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Nutrition

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nutritionists the national health service employed in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales in each of the last five years for which information is available. [186248]

Ann Keen: The latest published annual national health service workforce census does not separately identify the number of nutritionists who work in the NHS because nutritionists are grouped together with dieticians in the census.

There were 10 dieticians employed by Southend Hospitals NHS Trust in 2006, the latest period for which figures are available. The figures for the previous five years are nine in 2005, 10 in 2004 and six in both 2003 and 2002.

There were 81 dieticians employed by NHS trusts in Essex in 2006, 73 in 2005, 72 in 2004, 63 in 2003 and 58 in 2002.

There were 3,413 qualified dieticians employed in the NHS in England in 2006, an increase of 1,240 (57 per cent.) since September 1997. There were 3,407 employed in 2005, 3,235 in 2004, 3,122 in 2003 and 2,906 in 2002.

The following table gives the breakdown:


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NHS hospital and community health services: Qualified dietetics staff in England, East of England Strategic Health Authority and each specified organisation as at 30 September each specified year
H eadcount
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

England

2,906

3,122

3,235

3,407

3,413

O f which:

East of England Strategic Health Authority

286

305

325

339

332

Of which:

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals

NHS Foundation Trust

0

0

0

0

0

Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust

9

9

9

9

12

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

9

11

10

11

11

North East Essex primary care trust (PCT)

3

4

4

3

4

North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

1

1

1

1

2

South East Essex PCT

0

0

0

0

0

South West Essex Teaching PCT

12

11

16

17

19

Southend Hospital NHS Trust

6

6

10

9

10

West Essex PCT

18

21

22

23

23

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

0

0

0

0

0

Thurrock PCT

0

0

0

0

0

Notes:
In October 2006 various mergers took place; Colchester PCT and Tendring PCT merged to form North East Essex PCT. Basildon PCT, Thurrock PCT, Billericay, Brentwood and Wickford PCT merged to form South West Essex PCT. Epping Forest PCT, Harlow PCT and Uttlesford PCT merged to form West Essex PCT.
The figures have been aggregated accordingly by the current organisation title.
More accurate validation processes in 2006 have resulted in the identification and removal of 9,858 duplicate non-medical staff records out of the total workforce figure of 1.3 million in 2006. Earlier years’ figures could not be accurately validated in this way and so will be slightly inflated. The level of inflation in earlier years’ figures is estimated to be less than 1 per cent. of total across all non-medical staff groups for headcount figures (and negligible for full-time equivalents). This should be taken into consideration when analysing trends over time.
Source:
The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.

The information on dieticians employed in the NHS in Wales is not collected by the Department. The information will be available from the devolved administration in Wales.

Pathology: Children

Mr. Heath: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified paediatric pathologists were practising in each coroner’s district in each of the last five years. [184740]

Ann Keen: The information is not available in the format requested. Data on the numbers of pathologists are collected by the Royal College of Pathologists, but are not broken down by coroners’ districts. Royal College of Pathologists’ data show that the number of qualified consultant paediatric/perinatal pathologists practising in England in each of the last five years is shown in the following table:

Number of paediatric/perinatal pathologists

2007

40

2006

38

2005

35

2004

32

2003

32


Peripheral Arterial Disease

Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons peripheral arterial disease is no longer included in the quality and outcomes framework; and if he will make a statement. [184319]

Mr. Bradshaw: There have never been any indicators in the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) for peripheral arterial disease.

Skin Cancer

Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many skin cancer patients were diagnosed where use of sunbed salons was a contributing factor in their condition in each of the last five years for which records are available. [187730]

Angela Eagle: I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 22 February 2008:

Registrations of newly diagnosed skin cancer, by sex, England, 2001-05
Males Females

2001

2,785

3,580

2002

2,922

3,693

2003

3,044

3,830

2004

3,307

4,056

2005

3,663

4,362

(1) Malignant melanoma of skin is coded to C43 in the International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision (ICD-10)
Source:
Office for National Statistics

Teenage Pregnancy

Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls aged (a) under 16 years and (b) 16 to 17 years became pregnant in (i) the Metropolitan Police area of London, (ii) Birmingham and (iii) England and
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Wales in each of the last three years; and how many of those pregnancies were followed by (A) a live birth and (B) abortion. [186968]

Beverley Hughes: I have been asked to reply.

The numbers of conceptions to girls under 16 and of conceptions to 16 and 17 year old girls and the percentage resulting in maternity or abortion in each of
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the last three years for which data are available (2003-05) in the Greater London Government office region, in Birmingham, in England and in England and Wales are provided in the following table. It also includes information on the under 18 conception rate which shows that the proportion of under 18s becoming pregnant has declined in England by 11.4 per cent. since 1998.

Number of conceptions to girls under 16 Number of conceptions: girls aged 16 and 17 Under 18 conception rate (per 1,000 of the female population aged 15-17)
2003 2004 2005 2003 2004 2005 2003 2004 2005

England and Wales

8,024

7,615

7,930

34,138

34,583

34,395

42.4

41.8

41.4

Percentage leading to maternity

43

43

43

57

57

56

Percentage leading to abortion

57

57

57

43

43

44

England

7,558

7,181

7,473

31,995

32,412

32,331

42.2

41.6

41.3

Percentage leading to maternity

42

42

43

57

57

56

Percentage leading to abortion

58

58

57

43

43

44

Greater London GOR

1,247

1,128

1,068

5,220

5,107

4,795

51.8

49.2

46.0

Percentage leading to maternity

33

34

36

43

42

42

Percentage leading to abortion

67

66

64

57

58

58

Birmingham

186

192

199

967

927

896

54.4

51.9

50.7

Percentage leading to maternity

46

44

50

61

60

57

Percentage leading to abortion

54

56

50

39

40

43


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