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NHS Local Improvement Finance Trust

Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which projects have been funded by the NHS local improvement finance trust in South Tyneside since its inception. [99235]

Andy Burnham: There is not a national health service local improvement finance trust in South Tyneside.


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Mr. Hepburn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total value is of the projects initiated by the NHS local improvement finance trust in (a) the North East, (b) Tyne and Wear, (c) South Tyneside and (d) Jarrow constituency in each year since its inception. [99237]

Andy Burnham: The total value of the projects initiated by national health service local improvement finance trusts in each of the following areas in each year since their inception is as follows.

(a) the North East
£ million

Newcastle and North Tyneside LIFT

2004

13.4

2005

0

2006

0

Tees Valley LIFT

2004

7.0

2005

11.7

2006

0


The total value of the projects initiated by these two LIFT companies for the last three years is as follows:

£ million

2004

20.4

2005

11.7

2006

0


(b) Tyne and Wear—North and North Tyneside LIFT
£ million

2004

13.4

2005

0

2006

0


(c) South Tyneside—nil.

(d) Jarrow—nil.

NHS Posts

Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS posts (a) became vacant and (b) not filled in (i) England, (ii) each region and (iii) each trust in each year since 1997. [100445]

Ms Rosie Winterton: This information is not collected centrally.

Information on vacancies that had lasted for more than three months and that trusts had been actively trying to fill is available since 1999 and can be found on The Information Centre for health and social care’s website at:


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NHS Projects (Costs)

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the cost to the NHS of abortive costs relating to (a) abandoned and (b) scaled down projects since 2004. [75020]

Ms Rosie Winterton: All national health service trusts and the Department must report all abortive costs over £250,000 in value incurred in abandoned or scaled down projects in their annual report and accounts which are available locally.

NHS Reorganisations

Mr. Cameron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost has been of the recent reorganisations of public involvement bodies in the NHS; and what assessment she has made of the effects of those reorganisations. [100070]

Ms Rosie Winterton: According to the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health (CPPIH) the cost of aligning PPI forums to the recently changed PCT boundaries was £44,000. No assessment has been made of the effects of these changes.

NHS Services (Private Providers)

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether primary care trusts receive the equivalent of full tariff for work transferred to private providers; [96098]

(2) whether the market forces factor is used to weight the cost of buying provision from private providers to the NHS. [96099]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Funding is allocated to primary care trusts (PCTs) on the basis of the relative needs of their populations. A weighted capitation formula is used to determine PCTs’ target shares of available resources, to enable them to commission similar levels of health services for populations in similar need.

Under payment by results, PCTs pay national health service trusts and foundation trusts (FTs) for the number and complexity of patients treated on the basis of a national tariff. Therefore, where activity is transferred to a private provider from an NHS trust or FT, money will follow the patient and the PCT is able to fund its payment to the private provider with the money saved on its contract with the NHS trust or FT.

The market forces factor (MFF) is not directly relevant to the independent sector price, although when considering tenders by the independent sector, geographical cost variations (as given by the MFF) are used by the Department in its assessment of value for money.

NHS Staff

Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors are expected (i) to qualify and (ii) to begin employment in the NHS in each of the next five years; [99407]


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(2) how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses are expected (i) to retire from and (ii) otherwise to leave the NHS in each of the next five years. [99408]

Ms Rosie Winterton [holding answer 6 November 2006]: The information requested is not collected centrally.

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount (i) health visitors, (ii) district nurses and (iii) midwives were employed by the NHS in each year since 1997; and what steps she is taking to increase the number employed by the NHS in each category. [97922]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The requested information is shown in the following table. This table does not include all nurses working in primary and community care settings, which have increased by 28,504—36.9 per cent.—since 1997 and by 3,389—3.3 per cent.—in 2004-05. Some of these other nurses will be working with district nurses and health visitors.

NHS hospital and community health services: qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff by each specified area of work
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Headcount

Registered midwife

22,385

22,841

22,799

22,572

23,075

Health visitor

12,410

12,572

12,800

12,827

13,053

District nurse

14,150

14,260

14,258

14,452

13,510

Full-time equivalent

Registered midwife

18,053

18,168

17,876

17,662

18,048

Health visitor

10,025

10,068

10,161

10,046

10,186

District nurse

11,336

11,432

11,384

11,320

10,734


2002 2003 2004 2005

Headcount

Registered midwife

23,249

23,941

24,844

24,808

Health visitor

12,774

12,984

13,303

12,818

District nurse

13,393

13,292

12,827

12,067

Full-time equivalent

Registered midwife

18,119

18,444

18,854

18,949

Health visitor

9,912

9,999

10,137

9,809

District nurse

10,639

10,496

10,000

9,706

Note:
Full-time equivalent figures are rounded to the nearest whole number.
Source:
The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census

Work force planning is the responsibility of local NHS employers and strategic health authorities, who need to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of midwives, health visitors and district nurses to meet local service needs.

Mr. Paul Goodman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health authorities are piloting gowns or veils modelled on (a) the hijab, (b) the niqab, (c) the shalwar kameez, (d) the jilbab, (e) the chador and (f) the burka; and if she will make a statement. [94328]


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Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department does not collect this information.

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by (a) West Suffolk Hospital NHS Trust and (b) Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust on salaries and wages for (i) general and senior managers, (ii) nurses and midwives and (iii) administrative and
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clerical staff in each of the last five financial years. [95467]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Information is not held in the format requested. However, the tables show staff cost expenditure. This includes employer’s national insurance contributions, employer’s pension contributions and other pension costs.

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust
2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01

Total senior managers and managers

3,730,000

2,839,070

2,415,017

2,000,632

1,514,196

Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

29,346,000

25,783,300

22,734,506

21,389,742

18,075,756

Administrative and clerical

6,884,000

6,076,530

5,328,440

4,826,550

4,226,400


Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01

Total senior managers and managers

4,750,000

4,461,604

3,758,157

3,142,020

2,521,983

Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

34,506,000

29,825,701

26,842,414

24,538,085

21,858,483

Administrative and clerical

10,568,000

9,031,104

8,002,393

7,060,144

5,989,726

Source:
Annual financial returns for NHS trusts

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