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Mr. David Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many persons resident in Wales were treated as (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients at the Walton Centre, Fazakerley, Liverpool in each of the last three years for which figures are available. 
|Count of finished consultant episodes (FCE) at the Walton Centre for neurology and neurosurgery NHS trust where the patient was resident in Wales|
A FCE is defined as a period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. Please note that the figures do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have one episode of care within the year.
In-patients are defined as patients who are admitted to hospital and occupy a bed, including both admissions where an overnight stay is planned and day cases.
Figures have not been adjusted for shortfalls in datai.e. the data are ungrossed.
Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care.
|2005-06 Count of out-patient appointments at the Walton Centre for neurology and neurosurgery NHS Trust where the patient was resident in Wales|
|Attendance type||Appointment count|
Out-patient data for 2003-04 and 2004-05 are not available as they were classed as provisional/experimental.
The information above provides a count of the number of planned/booked appointments for out-patients.
Attendance type identifies if the attendance occurred and if it was a first, subsequent, cancelled or did not attend. 99.9 per cent. of this field is complete.
The figures have not been adjusted for shortfallsi.e. the data are ungrossed.
HES; Out-patients, The Information Centre for health and social care.
|Number of contacts( 1)||Number of complaints|
|(1) Number of contacts includes all calls NHS Direct have dealt with and the number of visits to their website.|
(2) Figures for 2006-07 do not include call volumes for new services brought in that year (long-term conditions calls, National Care Records calls and Category C ambulance calls) as the figures available are estimated (20,600 in total) rather than actual call volumes
Mr. Bellingham: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of individuals who were in receipt of controlled drugs through prescription in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: It is not possible to say how many people were prescribed controlled drugs, as the data are not collected by individual. The number of national health service prescription items for controlled drugs dispensed in the community in England is shown in the following table.
|Number of prescription items for controlled drugs (000)|
Prescription cost analysis system
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made (a) an intervention order under section 66 of the NHS Act 2006 and (b) an order declaring an NHS body to be in default under section 68 of the NHS Act 2006 since 1 April. 
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the presentation entitled Financial Regime, given at the Financial Management and Reporting Steering Group meeting on 23 March 2007, which trusts were issued loans on 22 March 2007; and what the value was of each loan. 
|NHS trust name||Loan value (£000)|
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the presentation entitled Financial Regime given at the Financial Management and Reporting Steering Group meeting on 23 March, whether the loans issued on 22 March affected the financial position in 2006-07 of the trusts to which they were issued. 
The assurance and authorisation process in respect of working capital loans ensured that the repayment of the loans was linked to improved financial performance by the NHS trusts. Interest costs and principal repayments in future years should therefore be financed through this improvement in the retained surpluses of the NHS trusts.
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means he monitors NHS contracts with higher education institutions for initial training and professional development services for NHS personnel with reference to the (a) quality of delivery and (b) appropriateness of funding in relation to the costs of these services. 
Ann Keen: Monitoring of national health service contracts with higher education institutions for initial training and professional development services for NHS personnel with reference to the quality of delivery and appropriateness of funding in relation to the costs of these services are the responsibility of the strategic health authorities (SHAs). Contracts include a quality framework setting out requirements on higher education institutions to ensure training and professional development are of high quality. SHAs are in the process of applying standard benchmark prices to their pre-registration contracts where these have been agreed nationally.
Mr. Boswell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions his Department has held with representatives of higher education institutions on workforce planning involving initial professional qualification and continuing professional development for NHS staff; and if he will make a statement. 
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