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Home Care Services

Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the Personal Care at Home Bill's compliance with the new burdens doctrine for local authorities. [325756]

Phil Hope: As with all policies and programmes, the Government are committed to assessing the costs to local authorities of the Personal Care at Home Bill. The Bill will be funded through a combination of additional grant and from local authority efficiency savings. It will not now be introduced until April 2011.

It is right to expect councils to play their part alongside central Government to help deliver this new commitment. We believe that councils have room to use efficiency savings because:

Hospitals: Manpower

Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in the NHS in each hospital in North West Cambridgeshire constituency (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the latest date for which figures are available. [324595]

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Ann Keen: Information is not available in the format requested. The number of doctors and nurses employed in NHS hospitals in Cambridgeshire in 1997 and 2009 are shown in the following table.

Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): doctors and nurses within specified organisations
Number (Headcount)
As at 30 September each year

1997 2009

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

HCHS Doctors






Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust

HCHS Doctors






Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

HCHS Doctors






The NHS Information Centre for health and social care medical and dental workforce census and the NHS Information Centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census y challenge.

Hospitals: Mortality Rates

Harry Cohen: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request the Care Quality Commission to investigate the reasons for the hospital standardised mortality ratio in 2007-08 at hospitals in (a) Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (c) Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (d) Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (e) Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust, (f) George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, (g) Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (h) Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, (i) Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, (j) James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (k) Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust, (l) Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (m) Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust, (n) Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, (o) North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, (p) Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, (q) Royal Bolton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (r) Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, (s) Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, (t) Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, (u) Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, (v) United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, (w) University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, (x) University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and (y) Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. [325066]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: From 1 April, national health service providers of regulated activities are required by law to be registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), and assessed against a set of 16 safety and quality requirements. CQC has, therefore, recently scrutinised the registration applications of all NHS trusts in the country.

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In December 2009, CQC conducted a regional review of all trusts identified as having high hospital standardised mortality ratios and considered this information as part of the registration process for every trust, alongside other data.

Where CQC does not have sufficient evidence of compliance with the requirements, it can impose conditions on the trust's registration, to force it to improve essential levels of quality and safety within timescales specified by CQC.

Once trusts are registered, CQC continues to look at their mortality rates and will continuously monitor compliance with the essential safety and quality requirements, as part of the new system of regulation.

Hospitals: Parking

Mr. Laurence Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to NHS hospital trusts on charging their staff to park in trust car parks; and if he will make a statement. [325235]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department has issued guidance to the national health service on the operation of controlled car parking schemes 'Income Generation: Car Parking Charges-Best Practice for Implementation', a copy of which has been placed in the Library.

This guidance provides general advice on factors that should be considered when establishing a policy for staff car parking, but recognises that specific decisions need to be taken at a local level.

Hospitals: Security

Mr. Paterson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the annual cost of security staff in NHS hospitals in Shropshire has been in each year since 1997; [325408]

(2) what percentage of security cameras at Shropshire NHS hospitals were found to be faulty in each year since 1997. [325409]

Ann Keen: This information is not collected centrally. However, it should be available direct from Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust, Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust, Shropshire County Primary Care Trust, and South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written ministerial statements of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 40WS, on pandemic flu and 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 11-12WS, on departmental expenditure limits and administration cost limits (2009-10), for what reasons there was a transfer (a) of £200 million from his Department's capital budget to its revenue budget to meet existing commitments on pandemic flu and (b) of £100 million from his Department's revenue budget to its capital budget to meet existing commitments on pandemic flu. [325398]

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Mr. Mike O'Brien: The £200 million transfer from the Department's capital budget to its revenue budget was based on the information available on pandemic flu commitments at the time of the Spring Parliamentary Estimate exercise.

Since the Spring Parliamentary exercise, the Department has finalised the budgeting and accounting treatment of pandemic flu commitments and consequently undertook the transfer of £100 million from the revenue budget to the capital budget.

These transfers do not change the overall funding is available to the Department.

Injuries: North Yorkshire

Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) broken bones, (b) lacerations, (c) fractures and (d) sprains that were diagnosed in respect of patients in each age group in hospitals in (i) Easingwold and (ii) North Yorkshire during the Christmas and new year period of 2009-10. [325282]

Mr. Mike O'Brien: The information is not available in the format requested. Hospital episode statistics for accident and emergency attendances, during the month of December 2009, for dislocation, fracture, joint injury, amputation, laceration and sprain as well as ligament injury are due to be published on 9 April 2010. Statistics for January 2010 are due to be published on 11 May 2010.

Mental Health Services: Advocacy

Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 125-6W, on mental health services: advocacy, how frequently information on the availability and accessibility of independent mental health advocates in hospitals which detain patients under the Mental Health Act 1983 will be collected and published; and in which quarter he expects the annual report of the Care Quality Commission to be laid before Parliament. [325172]

Phil Hope: The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the new integrated regulator for health and adult social care from 1 April 2009. They have told us that:


Mr. Stephen O'Brien: To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which (a) primary care trust area and (b) parliamentary constituency each NHS acute trust is located. [325757]

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Mr. Mike O'Brien: This information is not held centrally. NHS trusts provide a range of services from a number of locations.

Information on constituencies served by primary care trusts is available on the Department's website at:

NHS: Finance

Mr. Lansley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on each programme funded from its centrally-managed budget in each year since 1997-98; and how much his Department plans to spend on each programme it plans to fund from its centrally-managed budget in 2010-11; and how much such planned expenditure on each planned programme is (a) committed and (b) uncommitted. [324515]

Phil Hope: It would be at disproportionate cost for the Department to list expenditure from each individual central budget programme for the years in question due to the very large number of budgets and several departmental reorganisations.

2010-11 central budget programme plans have not yet been finalised. The Department does not report their central budgets on a committed/not-committed basis.

While the detailed (by programme) expenditure is not readily available, we do routinely publish planned expenditure for centrally managed budgets in the annual departmental report publication. The following table provides departmental report references for this expenditure.

Table 1: Departmental report table references (figure numbers) for published figures on three areas of centrally managed budgets( 1)

Centrally funded initiatives and services and special allocation (CFISSA) Central health and miscellaneous services (CHMS) Personal social services (PSS) provision for adults

1996 (1997-99)

Annex A

Annex A

Annex A



Annex B-Fig B1






































(1) Three areas include:
Centrally Funded Initiatives and Services and Special Allocation(CFISSA);
Central Health and Miscellaneous Services (CHMS); and
Personal Social Services (PSS) provision for adults (PSS)

Aggregated expenditure for the centrally managed budgets from 1997-98 to 2008-09 is contained in the operating cost statement in each year of the Department's Resource Accounts publication. However, these data do not show the expenditure by detailed programme. We are planning on making the equivalent 2009-10 expenditure data available in July 2010.

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