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Mark Simmonds: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which primary care trusts carried out appraisals of all GPs in their area in the last three years; 
(2) which primary care trusts have appraised every general practitioner in their area in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Bradshaw: This information is not collected centrally. Our plans to introduce appraisal and revalidation for all doctors will mean that all doctors, whatever their location, will have to participate in appraisal in order to obtain relicensure from the GMC.
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he plans to review the effectiveness of new GP-led health centres; 
(2) when he expects the first GP-led health centre to open; 
(3) what percentage of primary care trusts have identified sites for GP-led health centres. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The Government's policy intent is to increase access to and convenience of general practitioner (GP) services. There are a number of ways of measuring the impact that a new GP-led health centre will have on the delivery of services to patients, which will be monitored centrally. Primary care trusts (PCTs) as the responsible commissioners of services will review improvements against their strategic needs assessments and patient satisfaction with the services being delivered to ensure local needs are being met and the public's health and well-being improves.
The first GP-led health centre opened on 1 July 2008 in Bedfordshire.
PCTs will decide on the location of their new GP-led health centres and the services within them and will be engaging local people and other stakeholders in these matters to ensure they meet local needs.
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) health promotion centres and (b) health promotion resource centres have been (i) opened and (ii) closed in England in each of the last five years; 
(2) how many (a) health promotion centres and (b) health promotion resource centres are operating in England. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Department does not hold information centrally or at regional level on the number of health promotion centres and health promotion resource centres opened and closed in England over the last five years, nor on those that are currently operating. It is the responsibility of local national health service organisations to make decisions on the provision of services for their communities, taking into account the needs and well-being of their local populations.
Sir John Stanley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to extending leasehold enfranchisement to NHS hospitals occupying sites on long leases; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Where a national health service trust occupies a building for operational purposes under a leasehold interest, it relies on Part 2 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to acquire continuity of occupation. There are no proposals to seek further protection under these or other statutory provisions.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether those born before 1 October 1991 and who are aged between 18 and 25 years will be offered the Cervarix vaccine. 
Dawn Primarolo: The Department is still considering the position with regard to those born before 1 October 1991.
Mr. Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's June 2008 consultation on the proposed new arrangements for the provision of stoma and urology services and related services in primary care, whether his Department has made a competition impact assessment on the use of sponsored nurses; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: No competition impact assessment has been made of the use of sponsored nurses as sponsorship of such posts is outside the scope of the review.
Sandra Gidley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many level three intensive care cots were available for neo-natal care in each of the acute hospital trusts in the South Central Strategic Health Authority area in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann Keen: The average daily number of available beds in neonatal intensive care wards (also known as level three wards) for national health service acute providers in the South Central Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area can be found in the following table. There have been concerns raised recently about the definitions used for neonatal intensive care cots in the KH03 data return. The concerns have been around the use of the ward type where the cot is located as part of the definition. This has caused confusion amongst some trusts about where to record their neonatal intensive care cots and has caused inconsistency in reporting. These concerns will be investigated with the view of ensuring a robust and clear definition is developed for the 2008-09 collection.
It is for the neonatal networks, commissioners and SHAs to work together to ensure there is sufficient capacity within the system to meet local demand.
|Average daily number of available beds in wards open overnight, ward classification Intensive care: Neonates, acute NHS providers in South Central SHA area|
|n/a = Not applicable.|
1. In April 2003 South Buckinghamshire NHS Trust and Stoke Mandeville Hospital NHS Trust merged to form Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
2. North Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust became a Foundation Trust on 1 December 2006 and changed its name to Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Department of Health form KH03
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