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Information on spending by national health service organisations on particular areas is not collected centrally. Primary care trusts (PCTs) are responsible for providing health services to meet the needs of their local population, including services to tackle obesity, alcohol misuse and smoking. The 2006-07 and 2007-08 revenue allocations to PCTs separately identify £211 million nationally in 2006-07
and £342 million nationally in 2007-08 to support implementation of the Choosing Health White Paper. This funding has been targeted on the most deprived areas to support the delivery of some of the commitments in the Choosing Health White Paper. This will enable PCTs to deliver various initiatives including action on diet, activity and obesity, alcohol interventions and NHS stop smoking services. Revenue allocations to commissioning organisations in Lancashire, PCTs and previously health authorities, are shown in the tables.
|2006-07 and 2007-08 PCT revenue allocations|
|Organisation name||2006-07 allocation (£ million)||2007-08 allocation (£ million)||Two-year increase (£ million)||Two-year increase (Percentage)|
|2003-04 to 2005-06 PCT revenue allocations|
|Organisation name||2003-04 allocation (£ million)||2004-05 allocation (£ million)||2005-06 allocation (£ million)||Three-year increase (£ million)||Three-year increase (Percentage)|
Revenue allocations were made direct to PCTs, for the first time in 2003-04. Prior to this, revenue allocations were made to health authorities (HA). The allocations made to the health authorities in Lancashire for the period 1996-97 to 2002-03 are provided in the following table.
|Revenue allocations 1996-97 to 2002-03, Lancashire health authorities|
|Allocation (£ million)|
Mrs. Moon: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of information and communication technologies infrastructure in the prison medical service with regard to the clinical information and support available; and what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of such infrastructure as compared to that available to doctors working in (a) general practice and (b) elsewhere within the NHS. 
Caroline Flint: Our overall aim is to ensure that national health service professionals working with offenders have access to similar clinical information systems and services as those in the rest of the NHS in order to improve the quality of patient care and support system reform.
The great majority of health professionals working in prisons have no specialist information management and technology support, and the task of developing and providing prison establishments with appropriate clinical information technology (IT) hardware and software has always been recognised as an integral corollary of the transfer of health care responsibility from the Home Office to this Department from April 2006. Within the Department, the provision of strategic IT systems is undertaken by the NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CfH) agency as a part of the wider national programme for IT in the NHS.
Planning is under way to extend compliant primary care systems to support prison healthcare. Mental health and limited secondary care functionality will be added at a later date as applications become available. The first practical step to achieving this goal is in the form of providing the necessary connectivity to the N3 network in the prison estate. This has two aspects: providing broadband connections to prison establishments, and developing a network infrastructure within establishments. In December 2006, £3 million was specifically allocated through strategic health authorities to enhance prison health care IT infrastructure, with the majority of work due to complete this month. NHS CfH is liaising with the prison service and primary care trusts to oversee implementation of this phase of the programme, based on local costed plans.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The number of delayed transfers of care from acute beds at the Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals National Health Service Trust within the last 12 months is shown in the following table.
|Month||Delayed transfers of care|
Numbers of delayed transfers of care are collected as a snapshot at midnight Thursday each week. These data are snapshots taken in the final week of each month.
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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the proportion of poultry workers which were immunised against seasonal influenza in the latest period for which figures are available. 
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