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|(1) A small number of ambulance paramedics are employed outside ambulance trusts. These are included in the England totals to provide national figures.|
Ambulance service staff can be coded as: managers, paramedics, personnel or trainee personnel. The numbers in the table are for paramedics as reported by the trusts. It is possible that trusts may have revised the coding of some staff from paramedic to personnel and vice versa in the light of improved guidance on coding.
The information centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in bonuses to (a) staff and (b) senior managers in (i) strategic and special health authorities, (ii) NHS trusts and (iii) primary care trusts in (A) real and (B) nominal terms in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on the pay of individuals in strategic and special health authorities, NHS trusts and PCT is not collected centrally by the Department as part of its central returns collation of NHS information.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist (a) breast cancer, (b) lung cancer,
(c) prostate cancer and (d) colorectal cancer nurses work in the NHS. 
Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds are available in (a) Liverpool, (b) Sefton, (c) Knowsley and (d) Wirral for patients (i) in a permanent vegetative state, (ii) with advanced Huntingtons disease and (iii) with CJD; where these beds are located; and how many new cases of these conditions occurred in these areas in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Health services in the Mersey area, in conjunction with clinicians and patients, are developing care pathways to improve services for patients with chronic disability. These services will be patient centred rather than having an organisational focus. Many patients with chronic conditions are cared for in their own homes.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Fee Paying Services are covered by schedule 10 of the consultant contract (2003) terms and conditions of service. Fee Paying Services include the provision of specialist medical reports.
Schedule 11 of the consultant contract (2003) terms and conditions of service sets out the principles governing the receipt of fees for such services. It provides that the consultant should remit any fees to his/her employer when carrying out fee-paying work for other organisations during NHS time, unless the work involves minimal disruption and the employer agrees that it may be done in NHS time without the employer collecting the fee.
The 2003 consultant contract was designed to clarify the NHS commitment and private practice commitment, and to provide stronger guarantees that private practice would not disrupt provision of NHS services or detract from NHS performance. Under the new arrangements, there is much greater transparency about consultants contractual commitments to the NHS, and clear guidelines on private work.
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