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Hugh Bayley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average remuneration per full-time equivalent NHS general dental practitioner is in York and Selby; and what it was in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each of the last five years. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Average remuneration per full-time equivalent national health service general dental practitioner in the York and Selby Primary Care Trust area alone is not identifiable from data available centrally.
Dentists are paid gross fees to cover both their own income as well as their expenses in delivering the dental service. Net income is income after expenses have been deducted. All estimated average annual net incomes, between the financial years 2001-02 and 2005-06, of general dental service (GDS) dentists in England and Wales with a reasonable commitment to the GDS are shown in the table as follows:
|Estimated average GDS net income for dentists with a reasonable GDS commitment( 1) , 2001-02 to 2005-06, England and Wales|
|Financial year||Estimated average net income (cash terms)( 2)||Estimated average net income (real terms2005-06 prices)( 3)|
|(1 )Dentists with a reasonable commitment to the GDS exclude dentists with the lowest gross NHS earnings who will be doing mainly private dental work. Dentists covered are those with gross GDS earnings of £62,200 or more in 2005-06 with equivalent lower earnings requirements in previous years after allowing for fee increases.|
(2) The ratio of expenses to gross income is estimated using HMRC tax data on the overall earnings and expenses of non-associate dentists. Average net income prior to 2003-04 is estimated by multiplying the average gross GDS payment in that year (based on BSA payment data) by the most up to date net income ratio available for that year (based on HMRC data relating to all non-associate dentists in Great Britain). For 2003-04 and 2004-05, net income has been estimated using GDS payment data for each year multiplied by the profit ratio for dentists with a high-commitment to the NHS for the respective year. The net income estimate for 2005-06 is based on the profit ratio of high commitment dentists in 2004-05 (the latest currently available).
(3) Figures converted into real terms using GDP deflator at market prices
Department of Health and Information Centre for health and social care analysis of Business Services Authority payments and HMRC tax data.
The income figures cover both estimated fees for GDS treatments and patient capitation as well as other estimated payments such as seniority payments and
commitment payments and payments for maternity and sickness. The net income figures cover some part-time NHS dentists with NHS gross earnings above £62,500 in 2005-06. Income from private dentistry is excluded. Income for individual dentists will depend on associate arrangements with other dentists.
Mr. Ivan Lewis [holding answer 11 December 2006]: As at 11 December 2006, the Department of Health currently employs 19 staff at grade 2 equivalent. The information requested for each year since 1997 is not held centrally and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Dr. Richard Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the administrative costs were within (a) strategic health authorities and (b) her Department for the allocation, management and monitoring of the education and training budget in 2005-06; and what this figure was as a percentage of the total budget. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Administrative costs within strategic health authorities, including costs in postgraduate deaneries, for the management and monitoring of the education and training budget, are not held centrally.
In 2005-06, the Department spent £137,340 on administrative costs for the purpose of the management and monitoring of the education and training budget. This represents 0.0035 per cent. of the overall education and training budget.
|Good Hope hospital NHS trust|
QM08S, provider based trust returns
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many GPs have (a) taken part in and (b) refused to take part in her Departments patient survey Your Doctor, Your Experience, Your Say; 
Caroline Flint: The GP Patient SurveyYour Doctor, Your Experience, Your Say will be sent to more than 5 million adults in January 2007. The introduction of this survey forms part of the changes introduced into the new primary medical care contract in April 2006 and will deliver the commitment in the White Paper Our health, our care, our say. a new direction for community services, published in January 2006. It will provide a nationally consistent tool for asking patients their views on accessing primary care services in their General Practitioner practice.
The survey will be the biggest ever of its kind. The Department has worked closely with the general practices committee of the British Medical Association and Ipsos MORI, the Survey provider, to ensure patient confidentiality is protected.
The results of the initial survey will be used by Primary Care Trusts to reward general practices on their achievement against national standards they have aspired to within the improved access directed enhanced service (DES) for 20060-07. Practice participation in the DES is voluntary and the Department does not collect information centrally on the numbers of practices who have done so. Any practice which is participating in the DES will however need to take part in the patient survey if it is to receive the full payment to which it may be entitled under the DES. To date 265 practices (3 per cent.) have confirmed that they are not taking part.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her most recent estimate is of the financial position of each primary care trust and health authority in the Yorkshire and Humber region. 
Andy Burnham: We published the national health service financial performance for the second quarter of 2006-07, on the 9 November 2006, which provides details of the forecast year end position reported by NHS organisations,
|Financial position of PCTs in Yorkshire and Humber SHA|
|Organisation name||2005-06 annual accounts surplus/(deficit)||2006-07 month 3 forecast out-turn surplus/(deficit)||2006-07 month 6 forecast out-turn surplus/(deficit)|
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