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Mr. Dunne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of physiotherapy graduates in (a) Shropshire and (b) the West Midlands gained employment in the NHS in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which statistics are used to determine whether her Departments public service agreement (PSA) targets have been met, broken down by PSA target; and which of these are classified as national statistics. 
Andy Burnham [holding answer 15 January 2007]: The Departments public service agreement (PSA) incorporates technical notes which contain information about the statistics used to monitor progress towards meeting the Departments PSA targets. The technical notes are available on the Departments website at:
A report by the independent Statistics Commission entitled PSA Targets: the Devil in the Detail, which was published on 20 March 2006, contains an independent analysis of each Departments PSA targets, including notes on National Statistics classification. Copies of this report are available in the Library and can be accessed on the internet at:
Greg Clark: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of central Government grant to local government was for social services in Tunbridge Wells local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis:
The provision of social services in the Tunbridge Wells area is the responsibility of Kent county council. Funding for local authorities' social service responsibilities are paid through formula grant (revenue support grant and national non-domestic rates) and specific grant. Formula grant is unhypothecated provision and decisions on the use of that grant are for local authorities to make, bearing in mind their statutory responsibilities and the wishes of their electorate. Under the provisional local government finance settlement 2007-08, Kent county
council receives a formula grant of £228.685 million, which is an increase of 2.7 per cent. on a like for like basis. In addition, Kent will receive the following revenue grants for adult social care amounting to £42.591 million:
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which statistics released by her Department and its agencies are classified as (a) national statistics and (b) official statistics; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: A list of the titles of all of the National Statistics produced by relevant Departments and agencies was placed in the Library on 8 January 2007 to accompany the second reading of the Statistics and Registration Bill. An equivalent list, which includes other statistical products not designated as National Statistics, was also placed on the National Statistics website at:
These lists include all regular statistics released by the Department and by the information centre for health and social care, and they include National Statistics produced by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse and by the commission for social care inspection.
In addition to the regular statistics shown in the list on the National Statistics website, the Department and its associated agencies publish a wide range of other statistical information in a variety of forms including other data produced from the management and administration of the Department and in research reports. There is no centrally held information on the total published.
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire waited for more than six months from GP referral for elective operations in the last period for which figures are available. 
Andy Burnham: At the end of November 2006, there were six patients waiting more than six months for in-patient treatment in Lancashire. These six patients are all in the East Lancashire Primary Care Trust area.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average waiting times are for (a) cardiac, (b) kidney transplant and (c) liver transplant operations in (i) the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and (ii) each NHS trust in London. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The tables show the average time waited for cardiac, kidney transplant and liver transplant operations in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge National Health Service Trust and each NHS trust in London for 2005-06. These are the latest figures available. Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust has never undertaken organ transplants.
|Average time waited for cardiac, liver and kidney transplants in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and each NHS trust in London NHS hospitals, England 2005-06|
|Average (median) time waited in days|
|Cardiac transplants||Kidney transplants||Liver transplants|
|Average time waited for all cardiac operations in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust and each NHS trust in London NHS hospitals, England 2005-06|
|NHS trust||Average (median) time waited in days|
1. Main operation
The main operation is the first recorded operation in the HES data set and is usually the most resource intensive procedure performed during the episode. It is appropriate to use main operation when looking at admission details, e.g. time waited, but the figures for all operations count of episodes give a more complete count of episodes with an operation.
The OPCS-4.2 codes for liver transplant are as follows:
J01.1 Orthotopic transplantation of liver
J01.2 Heterotopic transplantation of liver
J01.3 Replacement of previous liver transplant
J01.8 Other specified transplantation of liver
J01.9 Unspecified transplantation of liver
The OPCS-4.2 codes for kidney transplant are as follows:
M01.1 Autotransplantation of kidney
M01.2 Allotransplantation of kidney from live donor
M01.3 Allotransplantation of kidney from cadaver
M01.8 Other specified transplantation of kidney
M01.9 Unspecified transplantation of kidney
The codes for cardiac transplants in OPCS-4.2 are as follows:
K01.1 Allotransplantation of heart and lung
K01.2 Revision of transplantation of heart and lung
K01.8 Other specified transplantation of heart and lung
K01.9 Unspecified transplantation of heart and lung
K02.1 Allotransplantation of heart nec
K02.2 Xenotransplantation of heart
K02.3 Implantation of prosthetic heart
K02.4 Piggy back transplantation of heart
K02.5 Revision of implantation of prosthetic heart
K02.6 Revision of transplantation of heart nec
K02.8 Other specified other transplantation of heart
K02.9 Unspecified other transplantation of heart
The codes for all cardiac operations in OPCS-4.2 are as follows:
All chapter K: K01-K71
2. Time waited (days)
Time waited statistics from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) are not the same as the published waiting list statistics. HES provides counts and time waited for all patients admitted to hospital within a given period whereas the published waiting list statistics count those waiting for treatment on a specific date and how long they have been on the waiting list. Also, HES calculates the time waited as the difference between the admission and decision to admit dates. Unlike published waiting list statistics, this is not adjusted for self-deferrals or periods of medical/social suspension.
3. Ungrossed data
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for Health and Social Care
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