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(2) how many community pharmacies were under contract with their local primary care trust on (a) 31 March 2006, (b) 31 March 2007 and (c) 31 March 2008 to provide local enhanced services (i) in England and (ii) in each primary care trust area; and how many in each category provided (A) all local enhanced services, (B) anti-coagulant monitoring, (C) diseases specific medicines management, (D) gluten-free food, (E) home delivery, (F) language access, (G) medication reviews, (H) medications assessment and compliance support, (I) minor ailment schemes, (J) needle and syringe exchanges, (K) on-demand availability of specialist drugs, (L) out-of-hours services, (M) patient group direction, (N) prescriber support, (O) screening, (P) stop smoking services, (Q) supervised administration and (R) supplementary prescribing. 
Details of the number of pharmacies in contract with primary care trusts (PCTs) at 31 March 2008 are contained in table 2 of the annual bulletins
General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales published by the Information Centre for health and social care. Breakdowns by PCT are in the online appendices.
The number of community pharmacies in contract with PCTs to provide local enhanced services is not collected centrally. Table 6 of the bulletins (table 9 in 1996-97 to 2005-06) lists the total number of local enhanced services provided by pharmacy contractors in contract with PCTs. An individual pharmacy contractor may offer more than one locally enhanced service. Again, breakdowns by PCT are in the online appendices.
Copies of the General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales bulletins and associated online appendices for 1996-97 to 2005-06, 1997-98 to 2006-07 and 1998-99 to 2007-08 have been placed in the Library.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reasons he has identified for the decline in the net ingredient cost of items dispensed by pharmacies over the last three years, referred to in the General Pharmaceutical Services in England and Wales 1998-99 to 2007-08 bulletin. 
the introduction in April 2005 of the category M scheme for calculating the reimbursement prices of selected generic medicines, which has lowered overall generic medicine prices in 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08;
the introduction of the 2005 pharmaceutical price regulation scheme (PPRS) which required all companies that sold more than £1 million worth of branded medicines to the national health service to reduce prices by 7 per cent. This lowered overall branded medicine prices in 2005-06; and
more effective prescribing with high generic prescribing rates (83 per cent. of all prescription items were written generically in 2006). For example, the quarterly better care, better value indicator on statins has encouraged more systematic prescribing by general practitioners of therapeutically equivalent low cost generic statins in place of higher cost branded statins.
Phil Hope: Since A Vision for Pharmacy in the New NHS first identified this important role in 2003, there has been a steady increase in the number of approved consultant pharmacist posts in England. The number of consultant pharmacists in national health service hospital and community health services, as at 30 September is shown in the following table.
|Number of consultant pharmacists|
NHS Information Centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the guidance on smoking and pregnancy provided to pregnant women by his Department, if he will make it his Departments policy to use the phrase theres two of you now in all advice it provides to pregnant women; and if he will make a statement. 
Dawn Primarolo: In February 2009, the Department launched a new campaign to motivate and support pregnant smokers to stop smoking. The campaign includes information and materials for midwives, and new resources for pregnant smokers.
The phrase theres two of you now is not an integral element of the overall messaging of the smoking and pregnancy campaign. It has been used in communication aimed directly at pregnant mothers who smoke and who are seeking information on ways to improve their health and the health of their baby.
Dawn Primarolo: The cost of dispensing free prescriptions to those aged 60 and over in England in the community is estimated at between £300 and £350 million for the year 2008-09, where cost is assumed to be prescription charge revenue.
This estimate is based on Office for National Statistics mid-year population estimates and on an assumption that approximately 70 per cent. of those aged 60 or over would be exempt via another route due to, for example, being a recipient of a qualifying mean-tested benefit or having a medical exemption certificate. The cost is calculated by estimating that 50 per cent. of those having to pay would purchase a prepayment certificate and the balance would pay a charge per item.
Mr. Bradshaw: As the Departments Commercial Director-General, Mr. Channing Wheeler secured the independent sectors further contribution to the national health service bringing to financial close eight Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) schemes providing extra capacity and greater choice for NHS patients. Mr. Wheeler oversaw the revalidation of ISTC schemes that resulted in nine schemes not going forward where value for money for the taxpayer could not be demonstrated.
Mr. Wheeler also led the Departments team in renegotiation of the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme and continued to take forward the embedding of commercial expertise within the Department and the NHS.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the costs incurred by abattoir owners of employment of an on-site veterinarian in each year since the creation of the Meat Hygiene Service. 
Dawn Primarolo: The costs attributable to operators of approved fresh meat establishments (including abattoirs) for the employment of Official Veterinarians (OV) and Meat Hygiene Inspectors (MHI) and the actual charge levied on operators are shown in the following table. Under the present charging system, in place since April 2001, it is not possible to separate out the charge to operators for Official Veterinarians.
|Estimation of industry cost||Total charge paid by food business operators for OVs and MHIs|
Phil Hope: The Department has commissioned two academic studies to inform the Green Paper process. The purpose of one piece of work, being undertaken by the personal social services research unit, is to make projections of likely future demand for long-term care and associated expenditure under a range of different funding scenarios. The other piece of work, undertaken by Les Mayhew of Cass Business School, concerns the financial products that could potentially support private contributions in a new care and support system.
Chris Ruane: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the teenage pregnancy rate was in each of the principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower level super output area level, for the most recent year for which figures are available. 
As National Statistician I have been asked to reply to your recent question asking what the teenage pregnancy rate was in each of the principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower level super output area level, for the most recent year for which figures are available. (257373)
Figures on teenage conceptions are not routinely published by principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower layer super output areas due to concerns in maintaining confidentiality of individuals.
However, ONS routinely publishes number of conceptions to girls aged under 18 by local authorities in England and the latest figures for 2006 are provided in the table, a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House.
Available figures are estimates of the number of conceptions that resulted in a live birth, stillbirth or legal termination.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, columns 826-7W, on transplant surgery: foreigners, (1) how many of those receiving organs survived beyond the point of their three month check-up; 
Ann Keen: The following tables show overseas residents transplanted in UK NHS hospitals who (a) died within three months; (b) survived beyond three months; and (c) no three month follow-up information available:
|Organ and (ocular) tissue transplants in the UK where the recipient is recorded as being resident outside the UK( 1) , by trust of transplanting hospital, April 1998 to March 2008, where patient died within three months of transplant|
|(1) Residents of the Republic of Ireland not included.|
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