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Mr. Swire: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training procedures have been put in place for nursing staff at Derriford Hospital following the transfer of the upper gastro-intestinal cancer unit from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. 
Phil Hope: Improving services for dementia, including people with learning difficulties who also have dementia, is a Government priority. The Government launched the first ever National Dementia Strategy and implementation plan in February 2009, backed by £150 million in funding to primary care trusts in 2009-10 and 2010-11. Mention is made throughout the strategy on the particular needs of people with learning difficulties.
Ms Abbott: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, the effects on that constituency of his Department's policies since 1997. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Government have put in place a programme of national health service investment and reform since 1997 to improve service delivery in all parts of the United Kingdom. 93 per cent. of people nationally now rate the NHS as good or excellent. The NHS Constitution contains 25 rights and 14 pledges for patients and the public including new rights to be treated within 18 weeks, or be seen by a cancer specialist within two weeks, and an NHS health check every five years for those aged 40-74 years.
94 per cent. of patients whose treatment involved admission to hospital started their treatment within 18 weeks.
98 per cent. of patients whose treatment did not involve admission to hospital started their treatment within 18 weeks.
Between September 2001 and September 2008 the number of general practitioners (GPs) per 100,000 people within City and Hackney PCT has increased from 69.9 to 81.8.
In September 2009, at Barts and the London NHS Trust, 98.3 per cent. of patients spent less than four hours in accident and emergency from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge.
In September 2009, at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 98.5 per cent. of patients spent less than four hours in accident and emergency from arrival to admission, transfer or discharge.
Between September 1997 and September 2008 the number of consultants at Barts and the London NHS Trust increased from 177 to 417. Between September 1997 and September 2008 the estimated number of nurses increased from 1,991 to 2,641.
Between September 1997 and September 2008 the number of consultants at Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust increased from 29 to 86. Between September 1997 and September 2008 the estimated number of nurses increased from 615 to 1,029.
93.4 per cent. of urgent GP referrals to Barts and the London NHS Trust with suspected cancer are seen by a specialist within two weeks of the referral.
96.2 per cent. of urgent GP referrals to Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with suspected cancer are seen by a specialist within two weeks of the referral.
Since 1997, gross current expenditure on personal social services has increased by around 70 per cent. in real terms with around 105,000 households now receiving intensive home care and 3,076 new extra care housing units-exceeding the original target of 1,500 new extra care units.
Subject to parliamentary approval, the Personal Care at Home Bill will guarantee free personal care for 280,000 people with the highest needs and help around 130,000 people who need home care for the first time to regain their independence;
The "Shaping the Future of Care Together" Green Paper, published in July 2009, sets out a vision for a National Care Service for all adults in England which is fair, simple and affordable. The Department has consulted widely on this reform and is currently analysing the responses, which will feed into a White Paper later this year;
The National Carer's Strategy ("Carers at the heart of 21st century families and communities") launched in 2008;
The first National Dementia Strategy was published in February 2009;
"Valuing People Now"-a three year strategy for people with learning disabilities published in January 2009; and
"New Horizons: A Shared Vision for Mental Health"-launched in December 2009-to maintain improvements in mental health services combined with a new cross-Government approach to promoting public mental health.
Child obesity levels are reducing due to the efforts of families across England, supported by the Government's obesity strategy. In 2008, 13.9 per cent. of children (aged 2 to 10) in England were classified as obese, compared with 17.3 per cent. in 2005.
Overall, life expectancy at birth for men has increased from 74.5 years (1995-1997 data) to 77.7 years (2006-08 data) while for women, life expectancy at birth has increased from 79.6 years (1995-97 data) to 81.9 years (2006-08 data).
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely number of hospital beds provided by (a) NHS foundation and (b) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire in the financial year (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12. 
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely number of (a) specialists, (b) doctors, (c) nursing staff and (d) auxiliary staff in each (i) NHS foundation and (ii) primary care trust in Gloucestershire in the financial year (A) 2010-11 and (B) 2011-12. 
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department plans to provide for (a) NHS foundation and (b) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire in the financial year (i) 2010-11 and (ii) 2011-12. 
