|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
18 Dec 2007 : Column 1377Wcontinued
Two reports of the evaluation being undertaken by TNS Healthcare of the Boots Chlamydia pathfinder
have already been published. They are Chlamydia screening evaluationinterim report wave one and Chlamydia screening evaluationinterim report wave two. Both reports are available in the Library. The third and final report will be published early in the new year.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies are underway to assess the prevalence and incidence of asymptomatic carriers of vCJD amongst the population; when he expects these studies to be completed; and whether such studies will contribute to his Department's consideration of whether to introduce prion filtration to prevent the risk of contracting vCJD through blood transfusion. 
Dawn Primarolo: On behalf of the Department, the Health Protection Agency is currently conducting a study of tonsils to assess the sub-clinical prevalence of variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (the National Anonymous Tonsil Archive, NATA), and is in the process of undertaking a feasibility pilot study of tissues from post mortems. The duration of NATA, which aims to select 100,000 tonsil pairs, is under continual review and depends upon the rate of accession of tonsils to the archive. Initial results from testing 45,000 tonsil pairs will be considered by the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC) on 14 December 2007. The duration and completion date of the post mortem study are dependent upon the rate at which samples can be obtained from post mortems. In respect of prion filtration, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to the hon. Member for Kettering (Mr. Hollobone) on 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1298W.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the Commission for Social Care Inspection's total budget was spent on publications and marketing in the last period for which figures are available. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: We are informed by the chair of the Commission for Social Care Inspection that the proportion of its total budget spent in the most recent financial year1 April 2006 to 31 March 2007on publications and marketing was 0.5 per cent. and 0.2 per cent. respectively.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department is spending on its Catch it, Bin it, Kill it campaign broken down by (a) financial year and (b) expenditure on (i) the launch event on 28 November, (ii) fees for producing the logo, name and other marketing materials, (iii) other fees to consultants, (iv) printing costs, (v) distribution costs, (vi) staff costs and (vii) other costs; 
(2) which consultancy firms worked with his Department on its Catch it, Bin it, Kill it campaign; and when his Department started working with each firm; 
(3) what assessment he has made of the impact of the launch event for his Departments Catch it, Bin it, Kill it campaign on 28 November; 
(4) what the total cost to the public purse is of the Catch it, Bin it, Kill it campaign, announced by his Department on 28 November; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Catch It, Bin It, Kill It campaign commenced on the 28 November with a wide range of activity, including public relations (PR), marketing and advertising. It will run through to March 2008.
The fees paid to consultancy firms and suppliers are commercial in confidence and it is not appropriate for us to reveal them. The total cost is approximately £609,000. For each item there is an element of consultancy fees included within the cost, which is broken down as follows:
the cost of advertising (including media) was £353,000;
media relations cost £112,000;
research costs were £92,000;
distribution costs will be around £48,000 and
the cost of printing 110,000 posters was £4,000.
It would not be appropriate to identify the staff cost associated with the campaign.
The Red Consultancy (PR Consultancy) was appointed to work on the Catch It PR campaign on 1 October 2007.
Pre-campaign evaluation was undertaken in September 2007. Post-campaign evaluation will be undertaken in March 2008.
Mr. Spring: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community matrons were employed in Suffolk in each year since 2004; and how many were planned to be employed in each of those years. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information is not available in the format requested. Community matrons were not separately identifiable until the 2005 Census.
The following table shows community matrons in the Suffolk primary care trust area as at 30 September each specified year.
| Source: The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.|
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1114-6W, on dental services, what plans his Department has to increase the number of NHS orthodontists in the East of England Strategic Health Authority area. 
Ann Keen: It is the responsibility of primary care trusts to commission services, including orthodontics, to meet the needs of for the communities they serve.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residents of Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency are on the Cumbria Primary Care Trust's waiting list for NHS dentistry services. 
Ann Keen: Information on numbers of people on waiting lists for national health service dentistry services is not collected centrally.
Sir Paul Beresford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in each deanery received funding under the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Developments Walport scheme for (a) academic clinical fellowships and (b) academic clinical lectureships in each year since the schemes inception; and what the figures represented as a proportion of the total number of clinicians that have received funding. 
Ann Keen [holding answer 17 December 2007]: The information requested is shown in the following table.
|Academic clinical fellowships|
|Deanery||Dental school||Programme name||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010|
|Deanery||Dental school||Programme name||2006||2007||2008||2009||2010||2011|
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|