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Lung Cancer

Dr. Gibson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the East Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT); how frequently each lung cancer MDT meets; how many cases of lung cancer were discussed by each MDT in the last 12 months; and how many of those MDTs are regularly attended by a (a) thoracic surgeon, (b) lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) respiratory physician, (d) clinical oncologist and (e) medical oncologist. [105555]

Mr. Leech: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the North West Strategic Health Authority area have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT); how frequently each MDT meets; how many cases of lung cancer have been discussed by each MDT in the last 12 months; and how many MDTs are attended by a (a) thoracic surgeon, (b) lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) respiratory surgeon, (d) clinical oncologist and (e) medical oncologist. [107961]

Sir Peter Soulsby: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team; how many such teams are regularly attended by a (a) thoracic surgeon, (b) lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) respiratory physician, (d) clinical oncologist and (e) medical oncologist; how many cases of lung cancer have been discussed by each team to date this year; and how frequently each team meets. [105700]

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT); how frequently each of these lung cancer MDTs meet; how many cases of lung cancer have been discussed by each MDT in the last year; and of these lung cancer MDTs, how many are regularly attended by (a) a thoracic surgeon, (b) a lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) a respiratory physician, (d) a clinical oncologist and (e) a medical oncologist. [108567]

Mr. Rob Wilson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the South Central Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT); how frequently each MDT met in each of the last two years; how many cases of lung cancer have been discussed by each team in the last 12 months; and how many of the teams are regularly attended by (a) a thoracic surgeon, (b) a lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) a respiratory physician, (d) a clinical oncologist and (e) a medical oncologist. [108673]


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John Battle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team; how frequently each of these lung cancer multi-disciplinary teams meets; and how many cases of lung cancer were discussed by each of these multi-disciplinary teams in the last 12 months. [110352]

Mrs. Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the North East Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT); how frequently each MDT met in the last two years; how many cases of lung cancer have been discussed by each team in the last 12 months; and how many of the teams are regularly attended by (a) a thoracic surgeon, (b) a lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) a respiratory physician, (d) a clinical oncologist and (e) a medical oncologist. [110455]

Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts within the South West Strategic Health Authority have a lung cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT); how frequently each MDT meets; how many cases of lung cancer have been discussed by each team; and how many of the teams are regularly attended by a (a) thoracic surgeon, (b) lung cancer specialist nurse, (c) respiratory physician, (d) clinical oncologist and (e) medical oncologist. [109713]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Lung cancer multi-disciplinary teams (MDTs) are not primary care trust (PCT) based, MDTs are based in the acute sector and discuss treatment, usually following a confirmed histological diagnosis, and reach a decision with the patient on what is best in their individual circumstances.

All cancer networks in England have now been peer reviewed against measures set out in the manual for cancer services 2004. These measures cover lung cancer multi-disciplinary teams including core membership, attendance of members at meetings and frequency of meetings. Reports of the local peer review visits for each cancer network can be found on the CQuINS database at

The peer review process does not collect information concerning the number of cases discussed by each multi-disciplinary team over a 12-month period although it is intended that all new lung cancer patients will be reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team.

A national report summarising findings from the visits should be available for publication in the spring.

Meat Hygiene Service

Mr. Roger Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what responsibility her Department has for the Meat Hygiene Service. [100652]

Caroline Flint: The Meat Hygiene Service (MHS) is an executive agency of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), which is itself a non-ministerial Government department. The Secretary of State for Health
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therefore has no responsibility for the MHS or FSA other than reporting to Parliament on their activities as required.

Mental Health

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis the statistics for the number of homicides committed by those who are mentally ill in (a) “Violent Crime Overview Homicide and Gun Crime 2004-05” Home Office Statistical Bulletin 02/06 and (b) “Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness” were calculated. [105414]

Ms Rosie Winterton: “Avoidable Deaths: Five Year Report of the National Confidential Inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness” is based on information about incidences of homicide by mentally ill people in contact with mental health services. The report, which is available in the Library, provides further details about the methodology used by the inquiry.

The Home Office bulletin “Violent Crime Overview Homicide and Gun Crime 2004-05” is populated by information from the police and courts for each offence initially recorded as homicide in England and Wales. Figures relating to offences conducted by mentally disturbed suspects relate to the apparent circumstances being categorised as ‘irrational act carried out by apparently insane or disturbed suspect’ and does not necessarily include all suspects in contact with mental health services prior to the offence taking place or those subsequently diagnosed with a mental illness. The assessment does not necessarily include a medical opinion.

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will make a statement on the (a) progress with and (b) future development of her Department's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme; [109728]

(2) what estimate her Department has made of the number of therapists required to implement National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on psychological therapies. [109729]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) was launched in May 2006 and became operational in August 2006. To date, the demonstration sites have seen in excess of 1,500 patients with depression and anxiety disorders and early indications with regard to clinical outcome and overall patient satisfaction are very favourable.

The Department is committed to delivering IAPT, which is one its main workstreams for 2007 and it will continue to work in partnership with the Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) to manage this crucial piece of work. IAPT is subject to a three year evaluation by the Department's Service, Delivery and Organisation research programme where its future development will be fully considered.

The IAPT programme's workforce component is considering workforce numbers. It is working very
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closely with colleagues from the major therapy governing bodies and with CSIP to address this question. We hope to be able to report on this early next year.

