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Dr. Francis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many carers in each county were (a) offered and (b) provided with an assessment of their needs in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008. 
Phil Hope: The NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care collects and publishes information on the number of carers offered and receiving assessments or reviews from Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs). Data are not collected on a county basis.
Data for assessments only are not collected centrally. A table which shows how many carers have been offered an assessment or review of their needs and how many carers, by CASSRs, have had an assessment of their needs from 2005-06 to 2007-08 has been placed in the Library.
The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) provides a Quality Related (QR) block grant for research to higher education institutions in England. The QR grant is determined by adding together a number of elements. The charity support element is calculated by reference to institutions levels of charitable research income. The funding that arises from this calculation is distributed to institutions within their overall QR block grant rather than as a separate fund. The detail of the QR formula is for HEFCE to determine.
Ann Keen: The most recent assessment of the risks of caesarean sections was set out in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on caesarean section, published in 2004. The guidance does not suggest significantly greater risk for obese patients although it should be recognised that surgery generally carries greater risk for obese women. We do not collect centrally any statistics on the body mass index of patients undergoing different procedures .
a national survey of maternity services for women with obesity;
the development of consensus standards for care; and
a national audit to:
1. determine prevalence of maternal obesity (BMI greater than 35) and
2. assess maternity care against consensus standards.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with dementia in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency. 
Phil Hope: The Department does not have information on the number of people who have been diagnosed with dementia. However, the Dementia UK report, published in 2007 by the Alzheimers Society, estimated that there are currently around 570,000 people in England.
|(1) This PCT was formerly known as North Tees.|
Ann Keen: The NHS Choices service, launched in June 2007, is the Departments and National Health Services primary online service to the public for health related information and advice. All data records published via NHS Choices, including 7,685 NHS Dentists with their contact details and location, are freely available to the public via the NHS Choices website at:
Mr. Bradshaw: A full identity and nationality check is carried out using documentary evidence prior to all appointments to the Department. A record of nationality is kept on individuals hard-copy personnel files. The level of detail recorded on our central human resource information system is not sufficient to answer this question and it would involve disproportionate costs to examine all relevant individual files.
Mr. Hoban: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape and (d) Lord Truscott in the last seven months. 
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new recruits his Department took on in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09, how many of these were taken on as (i) permanent, (ii) temporary and (iii) agency staff, and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figures for (A) 2009-10 and (B) 2010-11. 
Mr. Bradshaw: The following table shows the total number of civil servants recruited to the Department in the years from 2005-06 to 2007-08. This information is taken from the published annual departmental reports. Information about the number of recruits who were temporary civil servants is not held in a way that can be used to address the question. Information from the Departments human resources (HR) system shows that 201 civil servants have been employed in 2008-09 as at 31 December 2008, of which 36 were temporary.
|Financial year||All civil servants employed by Department|
Prior to 2008, the quality and coverage of information held centrally by the Department on the agency workers it engages was limited and unreliable. With the introduction of a new HR database, our recording has improved, and so far, in 2008-09 the Department has engaged 108 agency workers.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children under the age of 16 years have been diagnosed with diabetes in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann Keen: Data for the number of children of school age diagnosed with diabetes are not available. However, estimates suggest there are some 20,000 children with diabetes in England (the vast majority type 1 diabetes), and some experts suggest that there may be up to 1,000 children with type 2 diabetes in England.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) hospital doctors and (ii) general practitioners working in the NHS who were non-UK nationals in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Ann Keen: Nationality of national health service staff is not collected centrally. The following table shows the number and proportion of hospital doctors and general practitioners (GPs) by country of primary qualification.
|General practitioners and hospital and community health services (HCHS): medical and dental staff by country of primary qualification, England at 30 Sept ember 2007|
|Number (headcount) and percentage|
|All NHS doctors||HCHS medical and dental staff( 1)||General practitioners|
|(1) Excludes medical hospital practitioners and medical clinical assistants, most of whom are GPs working part time in hospitals.|
(2) This is a percentage of the total staff whose country of primary qualification is known.
(3) All dental staff are shown as unknown within the table. Information about country of qualification is derived from the General Medical Council. For staff in dental specialties, with a General Dental Council registration, the country of qualification is therefore unknown.
Work force statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data. Processing methods and procedures are continually being updated to improve data quality. Where this happens, any impact on figures already published will be assessed but unless this is significant at national level, they will not be changed. Where there is impact only at detailed or local level, this will be footnoted in relevant analyses.
The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census.
The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.
Mr. Gordon Prentice: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors from Pakistan attached to the NHS are (a) studying for post-graduate medical qualifications and (b) undertaking further training of another kind. 
Ann Keen: The Department does not collect work force information by nationality. Information on doctors undertaking post-graduate study and working in equivalent grades in the national health service is available by country of primary medical qualification.
The following table sets out the number of doctors undertaking post-graduate study or working in equivalent grades, who gained their primary medical qualification in Pakistan, as at 30 September 2007.
|All Doctors in training( 1) and GP registrars by specified country of qualification( 2,3) in England as at 30 September 2007, England|
|Total headcount||O f which: o btained primary medical qualification in Pakistan( 2,3)|
|(1) Doctors in training and Equivalents is the term used to refer to people in the registrar group, senior house officers, house officers and other staff in equivalent grades who are not in an educationally approved post.|
(2) Information about country of qualification is derived from the General Medical Council. For staff in dental specialties, with a General Dental Council registration, the country of qualification is therefore unknown. Out of 45,855 doctors in training whose country of primary medical qualification is known, 1,758 qualified in Pakistan.
(3) In the 2007 GP Census return, 468 GP Registrars had no country of qualification data, this must be taken into consideration when analysing the above figures. Out of 2,023 whose country of primary medical qualification was known, 97 qualified in Pakistan.
1. The Medical and Dental census and the GP census can only identify the two groups shown here as doctors who are undertaking post-graduate study and qualifications.
2. Data on nationality or country of origin are not available on the work force census. The data displayed here shows the country where a doctor received their primary medical qualificationwhich is not an indicator of country of origin or nationality.
3. Data Quality: Work force statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts in England. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data. Processing methods and procedures are continually being updated to improve data quality. Where this happens any impact on figures already published will be assessed but unless this is significant at national level they will not be changed. Where there is impact only at detailed or local level this will be footnoted in relevant analyses.
The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services Statistics
The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census
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