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|As at 31 March each year|
For special health authorities and non-departmental public bodies of the Department, we can only provide information from 2004-05 onwards. Obtaining the figures from earlier years would involve carrying out a collection exercise from numerous individual bodies and would incur disproportionate costs.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to question 90302, what assessment she has made of the reasons behind the trend in the rate of 28-day emergency readmissions since quarter one of 2002-03. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Patients may be readmitted within 28 days of a previous admission for a wide variety of reasons unconnected with that earlier episode of care. Preliminary analysis suggests that the rise in readmissions is not confined to particular specialities. The Department has commissioned the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development to analyse the data further to see what conclusions can be drawn.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that medical information stored in special case files held by Professor David Southall as part of the NHS-funded research relating to the Event Monitor Hypoxia Study and continuous negative extrathoracic pressure is copied into the patients NHS medical files; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: Decisions about disclosure of medical information to clinicians for incorporation within medical records are the responsibility of the individuals to whom the findings relate. Researchers owe these individuals a duty of confidentiality. They are expected to clarify (either in advance, or where practicable, through subsequent contact with affected research participants) whether the individuals consent to the disclosure of the relevant information.
Helen Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital funding has been received by Warrington hospital in each year since 1997; and which projects have been funded as a result. 
|Warrington primary care trust|
|Expenditure per head (£)|
1. Warrington primary care trust did not come into existence until 1 April 2002. Figures cannot be provided prior to this date as Warrington was not a specific area for accounts data.
2. Expenditure on general dental services and pharmaceutical services accounted for by the Dental Practice Board and Prescription Pricing Authority, respectively, are excluded. This expenditure cannot be included within the figures for the individual health bodies as they are not included in commissioner accounts.
1. Audited summarisation schedules of Warrington Primary Care Trusts 2002-03 to 2004-05.
2. Population figures.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions she has had with the strategic health authority responsible for the Gloucestershire Partnership Trust on the financial situation of that trust; whether merger with another body has been considered; and how the impact of changes to the current administrative arrangements will be measured. 
It is the responsibility of SHAs to deliver both overall financial balance for their local health communities and to ensure each and every organisation achieves financial balance. From 2006-07, SHAs have the responsibility to develop and implement a service and financial strategy for managing the financial position within their locality. They will develop this with primary care trusts and national health service trusts in their area.
It is for local trusts to determine the appropriate pattern of local services, including reconfiguration of services within the available resources. NHS South West SHA has advised that mergers have been considered but are not deemed appropriate at this stage.
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