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Mr. Ivan Lewis: The service modernisation and financial recovery plan of the North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust (PCT) aims to invest £9 million in developing community-based services. This will enable patients to access care in their own home where clinically appropriate, which will reduce unnecessary admissions to local acute hospitals, supporting the PCT in its return to financial health.
Andy Burnham: Arrangements and charges for car parking on health care premises are a matter for individual national health service bodies, taking account of all the relevant local factors. This includes what, if any, concessions, exemptions or permits to offer staff.
NHS bodies have income generation powers which allow them to raise additional income by marketing any spare capacity resulting from a non-core function, or by exploiting intellectual property rights. Certain rules must be followed, including the fact that profits raised must be used to improve health services. Charging for car parking is a common example of an income generation scheme.
The Department issued revised and updated guidance on car parking schemes to the NHS in December 2006. This guidance includes recommendations that any scheme should take into consideration the needs of staff, including whether to provide subsidised or free parking for particular categories of staff.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department plans to take to (a) support and (b) penalise those health trusts which fail to meet the 18 week waiting time target by the target date in December 2008; and if she will make a statement. 
Andy Burnham: Specific arrangements for 2008-09 will be set out later in 2007. Currently, primary care trusts and strategic health authorities are responsible for ensuring that the 18 week target is met. The Department is also currently providing intensive support to the most challenged local health communities to deliver the 18 week target.
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients in London waited for (a) 13 weeks, (b) 14 weeks, (c) 15 weeks, (d) 16 weeks and (e) 17 weeks and over for a first out-patient admission in each quarter since June 2005 in each primary care trust; 
(2) how many patients in London waited for (a) 20 weeks, (b) 21 weeks, (c) 22 weeks, (d) 23 weeks and (e) 24 weeks and over from in-patient diagnosis to treatment in each quarter since June 2005 in each primary care trust. 
Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she first saw the proposed consultation document produced by West Sussex Primary Care Trust on reconfiguration of hospital services. 
Caroline Flint: The Secretary of State has not seen this consultation document and does not routinely ask for consultation documents, which are published as a matter of course as part of the consultation process. Proposals for reconfiguration and the management of consultations are a matter for the national health service locally.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Human Tissue Authority was established in April 2005 under the Human Tissue Act 2004. Its role is to regulate the removal, storage, use and disposal of human bodies, organs and tissue for a number of purposes set out in Schedule 1 to the Act, such as research, transplantation, education and training.
Further information on the authority can be found on its website at www.hta.gov.uk.
The information is not available in the requested format. The following tables show figures for admissions classified as contact with knife, sword or dagger. These figures do not include any patients who were treated for knife wounds in accident and emergency departments but were not admitted, or
patients who were treated in an out-patient setting. Values between one and five are not included due to reasons of confidentiality.
|Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust||Southport and Formby NHS Trust||West Lancashire NHS Trust|
RVY Southport and Ormskirk Hospital national health service Trust was formed in 1999-2000 from REQ Southport and Formby NHS Trust and part of RJV West Lancashire NHS Trust. As this was not a simple merger figures prior to 1999-2000 are shown for information only and should not be compared to the figures for 1999-2000 to 2005-06.
|Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust||Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHS Trust||Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust|
RXL Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust was formed in 2002-03 from RMR Blackpool Victoria Hospital NHS Trust and part of RML Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Community Health Services NHS Trust. As this was not a simple merger figures prior to 2002-03 are shown for information only and should not be compared to the figures for 2002-03 to 2005-06.
Finished admission episodes
A finished admission episode is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year.
The cause code is a supplementary code that indicates the nature of any external cause of injury, poisoning or other adverse effects.
Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between one and five have been suppressed and replaced with an asterisk.
Hospital episode statistics (HES) are compiled from data sent by over 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data via HES processes. Whilst this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain.
Assessing growth through time
HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. During the years that these records have been collected the NHS there have been ongoing improvements in quality and coverage. These improvements in information submitted by the NHS have been particularly marked in the earlier years and need to be borne in mind when analysing time series.
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.
Stephen Williams: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many newly qualified medical students (a) applied for junior doctor training posts and (b) were successful in their application in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
Ms Rosie Winterton: A total of 6,465 applications were received for Modernising Medical Careers 2007 Foundation Programme (UK-wide). All 6,205 eligible applicants were offered a place on a foundation training programme.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The Department used a project- based approach using Prince methodology to set up the Medical Training Application Service web service to support Modernising Medical Careers medical training recruitment. Detailed planning was approved by the project board.
Ms Rosie Winterton: Part one of the renal national service framework (NSF), which was published in 2004, sets out the Department's view of likely trends in the population requiring renal replacement therapy in the medium term. In the NSF, we estimated that numbers of people with end stage renal failure and requiring renal replacement therapy would increase to around 45,000 over the 10 years ending 2014. The projected overall annual growth rate in the population requiring renal replacement therapy averages 4.5 per cent. to 5 per cent. per year. A higher rate of growth (6 per cent. to 8 per cent.) is expected in the number of patients needing hospital-based haemodialysis, and in the number of elderly kidney patients.
Ms Rosie Winterton: There is no national registry of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). The overwhelming majority of people with CKD are under the care of general practitioners and do not need to be seen by secondary or tertiary hospital services.
At general practice level, the maintenance of a practice register of patients with CKD became a part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework in April 2006, which should mean that a very comprehensive CKD dataset will develop over the next few years.
Ms Rosie Winterton: The cancer policy team work with the National Cancer Director to develop policy on cancer and end of life care. The responsibilities of the team members are divided along the patient pathway rather than by individual cancer type.
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