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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of the pandemic influenza antiviral stockpile which may be (a) accidentally prescribed to those who are not infected with pandemic influenza, (b) accidentally destroyed and (c) wasted. 
Dawn Primarolo: The clinical algorithm which is being developed for the National Flu Line is designed to ensure that antiviral medicines are only distributed to those who are showing the symptoms of influenza. End to end distribution arrangements are being put in place to ensure that supplies are protected from accidental destruction, loss or wastage.
Flu vaccine uptake data was collected for the first time in those aged 65 and over from 2000. The percentage of those aged 65 and over who received a flu vaccine in East Lancashire Primary Care Trust (PCT) and Hyndburn and Ribble Valley PCT, for which data is available, is shown in the following table:
|PCT||Percentage of those aged 65 and over who received flu vaccine|
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of providing maternity services at (a) Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, (c) Darenth Valley Hospital, Dartford and (d) Princess Royal Hospital, Farnborough in 2006-07. 
Mr. Bradshaw: This information is not held centrally. It is the responsibility of local national health service trusts to provide maternity services. The information is therefore available from the relevant local NHS trusts.
Mr. Bradshaw: The Government set out their policy for neo-natal services in the report of the Neonatal Intensive Care Services Expert Review Group, which was published in 2003. The report highlights the British Association of Perinatal Medicine standards, which recommend a qualified nursing staff to baby ratio of 1:1 for neonatal intensive care, 1:2 for high dependency care and 1:4 for special care.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years; whether the breach resulted from internal or external sources in each case; how many records were compromised on each occasion; and what estimate was made of the total number of records accessible to the individuals concerned. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the estimated cost of pressure sore related treatments and complications was to the NHS in each of the last five years, broken down by region; and if he will make a statement; 
Essence of Care, published in 2003, sets benchmarks for pressure ulcers in health and social care settings, and helps health care professionals to devise appropriate care plans. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published detailed clinical guidelines on pressure ulcer management in primary and secondary care. It is the responsibility of local health bodies to ensure that this guidance is implemented.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information on the cost of providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to the national health service (NHS) and on the number of courses of CBT provided by the NHS since 1997 is not collected centrally.
On 10 October we announced our commitment to build a new psychological therapy service, including an increased provision of CBT. By 2010-11 we will have invested an additional £170 million in psychological therapies, so that by 2011 this service will help to treat 900,000 more people with depression and anxiety disorders.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: No decisions have been made about resources to be allocated to the National Carers Strategy. We are currently in the process of consulting with stakeholders on the review of the strategy. The resource implications of the new strategy will need to be considered as the details develop over the coming months.
Mr. Skinner: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will institute a review of the effectiveness of the remit and scope of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence investigations; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: We have no plans to conduct such a review. The Health Select Committee is currently holding an inquiry into the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and we will respond to any recommendations in due course.
NICE itself is currently conducting a review of its Guide to the methods of technology appraisal, which underpins the technology appraisal programme. We understand that NICE expects to commence a public consultation on its findings later in 2007.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons his Department plans to put in place the new arrangements for a comprehensive regional presence referred to on page 18 of his Departments Capability Review and Development Plan, published on 12 September; which arrangements are in place to support the Departments regional presence; whether he expects to reconfigure strategic health authorities in support of the new arrangements; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual running costs were of the NHS Modernisation Agency were in each year since its inception; how many full-time employees the Agency has; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Agency; and if he will make a statement. 
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, to which trusts 13 loans (a) are and (b) were planned for 2007-08; and what the value of the loan planned is or was for each trust. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Cash support in the form of public dividend capital (PDC) was provided to 13 national health service trusts over the 2006-07 year end, pending the outcome of a review process in 2007-08. This process will set out the long term financing arrangements for these NHS trusts whilst maximising the level of cash support repaid to the Department.
|Trust name||Value of PDC received (£000)|
|(1 )Good Hope Hospital NHS Trust subsequently merged with Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.|
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, how the loans issued on 22 March 2007 are treated on the balance sheet of individual trusts. 
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, how much was deducted from trusts in relation to the deficit incurred in 2005-06, broken down by trust; and which strategic health authorities were granted such funds, broken down by amount received. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The following table shows which national health service trusts had resource accounting and budgeting (RAB) reductions applied in 2006-07 and the values of these reductions. These were reversed in line with the written ministerial statement by my right hon. Friend the former Secretary of State (Ms Hewitt), on 28 March 2007, Official Report, column 96WS.
|RAB deductions applied to NHS trusts in 2006-07|
|NHS trust name||RAB deductions applied to NHS trusts in 2006-07 (£000)|
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