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Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been (a) allocated and (b) spent on (i) general medical services, (ii) personal medical services and (iii) alternative provider medical services contracts in (A) cash and (B) real terms in current prices in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Bradshaw: Allocations to primary care trusts for primary medical care services do not identify funding separately for general medical services, personal medical services and alternative provider medical services. The table shows actual spend in cash and at this years prices for each of these contracting routes since 2004-05, the year that the new general practitioner (GP) contract was introduced and the first year for which this information is available.
|Primary medical care services spend|
|General medical services||Personal medical services||Alternative provider medical services|
|Financial year||Cash||Real terms||Cash||Real terms||Cash||Real terms|
Separate to these arrangements primary care trusts who have been identified as having the poorest primary medical care provision, and who are taking part in a local procurement to commission new GP practices, will also receive additional funding in 2008- 09 and subsequent years to secure this additional GP capacity.
(2) what the (a) commissioning and development costs, (b) publishing and printing costs, (c) distribution costs and (d) media costs were for (i) Lord Darzis national review of the NHS in England and (ii) each of his regional reviews; 
Mr. Bradshaw: The National Health Service Next Stage Review has been a year-long process, led by more than 2,000 clinicians and engaging with approximately 60,000 patients, public and staff. An analysis of the views and opinions gathered in this engagement process is available on the Reviews website:
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of single periods of sick leave taken by NHS employees was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides on the (a) procurement and (b) use of video-conferencing technology for the delivery of healthcare in the NHS. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA) has a framework for the provision of voice, video and data products and services which includes the procurement of video-conferencing services. This framework is available to all NHS trusts in England providing for the supply, design, project management, maintenance and installation of video conferencing equipment for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint communication services.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to Table 9a of his Departments Memorandum to the Health Select Committee, entitled Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2006, published in November 2006, what the equivalent figures on patient charges are for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08, broken down by type of charge. 
|Table 1: Breakdown of NHS income from charges by charge type for period 1996-97 to 2004-05|
1. The table has been restated to include NHS trusts private patients, NHS trust income from local authorities and primary care trust (PCT) income separately.
2. Health authorities were established on 1 April 1996 and strategic health authorities on 1 October 2002.
3. PCTs were established from 1 April 2000.
4. Figures from 2004-05 have been uprated (by expenditure) to estimate income to NHS foundation trusts.
5. Income from local authorities was separately identified for the first time in 2002-03.
6. From 2000-01 NHS Supplies Authority split into NHS Purchasing and Supplies Agency and NHS Logistics. All fees for forward years score against the NHS Logistics.
7. Dental and prescription charge income prior to 2001-02 drawn from cash data in appropriation accounts. 2001-02 and subsequent years data drawn from resource data in summarised accounts.
8. From April 2002 the National Care Standards Commission regulated nursing homes.
9. Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency formed in 2003-04brings together work of Medical Device Agency and Medicines Control Agency.
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