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Hazel Blears: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per capita on healthcare for residents of Salford (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest year for which figures are available. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information requested is not available in the format requested. However, information relevant to spend per capita for Salford Primary Care Trust (PCT) in the period 2008-09 is shown in the following table:
|Spend on health care per capita for Salford PCT 2008-09|
1. Spend on health care per capita in Salford PCT 2008-09-calculated as the PCT's total spend on health care for 2008-09, divided by the population.
2. Spend on health care is defined as the total primary, secondary and other health care purchased and provided for the PCT's resident population, with the exception of primary dental and general ophthalmic services since these costs are not directly attributed to PCTs on the basis of a patient's place of residence.
Department of Health
Ann Keen: The information requested is not collected centrally. Information on programme budgeting estimated expenditure of cancer and tumours and problems of circulation in the Central Lancashire Primary Care Trust (PCT) is shown in the following tables:
|Central Lancashire PCT-programme budgeting estimated expenditure on own population on cancer and tumours|
|Financial year||Estimated expenditure on own population on cancer and tumours (£000)|
|Central Lancashire PCT-programme budgeting estimated expenditure on own population on problems of circulation category and subcategories|
|Estimated expenditure on own population on problems of circulation and subcategories|
|Financial year||Coronary heart disease||Cerebrovascular disease||Problems of rhythm||Problems of circulation (other)||Problems of circulation total|
1. The programme budgeting data collection is complex, therefore expenditure figures are best estimates rather than precise measurements. Year on year comparisons are not straightforward due to annual refinements to the data collection methodology and changes to underlying data sources.
2. Subcategory level data tend to be less robust than main category data as they are smaller categories and are therefore subject to greater variation.
3. Figures include expenditure across all sectors. Disease specific expenditure do not include expenditure on prevention, or general practitioner expenditure, but do include prescribing expenditure.
Annual PCT programme budgeting financial returns.
Ann Keen: Excellent progress has been made to reduce waiting times for heart patients. Since March 2005 no one should have waited more than three months for heart surgery and since the end of 2005 no one has waited more than six months for angiography.
|Central Lancashire PCT|
|Month Ending||CABG||PTCA||Combined||Breaches of the current standard (13 weeks)|
1. CABG-Coronary Artery Bypass Graft
2. PTCA-Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty
3. Inpatient waiting times are measured from decision to admit by the consultant to admission to hospital.
4. The figures show the median waiting times for patients still waiting for admission at the end of the period stated.
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. In particular, specialties with low numbers waiting are prone to fluctuations in the median. This should be taken into account when interpreting the data.
6. Any patient waiting longer than 13 weeks for a CABG or PTCA procedure is classed as a breach of the standard.
Department of Health Waiting List Collections MMRCOM
Mr. Hendrick: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of those resident in Preston awaiting heart surgery have had the option of choosing an alternative hospital in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Davey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reviews of hospital services in London (a) have been concluded in the last 12 months and (b) are underway; what the remit is of each review; and if he will publish (i) all final and interim reports of such reviews and (ii) all studies and reports commissioned in support of such reviews. 
Hazel Blears: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of time was for an individual to wait for a hospital operation in Salford (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest year for which information is available. 
|Median in-patient waiting time for elective admission patients still waiting (weeks)-all specialities at March 1997 and November 2009 at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust|
|Month ending||Median (weeks)|
1. The data provided in the response have been compiled from the monthly and quarterly in-patient and out-patient waiting list information. These data are used to assess delivery against the standards for a 13-maximum wait for a first outpatient appointment and for a 26-week maximum wait for in-patient admission from the decision to admit which came into effect in December 2005. These data have been used for this answer rather than 18 weeks referral to treatment (RTT) data, because in-patient waiting time data are available for longer historical time series than RTT data.
2. The median waiting time reflects the amount of time that the 'middle' patient treated has waited. The median rather than the mean is used as it is less prone to fluctuations caused by extreme values, and reflects the experience of the average (middle) person.
