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Laboratory confirmed cases of Typhoidal Salmonella (Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi): England and HPA London region: 2000 - 09

England London

2000

329

134

2001

422

146

2002

306

106

2003

403

163

2004

433

176

2005

466

175

2006

539

209

2007

518

207

2008

568

220

2009 (provisional data)

475

192


Data are not available for individual London boroughs.

Laboratory confirmed cases of measles: England and HPA London region: 2000 - 09

England London

2000

100

50

2001

70

25

2002

308

197

2003

438

169

2004

191

55-

2005

77

33

2006

740

274

2007

990

440

2008

1,370

664

2009 (provisional data)

1,144

198


Data are not available for individual London boroughs.

Laboratory confirmed cases of rubella: England and HPA London region: 2000 to 2009

England London

2000

60

11

2001

45

15

2002

64

21

2003

16

4

2004

14

6

2005

29

7

2006

34

19

2007

35

16

2008

27

9

2009 (provisional data)

8

2


Data are not available for individual London boroughs.

Medical Records: Children

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. [323906]

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.

Midwives

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. [323095]

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. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places were available for midwifery in each year since 1997. [323096]

Gillian Merron: We do not hold data centrally on the number of available midwifery training places.

The following table shows the number of midwifery training commissions for the years requested.

Degree Diploma Other Total

1996-97

161

498

993

1,652

1997-98

224

572

908

1,704

1998-99

255

597

899

1,751

1999-2000

395

620

757

1,772

2000-01

494

604

789

1,887

2001-02

621

525

732

1,878

2002-03

709

724

677

2,110

2003-04

753

716

757

2,226

2004-05

895

744

735

2,374

2005-06

1,042

517

661

2,220

2006-07

983

540

467

1,990

2007-08

1,307

412

352

2,071

2008-09

1,944

0

328

2,272


Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives left the national health service in each year since 1997. [323097]

Gillian Merron: This information is not collected centrally.


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Mr. Amess: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of an NHS midwife is; and what it was in each year since 1997. [323098]

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).

Qualified nurse

Average salary (£)

1997-98

20,830

1998-99

21,042

1999-00

22,329

2000-01

23,427

2001-02

24,733

2002-03

25,702

2003-04

26,342

2004-05

27,697

2005-06

28,784

2006-07

29,861

2007-08

31,149

2008-09

32,339

Notes:
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.
Sources:
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 how many people have enrolled on the midwifery return to practice course in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement. [323133]

Ann Keen: This information is not collected centrally.

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. [323134]

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.

Ministers meet regularly with professional representative bodies and others and we discuss a range of work force issues.


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