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Baroness Barker asked Her Majesty's Government:

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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: The available information relates to anti-psychotic medicines dispensed in the community; this is set out in the table. Reliable information is not available about the cost of anti-psychotic medication used by hospitals.

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The estimated net ingredient cost of prescription items dispensed in the community for anti-psychotic drugs by broad age group 2000 England

Prescription items dispensed by community pharmacists and appliance contractors only Prescription items dispensed by dispensing doctors and items personally administered All prescription items dispensed in the community
(£ Thousands) (£ Thousands)
Children aged
0-15 years
Elderly people aged 60 and overAged 16 to 59 years All agesAll ages
ExemptCharged (3)
55424.00754.33212.7552.89394.540

Notes:

1. The age related information is based on an analysis of those not required to pay a charge indicated by the categories completed on the back of the prescription form. The estimates are based on a 1 in 20 sample of all prescription items submitted to the Prescription Pricing Authority by community pharmacists and appliance contractors only. Dispensing doctor prescriptions were not analysed into categories for most of 2000. Personally administered items are free of charge.

2. Anti-psychotics are defined within British National Formulary paragraph 4.2.1, antipsychotic drugs.

Charged prescriptions also includes the net ingredient cost of prescriptions obtained by patients with a pre-payment certificate.

4. The net ingredient cost (NIC) is the basic cost of a drug and does not take account of discounts, dispensing costs, fees or prescription charges income.


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Baroness Barker asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will give the numbers of prescriptions dispensed for anti-psychotic medicine to hospital patients in each health authority in England for the following ages:


    (a) up to 16;


    (b) 16 to 59; and


    (c) 60 and over.[HL675]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: Data of prescriptions dispensed for anti-psychotic medicine in hospitals are not available centrally.

Baroness Barker asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will give the numbers of prescriptions dispensed for anti-psychotic medicine to non-hospital patients in each health authority in England for the following ages:


    (a) up to 16;


    (b) 16 to 59; and


    (c) 60 and over.[HL676]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: The number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England for atypical anti-psychotic drugs, 1999 and 2000, are provided in the table. These are estimates derived from a one in 20 sample of prescription items.

Number of prescription items dispensed in the community in England for atypical anti-psychotic drugs, 1999 and 2000 England

Prescription items (thousands)
Health Authority in which item was dispsensed19992000
Avon13.421.7
Barking and Havering5.18.0
Barnet6.910.1
Barnsley2.64.1
Bedfordshire4.710.3
Berkshire11.216.2
Bexley and Greenwich5.78.1
Birmingham16.725.3
Bradford6.810.5
Brent and Harrow8.712.6
Bromley4.86.6
Buckinghamshire9.414.7
Bury and Rochdale6.49.6
Calderdale and Kirklees8.514.3
Cambridgeshire8.613.2
Camden and Islington8.211.4
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly6.28.5
County Durham and Darlington8.513.7
Coventry7.812.0
Croydon7.510.9
Doncaster4.05.0
Dorset10.313.8
Dudley3.14.3
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow10.715.6
East and North Hertfordshire6.810.3
East Kent12.016.5
East Lancashire9.313.9
East London and The City12.417.4
East Riding and Hull10.114.5
East Surrey5.87.3
East Sussex, Brighton and Hove15.522.0
Enfield and Haringey8.613.2
Gateshead and South Tyneside6.58.9
Gloustershire5.48.3
Herefordshire1.32.1
Hillingdon2.53.5
Isle of Wight3.34.9
Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster7.611.1
Kingston and Richmond5.48.4
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham15.722.8
Leeds17.123.5
Leicestershire11.616.8
Lincolnshire6.510.2
Liverpool12.818.1
Manchester12.718.7
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth12.918.4
Morecambe Bay6.29.1
Newcastle and North Tyneside15.621.6
Norfolk9.115.5
North and East Devon9.112.8
North and Mid Hampshire10.214.2
North Cheshire3.85.6
North Cumbria5.98.9
North Derbyshire3.95.8
North Essex12.919.0
North Nottinghamshire4.25.6
North Staffordshire5.27.9
North West Anglia0.80.0
North West Lancashire8.714.5
North Yorkshire8.812.6
Northamptonshire8.610.8
Northumberland5.17.6
Nottingham2.13.1
Oxfordshire9.814.5
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire8.212.7
Redbridge and Waltham Forest8.211.7
Rotherham4.17.1
Salford and Trafford8.313.8
Sandwell3.64.7
Sefton6.710.5
Sheffield5.27.1
Shropshire6.59.2
Solihull2.54.0
Somerset5.18.3
South and West Devon10.917.4
South Cheshire11.517.9
South Essex8.713.8
South Humber3.45.9
South Lancashire4.27.0
South Staffordshire6.59.5
Southampton and South West Hampshire11.317.2
Southern Derbyshire3.36.1
St Helens and Knowsley7.110.9
Stockport5.38.9
Suffolk7.011.4
Sunderland4.86.7
Tees8.612.6
Wakefield5.39.1
Walsall5.05.7
Warwickshire8.811.8
West Hertfordshire8.212.1
West Kent14.121.4
West Pennine5.08.8
West Surrey8.913.1
West Sussex12.016.6
Wigan and Bolton9.416.0
Wiltshire10.414.1
Wirral8.913.6
Wolverhampton4.25.5
Worcestershire3.97.0
England772.61,149.4

