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Stephen Hesford: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the provision of services for people diagnosed with fibromyalgia; and whether he plans to review that policy. 
Ann Keen: People living with fibromyalgia have access to the full range of health and social care from the national health service, including access to pain management services. We have no plans to review this policy.
We have published an 18-week pathway to support those commissioning pain management services. The pathway is specifically aimed at supporting local implementation of good practice, to improve efficiency, reduce delays, and improve quality of service provision in a safe and effective way.
It is the responsibility of primary care trusts to commission specific services for people with fibromyalgia, taking into account the resources they have available, the needs of their wider population, and available guidance on best practice.
Dr. Kumar: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses and (b) doctors were employed in (i) the North East, (ii) the Tees Valley and (iii) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year since 1997. 
Ann Keen: The information is not held in the format requested. However, information on the number of nurses and doctor in the North East Strategic Health Authority (SHA) area and related organisations is shown in the following table.
|n/a = Not available. We cannot accurately map figures for PCT predecessor organisations.|
1. Headcount practice nurse figures were estimated for these years for the whole of England, using a standard nation-wide headcount to full-time equivalent ratio. These two years must be treated with caution in a local level time series such as this.
2. Practice nurse data as at 1 October 1997-1999 and 30 September 2000-08.
3. In 2002, South Tees Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Northallerton Health Services NHS Trust merged to form South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust. Figures prior to 2002 are an aggregate of these predecessor organisations.
4. In 2006, Langbaurgh PCT became Redcar and Cleveland PCT.
Jenny Willott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid through the (a) MacFarlane Trust, (b) Skipton Fund and (c) Eileen Trust in each year of their operation; to how many individuals payments have been made through each fund; and if he will make a statement. 
|Macfarlane Trust, Skipton Fund and Eileen Trust: Funding by the Department of Health|
|Year ending 31 March||Macfarlane Trust||Skipton Fund||Eileen Trust( 1)|
|(1) These are approximate amounts for each year that have been provided by the Administrator of the Eileen Trust.|
(2) Includes funding for the month of March 2004.
1. Funding to all three organisations covers both payments to beneficiaries and administration costs.
2. It is not possible to provide separate figures in relation to haemophiliacs, and their dependants.
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