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Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have died while waiting for NHS operations in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for an operation on the NHS was in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each of the last 10 years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department collects hospital in-patient waiting times information on patients who are waiting to be admitted for treatment. The following table shows the average in-patient waiting time in each year since 1999:
|Median in-patient waiting time for elective admission|
|Quarter ending||Middlesbrough PCT||Redcar and Cleveland PCT||Stockton PCTs||Hartlepool PCT||Tees heath authority||North East SHA||England|
| Notes: 1. In-patient waiting times are measured from decision to admit by the consultant to admission to hospital. 2. The figures show the median waiting times for patients still waiting for admission at the end of the period stated. 3. Figures for Tees health authority from 2003 are derived from the sum of the primary care trusts in existence at that time. 4. Primary care trust boundary changes in October 2006 affects figures for Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland primary care trusts. 5. Median waiting times are calculated from aggregate data, rather than patient level data, and therefore are only estimates of the position on average waits. Source: Department of Health Quarterly Waiting List Collection QF01 and MMRCOM.|
Mr. Mike O'Brien: It is up to the commissioning primary care trust to determine locally what services will be provided to patients at new general practitioner-led health centres or national health service walk-in centres.
Mr. Ian Austin: The provision of sheltered housing schemes is non-statutory and the employment of managers and care workers within those schemes is a matter for local authorities and other providers of sheltered housing. The Government do not issue any guidance on the employment or training of such housing scheme managers.
I am aware that the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (BAPEN) recently published a study of malnutrition in sheltered housing which showed that nutritional problems are common among tenants of sheltered housing in England.
I understand that BAPEN is currently working with my ministerial colleagues in the Department of Health on the implementation of the nutrition action plan, which looks at how health and social care organisations can tackle the issues of nutritional care and hydration.
Nadine Dorries: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding his Department has allocated for the purchase of (a) spirometers, (b) anaesthesia machines, (c) electrosurgical units, (d) powered chairs and tables, (e) autoclaves, (f) ultrasound equipment, (g) pulse oximeters and EKG machines for hospitals in (i) Mid Bedfordshire constituency and (ii) the East of England region in each year since 1997; 
(2) how much funding his Department allocated for the purchase of (a) densitometers, (b) defibrillators, (c) dental equipment, (d) patient monitors and (e) blood analyzers for hospitals in (i) Mid Bedfordshire constituency and (ii) the East of England region in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency office in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is unable to categorise staff in accordance with the occupational groups requested. The majority of the Agency's staff are based in its London office. The following figures represent the total staff figures in accordance with their Civil Service grades. Generally speaking executive and support staff are within the Administrative Officer and Executive Officer grade. The most senior managers and senior specialists are within the Senior Civil Service grade. Also included in the Senior Civil Service figure are 10 Directors.
|Staff in post as per 31 March year ending|
Mr. Oaten: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much on average the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency charged for management costs in respect of purchases in each of the last two years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency makes no charges to national health service trusts for management costs in respect of purchases. The agency works to a fixed resource budget which is agreed with the Department annually, details of which are published in the annual report and accounts.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Total net national health service resources in 2009-10 are £102,662 million, and in 2010-11 are £105,824 million. The growth in budget in cash terms is 3.1 per cent., and in real terms is 1.6 per cent (gross domestic product deflators at 23 April 2009).
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