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The numbers of NHS dentists at primary care trust (PCT) and strategic health authority (SHA) level as at 30 June, 30 September, 31 December 2006 and 31 March 2007 are available in Table El of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2006-07 report. This information is based on the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006.
The inclusion of dentists on trust led contracts in the data collection following the 2006 reforms means that data collected since April 2006 cannot be directly compared with data collected under the previous system.
The methodology and frequency for reporting workforce information are being reviewed. The purpose of the review is to ensure that, following experience of the first year of the new dental contract, figures provide an appropriate measure of the workforce, given the way that the workforce reporting system is being used by PCTs. An update on the review will be provided in the NHS Dentals Statistics for England, Quarter 2, 30 September 2007 publication, which is due to be published in February 2008.
Mr. Evennett: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS dentists in Bexley (a) admitted new adult patients to their list and (b) treated NHS patients between the ages of 18 and 65 years in each of the last five years; 
The number of patients registered with an NHS dentist at primary care trust (PCT) and strategic health authority (SHA) area are available in annex A of the NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report, England: 31 March 2006. Information is available annually as at 31 March 1997 to 2006 and is broken down by children (aged 17 and under) and adults (aged 18 and over).
Under the new contractual arrangements, patients do not have to be registered with a dentist to receive NHS care. The closest equivalent measure to registration is the number of patients receiving NHS dental services (patients seen) in a given area over a 24-month period, for that area. However, this is not directly comparable to the registration data for earlier years.
The number of patients seen by an NHS dentist in the 24-month period ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2007 is available in table C1 of annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England 2006-07 report. Information is available at PCT and SHA area and is broken down by children (aged 17 and under) and adults (aged 18 and over).
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS dentists in England face clawbacks of funding under the April 2006 dental contracts for the financial year 2006-07 who work in dental practices established (a) prior to and (b) after April 2006; 
Ann Keen: This information is not held centrally. It is the responsibility of individual primary care trusts to decide how such situations should be handled within the regulations governing dental contracts.
Mr. Leech: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) Manchester and (b) Manchester Withington constituency have had an appointment with an NHS dentist since the introduction of the new dental contract. 
Ann Keen: Under the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006, information is available on the number of patients receiving national health service dental services (patients seen) in a given area over a 24-month period.
The numbers of patients seen by an NHS dentist in the 24-month periods ending 31 March 2006 and 31 March 2007 are available in Table C1 of Annex 3 of the NHS Dental Statistics for England 2006-07 report. Information is available at primary care trust and strategic health authority area in England, but not at constituency level.
Information is available on average hospital waiting times from referral to first out-patient appointment from decision to admit to hospital admission (day case and in-patient). This information is provided, broken down by primary care trust, a copy has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the outcome was of the Commission for Racial Equalitys investigation into the Department of Healths discharge of its duty to promote race equality launched in 2007. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) published a report on its investigation into the Department on 27 September 2007. The report is available on the website of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (which took over CREs responsibilities on 1 October 2007) at:
The report outlines the CREs findings and recommendations. Of the nine recommendations, one was that CRE should issue a compliance notice to the Department, which it did on 28 September. The Department is discussing with the Equality and Human Rights Commission the action required by the compliance notice. A copy of actions the Department is taking to fulfil the other recommendations has been placed in the Library.
Ann Keen: The Department does not keep a central record of all of the Departments citizens juries. However, there have been two citizens summits of note which the Department has run. From these two events, three relevant documents will be placed in the Library.
The first event supported the Our Health, Our Care, Our Say White Paper in 2006. From this citizens summit, two documents will now be placed in the Library. These are Your Health, Your Care, Your Say: Improving Community Health and Care Services, Citizens Guide, which was the input guide to the event, and Your Health, Your Care, Your Say: Report of Citizens Summit, Birmingham , 29 October 2005, which is the write up of the day.
The second was on the 18 September 2007, as part of the Next Stage Review being led by Lord Darzi. A copy of the results from this event, Our NHS, Our Future: 18 September 2007 Nationwide Consultative Event, Key findings has been placed in the Library.
|Hospital and Community Health Services: medical consultants within the dermatology specialty: England at 30 September each year|
The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census
Mr. Laws: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were made for children aged (a) under 16 and (b) 16 to 18 years in full time education for (i) antidepressants, (ii) stimulants and (iii) drugs for (A) attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and (B) psychoses and related disorders in each year since 1990-91; at what cost in each year to the NHS; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information is not available on the number of prescriptions that were made to children. However, data are available on the number of items that were dispensed and the net ingredient cost (NIC) of those drugs dispensed.
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These drugs are classified under BNF section 4.4, Central Nervous System (CNS) stimulants and drugs used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It is not possible to separate out whether the drug was dispensed as a stimulant or for ADHD.
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