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|(1) Includes part-time education not funded by employers or through WBL; also full- or part-time education in independent FE and HE institutions.|
(2) Total of all full-time and part-time education and WBL (less WBL in full-time education), equivalent to local level estimates for education and training.
(3) Total of all full-time education and WBL (less WBL in full-time education) plus EFT and OET.
(4) The remainder of the age group.
Ann Keen: The most recent access data are for the two-year period ending in March 2007. These data show that around 28 million people accessed NHS dental services at least once during this period. This is the same as the number who accessed services in the two years ending March 2006. We are committed to widening access to NHS dentistry, and will look to Primary Care Trusts to do this as part of their role as commissioners of health services.
High quality, safe emergency care needs to deliver appropriate, timely care in the most appropriate setting. Patients are not always taken to the nearest accident and emergency department. Some
may be treated at the scene, some taken to minor injury units or walk-in centres, and others may be taken directly to specialist units at other hospitals, receiving care on the way.
12. Mr. Bone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage change has been in health spending between 1996-97 and 2007; and what the percentage change in consultant finished case episodes has been over that period. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Spending on the national health service rose by 91 per cent. in real terms between 1996-97 and 2007-08. The growth in finished consultant episodes over the same period was 31 per cent. (tbc).
13. Dr. Richard Taylor: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on the material and literature they make available to patients on their premises; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann Keen: This year NHS organisations have been required to review maternity services, including an assessment of their workforce capacity. We expect some to identify the need to recruit additional midwives and a range of mechanisms are in place to support local recruitment, for example to enable midwives who are not practising to return to work in maternity services.
Dawn Primarolo: The South East Coast Strategic Health Authority report that the West Kent Primary Care Trust intends to reopen the beds at Sevenoaks Hospital in a phased manner over the next 12 to 18 months.
20. Robert Neill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of primary care trusts that have fully implemented all National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines. 
Dawn Primarolo: Performance in implementing National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) technology appraisals and clinical guidelines is included within the scope of the Healthcare Commissions Annual Health Check. The 2006-07 annual health check self-assessments, which have been subject to targeted and random inspections by the Healthcare Commission, show that 89 per cent. of national health service organisations assess themselves as conforming with NICE's technology appraisal guidance. 90 per cent. of national health service trusts have assessed themselves as making excellent, good or fair progress towards implementing NICE's clinical guidelines.
21. Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the implications for Greater London of the interim report arising from the Our NHS, Our Future initiative. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Primary care trusts in London have begun consultation on the vision set out in Lord Darzis July report to NHS London which he made before he was appointed a Minister. The interim report of the NHS next stage review, published in October, begins to articulate an overarching vision for the future of the NHS across England, based on world-class quality services that are fair, personalised, effective and safe.
It is recognised that the misuse of both prescription and over the counter medicines is under reported and, as such, it is difficult to assess the scale of the problem. The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) uses a variety of methods of collecting information on the safety of both prescription and over the counter medicines including concerns about misuse. In light of evidence of misuse, the MHRA has taken regulatory action for a
number of medicines including paracetamol, codeine, co-proxamol and pseudoephedrine/ephedrine.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: There are currently no plans by Ministers at the Department to visit Horton general hospital. However, invitations are considered on a case by case basis and depend upon diary pressures and parliamentary business. Therefore, if the hon. Member wishes to, he may send a formal request to Ministers.
Working in partnership, with Cancer Research UK, we produce the Be Breast Aware leaflet, advising women on the importance on being breast aware and knowing what signs or changes to look out for. Over a million copies of this leaflet are produced each year.
the introduction of two-view mammography to improve detection rates,
extension of the screening age range to include women aged up to 70,
that there should be a maximum one month wait from diagnosis to treatment for breast cancer and a maximum two month wait from urgent general practitioner referral to treatment for breast cancer, and
a review of the Departments improving outcomes in breast cancer guidance by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
As well as updating the breast cancer guidance in August 2002, NICE has produced clinical guidelines for familial breast cancer and has issued appraisals on nine drugs to treat breast cancer, more than for any other cancer type, and is currently appraising a further two drugs.
In September, my right hon. Friend, the Prime Minister announced proposals for cancer services including extending the breast cancer screening age range to women aged between 43 and 73 and a guaranteed appointment with a specialist within two weeks of referral for all patients with breast problems, not just those with suspected cancer.
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