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Post-registration training needs of GPs are determined by regulatory requirements and local national health
service priorities, through appraisal processes and training needs analyses informed by local delivery plans and the needs of the service.
Mrs. Dean: To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the oral evidence given to the Public Accounts Committee by the Chief Executive of the NHS on 23 November 2009, what progress his Department is making in establishing whether there is a correlation between the amount spent per head of population on rheumatoid arthritis services and the quality of the provision of such services. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department is considering the findings and recommendations made by the Public Accounts Committee in its report "Services for people with rheumatoid arthritis". The Department will respond formally to the recommendations made by the Committee in the form of a Treasury minute in due course.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information requested is not available. Estimated expenditure data on musculoskeletal system problems, which includes rheumatoid arthritis, are available and have been placed in the Library.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 765WA, on cancer drugs, which of the patient access schemes considered by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (a) were and (b) were not implemented. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Where a patient access scheme is proposed by a manufacturer, and approved by the Department, in the context of a National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) appraisal, it must be available for local implementation when NICE recommends, or partially recommends, the use of the drug in question.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to assist specialist services for (a) myalgic encephalomyelitis and encephalopathy and (b) chronic fatigue syndrome; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: The Government made available £8.5 million funding for two years in 2004-05 and 2005-06 to set establish specialist centres and local multi-disciplinary teams to support the development of specialist chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) services and improve clinical care. Funding has now been added to primary care trust baseline allocations.
It is the responsibility of local health bodies, which have a comprehensive knowledge of their local populations, to commission services for people with CFS/ME, taking into account the resources they have available, the needs of their wider population, and available guidance on best practice.
Greg Mulholland: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor the effectiveness of care in the community for mentally ill patients in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire. 
Phil Hope: From April the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will begin to operate a new registration system for providers of health and adult social care services, including mental health trusts and primary care trusts which provide community mental health services. In order to be registered, organisations will be required to meet essential levels of safety and quality. It will be illegal to provide a regulated activity without being registered by the Commission.
The CQC has also just published a positioning statement and action plan for mental heath care, outlining what it will do between 2010 and 2015 to ensure that mental health services reach not only basic standards of quality and safety, but also that they improve. The CQC has committed to ensuring that its mental health action plan is in line with the Government's New Horizons vision, and also takes account of other key national policy, guidance and findings.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what budget his Department has set for the Living Well campaign for dementia; and how much it has spent on (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print and (d) online advertising in respect of the campaign to date. 
Central Office of Information
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what keywords his Department is monitoring in the media; when each of those keywords began to be monitored; and what keywords have (a) been monitored and (b) ceased to be monitored since June 2009. 
Phil Hope: The Department's Media Centre has employed Precise Media (previously known as EDS Media) to provide daily cuttings from the national press since July 2007. The keywords that are used to compile the cuttings are revised on a regular basis to reflect changes in departmental policy and in the ministerial team.
David Davis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning for the forthcoming general election. 
Phil Hope: On the announcement of a general election, the Cabinet Secretary issues guidance to Departments on their activities during the pre-election period. This will be published on the Cabinet Office website.
Mr. Stewart Jackson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to share services, functions and back offices with local authorities as part of the Total Place initiative. 
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children in each age group who were diagnosed with diabetes in (a) Southend, (b) each borough in Essex, (c) each borough in Kent, (d) the Metropolitan police area of London and (e) England in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The data requested are not collected in the requested format. However, 'Growing Up with Diabetes: Children and Young People with Diabetes in England' reported that in February 2009 there were 22,947 people aged 0 to 17 years in England with diabetes and 2,052 people aged between 0 to 17 years in the East of England Strategic Health Authority (SHA) with diabetes.
|Total types of diabetes|
|Age (year s )|
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were diagnosed with diabetes in (i) Southend, (ii) each borough in Essex, (iii) each borough in Kent, (iv) the Metropolitan police area of London and (v) England in each of the last five years. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Data are not collected in the format requested. Data from the Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) about the number of people recorded on diabetes registers are available for NHS organisations. However, it is not possible to separate the data by gender or by age.
|Table 1-Southend PCT|
|Table 2-PCTs in Essex|
|Mid Essex||North East Essex||South East Essex( 1)||South West Essex||West Essex||Total|
|(1) PCT figures includes figures for Southend PCT from previous table.|
|Table 3-PCTs in Kent|
|Medway||Eastern and Coastal Kent||West Kent||Total|
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