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Health Services

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS hospitals, (b) other NHS organisations, (c) social care organisations, (d) hospices and (e) private hospitals he and his Ministers have visited since their appointments; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) duration of each visit was. [267474]

Mr. Bradshaw: The information requested has been placed in the Library.

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding his Department has allocated for the treatment and care of people diagnosed with (a) meningitis, (b) dementia and (c) osteoporosis in each of the last 10 years; [268360]

(2) how much funding his Department has allocated for the treatment and care of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in each of the last 10 years. [268432]

Phil Hope: The Department does not allocate funding for specific illnesses.

Primary care trust (PCT) allocations provide funding to PCTs to treat and support people with these conditions. PCTs prioritise their spending based upon local need for services among their populace.

Mr. Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of (a) (i) the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, (ii) the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust and (iii) North Staffordshire NHS Trust since 1 January 2003 and the Healthcare Commission since its inception. [268950]

Mr. Bradshaw: This information is not held centrally. The hon. Member may wish to approach the organisations listed directly, as they may publish or be able to provide the information requested. There is no such national health service (NHS) organisation as North Staffordshire NHS Trust. However, there is the University Hospital of North Stafford NHS Trust or North Stafford NHS Primary Care Trust. The Healthcare Commission (HCC) ceased to exist on 31 March 2009 and was replaced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), which is the new
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health and adult social care regulator for England. CQC may be approached to provide historical HCC documents.

As stated in the publication ‘Governing the NHS—a guide for Boards’, which has been placed in the Library, there is an obligation on the boards of strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and NHS trusts to conduct themselves and their business in an open and transparent way that commands public confidence. As stated in ‘The NHS Foundation Trust Code of Governance’, published by Monitor the independent regular of NHS foundation trusts (FT), an FT's board of directors should follow a policy of openness and transparency in its proceedings and decision making unless this conflicts with a need to protect the wider interests of the public or the NHS foundation trust.

Health Services: Disabled

Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department incurred in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in respect of services for disabled people in each year since 2005. [268354]

Phil Hope: Data on local authority expenditure on social care services is collected and published by the NHS Information Centre for health and social care. Data is not collected centrally at constituency level.

A table showing gross current expenditure by local authorities broken down by primary client group for 2004-05 to 2007-08 has been placed in the Library.

Health Services: Greater London

Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 898W, on health services:
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Greater London, what assessment he has made of the effects on the revenue of primary care trusts in (a) Enfield and (b) London in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 of changes to the formula used to determine revenue allocations to such trusts. [269652]

Mr. Bradshaw: The 2009-10 and 2010-11 revenue allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs) were made on the basis of a new funding formula, recommended by the independent advisory committee on resource allocation.

The funding formula determines PCT target allocations. Actual allocations to PCTs depend also on the pace of change policy—how additional funding is distributed to move PCTs towards their target allocations. It is therefore not possible to say what the allocations would have been in 2009-10 and 2010-11 if the previous funding formula had still applied.

The Department is moving all PCTs towards their target allocations as quickly as possible, but this must be balanced with the need to ensure that all PCTs are appropriately supported with stable funding that both supports existing commitments and allows long-term planning, as well as recognising the unavoidable cost pressures that all PCTs face.

Enfield PCT moved from being 0.1 per cent. above target under the previous funding formula at the close of 2008-09 to opening 2009-10 under the new formula at 2.3 per cent. above target. This means that under the 2009-10 and 2010-11 pace of change policy, Enfield PCT received a 10.6 per cent. average increase in funding over the two years, equivalent to a cumulative cash increase of £44.1 million. The average increase for London PCTs over the two years is 10.7 per cent.

The 2009-10 and 2010-11 allocations made to the PCTs in the London strategic health authority and the difference between their actual and target allocations (the distance from target) are listed in the following table.


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Distance from target percentage
PCT name 2009-10 allocation £000 2010-11 allocation £000 Two year increase £000 Two year increase percentage 2008-09 closing 2009-10 opening 2010-11 closing

Barking and Dagenham PCT

301,080

316,599

30,789

10.77

-3.5

0.7

1.3

Barnet PCT

528,745

555,931

53,442

10.64

6.9

7.9

6.7

Bexley Care Trust

321,350

337,896

32,552

10.66

0.3

1.5

1.4

Brent Teaching PCT

501,538

527,325

50,692

10.64

4.8

8.3

7.7

Bromley PCT

466,265

490,239

47,126

10.64

3.2

8.7

8.6

Camden PCT

453,989

477,331

45,886

10.64

5.6

14.2

12.4

City and Hackney Teaching PCT

472,222

496,502

47,729

10.64

-3.5

6.6

6.6

Croydon PCT

526,752

553,836

53,240

10.64

1.9

5.2

5.1

Ealing PCT

545,775

573,837

55,163

10.64

6.7

8.2

8.0

Enfield PCT

436,718

459,173

44,140

10.64

0.1

2.3

2.1

Greenwich Teaching PCT

424,160

445,968

42,871

10.64

0.7

4.2

4.0

Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

326,448

343,232

32,995

10.64

6.0

16.4

16.2

Haringey Teaching PCT

424,321

446,139

42,887

10.64

0.5

2.3

2.1

Harrow PCT

313,370

329,483

31,673

10.64

7.2

7.8

7.4

Havering PCT

376,447

396,316

39,278

11.00

0.2

0.2

0.5

Hillingdon PCT

379,496

399,009

38,357

10.64

3.4

6.6

6.4

Hounslow PCT

362,964

381,627

36,686

10.64

4.7

5.2

5.1

Islington PCT

412,126

433,316

41,655

10.64

8.4

12.3

11.7

Kensington and Chelsea PCT

337,424

354,773

34,104

10.64

4.9

22.1

20.4

Kingston PCT

249,459

262,286

25,213

10.64

9.2

14.2

13.5

Lambeth PCT

580,017

609,840

58,624

10.64

12.6

14.9

14.8

Lewisham PCT

484,939

509,873

49,014

10.64

11.4

12.1

12.0

Newham PCT

510,371

536,897

51,869

10.69

-3.2

2.9

0.9

Redbridge PCT

365,515

385,618

39,159

11.30

0.6

-1.4

-1.1

Richmond and Twickenham PCT

267,442

281,193

27,031

10.64

13.0

23.8

23.4

Southwark PCT

492,748

518,084

49,803

10.64

3.2

6.4

5.7

Sutton and Merton PCT

583,188

613,174

58,944

10.64

4.6

10.0

9.7

Tower Hamlets PCT

447,591

470,605

45,239

10.64

-3.5

5.3

3.4

Waltham Forest PCT

395,510

415,846

39,977

10.64

0.8

1.9

2.2

Wandsworth PCT

488,965

514,106

49,421

10.64

11.9

14.8

14.4

Westminster PCT

447,789

470,813

45,259

10.64

11.6

22.7

20.8

London SHA

13,224,724

13,906,867

1,340,815

10.7

England

80,030,703

84,432,392

8,573,905

11.30


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