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Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) the Government paid the Isle of Man government and (b) the Isle of Man government paid the Government for the cost of emergency admission to hospital and treatment under the reciprocal health agreement in each of the last 10 years for which information is available. 
Gillian Merron: Under the current bilateral health care agreement, no monies change hands for emergency treatment provided in the United Kingdom, or the Isle of Man. An annual allocation (currently £2.8 million) is provided by the UK Government, to the Isle of Man Government, for additional elective treatment within the national health service.
Andrew Mackinlay: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions will govern the exemption from charging of certain categories of UK residents admitted to hospital to receive emergency hospital treatment in the Isle of Man following the ending of the reciprocal health agreement between the UK and the Isle of Man; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: The exemptions that apply under the National Heath Service (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 1989, as amended, apply only to those accessing the national health service. As such, the exemptions do not extend to United Kingdom nationals accessing other health care systems, including the Isle of Man. Accident and emergency treatment will continue to be provided free of charge both in the UK and the Isle of Man.
1. Leeds PCT was formed in October 2006 from a complete merger of Leeds West PCT, Leeds North East PCT, East Leeds PCT, South Leeds PCT and Leeds, North-West PCT. Figures prior to 2006 are an aggregate of these predecessor organisations. It is not possible to map work force figures for these organisations prior to the creation of the PCTs in 2002.
2. Data Quality: the Information Centre for health and social care seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data but responsibility for data accuracy lies with the organisations providing the data. Methods are continually being updated to improve data quality where changes impact on figures already published. This is assessed but unless it is significant at national level figures are not changed. Impact at detailed or local level is footnoted in relevant analyses.
The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.
The Department collects data on the number of operations cancelled on the day of admission or day of operation, for non-clinical reasons, on a quarterly basis. However, these are not broken down to treatment function/specialty level. The latest published data can be found at the following web address:
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, columns 470-1W, on care homes finance, whether the efficiency savings are the same as those local authorities are required to find to contribute towards the cost of providing free personal care at home for people in the greatest need. 
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, columns 470-1W, on care homes: finance, whether the efficiency savings referred to are those which local authorities are required to find to contribute towards the cost of providing free personal care at home for people with the highest needs. 
either to help meet the cost of providing free personal care at home for people in the greatest need, or to help meet wider pressures from demographic change.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information requested is not collected centrally. The Department does collect information on grounds maintenance costs, but this is a much broader category. This information relates to the pay and non-pay costs involved in the upkeep and maintenance of the grounds, gardens and external paths of the organisation site. It includes labour costs for all directly employed and contract staff. The information for the last five years is provided in the table.
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The information has been supplied by the national health service and has not been amended centrally. The accuracy and completeness of the information is the responsibility of the provider organisation.
Mr. Cash: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to make an assessment of the report of the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust commissioned by his Department and chaired by Robert Francis QC; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust inquiry's report was published on 24 February 2010. I refer the hon. Member to the oral statement made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State on 24 February 2010, Official Report, columns 309-25.
Mr. Hoyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of midwives (a) employed and (b) required in (i) Chorley, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) the North West. 
Ann Keen: The information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the number of qualified midwifery staff in the North West strategic health authority (SHA) area and Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS foundation trust as at 30 September 2008.
It is the responsibility of the national health service locally to plan, develop and improve health services according to the health care needs of their local populations and this includes ensuring the adequate provision of midwives.
| Notes: 1. September 2008 is the latest available data. September 2009 is due to be published at the end of March. 2. Data Quality: The Information Centre for health and social care seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data but responsibility for data accuracy lies with the organisations providing the data. Methods are continually being updated to improve data quality where changes impact on figures already published. This is assessed but unless it is significant at national level figures are not changed. Impact at detailed or local level is footnoted in relevant analyses. Source: The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.|
Mr. Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the new surgical unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton; and what such estimate he had made in February 2009; 
The new cancer centre at Musgrove Park hospital was completed in July 2009 with a capital value of £21 million. Minor works were completed in April 2008 with a capital value of £1.2 million. The cardio catheter laboratory was completed in August 2007 with a capital value of £6.6 million.
Details of proposals being developed by Trusts such as that for the new surgical unit are not held by the Department. This is a matter for Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. We have written to Rosalinde Wyke, Chair of Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, informing her of the hon. Member's inquiry. She will reply shortly and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.
Mr. Liddell-Grainger: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an estimate of the revenue which accrued to the NHS from the treatment of private patients at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in the last 12 months. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: We are informed by the chairman of Monitor (the statutory name of which is the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts) that in 2008-09 (the latest 12 month period for which audited data are available) the total income received by Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust from treating private patients was £1.82 million, which is calculated to 1.04 per cent. against its Private Patient Income Cap of 1.6 per cent.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department has been notified of two instances where payments were made by national health service bodies to support NHS organisations or related charities affected by the Icelandic banking collapse.
Firstly, the North West Strategic Health Authority forewent £6.5 million of its own capital funding in order to provide support to the Christie Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust cancer services development programme, after the trust lost a significant proportion of its investment funds following the collapse of the Icelandic bank, Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander.
Secondly, the nine primary care trusts from the South Central Strategic Health Authority have made a total of £1.5 million available to the Naomi House Children's Hospice Charity after it also lost deposits held in Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander.
The management of national health service car parking is the responsibility of the NHS organisations locally. This includes the use of parking fines if the NHS consider it appropriate to reduce congestion and deter misuse of the facilities provided.
A consultation exercise on the provision of free car parking to NHS inpatient visitors and outpatients concluded on the 23 February 2010. The report analysing the responses will be published in due course.
Lynne Featherstone: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effectiveness of public transport networks serving hospitals and GP surgeries; and if he will make a statement. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department links with the Department for Transport with regard to transport planning and the provision of supporting guidance for the national health service. Guidance document 'Health Technical Memorandum 07-03 Transport management and car parking' provides advice about effective transport management, emphasising the importance of collaboration with local authorities and public transport coordinators on a community strategic networking basis. A copy of the document has been placed in the Library.
Effective public transport networks to serve health care facilities, including general practitioner practices, are achieved through local discussion between transport providers, local authorities and local health care organisations. The effective provision, which is determined at local level, takes into account the availability of public transport networks in the required area. In addition, this may be achieved through the town planning system.
The Department has recently been engaged with Department for Transport to produce the 'Active Travel Strategy' (February 2010), which advocates that healthy activity such as walking and cycling should also be positive options to access health care facilities. A copy of the document has been placed in the Library.
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