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Mrs. Villiers: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which statistics have been put forward by her Department for consideration to become new national statistics in each of the last five years; and how many statistics sets her Department has produced in total in each of the last five years. 
A list of changes to the scope of National Statistics additions and withdrawals in each of the last five years can be found in the relevant National Statistics annual report available on the National Statistics website at:
In addition to National Statistics, both the Department and The Information Centre for health and social care publish a wide range of other numerical information in a variety of forms including other data produced from management and administration sources and in research reports. There is no consistent
definition of the term statistics sets and no centrally held information on the total published in each year on this basis.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies in the care of the NHS have required resuscitation as a result of non-therapeutic interventional research managed by Dr David Southall. 
Caroline Flint: The pooled treatment budget (PTB) is allocated to drug action teams for the treatment of substance misuse. We are unable to identify how much of this money is allocated for drug counselling and drug support services, since these decisions are made locally. Expenditure on drug treatment since 2002, including the PTB, is shown in the table.
|Expenditure on drug treatment (excluding prison-based treatment)|
|Central Government funding (pooled treatment budget)||Local funding (local authorities, primary care trusts, police, probation||Total|
|Allocation (£ million)||Percentage increase||Allocation (£ million)||Allocation (£ million)|
|(1) (estimate)Local funding increases based on two per cent. inflation increase.|
Data taken from the Office for National Statistics data, Health Statistics Quarterly 29, Spring 2006
Caroline Flint: Information is not available in the requested format. Information on the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) for both the primary diagnosis and all diagnoses for drug related mental health problems is shown in the table. Please note that the information includes mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco and alcohol.
|Count of FCEs for drug related mental health problems for patients aged 15-25, NHS Hospitals, England|
|Primary diagnosis||All diagnoses||Primary diagnosis||All diagnoses||Primary diagnosis||All diagnoses|
1. Finished consultant episode (FCE)
A FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider.
2 Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year.
3. All diagnoses count as episodes.
These figures represent a count of all FCEs where the diagnosis was mentioned in any of the 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in a HES record.
4. Diagnosis (primary diagnosis)
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.
5. The ICD-10 codes used in this analysis were as follows:
F11Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of opioids.
F12Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cannabinoids.
F13Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of sedatives or hypnotics.
F14Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of cocaine.
F15Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of other stimulants, including caffeine.
F16Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of hallucinogens.
F18Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of volatile solvents.
F19Mental and behavioural disorders due to multiple drug use and use of other psychoactive substances.
F55Abuse of non-dependence-producing substances.
F10Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of alcohol.
F17Mental and behavioural disorders due to use of tobacco.
Hospital Episode Statistics, The Information Centre for health and social care.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is her intention that NHS trusts should not assume GP referral as authorisation to treat a patient, as stated in the London strategic health authorities document entitled London wide commissioning: primary care trust commissioning intentions 2006-07 of 27 February 2006. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The commissioning controls for this year were set out in the The NHS in England: the operating framework for 2006-07. The statement in the document London wide commissioning: primary care trust commissioning intentions 2006-07, published on 27 February 2006, was in the context of ensuring financial balance. Where providers attract patients through choice and other primary care-generated referrals, primary care trusts (PCTs) are expected to meet these commitments. If provider activity exceeds the planned levels by more than an agreed margin, PCTs should work with practices and service providers to take appropriate action to ensure services are provided within current waiting time standards, having full regard to clinical priorities.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department has delegated the appointments function to the Appointments Commission. Valediction letters were despatched to all outgoing chairs and non-executives of strategic health authorities and primary care trusts in September 2006.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new health service facilities have been established in (a) Gateshead primary care trust and (b) Blaydon constituency since 1997. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: New facilities and services in the Gateshead primary care trust area since 1992 include the walk in centre (opened July 2004) on the site of the Bensham hospital as well as the Teams medical practice which moved into new purpose built premises in December 2005.
an out-of-hours service for people not registered with a dentist;
integrated community equipment services for people to use at home following illness or disability;
the expert patient programme to support people suffering from a chronic disease to develop new techniques that will help them manage the impact of their disease on a day-to-day basis;
improved local services for people with low vision by setting up a low vision centre at Bensham hospital;
improved retinal screening for people with diabetes;
the single assessment process for older people;
a new condom distribution scheme for the under 25s in Gateshead;
a new health trainers project to encourage people to be more engaged with improving their own health;
a triage service in paediatric speech and language therapy which includes a partial booking system; and
a programme for overweight children called Balance It!getting the balance right working with children and families.
New facilities and services in Blaydon area include the new Whickham cottage medical centre (2002), new general practitioner (GP) services in Ryton (2003-04) following the recruitment of two additional GPs, along with improvements to the surgery accommodation. The GP services in Ryton is now a main practice as opposed to the former branch practice arrangement. New facialities in Chopwell (The Pioneer centre) became available in 2004. These include podiatry, speech and language therapy as well as family planning services.
New optometry practices have opened in Crawcrook and Birtley. Gateshead PCT has also provided funding for a number of GP practices to make improvements to their premises to meet the requirements of the
Disability Discrimination Act such as electrically operated doors, new seating, signage, ramps, call bells and induction loops.
The PCT is looking at ways to help provide new health facilities for GPs and PCT staff in Ryton, Crawcrook and Wrekenton. It is also supporting the provision of new replacement medical facilities for several practices, including Glenpark medical practice in Dunston, Central Gateshead medical group, Oxford Terrace, Bewick Road in central Gateshead and St. Albans medical group in Felling.
Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the running costs are for a full years operation, including loan repayments for capital investment and PFI costs of (a) Queens hospital, Oldchurch (b) King Georges hospital, Redbridge and (c) Whipps Cross hospital, Leytonstone. 
Andy Burnham: This information is not held centrally. However, trust level data can be found in the income and expenditure analysis of each of the trusts last full years audited accounts, which will be available from Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust and Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department has not made an assessment of national health services trusts compliance with guidance on the hospital travel costs scheme (HTCS). It is for individual trusts to decide how best practice guidance is implemented locally.
As part of the Our health, our care, our say White Paper commitment to expand the HTCS to include referrals by health care professionals, we will be consulting on other issues such as alternative ways to raise awareness of the HTCS.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many products manufactured to tackle hospital-acquired infections have been referred to the Rapid Review Panel; and how many recommendations the Panel has made, broken down by category of recommendation. 
|Products||Total Number||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||Number received|
1. Basic research and development is valid and in-use evaluations have shown benefits.
2. Basic research and development is complete but evaluations/trials are needed in an NHS clinical setting.
3. Potentially useful but insufficiently validated, more research and development is required.
4. Not a significant improvement on the product available and it is unlikely to contribute to reducing healthcare associated infection.
5. Insufficient clarity/evidence presented to enable full review of product.
6. An already well established product.
7. The product is not related to infection control procedures.
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