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of the European Parliament resolution on improving the mental health of the population during the conduct of the national confidential inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness. [109796]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Avoidable Deaths is a product of the Centre for Suicide Prevention at the University of Manchester. The centre has been commissioned by the National Patient Safety Agency to investigate suicides, homicides and sudden unexplained deaths in mental health services and make recommendations on how they might be prevented. I understand from the director of the National Confidential Inquiry into suicide and homicide by people with mental illness (Professor Louis Appleby) that while the inquiry team have not taken into account this particular resolution of the European Parliament, they have paid utmost attention to presenting their findings appropriately. Based on empirical analysis of the available data on homicides by people with mental illness, the report concludes that community care has not increased the risk to the general public.

Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Suffolk were recorded as having mental health problems in each of the last 10 years. [110051]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is not held centrally.

MRSA

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of recent trends in MRSA cases in Shropshire hospitals. [108425]

Andy Burnham: The latest published data for hospitals in Shropshire are set out in the following table.

Trust Number of meticillin resistant “Staphylococcus aureus” (MRSA) bacteraemia reports April to September 2005 Number of MRSA bacteraemia reports September 2005 to March 2006

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital National Health Service Trust

23

16

Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

0

0

Source:
Health Protection Agency

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NHS Finance

Dr. Pugh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the capital repayment liabilities are of acute trusts in England; and what each acute trust’s deficit or surplus was for 2005-06. [106840]


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Andy Burnham: The information in table 1 details the 2006-07 forecast unitary payments under private finance initiative (PR) schemes for acute national health service trusts.

Table 2 shows the financial position of acute NHS trusts, as reported in the 2005-06 audited final accounts.


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Table 1
Code Commissioning body Org Type Capital value (£000) Details Estimated up 2006-07 (£000)

RF4

Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

Acute

238,000

Rationalisation of two sites onto one adjacent to the existing Oldchurch hospital in Romford

13,165

RVL

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

54,300

Modernising Barnet General Hospital

15,452

RG3

Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

117,900

New Farnborough hospital

20,124

RXQ

Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Multi Service

45,100

Site rationalisation

11,644

RXQ

Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Multi Service

46,600.

Partial redevelopment of Stoke Mandeville Hospital

8.550

RWY

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust

Acute

64,600

Centralisation of acute hospital services

18,829

RGT

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Acute Other

76,000

Elective Care Centre, Genetics and Diabetes at Addenbrookes

131

RXP

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

61.000

New district hospital for North Durham - Dryburn

13,531

RXP

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

48.000

Redevelopment of Bishop Auckland General Hospital

9.261

RXP

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

10,400

Community Hospital

2,177

RN7

Dartford and Gravesham Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

94,000

New general hospital

20,524

RNA

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

137,000

Redevelopment and rationalisation

18,178

RXR

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

109.600

Closure of Blackburn Royal Infirmary and expansion of Queens Park hospital.

8,450

RXR

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

30,100

Reprovision of Burnley Hospital - Phase V

3,134

RTE

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Acute

32,000

Total site redevelopment

3,396

RLQ

Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

64,100

New District General Hospital

11,945

RWA

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

22,000

Maternity and acute development - Hull Royal Infirmary

2,154

RJZ

King's College Hospital NHS Trust

Acute Other

75,500

New block

18,350

RAX

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

27.600

Redevelopment of Kingston Hospital

7,235

RR8

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute Other

14.100

Replacement of Wharfedale General Hospital

1,760

RJ2

Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

51.000

Redevelopment of University Hospital including the separation of elective and emergency procedures

2.887

RC9

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

14,700

St Mary’s Wing

1,281

RNH

Newham Healthcare NHS Trust

Acute

52,100

Reprovision of Acute Services from the 19th century St Andrews to Newham General Hospital

11,205

RM1

Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust

Acute

158,000

New DGH

42,719

RNL

North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

66,700

Centralisation to new Cumberland Infirmary site

15,141

RV8

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

69,300

Modernisation of Central Middlesex Hospital

7,050

RTF

Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust

Acute

17,820

Phase 2 development of Wansbeck General Hospital

1,882

RTF

Northumbria Health Care NHS Trust

Acute

55,100

Redevelopment of Hexham General Hospital

3,991

RX1

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute Other

16,600

ENT/Ophthalmology

3,024

RG2

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

96,100

Part new build and part refurbishment of hospital

21,097

RGZ

Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup NHS Trust

Acute

15,000

Reprovision of mental health services

2,087

RNZ

Salisbury Health Care NHS Trust

Acute

24,100

DGH Redevelopment

2,477

RXK

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

26,100

Ambulatory Care Centre at City Hospital

3,233

RHQ

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Acute Other

30,000

New Hadfield Wing to Replace Victorian Vickers wards

1.066

RM2

South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute Other

66.700

Site rationalisation at Wythenshawe Hospital

22.239

RTR

South Tees Acute Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

121.900

Site redevelopment and centralisation of acute hospital services at James Cook University Hospital

28.182

RJ7

St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

Acute Other

46,100

Neuro cardiac unit

7,820

RN3

Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust

Acute

100,200

New district general hospital

19,514

RL4

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

12,800

Radiology unit

3.263

RKE

The Whittington NHS Trust

Acute

31,900

Redevelopment of Acute Hospital services

163

RRV

University College London Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute Other

422,000

Rationalisation of sites

41.000

RKB

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

Acute

378,900

New DGH at Walsgrave

53,926

RFW

West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

Acute

60,000

DBFO of hospital site

11,032

RWP

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Acute

86,600

New district general hospital

23,408


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