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Health Services: Prisons

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were dispensed to persons held in each prison for (a) subutex, (b) methadone and (c) other opiate replacements in each of the last five years. [197935]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information is not available in the format requested.


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Since April 2007, HM Prison Service has collected information on regular opioid prescriptions to prisoners. From April to December 2007, 9,242 maintenance prescriptions, for methadone and buprenorphine, were initiated.

Health Services: York

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards achieving the targets for the National Service Framework for Long-term Conditions in the Vale of York. [193798]

Ann Keen: It is for individual primary care trusts (PCTs), including North Yorkshire and York PCT, within the national health service to develop locally the levels of service described in the ‘National Service Framework for Long-term (Neurological) Conditions’ (the NSF). The NSF has a 10-year implementation programme from its publication in March 2005, with flexibility for organisations to set the pace of change locally to take account of differences in local priorities and needs. A copy of the NSF is available in the Library.

Information on the progress that has been achieved locally with regard to the implementation of the targets set out in the NSF can be obtained direct from North Yorkshire and York PCT.

Health Services: Yorkshire and Humberside

Mr. Graham Stuart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the annual number of people who use the Humber Bridge to access medical services provided in (a) Kingston upon Hull and (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement. [197437]

Ann Keen: This information is not collected centrally.

Hereditary Diseases

Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the incidence of birth defects in consanguineous marriages; how many representations he has received about the number of birth defects in consanguineous marriages in the last six months; and if he will make a statement. [194437]

Ann Keen: Information on the number of birth defects in consanguineous marriages is not collected centrally. The Department’s correspondence unit has no record of any representations on birth defects from consanguineous marriages this year.

HIV Infection: Prisons

Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for anti-retroviral drugs were dispensed to persons detained in each prison in each of the last five years. [197940]

Mr. Ivan Lewis: The information requested is not held centrally.


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Hospitals: Staff Assaults

John Cummings: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many assaults upon staff at (a) Sunderland Royal Hospital, (b) Durham University Hospital and (c) Hartlepool General Hospital were recorded in each year since 2002; and how many successful prosecutions followed such assaults. [194126]

Ann Keen: The Department collected figures on the number of violent incidents in the year 2002-03.


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In April 2003 the national health service security management service (NHS SMS) was created and assumed responsibility for tackling violence against NHS staff. Since 2004-05 the NHS SMS has collected statistics for the number of reported physical assaults and criminal sanctions against individuals who have assaulted NHS staff.

The numbers of violent incidents, reported physical assaults and criminal sanctions are not available by hospital but by trust. The figures for 2002-03 and for 2004-05 to 2006-07 are shown in the following table.

2002-03 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07
NHS trust Violent incidents Assaults Sanctions Assaults Sanctions Assaults Sanctions

City hospitals and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

103

124

1

153

2

123

4

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

339

97

1

47

4

41

7

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

163

61

22

57

1

8

0

Notes:
Criminal sanctions include:
Cautions and Conditional Cautions;
Community Rehabilitation or Punishment Orders;
Imprisonment (including suspended sentences);
Conditional Discharges; and
Fines.

David Simpson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital staff in England were hospitalised as a result of assault while on duty in each of the last three years. [194654]

Ann Keen: The information is not available centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Hypertension: Health Services

Sir Nicholas Winterton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve patient services for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of care and treatment available to end stage patients; [194210]

(2) what assessment he has made of the efficacy of treatment pathways for pulmonary arterial hypertension; [194211]

(3) what specialist centres for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension there are; what plans he has to increase the number of such centres; and whether the role of such specialist centres will be continued; [194212]

(4) what assessment he has made of the treatment provided for pulmonary arterial hypertension patients in England against UK and international benchmarks; [194213]

(5) what assessment he has made of the impact of (a) the changing structure of NHS processes and (b) recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommendations on the commissioning of pulmonary arterial hypertension services. [194214]

Ann Keen: There are six centres for the treatment of adults with pulmonary hypertension in England. These are at Newcastle, Sheffield, Papworth, Hammersmith, Royal Free and the Brompton hospitals. Several of these centres run outreach clinics at other hospitals.

From April 2008, pulmonary hypertension services for adults will be commissioned by specialised commissioning groups on behalf of their constituent primary care trusts. The National Specialised Commissioning Group retains a national overview of these commissioning arrangements and considers the appropriate standards, which local centres should achieve, taking National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance into account.

For the care and treatment of children with pulmonary hypertension, a United Kingdom national network is organised on a ‘hub and spoke’ principle. The hub is Great Ormond Street hospital for Children and the spokes for follow up care are six centres of paediatric cardiology at Leeds General Infirmary, Bristol Children’s hospital, Freeman hospital in Newcastle, Birmingham Children’s hospital, Yorkhill hospital in Glasgow and the Royal Hospital for Children in Belfast.

Pulmonary hypertension services for children are nationally commissioned and performance managed by the National Commissioning Group on behalf on the national health service.

There are no current plans to change the arrangements for these specialist centres.

