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Andy Burnham: The Audit Commission estimated the annual cost of their recommendations for a clinical coding audit programme at £6.7 million per year. This is detailed in Payment by Results assurance framework: Pilot results and recommendations published by the Audit Commission on 7 December 2006, which is available in the Library. The Department is still discussing the final details of the scheme and its scope in 2007-08 with the Audit Commission and it is likely that the final costs will be lower than those contained in the report.
Ms Rosie Winterton: A central assessment of the effectiveness of the community matron scheme has not been made. This is because monitoring the effectiveness of programmes of this nature is best done locally, by NHS trusts, working with their partners and stakeholders. However, the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, was funded to carry out an in-depth evaluation of the Evercare pilot, the precursor to the community matron service. This work enabled important lessons to be incorporated into the setting up of community matrons.
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, columns 377-78W, on community treatment orders, what she has received so far; what is still awaited; and when she expects to receive the full report. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department has received updates on the research into international experiences of community treatment orders. The research has not been completed yet. The Department is awaiting the report of the findings from the researcher and hopes that it will be submitted in the new year.
John Hemming: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been received as payments for fee paying services by consultants in each NHS hospital trust in each financial year since the implementation of the contract. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The information requested is not collected by the Department. The inclusion of fee paying services in job plans and the payments for these is a matter for agreement between employers and consultants.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 856W, on NHS continuing care, how many people were in receipt of NHS continuing care on 31 March 2006 in each primary care trust in England per (a) 10,000 weighted heads and (b) 10,000 unweighted heads. 
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide direct payments to families to pay for care of relatives who are designated band 1 in the continuing health care package. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: No. If a person is assessed as being entitled to national health service fully funded continuing care, the NHS will cover the full cost of the health and personal care package required. It is not possible for any individual to buy NHS care, whether they are using money of their own or money made available to them from the public purse.
Mr. Spellar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Chairman of the Appointments Commission will write to the hon. Member for Warley as requested on 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 1321W, on the West Midlands Ambulance Service. 
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Andy Burnham: The Government commissioned a full review of the research arrangements at North Staffordshire hospital in 1999, in response to concerns about how research had been conducted there by Dr. David Southall, among others. The review, chaired by Professor Rod Griffiths, reported in May 2000 and the Government accepted all the recommendations of the Report of a review of the research framework in North Staffordshire Hospital NHS Trust, The Griffiths Report. The report recommended a substantial audit of the use of continuous negative extrathoracic pressure, a research intervention, to see if claims of significant benefit or damage could be substantiated. The findings were published in The Lancet on 1 April 2006 as Outcome after neonatal continuous negative-pressure ventilation: follow-up assessment by Katherine Telford et al.
In its capacity as employing organisation of researchers, North Staffordshire Hospital National Health Service Trust made its own internal inquiries in order to inform its employment procedures. The reports of these internal inquiries were not placed in the public domain by the trust.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned into the (a) prevalence, (b) effects and (c) causes of dehydration among (i) schoolchildren and (ii) adults. 
David Lepper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the Government's plan to implement the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's guidelines on dementia. 
The Department is committed to promoting improvements in services for people with dementia and their carers. The guidelines will be very important in
supporting improved standards of health and social care for people with dementia and their families. We will be taking a close interest in the development of these services.
David Lepper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what drug treatments are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for the treatment of dementia with Lewy body disease. 
Andy Burnham: On 22 November 2006, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) issued a joint clinical guideline on the treatment and care of people with dementia. This made a number of recommendations on pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments for symptoms affecting mood and behaviour. It recommends that donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine may be offered to a small number of patients with dementia with Lewy bodies if these symptoms are causing severe distress.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The panel will be chaired by Stella Pantelides, Civil Service Commissioner. The other members of the panel will be Hugh Taylor, Acting Permanent Secretary, David Nicholson, NHS Chief Executive, John Oughton, Chief Executive of the Office of Government Commerce, and one other member to be confirmed.
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of her Departments (a) computers and (b) laptops were stolen in each of the last nine years; and what the total value was of stolen computers and laptops in this period. 
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