Notes:

1. The prescription information is from the Prescription Cost Analysis (PCA) system and is based on a full analysis of all prescriptions dispensed in the community, i.e. by community pharmacists and appliance contractors, dispensing doctors and prescriptions.

2. Atypical antipsychotics are defined within British National Formulary paragraph 4.2.1, antipsychotic drugs, and cover the drug Amisulpride, Clozapine, Olanzapine, Quetiapine, Risperidone and Zotepine.


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NHS Waiting Lists

Baroness Barker asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Whether they will rank health authorities in England in order of the highest waiting times per weighted head of population for hospital operations using as the measures (a) those waiting over six months for in-patient treatments; (b) those waiting over 12 months for in-patient treatments; and what proportion of those people waiting are aged (i) 0 to 15 years, (ii) 16 to 59 years, and (iii) 60 years and over. [HL673]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: The information in the tables relates to all patients awaiting admission to hospital on 31 May 2001. Patients awaiting operations are not identifiable separately nor is an age split possible. Population figures have been weighted on the basis of age and need.

Patients waiting more than 6 months per weighted head of population

Health Authority
West Surrey HA0.010
West Sussex HA0.010
North Cheshire HA0.009
East Kent HA0.009
West Kent HA0.009
East Surrey HA0.009
Barking & Havering HA0.008
Redbridge & Waltham Forest HA0.008
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly HA0.008
Southampton & SW Hampshire HA0.008
North Essex HA0.008
Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham HA0.007
East Sussex Brighton and Hove HA0.007
Salford & Trafford HA0.007
North & East Devon HA0.007
Avon HA0.007
Suffolk HA0.007
Croydon HA0.007
South Lancashire HA0.007
South Essex HA0.007
South Staffordshire HA0.007
Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich HA0.007
Kingston & Richmond HA0.007
Hertfordshire HA0.007
Northamptonshire HA0.007
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & South East Hampshire HA0.006
South and West Devon HA0.006
Lincolnshire HA0.006
Wakefield HA0.006
North Cumbria HA0.006
Sefton HA0.006
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey HA0.006
South Humber HA0.006
Somerset HA0.006
East Riding & Hull HA0.006
South Cheshire HA0.006
Wiltshire HA0.006
Norfolk HA0.006
Buckinghamshire HA0.006
Stockport HA0.006
Bedfordshire HA0.006
North & Mid Hampshire HA0.006
East Lancashire HA0.005
Manchester HA0.005
St Helens & Knowsley HA0.005
Leeds HA0.005
Wigan & Bolton HA0.005
Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow HA0.005
South Derbyshire HA0.005
Worcestershire HA0.005
North Derbyshire HA0.005
Liverpool HA0.005
Cambridgeshire HA0.005
Brent & Harrow HA0.005
Oxfordshire HA0.005
North Yorkshire HA0.005
Berkshire HA0.005
North Nottinghamshire HA0.005
Hillingdon HA0.005
East London & City HA0.004
Bury & Rochdale HA0.004
Gateshead & South Tyneside HA0.004
Sheffield HA0.004
Bradford HA0.004
West Pennine HA0.004
Morecambe Bay HA0.004
Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth HA0.004
Sunderland HA0.004
Tees HA0.004
North West Lancashire HA0.004
Herefordshire HA0.004
Warwickshire HA0.004
Nottingham HA0.004
Shropshire HA0.004
Leicestershire HA0.004
County Durham & Darlington HA0.003
Camden & Islington HA0.003
Newcastle & North Tyneside HA0.003
Northumberland HA0.003
Wirral HA0.003
Wolverhampton HA0.003
Coventry HA0.003
North Staffordshire HA0.003
Solihull HA0.003
Dudley HA0.003
Calderdale & Kirklees HA0.003
Gloucestershire HA0.003
Barnsley HA0.002
Birmingham HA0.002
Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster HA0.002
Sandwell HA0.002
Rotherham HA0.002
Doncaster HA0.002
Walsall HA0.001
Dorset HA0.000

