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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Southend West of 20 October 2003, Official Report, column 470W, on rheumatoid arthritis, what his latest estimate is of the number of people that anti-TNF drugs help; and what the evidential basis for this figure is; 
(2) what plans he has to introduce a national strategy for the care and treatment of people with rheumatoid arthritis. 
Ann Keen: There are no plans to introduce a national strategy for rheumatoid arthritis.
The technology appraisal guidance, Guidance on the use of etanercept and infliximab for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, published in March 2002 by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, estimated that approximately 15,000 people in England and Wales would initially be eligible for anti-TNF treatment. Using an incidence of 0.5 per thousand population, an additional 950 people were estimated to become eligible for this treatment each year.
This estimate was based on a prevalence for rheumatoid arthritis of eight per thousand population, and information derived from the Norfolk Arthritis Register, a large database of all cases of arthritis recorded in Norfolk.
We are not aware of any revised estimate having been made for the number of people with rheumatoid arthritis who would benefit from this treatment.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many new cases of rheumatoid arthritis were diagnosed in each of the last five years; 
(2) what estimate he has made of the number of people in England diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in each (a) strategic health authority area and (b) primary care trust area in the most recent year for which figures are available; 
(3) what estimate he has made of the total cost to (a) the NHS and (b) social services of rheumatoid arthritis in the latest period for which figures are available. 
Ann Keen: Information on the number of newly diagnosed cases of rheumatoid arthritis is not collected.
We have made no estimate of the number of people diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis within each strategic health authority or primary care trust area.
We have made no estimate of the cost of rheumatoid arthritis to the national health service and social services.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2007, Official Report, column 232W, on Atkinson Morley Hospital, in which years the expenditure referred to
was incurred; and if he will break down the total given down by main budget heading for each such year. 
Mr. Bradshaw [holding answer 10 December 2007]: London strategic health authority has advised that over the period 2002-03 to 2006-07, records from St. Georges Health Care NHS Trust shows the trust incurred a total expenditure on the sale of the Atkinson Morley hospital site of £1.598 million. This total is after deducting the contribution of £165,000 from the St. Georges hospital charity for the fees applicable to their property, the Firs.
The following table from the trust shows a breakdown of the costs incurred for the disposal of the Atkinson Morley hospital site.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to ensure that the number of nurses per 100 beds in Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust matches the national average; 
(2) if he will take steps to ensure that the number of doctors per 100 beds in Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust matches the national average for other trusts. 
Ann Keen: It is the responsibility of individual national health service organisations to ensure that adequate levels of staff are available to ensure that patient safety is not compromised. The following table shows the number of NHS staff in England and the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital NHS Trust in each specified group per 11 total available beds(1) as at 30 September 2006(2) (which is the latest data available).
(1) The total available beds figure is the average daily number of open and staffed beds on wards open overnight in NHS hospitals in England. Beds in wards that are closed temporarily for refurbishment or cleaning would not be included. Cots on maternity wards for well babies are not included in the figures. Figures are submitted annually on form KH03 by each NHS trust and provide a summary across all hospital sites within the trust.
(2) Staff in post figures are as at 30 September. Figures are calculated against headcount.
|Medical and dental staff||Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff|
The information centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census Department of Health KH03.
Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile have been recorded in Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust since 1997. 
Ann Keen: The information is not collected in the format requested.
Data on methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and clostridium difficile (C.difficile) is only available from 2001, and can be found in the following table.
|Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals MRSA bacteraemia reports (annual)|
|April to March each year||Number|
The best available data on the number of reports of C.difficile infections are for patients aged 65 and over and come from the mandatory surveillance scheme run by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) since 2004.
|Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals C.difficile reports (annual) Patients aged = 65 years|
| Note: The data shown in the tables are provisional. The HPA states that the tables contain data received prior to the final submission deadline. Late submissions of data corrections are incorporated in later publications. Source: HPA|
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many official complaints were made by patients of Broadmoor hospital to West London Mental Health Trust in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information requested can be found in the following table. Please note that the information requested is only available from 2001.
|Written complaints about hospital and community services in West London Mental Health NHS Trust( 1) , England, 2001-02 to 2006-07|
|(1) In 2001 Broadmoor Hospital Authority merged with Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham Mental Health NHS Trust to form the West London Mental Health NHS Trust. It is impossible to separate hospital level data from the census figures Note: Data as at 1 April to 31 March each year. Source: The Information Centre, dataset KO41a|
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foreign nationals are held in Broadmoor Hospital. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information requested is not held centrally.
Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many clinical staff were employed at Broadmoor hospital in each year since 1997; 
(2) how many non-clinical staff were employed at Broadmoor hospital in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information is not available in the format requested. However, data in relation to the number of clinical and non-clinical staff at West London Mental Health National Health Service Trust, which includes Broadmoor hospital can be found in the following table.
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