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Mr. Denis Murphy: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health nurses were employed in NHS hospitals in each of the last five years; and how many experienced a violent assault in connection with their duties in each such year. 
For information on the numbers of reported physical assaults against NHS staff, I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave the hon. Member for East Devon (Mr. Swire) on 4 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2390-1W.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 962W, on the NHS, on what specific elements of the constitution his Department is considering whether it is appropriate to legislate; and what elements of the constitution his Department is not proposing to enshrine in legislation. 
Mr. Ivan Lewis: The NHS Constitution is a declaratory document and will not be enshrined in legislation. However, we intend to legislate to place a legal duty on all national health service organisations to take account of the Constitution when performing their functions, and on the Secretary of State to renew the Constitution every 10 years.
The draft NHS Constitution and the Governments proposals are open for public consultation until 17 October 2008. The details, including how to feed in views, are available on the Departments website at:
Ian Stewart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much of the NHS blood and transplant budget for 2008-09 is allocated to the NHS Cord Blood Bank for (a) donation, (b) collection, (c) storage and (d) provision of cord blood units for clinical use; 
Currently, the NHS Cord Blood Bank has more than 11,000 cord blood units banked over three sites in Edgware, Bishops Stortford and Cambridge. New, single site facilities at Filton, near Bristol, will allow 2,000 units per year to be processed and stored with the aim of having 20,000 clinical grade cord blood units banked by 2013.
Andrew George: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the findings of the Advisory Committee for Resource Allocation review of the geographical apportionment of health funding. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The 2009-10 and 2010-11 PCT revenue allocations will be announced in the autumn alongside the national health service operating framework for 2009-10. The report of the Advisory Committee on Resource Allocation's review of the funding formula used to inform PCT revenue allocations will be published at that time.
Ann Keen: The NHS Next Stage Review has been first and foremost a local process. Clinical working groups were established in each strategic health authority (SHA) region to identify improvements to local services. In total 74 groups, led by 2,000 frontline clinicians examined services across eight pathways of care engaging with patients, national health service staff, stakeholders and the public.
Each SHA has now published its long-term vision for improving health and healthcare in its region based on the work of these groups. The local visions and the final report are based on unprecedented engagement with around 60,000 public, patients and staff through a combination of local engagement led by the SHAs, and nationally through a series of events, meetings and working groups.
More information on local engagement can be found within the SHA vision documents, which are available on the review websitewww.ournhs.nhs.uk. Nationally, full findings from the first set of deliberative events on 18 September 2007 and a summary of the international clinical summit on 21-22 November 2007 are available on the website. An analysis of the views and opinions gathered in the engagement process has also been published on the website.
Patrick Hall: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is to be included in the forthcoming NHS Next Stage Review report on the management of chronic pain in (a) primary care, (b) secondary care and (c) tertiary care settings. 
Ann Keen: The NHS Next Stage Review final report, High Quality Care for All was published on 30 June; copies of this publication have already been placed in the Library. The review, led by two thousand frontline clinicians and staff across each strategic health authority in England, examined services across eight pathways of care, including long-term conditions. The report responds to the challenges identified locally to deliver the improvements to the wider system that will enable these local priorities to be met most effectively.
giving patients even greater influence over the services they use by guaranteeing choice and access to the most clinically and cost-effective drugs and treatments;
making health care more personal by ensuring that everyone with a long-term condition has their own personalised care plan and by piloting personal health budgets;
a new right to the latest drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, and the speeding up of the process to look at new drugs and treatments; and
measuring quality right across the service and publishing that information for the first time, so that both staff and patients can work together to make the best decisions about treatment.
Hugh Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the Health Professions Council has made on the statutory regulation of sports therapists; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The White Paper, Trust, Assurance, Safety - The Regulation of Health Professionals in the 21(st) Century sets out Government proposals for extending statutory regulation to more health care professions/occupational groups. Copies of this publication are available in the Library.
(1) Based on prescriptions dispensed in the community in England. Also included are prescriptions written in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man but dispensed in England. The data do not cover drugs dispensed in hospitals, including mental health trusts, or private prescriptions.
|Strategic health authority||Number of prescription forms (Thousand)||Average number of prescription items per form||Average net ingredient cost( 1) per item (£)|
|(1) Net ingredient cost is the basic cost of a drug. It does not take account of discounts, dispensing costs, fees or prescription charges income.|
Prescription Pricing Division of the NHS Business Services Authority.
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