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Dr. Starkey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS Summary Care Record system can include information on the preferred alternative format for communication with blind or partially-sighted patients. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information in the summary care record (SCR) of patients who choose to have a SCR is initially extracted from the general practitioner's record. Information can then be added and updated by the treating clinician, with the patient's express permission, including any information which the clinician or the patient regard as relevant to management of the patient's health.
There is a section in the SCR for demographic information which provides for patients' communication preferences to be recorded, for example, in the case of blind or partially-sighted patients, large print, Braille or audio.
In the context of this answer the term "Nurse in the NHS" has been interpreted as a qualified nurse.
Average earnings figure.*
* NHS Information Centre NHS Staff Earnings July-September 2009.
Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) qualified and (b) other school nurses are employed in each (i) region and (ii) primary care trust; and how many such nurses were employed in each such area in 2004. 
Ann Keen: A table containing the number of school nurses employed in each strategic health authority and primary care trust in 2004 and 2008 has been placed in the Library. Data for 2009 will be available when the annual workforce census is published on 25 March 2010.
Our child health strategy "Healthy Lives, Brighter Futures" (published February 2009) recognised the importance of school health services. In particular, that school health teams provide a key link between education and health services, providing guidance and support on a range of health-related issues.
The Healthy Child Programme, published in October 2009, will be of further assistance in determining the composition of school health teams, which will vary from locality to locality according to local needs and service configurations. In most cases, they will have school nurses at their core, working with other professionals and support staff. The latest available figures for the number of national health service employed nurses working in a school environment show an increase of over 50 per cent., from 2,409 in 2004 to 3,643 nurses in 2008.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) granted a marketing authorisation, to Merck Sharp and Dohme, for a product containing pyrazinamide alone. It is indicated for the treatment of patients with active tuberculosis.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been undertaken of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline on Schizophrenia, updated in March 2009, in respect of its compliance with (a) human rights and (b) mental capacity legislation relating to choice on whether to take medication. 
Phil Hope: We have made no such assessment. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is an independent body and is responsible for ensuring that its guidance is compliant with relevant legislation.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each area have been (i) diagnosed with and (ii) treated for progressive supranuclear palsy in each of the last five years; 
(2) whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each area diagnosed with progressive supranuclear palsy who died in each of the last five years. 
Jim Cousins: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) tranquillisers and (b) anti-depressants were prescribed (i) in total and (ii) per head in each primary care trust in England in each year since 2006; and what the net ingredient cost (A) in total and (B) per head was in each trust in each such year. 
Tranquillisers are defined as all those items appearing in paragraph 4.1.2 'Anxiolytics' of the British National Formulary (BNF) and anti-depressants defined as those items appearing in section 4.3 'Antidepressant drugs' of the BNF.
In October 2006, there was a reorganisation of primary care trusts (PCTs) and the 303 PCTs became 152 with some being abolished, others continuing and new ones being created. It is therefore not possible to give figures
per head for each PCT in 2006. They have therefore not been included in the response.
Mr. Chope: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that West Dorset General Hospitals Trust (a) improves its financial performance and (b) balances its budget; 
Andy Burnham: I met with governors of the trust to hear first hand about its financial difficulties. The trust is working closely with the Department, the strategic health authority and Monitor to develop a robust plan for a sustainable financial recovery.
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) name, (b) location and (c) score was of each of the 136 housing projects giving funding under round one of the Kickstart Building for Life. 
HCA and CABE will produce detailed reports on all aspects of the delivery of Kickstart rounds one and two, including design, following the conclusion of the round two assessment process. These reports will include details of the design assessments undertaken on each scheme.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been sold to first-time buyers under the First Time Buyers Initiative since its inception. 
Grant Shapps: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what allocations have been made to each region by the Homes and Communities Agency under the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) First Time Buyer's Initiative, (e) Social Homebuy and (f) Rent to HomeBuy schemes for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2008-11. 
John Healey: The following table shows allocations made through the Homes and Communities Agency for 2009-10 and 2008-11 both to the end of January 2010 by region for HomeBuy Direct; New Build HomeBuy; Open Market HomeBuy; First Time Buyer's Initiative; Social HomeBuy and Rent to HomeBuy. The allocations shown are in respect of those made each year for 2008-09 and 2009-10 to end of January 2010 respectively. Allocations for 2010-11 will not be made until the next financial year. The 2009-10 allocations are included in the overall 2008-11 figures.
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