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Yvette Cooper: The full business case for the development of Loughborough hospital was approved by the Trent Regional Office of the National Health Service Executive in November 1999. Since that time, Leicestershire and Rutland Healthcare NHS Trust has continued to develop the design and costing of the scheme and was able to confirm in December 2000 that the project programme was on target.
Work is planned to start on site at the end of February 2001, with a completion and in-use date forecast for early February 2003. It is planned that the bulk of the capital spend will be in 2000-01(£4,020,000) and 2002 (£4,306,000).
Yvette Cooper: The Department has put in place systems to gather monthly management information on the operation of walk-in centres. In addition, it has commissioned a full national evaluation led by Dr. Chris Salisbury at University of Bristol. This began on 1 June 2000 and will report at the end of 2001. Each of the 40 pilot sites nationally is also undertaking local evaluation.
In Loughborough, general practitioners and primary care group support was achieved on the basis that the impact of Loughborough walk-in centre on local GP services would be assessed. To achieve a realistic and effective evaluation a comparison of the "before" and "after" opening positions was considered essential.
Leicestershire Health Authority's Public Health Department began collecting the "before" data in January 2000. When Loughborough walk-in centre opened on July 3 2000, data began to be collected on the impact of the
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centre on local GP surgeries, the GP out of hours co-operative and a range of other healthcare provider sites.
In order to allow for seasonal fluctuations in both the student population and general healthcare demand, data will continue to be collected for this particular evaluation until the end of June 2001. These will then be analysed between July and September 2001.
Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average level of increase was in percentage terms for health authorities between 1992-93 and 2000-01; and what has been the percentage increase for Leicestershire health authority; 
|Year||Average cash increase in percentage terms||Leicestershire health authority cash increase in percentage terms|
(55) Allocations prior to 1996-97 were to regional health authorities, who determined health authority shares
(56) Figures for 1999-2000 onwards are for unified allocations which cover hospital and community health services, prescribing and discretionary family health services. These figures are not strictly comparable with earlier years which cover hospital and community health services only
Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were available in Leicestershire health authority in each year between 1987-88 and the most recent year for which figures are available. 
Yvette Cooper: The table shows the average daily number of available beds in wards open overnight in the Leicestershire health authority area from 1987-88 to 1999-2000. Figures are taken from the annual Korner return KH03 "bed availability and occupancy".
|Year||Total number of available beds|
DH form KH03, SH3
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Mr. Reed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were registered in (a) 1996-97, (b) 1997-98, (c) 1998-99, (d) 1999-2000 and (e) 2000-01, with general practitioner practices in the Leicestershire health authority area; and what proportion of patients are of pensionable age in each case. 
|Percentage of total patients 65+||14.7||14.8||14.7||14.7|
(57) UPEs includes Unrestricted Principals, PMS Salaried GPs and PMS Contracted GPs
General and Personal Medical Services Statistics
Mrs. Virginia Bottomley: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in which health authorities more than one patient in eight who are waiting for in-patient treatment has waited over one year; 
|Northern and Yorkshire||Bradford|
|Calderdale and Kirklees|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside|
|North West||Bury and Rochdale|
|North West Lancashire|
|Salford and Trafford|
|St. Helens and Knowsley|
|Wigan and Bolton|
|East and North Hertfordshire|
|London||Barking and Havering|
|Bexley and Greenwich|
|Camden and Islington|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster|
|Kingston and Richmond|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth|
|East Sussex Brighton and Hove|
|North and Mid Hampshire|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire|
|Southampton and South West Hampshire|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly|
|North and East Devon|
|South and West Devon|
(58) Ordinary and day case admissions combined.
Data have been given from March 1997 as these are the nearest available data to May 1997. Data were not collected on a monthly basis at March 1997.
Department of Health form QF01
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Mr. Denham: The Department does not collect statistics on how many patients die while waiting for surgery. Data are collected on how many patients are removed from the waiting list without being treated but these are not broken down into the reasons why.
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