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Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest Referral to Treatment Time data for (a) Eddisbury constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: This information requested is contained in "18 Weeks Referral to Treatment Data January 2010-Central and Eastern Cheshire, North West and England" which has been placed in the Library.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: Information is not held by the format requested. The following table provides a count of admissions where there was a primary diagnosis of malnutrition for patients who were treated within London strategic health authority by selected age groups.
|Count of admissions( 1) to hospital where there was a primary diagnosis( 2) of malnutrition( 3) by selected age groups for patients who were treated within London strategic health authority( 4) from 2000-01 to 2008-09-Activity in English NHS hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector|
|Total||0-24 years||25-49 years||50-74 years||75+ years||Unknown|
|(1) Finished admission episodes A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of in-patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. FAEs are counted against the year in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of in-patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the year. (2) Primary diagnosis|
The primary diagnosis is the first of up to 20 (14 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and seven prior to 2002-03) diagnosis fields in the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data set and provides the main reason why the patient was admitted to hospital. (3) ICD10 Clinical Codes The ICD-10 codes for malnutrition are: E40.X Kwashiorkor E41.X Nutritional marasmus. (4) SHA of treatment This field is derived from the hospital provider code (procode). It indicates the strategic health authority (SHA) area within which the treatment took place. Notes: 1. Small numbers To protect patient confidentiality, figures between 1 and 5 have been replaced with "*" (an asterisk). Where it was still possible to identify numbers from the total an additional number. 2. Data quality HES are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts PCTs in England and from some independent sector organisations for activity commissioned by the English NHS. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies. While this brings about improvement over time, some shortcomings remain. 3. Assessing growth through time HES figures are available from 1989-90 onwards. Changes to the figures over time need to be interpreted in the context of improvements in data quality and coverage (particularly in earlier years), improvements in coverage of independent sector activity (particularly from 2006-07) and changes in NHS practice. For example, apparent reductions in activity may be due to a number of procedures which may now be undertaken in out-patient settings and so no longer include in admitted patient HES data. Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care.
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, when he expects to reach decisions on changes to the opt-out policy in respect of children's summary care records. 
Mr. Baron: To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish his Department's response to its consultation on the proposed transfer of responsibility for commissioning ultra-orphan treatments from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to the National Specialised Commissioning Group. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) provides advice to the national health service on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. NICE does not commission services.
We are now working with the National Specialised Commissioning Team to set up the new advisory group and appoint its members. We intend that the new group will become operational in time to begin commissioning services from April 2011.
Ann Keen: Information for people with mesothelioma is available from the British Lung Foundation, the Department for Work and Pensions, and other sources. Information leaflets for clinicians and for the general public about the health implications of pleural plaques have been commissioned from, respectively, the British Thoracic Society and the British Lung Foundation. We understand that these leaflets will be published in the near future.
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many whole time equivalent consultant neurologists with a specialism in neuromuscular conditions are employed in the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority area; 
|As at 30 September 2008||Number|
|(1) Doctors in training and equivalents (previously known as junior doctors) is the term used to refer to people in the registrar group, senior house officers, house officers and other staff in equivalent grades who are not in an educationally approved post.|
(2) The NHS 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 NHS Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census.
Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2010, Official Report, column 574WA, on NHS finances, for what reason primary care trusts are being asked to ensure that two per cent. of their funding is committed non-recurrently. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The NHS Operating Framework for 2010-11 stated that strategic health authorities must ensure that primary care trusts do not recurrently commit the totality of their recurrent funding in their 2010-11 plans, such that at least 2 per cent. of recurrent funding at the aggregate regional level is only ever committed non-recurrently.
Keith Vaz: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) communications and (b) press officers are employed by each primary care trust (PCT); and how many of each group have been so employed by each PCT in each of the last five years. 
Ann Keen: The Department does not hold this information. The number of staff employed in communications and public relations activity is a matter that is determined locally (at PCT level) based on local communications need.
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