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|Number of GP practices in England, as at 1997 to 2007|
|Total GP practices||Total number of GPs( 1)|
|(1) Excluding GP registrars and GP retainers.|
Data as at 1 October 1997-99, 30 September 2000-07.
The Information Centre for health and Social Care, General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the results were of the most recent patient survey on access for GP practices in (a) Selly Oak constituency, (b) South Birmingham primary care trust, (c) other primary care trusts in Birmingham, (d) Birmingham, (e) the West Midlands and (f) England. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The information requested is not held centrally. In order to extend general practitioner opening hours £158 million has been provided nationally. The development and location of services are a matter for the national health service locally, based on need and working in conjunction with clinicians, patients and other stakeholders.
Mr. Ivan Lewis: Information is not held in the format requested. Information is available at primary care trust (PCT) level for numbers of general practitioners (GPs) by headcount and full-time equivalent (FTE).
|GPs (excluding retainers and registrars) in Bournemouth and Poole Teaching PCT, 30 September 2007|
|Numbers (headcount) and full time equivalents|
|Bournemouth and Poole Teaching PCT|
The Information Centre for health and social care.
|Numbers of patients per GP as at 30 September 2007|
|Organisation||All GPs (excluding retainers and registrars)||Registered patients||Patients per GP|
The Information Centre for health and social care general and personal medical services statistics.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the GP to patient ratio within the South Staffordshire NHS primary care trust area was in the most recent period for which figures are available. 
|Numbers of patients per practitioner by selected primary care trust (PCT) in England, as at 30 September 2007|
|All practitioners (excluding registrars and retainers)||Registered patients||Patients per practitioner|
The Information Centre for health and social care
Mr. Heald: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) health visitors, (b) nursery nurses, (c) support workers and (d) midwives there were in Hertfordshire in the most recent year for which figures are available. 
|Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff (headcount) in Hertfordshire by national health service organisation and by staff group as at 30 September 2007|
|Total of specified organisations||East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust||West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust||East and North Hertfordshire primary care trust (PCT)||West Hertfordshire PCT||Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust|
|(1) Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff includes: nurse consultant; modern matron; community matron; nurse manager; registered nurse (children); registered midwife; health visitor; district nurse; school nurse; and other first and second level registration nurses (excluding those in the previous categories). Excluding general practitioner practice nurses.|
(2) Support to doctors and nursing staff includes: nursery nurses; nursing assistant/auxiliary; nurse learner; healthcare assistant; support worker; clerical and admin; and estates (maintenance and works).
The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the operation of payment by results following the conclusion of the consultation on modifications to the existing system in the East of England; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: No assessment has been made of the operation of Payment by Results in the East of England following the conclusion of the Options for the future of Payment by Results consultation exercise.
The summary of responses to the consultation exercise, published in January 2008, signalled the priority work areas for the development of payment by results, informed by the responses received to the consultation.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the effectiveness of payment by results in the acute sector in the east of England; and if he will make a statement. 
However, the Department does sponsor independent research into the national implementation and effectiveness of payment by results. The latest study, the National
Evaluation of Payment by Results, has been completed by the health economics research unit of the university of Aberdeen.
Mr. Jenkins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were (a) made to and (b) upheld by (i) by complaint structures at local level and (ii) the Health Service Commissioner arising from services provided by hospitals in South Staffordshire NHS Primary Care Trust area in each of the last five years. 
Ann Keen: The information is not available in the requested format. The following table sets out the number of complaints received by national health service organisations in south Staffordshire for the last five years for which figures are available.
|Written complaints about hospital and community services by specified organisations within the south Staffordshire area|
|(1) South Staffordshire PCT came into existence on 1 October 2006. It is made up of a merger of the following PCTs: Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth PCT; Cannock Chase PCT; East Staffordshire PCT; and South Western Staffordshire PCT.|
Data as at 1 April to 31 March each year.
The Information Centre for health and social care
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