct which have been referred to A&E|
|(1) Definition of volume: calls answerednumber of calls answered/handled after the introductory message.|
(2) Calls referred to ambulance or paramedic services.
(3) Calls where patients are asked to attend an A&E department.
(4) The figures in brackets were calculated using the number of calls answered that required nurse assessment and do not include those that relate to health information and other information requests.
The Department manages the financial performance of the national health service through strategic health authorities (SHAs). NHS organisations that overspend are required to develop recovery plans to return to financial balance. Recovery
plans are agreed and managed by SHAs so the information requested is not held by the Department.
Andy Burnham: The following table provides both the gross and net financial position of the national health service for the years 1997-98 to 2004-05 and the gross and net provisional outturn for 2005-06.
|Gross surplus||Gross deficit||Total net surplus/(deficit)|
| Notes: 1. Figures for 1997-98 to 2004-05 taken from annual accounts summarisation schedules. 2. Figures for 2005-06 taken from 2005-06 month 12 financial monitoring returns.|
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Answer of 13 July 2006, Official Report, column 2068W, on NHS Finance, what the aggregate year-end financial position of each NHS trust was in each year between 1996-97 and 2002. 
|NHS trust final outturn surplus/(deficit)(£000)|
John Cummings: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital expenditure there has been at (a) Sunderland Royal, Hartlepool university and (b) Durham university hospital in each year since 1997. 
| Source: Audited summarisation schedules for the trusts containing the specified hospitals 1998-99 to 2004-05.|
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