PCT allocations for 2011-12 onwards are yet to be determined. However, as announced in the pre-Budget report in December 2009, front-line NHS spending will be protected for the following two years to 2012-13.
Mr. Clifton-Brown: To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the effect on the delivery of healthcare services of changes to funding provided by his Department to (a) NHS foundation trusts and (b) primary care trusts in Gloucestershire between financial years 2010-11 and 2011-12 was not discussed at the meeting held on 22 January 2010 at the Gloucestershire primary care trust headquarters. 
This was a meeting of the Gloucestershire Members of Parliament and the chairs and chief executives (or their representatives) of the Gloucestershire national health service organisations: Gloucestershire primary care trust, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and Great Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust.
Mr. Harper: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department was informed of proposals to cut £27 million from the budget of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2010-11 by (a) Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust and (b) Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department was not informed by Gloucestershire primary care trust or Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust of the proposals to cut £27 million from the budget of the Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for 2010-11.
The Department does not make allocations directly to foundation trusts. It is for primary care trusts to use the funding allocated to them to commission services to meet the needs of their local populations.
Peter Luff: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to allow further time for NHS Worcestershire to consult on changes to the purchaser/provider split to enable local views to be taken fully into account before developing a preferred option for the delivery of community services; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: There are no plans to extend the deadline set in the 'NHS Operating Framework 2010/11' for primary care trusts (PCTs) to agree their proposals for the future organisational form of all current PCT-provided community services with their strategic health authority.
When determining the timetable for planning and implementing proposals for the future form of PCT-provided community services, the Department took account of the need to create greater stability within community services to provide certainty for community service staff and a firm foundation for service transformation. Consideration was given to the pivotal role community services play in helping the national health service to meet the productivity and quality challenge. This will enable the NHS to accelerate service integration to deliver the vision of more integrated care delivered closer to home, as set out in 'NHS 2010-2015: from good to great. Preventative, people-centred, productive'.
The 'Operating Framework 2010/11' and 'NHS 2010-2015: from good to great. Preventative, people-centred, productive' have already been placed in the Library and are also available on the Department's website at:
Jeremy Corbyn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what comparative information on health inequalities in Islington his Department holds on (a) teenage pregnancy, (b) infant mortality, (c) life expectancy, (d) obesity and (e) HIV/AIDS in (i) 1990, (ii) 1995, (iii) 2000, (iv) 2005 and (v) the latest date for which figures are available. 
The information requested on obesity is not held centrally. However, data on obesity in adults and children in England have been published in the Health Survey for England. However, data on the number of obese adults and children in Islington are unavailable.
The following tables provides Health Protection Agency Information on those affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency (HIV/AIDS) within the Islington Primary Care Trust (PCT) area.
|Life expectancy at birth (years), Islington local authority and England|
1 Figures are rounded to the nearest integer.
2 All figures are three-year averages, produced by aggregating the number of deaths registered in each year and mid-year population estimates across each three-year period.
3 Figures are period life expectancies at birth. Period expectation of life at birth for an area in a given time period is an estimate of the average number of years a newborn baby would survive if he or she experienced the particular area's age-specific mortality rates for that time period throughout his or her life. It is not therefore the number of years a newborn baby in the area in each time period could actually expect to live, both because the death rates of the area are likely to change in the future and because many of those born In the area will live elsewhere for at least some part of their lives.
4 All figures are calculated using abridged life tables. Deaths of non-residents are excluded from the data for England. (The England figures presented here may differ slightly from figures quoted elsewhere based on National Interim Life Tables, which are calculated using complete life tables and include deaths of non-residents).
Office for National Statistics
Information on numbers of individuals newly diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in Islington PCT and individuals accessing HIV-related care in Islington PCT are presented by sex, age at diagnosis, probable route of infection and ethnic group in the following tables.
|Table 1: Individuals newly diagnosed with HIV in Islington PCT; new HIV and first AIDS diagnoses by year of diagnosis|
|PCT of diagnosis||Report type||Year of diagnosis|
|(1) A further eight individuals diagnosed with HIV in the Camden and Islington area and seven individuals diagnosed with AIDS were reported, however it is not possible to determine which PCT these individuals were diagnosed in.|
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