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Patients waiting more than 12 months per weighted head of population

Health Authority
West Surrey HA0.003
West Sussex HA0.002
North Cheshire HA0.002
Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham HA0.002
Salford & Trafford HA0.002
Southampton & SW Hampshire HA0.002
East Kent HA0.002
Croydon HA0.002
Redbridge & Waltham Forest HA0.002
East Surrey HA0.002
West Kent HA0.002
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth & South East Hampshire HA0.002
North Essex HA0.002
Avon HA0.002
East Sussex Brighton and Hove HA0.001
Manchester HA0.001
North & East Devon HA0.001
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly HA0.001
Barking & Havering HA0.001
South and West Devon HA0.001
Kingston & Richmond HA0.001
Hertfordshire HA0.001
Bedfordshire HA0.001
Barnet, Enfield & Haringey HA0.001
Norfolk HA0.001
Wiltshire HA0.001
South Staffordshire HA0.001
Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich HA0.001
Buckinghamshire HA0.001
Liverpool HA0.001
Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow HA0.001
Northamptonshire HA0.001
Sefton HA0.001
Hillingdon HA0.001
St Helens & Knowsley HA0.001
Brent & Harrow HA0.001
North & Mid Hampshire HA0.001
Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth HA0.001
South Cheshire HA0.001
Suffolk HA0.001
Lincolnshire HA0.001
East London & City HA0.001
Stockport HA0.001
Wigan & Bolton HA0.001
Cambridgeshire HA0.001
South Lancashire HA0.001
Oxfordshire HA0.001
Worcestershire HA0.001
Somerset HA0.001
Camden & Islington HA0.001
South Essex HA0.001
Bury & Rochdale HA0.001
Shropshire HA0.001
Berkshire HA0.001
Herefordshire HA0.001
West Pennine HA0.001
North Cumbria HA0.001
Morecambe Bay HA0.001
East Riding & Hull HA0.001
Wakefield HA0.000
Leeds HA0.000
North Staffordshire HA0.000
Wirral HA0.000
Leicestershire HA0.000
South Derbyshire HA0.000
North West Lancashire HA0.000
Nottingham HA0.000
East Lancashire HA0.000
Dudley HA0.000
Coventry HA0.000
Calderdale & Kirklees HA0.000
Kensington, Chelsea & Westminster HA0.000
Newcastle & North Tyneside HA0.000
Birmingham HA0.000
Gloucestershire HA0.000
North Yorkshire HA0.000
Tees HA0.000
Bradford HA0.000
Northumberland HA0.000
Wolverhampton HA0.000
County Durham & Darlington HA0.000
North Nottinghamshire HA0.000
North Derbyshire HA0.000
Warwickshire HA0.000
Sunderland HA0.000
Gateshead & South Tyneside HA0.000
South Humber HA0.000
Sheffield HA0.000
Walsall HA0.000
Solihull HA0.000
Sandwell HA0.000
Barnsley HA0.000
Rotherham HA0.000
Doncaster HA0.000
Dorset HA0.000

Source:

Department of Health monthly monitoring


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