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Insulin

Mr. Todd: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has approved reductions in the range of insulins supplied in the UK; and if she will make a statement. [128935]

Caroline Flint: We are aware that several insulin presentations will be discontinued from the United Kingdom market during 2007. However, we do not believe that patient care will be compromised as alternative treatment options remain available. All companies need to keep their product portfolios under close review, and may decide to discontinue a product for a number of reasons. The Department has no powers to insist that a company continue to keep a product on the market if it decides not to. Officials are in regular contact with the companies who supply insulins to the UK market and are continuing to monitor the situation.

Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to reduce waiting times for kidney transplants on the NHS. [135024]

Ms Rosie Winterton: Over the last five years, the Department has provided NHS Blood and Transplant dedicated funding—over £4 million in 2006-07—to support a number of specific hospital based initiatives to increase organ donor rates, including 25 living kidney donor schemes. Since 2001-02, there has been a 2 per cent. increase in kidney transplants.

Over 14 million people have registered on the Organ Donor Register (ODR), which represents approximately 23 per cent. of the United Kingdom population. The Department gives around £1 million pounds yearly to NHS Blood and Transplant to run
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the ODR and to promote transplantation. The Department also provides Section 64 grants to a number of charities.

In addition, an Organ Donation Task Force is currently identifying barriers to organ donation and will report later this year on what further steps could be taken to increase organ donation rates.

Macular Degeneration

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are being treated for macular degeneration in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) England, (c) Greater London, (d) the London Borough of Havering and (e) Romford. [135030]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The majority of patients receiving treatment for macular degeneration are likely to be treated as out-patients. We do not hold data showing the number of out-patient attendances for this condition.

The table shows the number of national health service in-patient admissions during 2005-06 for those whose primary diagnosis was degeneration of the macular and posterior pole.

We do not hold data covering the whole of the United Kingdom, nor do we hold data for Romford, which is covered by Havering Primary Care Trust.

Total patients

England

5,232

Greater London

450

Havering (Primary Care Trust)

14

Source:
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for Health and Social Care.

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department’s policy is on combating age-related macular degeneration. [135031]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The main risk factors for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) include smoking and poor diet. The White Paper “Choosing Health” sets out the wide range of action being taken to reduce smoking and improve diet and nutrition.

In September 2003, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommended the use of Visudyne in photodynamic therapy for the treatment of wet AMD in some patients. All primary care trusts are funding this treatment in accordance with NICE’S guidance.

NICE began a review of Macugen and Lucentis as a treatment for wet AMD on 1 August 2006. NICE will issue a draft document for public consultation following its first appraisal committee meeting on 18 April.

Maternity Services: Havering

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternity units there are in the London Borough of Havering. [135025]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: There are two maternity units in the London borough of Havering—both part of Barking,
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Havering and Redbridge Hospitals national health service trust—one at Queen’s Hospital in Romford and one at King George Hospital in Ilford.

Midwives: Greater London

Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were (a) employed and (b) made
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redundant by each London based NHS trust in each of the last 10 years. [135006]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information is shown in the following table. Information on redundancies was collected centrally for the first time in 2006.


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National health service hospital and community h ealth services: Registered midwiv es in each specified organisation as at 30 September each specified year
Headcount
1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006( 1) Midwifery compulsory redundancies in the nine months to 31 December2006

London Strategic Health Authority

3,370

3,406

3,581

3,399

3,526

3,601

3,981

3,950

4,338

4,307

3

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

248

244

283

284

297

292

0

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

222

206

229

260

247

242

270

243

0

Barts and the London NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

119

150

142

131

115

0

Brent and Harrow Health Authority

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust

94

97

89

84

87

88

90

96

109

121

0

Central Middlesex Hospital NHS Trust

48

57

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Chase Farm Hospital NHS Trust

135

120

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Trust

129

149

152

146

142

148

151

121

188

165

0

Croydon Primary Care Trust

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2

0

0

0

0

0

Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

101

80

92

110

131

65

69

88

91

45

0

Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

256

242

210

232

231

220

229

225

0

Forest Healthcare NHS Trust

110

116

117

109

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Guys and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

176

235

189

140

170

176

234

239

286

342

0

Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust

46

71

150

188

198

172

141

154

214

160

0

Haringey Teaching PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Havering Hospitals NHS Trust

141

140

132

147

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

167

132

105

105

106

184

175

157

125

145

0

Hillingdon PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

0

0

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

156

130

121

99

132

159

159

196

196

179

0

Kensington and Chelsea PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

1

0

0

0

0

King’s College Hospital NHS Trust

151

115

132

128

160

161

198

197

209

210

0

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

156

176

177

165

157

160

162

155

172

179

0

London Strategic Health Authority

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

2

0

Mayday HealthCare NHS Trust

157

44

200

89

111

98

99

106

102

141

0

Newham Community Health Services NHS Trust

1

0

0

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Newham University Hospital NHS Trust

115

141

157

115

125

119

119

118

146

156

0

North East London SHA

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

2

2

2

n/a

0

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

107

111

97

96

104

100

117

127

93

87

0

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

158

174

129

135

137

125

149

116

1

Northwick Park Hospital NHS Trust

98

106

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

88

109

19

52

29

26

178

99

137

157

0

Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust

159

162

161

151

175

204

161

124

122

109

0

Redbridge Health Care NHS Trust

103

111

99

100

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Redbridge PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

1

1

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton NHS Trust

2

0

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

26

25

50

38

51

95

105

72

99

131

0

St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust

116

119

120

134

138

146

150

148

176

143

2

St. Helier NHS Trust

156

164

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

St. Mary’s NHS Trust

81

84

87

74

75

71

87

105

110

135

0

The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust

53

99

102

111

103

114

127

106

140

143

0

Tower Hamlets Healthcare NHS Trust

127

139

137

121

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Tower Hamlets PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

117

1

1

1

1

1

0

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

20

30

35

52

64

67

85

94

101

134

0

Walthamstow, Leyton and Leytonstone PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

1

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

Wellhouse NHS Trust

135

140

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

0

West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

104

101

88

86

109

67

81

94

123

127

0

Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

122

80

156

184

143

145

0

The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

112

103

137

136

103

106

84

154

176

159

0

n/a = not applicable.
(1) More accurate validation processes in 2006 have resulted in the identification and removal of 9,858 duplicate non-medical staff records out of the total workforce figure of 1.3 million in 2006. Earlier years’ figures could not be accurately validated in this way and so will be slightly inflated. The level of inflation in earlier years’ figures is estimated to be less than 1 per cent. of total across all non-medical staff groups for headcount figures (and negligible for full time equivalents). This should be taken into consideration when analysing trends over time.
Source:
NHS Hospital and Community Health Services Non-Medical Workforce Census.

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