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|Basic NHS bursary rates for academic 2007-08 for new students|
Changes from September 2007 have been made to modernise the current scheme. This has allowed for the redistribution of funds to provide; an increase in the basic allowance and a new parents learning allowance.
Sir Michael Spicer: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the Parliamentary Under-Secretary to reply to the letter of 13 March from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, on Osbourne Court Community Unit. 
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the Independent Reconfiguration Panel to report its advice to her on the referral from Gloucestershire Overview and Scrutiny Committee relating to the decision by Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust to centralise older people's mental health inpatient facilities at Charlton Lane, Cheltenham; and when she expects to agree and publish its terms of reference. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department has not made a direct assessment of the impact of severe mental health problems on the life expectancy of patients. However, as made clear in the Choosing Health White Paper, the Government recognise that people with mental health problems tend to experience worse physical health than the rest of the population. This is why it is supporting well-being support programmes in spearhead primary care trusts and published a commissioning framework in 2006 on supporting the physical health needs of people with severe mental illness, which has been placed in the Library and is available on the Department's website at:
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS organisations have been in receipt of turnaround support in each month since January 2006; and which NHS organisations have received turnaround support in the period since January 2006 but are no longer part of the turnaround programme. 
Andy Burnham: The tables detail the organisations that have been part of the National Turnaround Programme between February and August 2006, between August and October 2006 and since October 2006. This information has been placed in the Library.
North Tees and Hartlepool National Health Service Trust and the Mid-Cheshire Hospital NHS Trust: by January 2007, these trusts were delivering sustained recurrent monthly run rate balance;
High Peak and Dales Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Sedgefield PCT: in the commissioning a patient-led NHS reconfiguration, from October 2006 these PCTs were consolidated into significantly larger new PCTs that did not require turnaround support; and
North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust: became Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust in December 2006.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many posts there were for (a) consultants,
(b) registrars, (c) senior house officers and (d) house officers in London in each quarter of the last 10 years, broken down by hospital trust; and how many posts were vacant in each case. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: Updated national health service staff earnings information is expected to be available at the end of June 2007. It will be published by the Information Centre. The exact publication date will be set during mid May, and will be available from:
Mr. Francois: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many secondees there were from the NHS to each central Government Department in each of the last five years; and from which NHS trusts they were seconded. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Department only began to record all secondees into the organisation on its main Human Resources Information System during 2006-07, so historic information on numbers is not available.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her statement of 10 January 2007, Official Report, columns 314-15, which problems in the NHS arise from the previous Government's negotiation of the European working time directive; and how they differ from the additional problems driven by the impact of the SiMAP and Jaeger judgments. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: More engagement in the working time directive negotiations from the outset would have most likely resulted in a better directive and safeguards against legal challenges such as SiMAP and Jaeger.
The retention of the opt-out and a solution to the problems caused by the SiMAP and Jaeger judgments still remain priorities for the United Kingdom, and together with many member states we continue to seek changes to the European working time directive to address the difficulties from these judgments.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2007, Official Report, column 1141W, on NHS: working hours, what indicators of NHS readiness for fully implementing the 48-hour week for doctors in training her Department monitors; and if she will publish the results of such monitoring for the latest period for which figures are available. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The New Deal contract monitoring returns give an indication of national health service readiness for fully implementing the 48-hour week for doctors in training. Monitoring information is published on the NHS Employers website at: www.nhsemployers.org
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2007, Official Report, column 448W, on palliative care: finance, what the baseline year is for measuring the commitment to double spending on palliative care services; what the level of expenditure on palliative care services was in the baseline year; and by what date she intends to meet the commitment to double spending on palliative care services. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: The NHS Operating Framework for 2007-08 highlighted the importance of primary care trusts (PCTs) undertaking baseline reviews of their end of life care services. We will be issuing guidance on what the reviews should cover shortly. These reviews will provide information on the current position of end of life care services in PCTs and will help support the implementation of the end of life care strategy when it is published.
As part of the end of life care strategy, the analytical and modelling working group will be examining the true cost of providing end of life care. They will aim to estimate the cost of the services provided across the board by both the national health service and the voluntary sector, both general and specialist, in the last three to six months of a patients life and the current expenditure on end of life care services.
Martin Horwood: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient journeys are estimated to have taken place between Cheltenham and Gloucester in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 2006; and what the predicted numbers are for (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008. 
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified clinical psychology staff worked in the NHS in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997. 
|Number of qualified clinical psychology staff working in the national health service in England and in each strategic health authority (SHA) since 1997|
The Information Centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census.
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