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Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when all patients with a summary care record will be offered HealthSpace; and how many people have registered each year since December 2003 in the early adopter areas. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien:
Any person aged 16 or over may choose to open a HealthSpace account. It is not necessary for patients to have a summary care record to take advantage of HealthSpace. Information on the take-up to date of HealthSpace accounts is not held in the form
requested. As at 17 November 2009, altogether there were some 99,800 HealthSpace accounts.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the risk of a hip replacement being required for those who have a history of jogging on concrete or other hard surfaces; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: The Department has not commissioned any specific research or risk assessment into jogging on hard surfaces, although the chief medical officer's report "At least five a week: evidence on the impact of physical activity and its relationship to health" includes a discussion of the effects of physical activity on osteoarthritis. The report has already been placed in the Library.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of hospital beds available within the region served by the Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust whilst Bridlington Hospital is being refurbished. 
Ann Keen: This is a matter for the North Yorkshire and York primary care trust (PCT). It is the responsibility of the PCT to plan, develop and improve services according to the health care needs of its local population. This includes the appropriate provision of hospital beds to meet anticipated demand.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has spent on the provision of newsletters in the last 12 months for which figures are available. 
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women with a learning disability waited over 18 weeks after diagnosis of cancer to treatment in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement. 
The NHS Cancer Plan (2000) committed that no patient diagnosed with cancer should wait longer than 31 days between diagnosis and first definitive treatment for cancer. The 31-day cancer waiting time standard was introduced for all cancer patients from December
2005. Data to monitor national health service performance against this standard are published quarterly on the Department's website at:
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the prostate cancer screening programme is accessible for men with a learning disability; and if he will make a statement. 
Ann Keen: There is currently no national screening programme for prostate cancer. However, in March 2009, we announced that the UK National Screening Committee will review new evidence surrounding screening for prostate cancer. The Committee is due to report back to Ministers during 2010.
In 2002, as part of the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme (PCRMP), a pack of materials was produced for use in primary care to help men make an informed choice about having a prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. If a man wants a PSA test after consultation with his general practitioner (GP) and consideration of the information leaflet included for men, he may have one free on the national health service.
The PCRMP packs have been formally evaluated and revised packs were issued to GPs in August 2009. The PCRMP Scientific Reference Group discussed whether separate materials should be produced for men with a learning disability. They concluded that as the programme was aimed at men with no symptoms of prostate cancer, was not a population screening programme, and the patient leaflet was an aide memoire following a consultation with a primary care practitioner, it would not be appropriate to produce such materials. The primary care team should use their best clinical judgment in explaining the materials for men with a learning disability who are aware of the programme or whose carers are aware of the programme, especially if the individual is at a higher risk of prostate cancer if, for example, his brother has had prostate cancer.
Phil Hope: This information is not available. Most treatment for mental health problems occurs in primary care settings, where information on the number of patients treated for specific conditions is not collected.
Approximately one in six adults in England has a common mental illness, like anxiety or mild depression at any given time, with one in four adults experiencing mental ill health at some stage in their lives. Approximately one in 100 people are thought to have a severe mental illness like schizophrenia or psychosis.
As long as PCTs meet national standards and guidance, the local national health service is free to make decisions on spending priorities based on the character and needs of their local population. Local NHS organisations are answerable to their local populations for the decisions that they make.
Steve Webb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) current, (b) retired and (c) deferred members of the NHS pension scheme (i) were members prior to 1 April 2008 and (ii) have joined the scheme since 1 April 2008. 
In the year from 1 April 2008 to 31 March 2009, there were a total of 155,100 new entrants to the Scheme. These comprised new members, deferred members who rejoined and members who transferred in from other pension schemes. Retired members of the 1995 section of the scheme are unable to rejoin after retirement. It is not possible to give a breakdown of the joiners into new members, deferred members who rejoined and transfers in.
NHS Pension Scheme and NHS Compensation for Premature Retirement Scheme Resource Accounts 2007-08 and 2008-09 in.
Mr. Greg Knight: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of (a) the number of volunteers using their own vehicle to transport patients on behalf of the NHS and (b) the mileage covered by these volunteers in the latest period for which figures are available; 
(2) how many volunteers who used their own vehicle to transport patients on behalf of the NHS were reimbursed in 2008; and what his most recent estimate is of the equivalent figure in 2009 to date. 
We are aware of the huge contribution that volunteer drivers make to health and well being by offering transport free of charge to many vulnerable and potentially isolated patients and service users. The Department is currently working to develop a strategic vision for volunteering in
health and social care which will acknowledge this contribution and highlight the importance of volunteer expenses being reimbursed.
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence plans to issue clinical guidelines for the management of pain in sickle cell disease. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: We have not asked the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to develop guidance on the management of pain in sickle cell disease. A proposal for a short clinical guideline relating to the management of sickle cell crises in hospital is currently being considered through NICE's topic selection process.
However, councils with social services responsibilities are responsible for the organisation of services in its area. Progress in Sight National Standard of Social Care for Visually Impaired Adults provides a framework against which councils can benchmark their existing services and able them to focus more clearly on what they need to do in order to reach the required standard.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people working in (a) pubs, (b) bars and (c) nightclubs have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to underage persons in each of the last five years; 
Mr. Alan Campbell [holding answer 23 November 2009]: Data showing the number of males, females and other defendants proceeded against for selling alcohol to persons aged under 18, in England and Wales from 2003 to 2007 (latest available) are shown in Table 1.
|Table 1: Number of males, females and other defendants( 1) proceeded against at magistrates court for selling alcohol to persons aged under 18( 2) , in England and Wales from 2003 to 2007, broken down by police force area( 3,4)|
|(1) Other defendants include companies and public bodies etc.|
(2) Includes the following offences:
(a) Holder of occasional permission or his agent knowingly selling to, knowingly allow consumption by or allowing any person to sell, intoxicating liquor to a person under 18. Selling etc intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises.
(b) Wholesaler selling intoxicating liquor to a person under 18.
(c ) Sale of alcohol to person under 18.
(d) Allowing sale of alcohol to person under 18.
(e) Persistently selling alcohol to children.
(3) The statistics relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences the principal offence is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.
(4) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police force. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Evidence and Analysis Unit-Office for Criminal Justice Reform
Ref: IOS 043-09
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