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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2010, Official Report, column 641W, on medical records: children, how many parents have obtained opt-outs through their general practitioners in respect of their children's summary care records. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information is not held centrally, but at individual general practitioner practices. The earlier reply was based on anonymised information obtained by the Department from a small sample of practices at the request of the independent, statutory National Information Governance Board.
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is (a) taking and (b) plans to take during the next six months to recruit midwives to the national health service; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: Our plan is to have 4,000 more midwives by 2012 (based on 2006 baseline), subject to the birth rate continuing to rise. Each strategic health authority has made recruitment, retention and return plans.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The average salary of a national health service midwife is £37,200 (2009) and was £36,100 in 2008. Prior to 2008, the average salary for a NHS midwife was not collected separately but included with qualified nurses (see following table).
|Average salary (£)|
1. Average salaries are estimated from the Qualified Nurse Paybill figures using NHS Accounts data together with the NHS pension scheme rates, and national insurance rates and thresholds that apply to NHS employers.
2. The Paybill data include all qualified nurses employed by NHS trusts, primary care trusts, strategic health authorities and foundation trusts in England. They exclude agency nurses.
3. Foundation trusts do not submit a breakdown of their Paybill by staff group. Figures from 2004-05 onwards include estimates for the breakdown of each foundation trust.
4. Average salaries have been expressed in real terms using the HM Treasury gross domestic product deflator index.
Department of Health Paybill Model 2008-09
Trust Financial Returns and Foundation Trust Annual Reports (Paybill data)
Information Centre Workforce Census
Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of midwives retiring from the NHS in the next 10 years; what recent discussions he has had with (a) maternity service managers, (b) professional representative bodies and (c) others on that matter; and if he will make a statement. 
Gillian Merron: It is for primary care trusts in partnership with local authorities, strategic health authorities and other local stakeholders to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities for improving health, and to commission services accordingly taking into account the age profile of its work force.
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