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Andy Burnham: The NHS Litigation Authority collects data on the obstetrics speciality, which includes maternity-related compensation claims. The following table shows how many claims there have been under the clinical negligence scheme for trusts (CNST) in each year since 1995, the number of obstetrics claims in each of those years, as well as total paid in compensation on all claims and total on all obstetrics claims. Claims are taken as the year in which the incident was reported to have occurred.
|Payments made on settled claims and numbers of claims received by incident year for CNST obstetrics claims (including Category A( 1 ) claims) as at 28 February 2007|
|Incident year( 2)||Number of obstetrics claims received||Number of claims received||Damages paid on settled obstetrics claims||Damages paid on all settled claims||Damages paid - percentage obstetrics claims of all claims|
|(1) Category A claims are those that fell within the excess claim limit and were handled by individual trusts before the excess was removed in 2002.|
(2) Claims have been considered in the year that the incident occurred.
1. Claims may still be made for incidents that have yet to be reported within the stated years.
4. Category A claims were handled by individual trusts and reported to the NHS Litigation Authority. Therefore, the NHS Litigation Authority cannot 100 per cent. validate the accuracy of the data around these claims as the data was not produced by the NHS Litigation Authority.
Mr. Jeremy Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for (a) in-patient, (b) day cases and (c) out-patient appointments in Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton, in each year since 1992. 
Andy Burnham: The median waiting times for in-patient, day cases and out-patient appointments in the Taunton and Somerset national health service trust in each year since 1992 are shown in the following table.
|Provider based median waiting time information for Taunton and Somerset NHS trust, March 1992 to December 2006|
|Median waiting time (weeks) for stage of treatment|
|In-patient admission-ordinary||In-patient admission-day case||First out-patient appointment|
No out-patient data was collected before the financial year 1993-94.
In-patient waiting time based on median wait of those still waiting at end of period. Out-patient waiting times based on time waited for those seen during the quarter.
Department of Health, KH07 and QM08s
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have the authority to conduct inspections of (a) NHS bodies and NHS premises and (b) her Department; and from where that authority is derived in each case. 
Andy Burnham: A range of organisations have authority to conduct inspections in those areas, some of which fall within the responsibilities of the Secretary of State for Health, and others, such as the police, do not. The authority to conduct inspections is similarly derived from a range of sources.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of calls to NHS Direct were referred to (a) 999 and (b) an accident and emergency department in each quarter since December 2002. 
|Financial year||Number of calls answered( 1)||Number of calls referred to 999 services by NHS Direct( 2)||Percentage of calls to NHS Direct which have been referred to 999||Number of calls referred to accident and emergency (A and E)( 3)||Percentage of calls to NHS Direct which have been referred to A and E|
|(1) Definition of volume: calls answered-number of calls answered/handled after the introductory message.|
(2) Calls referred to ambulance or paramedic services.
(3) Calls where patients are asked to attend an A and E department.
NHS Direct Special Health Authority
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