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General Practitioners: Working Hours

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2008, Official Report, column 1360W, on family practitioner services: working hours, what proportion of patients were able to make appointments at their general practitioner practice outside 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday in each quarter for which figures are available since 2000. [182603]

Mr. Bradshaw: Since June 2006, we have estimated the proportion of patients able to make such appointments based on samples of around 1,500 members of the public. These figures are given in the following table:

Percentage
2006 2007
June August October December March Ma y August

Monday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm

85

88

86

90

89

88

90

Monday to Friday evenings (after 6 pm)

7

7

7

6

6

5

5

Monday to Friday early mornings (before 8 am)

4

3

3

4

3

3

3

Weekend

1

1

2

1

1

2

1

Other

3

2

2

1

1

1

*

Do not know

4

3

5

3

3

4

2


“Health For All, Have Your Say”

Ben Chapman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of development and publication of the document “Health for all, Have Your Say” was. [185365]

Ann Keen [holding answer 7 February 2008]: This information is not held centrally and can instead be obtained directly from Wirral primary care trust.

Health Services

Paul Rowen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the compliance levels of health care providers with section H of the Code of Practice for Promotion of NHS Services; and if he will make a statement. [186673]

Mr. Bradshaw: The ‘Code of Practice for the Promotion of NHS services’ was a document published for consultation in November 2006. The consultation finished on the 28 February 2007, and we are currently considering the responses to the consultation and will publish a final code shortly. The provisions of this draft promotion code are therefore not currently enforceable, therefore no assessment has been done of the compliance with section H of this code.

Health Services: Age

Andrew Rosindell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the likely changes to the age profile of the population in the next 10 years on the service requirements of the NHS; and if he will make a statement. [179730]


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Mr. Bradshaw: The Department has used population predictions supplied by the Office for National Statistics to inform its policy development. This will support the delivery of high quality health care in areas such as prevention, and better management of long-term conditions to a growing and ageing population.

Health Services: Prisoners

Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) general medical services, (b) mental health treatment, (c) drug and alcohol treatment and (d) other health-related expenditure for prisoners in each year from 2002-03 to 2006-07; and how much funding is allocated in each category for 2007-08. [186910]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: Expenditure on prison healthcare in England 2002-03 to 2007-08, including general medical services, mental health services, and other health-related expenditure, is shown in table 1.


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Table 1: Expenditure on prison healthcare in England 2002-03 to 2007-08( 1)
£

2002-03

117,615,000

2003-04

139,705,000

2004-05

158,002,000

2005-06

177,511,000

2006-07

190,939,000

2007-08

(2)196,094,000

(1) The figures quoted include amount spend on mental health in-reach services in both publicly and privately managed prisons.
(2) The figure for 2006-07 also includes an amount to cover the cost of implementing Agenda for Change, backdated to October 2004, for prison healthcare staff who have transferred to the NHS.
Source:
Department of Health.

Prison funding used specifically for alcohol treatment is not separated out from overall drug treatment funding. Drug treatment funding allocated to prisons globally over the past six years is shown in table 2. This includes investment from both the Department and the Ministry of Justice, and is in addition to the investment in table 1.

Table 2: Drug treatment funding allocated to prisons 2002-03 to 2007-08
£ million
Intervention 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Clinical services (detoxification and/or maintenance-prescribing)

7.30

11.30

11.30

11.30

23.30

24.00

Counselling, Assessment, Referral, Advice and Through-care services

14.30

17.40

22.30

25.70

30.70

31.70

Drug rehabilitation programmes

7.10

9.00

13.80

19.40

19.40

19.40

Young People’s Substance-Misuse Service

3.70

4.30

4.70

4.70

Total

28.70

37.70

51.10

61.10

78.10

79.80

Source:
Ministry of Justice/Department of Health

Health Services: Private Sector

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts NHS bodies have with private sector providers of health care. [185565]

Mr. Bradshaw: The national health service is free to enter into local agreements with independent sector providers and the Department does not collect this information centrally. In terms of contracts centrally procured by the Department's Commercial Directorate, the following contracts between the independent sector and the NHS exist.

Wave 1


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Scheme Provider Lead primary care trust (PCT)/local NHS region

Eccleshill NHS Treatment Centre

Nations/Circle

Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT

Midlands NHS Treatment Centre

Nations/Circle

South Staffordshire PCT

Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

PHG

Barnsley PCT

Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

UKSH

Somerset PCT

Greater Manchester Surgical Centre

Netcare

Oldham PCT

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre

PHG

Plymouth PCT

Bodmin NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

Boston NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Lincolnshire Teaching PCT

Clifton Park NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

North Yorkshire and York PCT

Cobalt NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Newcastle PCT

New Hall NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Southampton City PCT

Blakelands NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Milton Keynes PCT

Reading NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Milton Keynes PCT

Horton NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Oxfordshire PCT

Gainsborough NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay

Lincolnshire Teaching PCT

Kidderminster NHS Treatment Centre

Interhealth

Worcestershire PCT

Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Treatment Centre

Interhealth

Western Cheshire PCT

Mid Kent NHS Treatment Centre

PHG

West Kent PCT

North East London NHS Treatment Centre

PHG

Barking and Dagenham PCT

Mid and South Buckinghamshire NHS Treatment Centre

Mercury/Care UK

Buckinghamshire PCT

Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre

Mercury/Care UK

Medway Teaching PCT

St. Mary's NHS Treatment Centre

Mercury/Care UK

Portsmouth City Teaching PCT

Sussex Orthopaedic NHS Treatment Centre

Mercury/Care UK

Brighton and Hove City PCT

Havant NHS Diagnostic Service

Mercury/Care UK

Hampshire PCT


Phase 2

Scheme Provider Lead PCT/Local NHS region

London NHS Diagnostic Service

InHealth Netcare

Strategic health authority (SHA) regions involved—London

West Midlands Diagnostic Service (contract terminating 14 February 2008)

Care UK

SHA regions involved—West Midlands

Cheshire and Merseyside Electives

Spire Healthcare

SHA regions involved—North West

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear Multi Specialty Treatment Centre

Spire Healthcare

SHA regions involved—North East

Cumbria and Lancashire Electives

Ramsay

SHA regions involved—North West, North East, Yorkshire and Humber


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