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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts are held by (a) his Department and (b) Connecting for Health with suppliers to the National IT programme. [221439]

Mr. Bradshaw: Contracts under the national programme for information technology, held by NHS Connecting
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for Health on behalf of the Secretary of State, comprise local service provider (LSP) contracts with BT and CSC; contracts for the ‘spine’ and the new national broadband (N3) network, also with BT; for choose and book with Atos Origin; with Accenture for Picture Archiving and Communications systems; with Cable and Wireless for NHS Mail; and a contract with Fujitsu to cover transitional arrangements following termination of the company’s original LSP contract. In addition, NHS Connecting for Health holds numerous enterprise wide agreements on behalf of the national health service and other contracts that relate to aspects of its work which are not a part of the national programme, and for its day-to-day operational needs, such as accommodation and staff.

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals (a) have and (b) do not have a national programme for IT patient administration system in place. [221554]

Mr. Bradshaw: As at 21 July 2008 NHS Connecting for Health had deployed patient administration systems in 138 NHS organisations, which are listed as follows. Information on which of the organisations concerned include a hospital site, and which may have more than one hospital site, is not held centrally.

Patient Administration System deployments as at 21 July 2008

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NHS: Manpower

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the Care Quality Commission to take account of staff satisfaction indicators in its evaluations of (a) NHS trusts and (b) other NHS organisations. [221058]

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Mr. Bradshaw: The Care Quality Commission will take over from the Commission for Social Care Inspection, the Healthcare Commission, and the Mental Health Act Commission on 1 April 2009.

The 2008-09 Annual Health Check will include an assessment of national health service organisations against an indicator of NHS staff satisfaction.

The new Commission will consult on its assessment for 2009-10 in due course. However, this will need to reflect the national priorities including staff satisfaction.

In addition, from April 2010 the new Commission will move to a common system of registration for all providers of regulated health and adult social care. The Department recently consulted on what the essential requirements of safety and quality of care should be that providers have to meet in order to maintain their registration. The responses are currently being analysed and the Government's response will be published in due course.

Fiona Mactaggart: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs, (b) dentists, (c) nurses, (d) midwives and (e) hospital doctors were employed in the NHS in (i) Slough, (ii) Berkshire and (iii) England in (A) 1997, (B) 2002 and (C) 2007. [221195]

Ann Keen: The information requested is shown in the following table.

Dental and Eye Care Team contribution to part (b) dentists

The number of national health service (NHS) dentists, in England, as at 31 March, 1997 to 2006 are available in Annex E and Annex G of the ‘NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report England: 31 March 2006’. Annex E provides information by strategic health authority (SHA) and by primary care trust (PCT). Annex G provides information by constituency.

This information is based on the old contractual arrangements, which were in place up to and including 31 March 2006. This report, published on 23 August 2006, is available in the House of Commons Library (deposited paper reference 07/1059) and is available on-line at:

The numbers of dentists on open NHS contracts, in England, as at 30 June 2006, 30 September 2006, 31 December 2006 and 31 March 2007, are available in Table E1 of Annex 3 of the ‘NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2006-07’ report. This information is based on the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006 and is not comparable to information collected under the old contractual arrangements. This information is provided by SHA and by PCT. Information by constituency is not available under the new dental contractual arrangements.

This report, published on 23 August 2007, is available in the House of Commons Library (deposited paper reference 07/1985) and is available on-line at:

Both reports have been published by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care.

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