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The Department does not purchase flu vaccine on behalf of general practitioner (GPs). GPs place orders for vaccine direct from the supplier of their choice. There are six suppliers of flu vaccine to the United Kingdom.
Bill Wiggin: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 October 2007, Official Report, columns 1171-2W, on influenza: vaccinations, when he expects all 15 million doses of the seasonal influenza vaccination to be delivered; what targets the UK Vaccine Industry Group has been given for (a) producing and (b) delivering the 15 million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Department requested 15.75 million doses from manufacturers for this winters flu programme. Latest estimates from suppliers show that over 16 million doses of flu vaccine are available for distribution. We do not set the UK Vaccine Industry group targets for the delivery of flu vaccine however, by week ending 12 October, 13.2 million doses had been distributed in the United Kingdom.
Ann Keen: The new deal contract monitoring returns give an indication of national health service readiness for fully implementing the working time directive (WTD) 48-hour week for doctors in training. Monitoring information for 2006 is published on the NHS employers website at:
and showed that approximately 40 per cent. of doctors in training worked a 48-hour week. The 2007 new deal information will be collected on 31 October 2007 by local NHS employers, then collated and published in early 2008.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether time spent asleep by a junior doctor on call counts against the 48 hour working time directive; and if he will make a statement. 
Working time shall mean any period during which the worker is working, at the employers disposal and carrying out his or her activity or duties, in accordance with national laws and/or practice.
The European Court of Justice ruled in the SiMAP and Jaeger cases that time spent on call by doctors must be regarded in its entirety as working time, even if they are asleep, if they are required to be present at the health centre.
The National Statistician has been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the life expectancy at (a) birth, (b) 18, (c) 40 and (d) over 60 years is for (i) men and (ii) women in each local authority area. (160491)
Life expectancies at 18, 40 and 60 years at local authority level are not available. Life expectancies at birth for males and females at local authority level are published annually by ONS, based on three-year rolling averages. Figures for the periods 1991-93 to 2003-05 are available on the National Statistics website at:
Figures on life expectancy at birth and at 65 years at local authority level for 2004-06 will be published on the National Statistics website in late November 2007.
|National health service hospitals in England, 2001-02 to 2005-06|
|Wirral Hospital (RBL)||St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals (RBN)||Cardiothoracic CentreLiverpool (RBQ)||Aintree Hospitals (REM)||Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology (REN)||Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals (RQ6)|
1. Diagnosis (primary diagnosis)
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 14 (seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was in hospital.
2. Count of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) where the primary diagnosis was Mesothelioma** for selected Acute Trusts in Merseyside.
** The ICD-10 codes used in this analysis were as follows:
D19 Benign neoplasm of mesothelial tissue
3. Data on FCEs are currently not available from 2001-02 to 2003-04 for Clatterbridge Centre of Oncology.
4. An FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the year.
5. Low numbers
Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 have been suppressed and replaced with * (an asterisk).
6. Assessing growth through time
HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. During the years that these records have been collected within 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.
7. Changes in NHS practice also need to be borne in mind when analysing time series. For example a number of procedures may now be undertaken in out-patient settings and may no longer be accounted in the HES data. This may account for any reductions in activity over time.
8. Ungrossed data
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in data (i.e. the data are ungrossed).
HES, The Information Centre for health and social care
Ann Keen: Data are not available for individual hospitals therefore we have provided data for acute national health service trusts in the Eastern Region. The following table provides data from the mandatory surveillance scheme of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, bloodstream infections in acute NHS Trusts in England.
|April to March each year|
|NHS Trusts||2002 - 03||2003 - 04||2004 - 05||2005 - 06||2006 - 07|
Health Protection Agencyprovisional data
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