In addition, the national pulmonary hypertension centres of the UK and Ireland have published “A Consensus Statement on the Management of Pulmonary Hypertension in Clinical Practice in the UK and Ireland in March 2008”. This is available at:


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Ipsos MORI

Mr. Pickles: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments his Department has made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes. [194315]

Mr. Bradshaw: The total paid to Ipsos MORI (Market and Opinion Research International) for surveys by various policy teams of the Department from March 2006 to mid March 2008 is £19,138,755.15.

It would not be possible to discern the specific details of each survey without incurring disproportionate cost.

Maternity Services

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deliveries at each NHS maternity unit there were in the latest year for which figures are available, broken down by maternity unit within each NHS trust. [194898]

Ann Keen: Information is not available on the number of deliveries by maternity unit. The following table has provisional information for 2006-07 on the number of deliveries in national health service hospitals by NHS provider.


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Number of deliveries taking place in NHS hospitals by NHS provider—NHS hospitals, England 2006-07
Deliveries

South Staffordshire PCT

351

Berkshire East PCT

192

Gloucestershire PCT

145

Wiltshire PCT

4,729

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

401

Devon PCT

486

Isle of Wight NHS PCT

1,192

Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Trust

3,178

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

547

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

1,325

United Bristol Healthcare NHS Trust

5,013

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

2,221

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,746

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3,580

Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust

3,227

North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

3,868

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Trust

3,843

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

4,943

Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust

2,841

West Dorset General Hospitals NHS Trust

1,957

Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust

4,617

Wirral Hospital NHS Trust

3,425

St. Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust

3,002

The Cardiothoracic Centre—Liverpool NHS Trust

*

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust

2,753

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

1,507

Bedford Hospital NHS Trust

2,984

Ealing Hospital NHS Trust

2,680

Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4,278

York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

3,242

Scarborough and North East Yorkshire Health Care NHS Trust

3,342

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

1,713

Airedale NHS Trust

2,394

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Trust

2,186

Poole Hospital NHS Trust

3,993

Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust

5,181

Milton Keynes General Hospital NHS Trust

3,232

Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

4,304

Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust

3,489

Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3,946

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

474

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

1,488

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

3,492

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

7,994

Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery NHS Trust

*

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

9,145

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2,571

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

2,685

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

2,858

West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust

2,015

Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust

4,047

Bromley Hospitals NHS Trust

3,678

Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust

4,853

Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

3,740

James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2,079

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

3,383

West Suffolk Hospitals NHS Trust

2,298

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,476

Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust

2,774

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

2,939

Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust

5,038

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

6,530

Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust

5,188

Royal Berkshire Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

5,336

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

6,382

The Lewisham Hospital NHS Trust

3,424

St Mary’s NHS Trust

4,390

Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust

4,713

St. George's Healthcare NHS Trust

4,851

South Warwickshire General Hospitals NHS Trust

2,516

Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust

2,377

University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust

5,522

Burton Hospitals NHS Trust

3,160

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

4,398

East Cheshire NHS Trust

1,988

Countess Of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3,297

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4,910

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

2,668

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

4,313

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS

5,160

The Whittington Hospital NHS Trust

3,489

The Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust

3,579

City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust

3,430

Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust

1,795

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

2,536

Birmingham Women’s Health Care NHS Trust

6,761

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust

5,433

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

2,065

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

2,844

Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust

1,377

Bolton Hospitals NHS Trust

4,097

Tameside and Glossop Acute Services NHS Trust

2,625

Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare NHS Trust

2,999

Swindon and Marlborough NHS Trust

3,724

Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust

2,659

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

2,985

Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust

4,193

Newham University Hospital NHS Trust

5,825

Barts and The London NHS Trust

4,150

North Cumbria Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

2,990

Kettering General Hospital NHS Trust

3,829

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

4,130

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

2,249

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,022

Medway NHS Trust

4,304

Worthing and Southlands Hospitals NHS Trust

2,506

Royal West Sussex NHS Trust

2,509

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital NHS Trust

*

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust

3,476

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

6,004

Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust

4,783

Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust

2,334

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust

3,228

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

5,679

Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

10,486

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust

1,764

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

8,786

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Trust

2,793

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,567

The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,494

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,681

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

3,730

Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

5,304

Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

8,908

Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust

3,905

Surrey And Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

4,062

South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust

5,025

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

3,340

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

4,791

North Bristol NHS Trust

5,279

Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust

6,887

Epsom and St. Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust

4,843

East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

6,055

North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Trust

3,727

Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

3,022

Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospital NHS Trust

4,996

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

10,366

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

5,384

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust

5,294

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

9,550

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

4,979

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

5,423

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

6,084

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

3,514

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

5,611

North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust

3,051

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust

5,441

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

10,105

East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust

3,836

Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

6,189

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

5,151

Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

5,925

Blackpool, Fylde And Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust

6,226

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

4,595

County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust

5,729

Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust

5,474

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

6,222

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

4,796

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust

*

Total

629,207

Note:
Due to reasons of confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 have been suppressed and replaced with *. Where it was possible to identify numbers from the total due to a single suppressed number in a row or column, an additional smallest number have been suppressed in order to protect patient confidentiality.
Source:
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for health and social care

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