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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 148 of his Department’s Annual Report 2008 , if he will break down the ‘other’ budget in Figure 9.19 for each financial year. [209189]

Mr. Bradshaw: The information requested in shown in the following table.

Breakdown of other allocations budget in figure 9.19 of the departmental report for each financial year
£ million
Budget 2007-08 2008-09

Health Improvement and Protection

210.175

234.798

Healthcare Quality

11.110

4.955

Research and Development

33.164

Communications

12.500

13.352

Workforce

133.636

142.872

Commissioning

5.669

Chief Nursing Officer

17.200

11.417

Social Care

37.207

48.873

NHS Medical Director

9.450

31.869

Policy and Strategy

17.664

Total

464.442

511.469

Note:
The table shows budgets for both financial years as, at the time of publication of the departmental report, the 2007-08 outturn figures were not known and the 2008-09 budget figures were still indicative.

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Donors: Health Education

Mr. Hollobone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many secondary schools have been sent information about the Give and Let Live donor education programme; and how many of them have participated in the programme. [211368]

Dawn Primarolo: In total 5,613 schools were sent information about the Give and Let Live pack. I regret that the answer I gave to the hon. Member on 10 June 2008, Official Report, column 152W, on the number of schools which had requested a copy of the pack was incorrect. The pack was requested by 1,746 schools.

Female Genital Mutilation

Mrs. May: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) hospital admissions and (b) deaths arising from female genital mutilation in each of the last three years. [211047]

Dawn Primarolo: ‘A Statistical Study to Estimate the Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in England and Wales’, funded by this Department, was published by Forward in October 2007. Copies of this publication have been placed in the Library.

Data about the numbers of girls and women admitted to hospital or killed as a result of this crime are not available centrally.

General Practitioners: Birmingham

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what local leadership there was for the development of the proposals to establish new GP practices in Birmingham; and what the duration of each primary care trust consultation with (a) patients, (b) carers, (c) the public and (d) key partners was on (i) the principle and (ii) the practice of the establishment of new practices. [210262]

Mr. Bradshaw: The three primary care trusts (PCTs) covering Birmingham (Heart of Birmingham PCT, Birmingham East and North PCT and South Birmingham PCT) have developed proposals to establish new general practitioner (GP) led health centres and additional GP practices to improve access to primary care services. These proposals are currently the subject of three separate public consultations, the last of which concludes on 24 August 2008.

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when primary care trusts in Birmingham were informed that they were to be allocated funding to establish new GP practices; and what assessment had been undertaken to assess (a) the need for new practices and (b) whether this was the best means of improving access to GP services. [210263]


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Mr. Bradshaw: The Department announced in December 2007 which primary care trusts would receive funding to establish new general practitioner (GP) practices. 100 new practices are being set up in the areas with the greatest need for additional GP practices. Primary care trusts in Birmingham are currently carrying out public consultation on where the six additional GP practices proposed for the city should be situated.

General Practitioners: Finance

Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for future levels of spending in GP surgeries, with particular reference to services for hard to reach vulnerable patients. [209498]

Mr. Bradshaw: We are committed to working with general practitioners (GPs) to reduce health inequalities and to improve access to services, particularly for hard to reach vulnerable patients. Our new contract introduced in 2004 saw record investment in primary medical care—an extra £2.7 billion since 2002-03.

Through NHS Employers, we have been consulting the British Medical Association on a package of investment of up to £100 million through existing GP practices to further improve care and services for patients. This will included targeted improvements especially for vulnerable patients such as those with severe learning difficulties.


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Health Centres

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private companies representatives of his Department have met to discuss plans for GP-led health centres in each primary care trust area in the last 12 months. [205217]

Mr. Bradshaw: Meetings have taken place with a number of organisations on a range of issues but none has specifically focused on the procurements of new practices and health centres in primary care trust areas. However, it is for the local NHS who are leading on these procurements to engage the range of providers interested in tendering for the service.

Hospitals: Waiting Lists

Stephen Hesford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for endocrinology services in hospital trusts in the North West in the latest period for which figures are available. [205066]

Mr. Bradshaw: Too few patients are waiting to be able to calculate a statistically meaningful median. Instead, the following tables provide information on the number of patients waiting, by time band.

By the end of 2008, all patients on consultant-led pathways can expect to start any necessary treatment within 18 weeks, unless they choose not to, or it would be clinically appropriate to wait longer. This includes patients waiting for endocrinology services, where that forms part of a consultant-led pathway.


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Patients waiting for elective in-patient admission and first consultant out-patient appointment: North West Strategic Health Authority area—position at 30 September 2007
Weeks
Total waiting list Less than 1 1 to <2 2 to <3 3 to <4 4 to <5 5 to <6 6 to <7 7 to <8 8 to <9 9 to <10 10 to <11 11 to <12 12 to <13 13 to <14 14 to <15 15+

In-patients

Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

28

6

5

5

2

2

3

0

3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

1

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

42

8

8

5

6

4

2

6

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust

84

32

7

8

4

1

4

6

3

7

4

1

3

2

0

2

0

Out-patients

Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT

67

19

14

13

9

7

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Royal Liverpool Children’s NHS Trust

17

2

6

4

1

0

1

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust

48

11

14

10

7

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

3

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Aintree University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

100

21

18

16

26

7

10

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Cheshire NHS Trust

12

4

1

3

2

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

55

11

6

10

4

4

5

4

3

4

2

0

1

0

0

0

1

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

39

14

8

3

5

6

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

5

1

2

1

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

129

18

14

13

15

18

9

11

12

10

7

0

1

1

0

0

0

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust

7

2

0

0

2

0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust

76

17

20

15

5

4

8

3

0

3

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

34

8

6

10

4

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Trust

28

10

3

3

8

3

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust

22

7

1

6

3

0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Sources:
In-patients: Department of Health form KH07
Out-patients: Department of Health form QM08ns

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