Department of Health
Norman Lamb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 655W, on influenza, under what budget the funding which was transferred was first allocated. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The transfer was funded from the Department's capital departmental expenditure limit provision of £5,573 million as set out in the "Notes to the Main Estimate: Departmental Expenditure Limits and Administration Budgets" table published within Department's section of "Central Government Supply Estimates 2009-10: Main Supply Estimates for the year ending 31 March 2010"-page 78. [House of Commons HC514].
Ann Keen: Latest provisional data on hospital admissions cover the period April to September 2009. Provisional Health Episode Statistics data for the last three months; October to December 2009, will be available from the NHS Information Centre for health and social care from 9 April 2010. These will include admissions due to falls involving ice and snow, and land transport accidents.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on requiring (a) NHS foundation trusts and (b) Monitor to provide information in response to parliamentary questions on the operation of NHS foundation trusts; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien:
Monitor (the statutory name of which is the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts) and NHS foundation trusts (NHSFTs) are accountable to Parliament and must exercise their functions effectively, efficiently and economically. Both are expected
to respond to written parliamentary questions (PQs) about their remit and operation according to the same standards expected of Ministers as outlined in the Ministerial Code. Where a PQ is for monitor to answer, Ministers respond on behalf of the regulator on the basis of information supplied to them. Where a PQ is for an individual NHSFT to answer, the question is referred to the relevant chair to respond directly to the member of Parliament or peer, and a copy of the letter is made available in the Library.
When responding to questions during a parliamentary debate on an issue falling within the responsibility of monitor or an NHSFT, Ministers will make clear that they are responding on behalf of the organisation or more commonly refer the member of Parliament and peer to the Chair of the relevant organisation.
An NHSFT that fails to respond to any question submitted to it by or on behalf of a member of Parliament or peer may be found in breach of terms of its Terms of Authorisation, which may potentially result in regulatory action by Monitor in response to any complaints raised.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to regulate the (a) pay and conditions and (b) special bonuses of chief executives of NHS foundation trusts; what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the pay of chief executives of NHS foundation trusts; what recent representations he has received on the issue; and if he will make a statement. 
Following detailed cross-Government discussion which included the Department, my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister asked the chairman of the Senior Salaries Review Body on 23 December 2009 to carry out a review of senior pay in the public sector. That review will include the principles governing such pay, and appropriate benchmarks. The review body has now started its work, and the Department stands ready to provide support, as it is needed.
Phil Hope: The application of International Financial Reporting Standards to national health service organisations will have no effect on the independence of NHS charitable funds. These will continue to be entirely separate from NHS budgets and the use of these funds will continue to be regulated by the Charity Commission. People can continue to donate to NHS charities, safe in the knowledge that their donations will be used in the way they intended.
However, in recognition of the concern this issue has caused, we are working with colleagues in the Treasury and elsewhere to seek to delay the implementation of this requirement while we review the ways in which
NHS charities are governed, to ensure their independence continues to be protected and is clear and transparent to all.
Mr. Crabb: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure changes to accounting standards do not affect the independence of organisations in receipt of charitable funds donated to hospitals. 
Phil Hope: Officials have met with representatives of the Charity Commission, together with other stakeholders, on several occasions in the last year to discuss changes in the accounting standards in respect of linked charitable funds and national health service organisations. I will be meeting with the chief executive and chair of the Charity Commission on 28 January 2010 to discuss this issue further.
Phil Hope: Funds that are donated to national health service services are received and administered by the trustees of NHS charities. The trustees of these charities have a legal responsibility to ensure that funds are used in line with their charitable objects and in accordance with the purpose for which any specific donations have been given. This is regulated by the Charity Commission.
Mark Hunter: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has accrued in charitable funds donated (a) to each primary care trust and (b) in each strategic health authority area in the last three years. 
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