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1. Figures represent the actual monthly cash expenditure in round £000.
2. Figures are shown gross of income receipts.
Jacqui Smith: The first step for most people will be to discuss the problem with their general medical practitioner. We have set out clear national standards in the National Service Framework for mental health. It describes how people should be able to get quicker access to more effective treatments in and through primary care, with support from specialised services where necessary. Some people may also seek help through other routes, including specialised services in the charitable and voluntary sector. We support a selection of such services each year.
People who have been raped need access to a variety of services including forensic examination, counselling and treatment to prevent sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. These services are provided by a number of agencies including general medical practitioners and genito-urinary medicine clinics. Counselling provision will be strengthened by the clear national standards in the National Service Framework for Mental Health.
Yvette Cooper: We take very seriously our responsibility to protect infant health in the United Kingdom, and support the promotion of breast-feeding. It is important that women and their partners are able to make a fully informed choice on how to feed their babies based on accurate and consistent information. This means that women should have access to information about all infant feeding practices through the relevant health care professional.
The Infant Feeding Initiative was established in May 1999 with the aim to increase the incidence and duration of breast-feeding among those groups of the population where breast-feeding rates are the lowest, as well as to
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help all women to make informed choices about how they feed their infant. Breast-feeding rates are low in lower socio- economic groups. A total budget of nearly £3 million over three years from Public Health Development Fund has been allocated for this initiative and reflects our commitment to tackle health inequalities that was highlighted by the Acheson report.
It included the appointment of two part-time National Infant Feeding Advisers and funding of 79 "best practice" projects to date to enable effective communication and evaluation of current good practice, to address the barriers to breast-feeding, and thereby lead to improved breast- feeding rates among those least likely to breast-feed. This has resulted in joint working efforts between health professionals and voluntary organisations. Sure start initiatives also support local projects on breast-feeding.
Other departmental activity includes support for an annual National Breastfeeding Awareness Week, support to four main voluntary organisations involved in the promotion of breast-feeding, research into breast-feeding through quinquennial surveys of infant feeding practices, and maintaining close links with UNICEF's Baby Friendly Initiative.
|All practitioners (excluding GP retainers)|
(40) All Practitioners (excluding GP Retainers) include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, GP Registrars, Salaried Doctors (para 52 SFA), and PMS Other.
(41) UPEs include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs and PMS Salaried GPs.
GP Retainers figures were first collected in the 1999 census. In September 2000, there were 1,117 GP Retainers in England and 146 in London Region.
1997 data have been converted to correspond with April 1999 regional boundaries.
Data as at 1 October 1997 and 30 September 2000.
Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics
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Mr. Burns: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paediatric patients who received hospital treatment in each health authority area between 1 September 2000 and 1 September 2001 waited (a) under four weeks, (b) under three months, (c) under six months,
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(d) under eight months, (e) under 12 months, (f) under 18 months and (g) over 18 months for admission to hospital. 
|Duration of elective wait|
|Up to 4 weeks||4 weeks to 3 months||36 months||68 months||812 months||1218 months||Over 18 months|
|Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster||144||137||68||40||27||26||0|
|Enfield and Haringey HA||279||126||66||26||17||6||1|
|Redbridge and Waltham Forest HA||152||86||69||18||14||2||0|
|Bexley and Greenwich HA||432||194||71||16||18||1||0|
|East Kent HA||318||88||26||7||7||1||0|
|West Kent HA||426||337||101||22||21||4||0|
|Kingston and Richmond HA||137||136||46||14||16||5||1|
|Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham||1,066||619||232||50||41||11||0|
|Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA||507||728||236||62||50||19||6|
|East Surrey HA||168||178||68||29||22||9||1|
|West Surrey HA||158||75||52||17||16||10||1|
|East Sussex, Brighton and Hove HA||674||399||229||113||52||16||1|
|West Sussex HA||311||221||144||51||36||10||1|
|Barking and Havering HA||101||78||52||16||4||1||0|
|Brent and Harrow HA||236||162||67||26||15||14||0|
|Camden and Islington HA||285||198||102||19||12||4||0|
|Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow||716||229||70||41||44||18||2|
|East London and The City HA||498||312||199||45||47||6||0|
|North Essex HA||157||115||57||13||10||4||0|
|South Essex HA||382||181||60||12||8||4||1|
|South Lancashire HA||96||51||16||3||5||4||0|
|Morecambe Bay HA||96||112||23||7||4||8||4|
|St. Helens and Knowsley HA||268||206||59||8||6||4||0|
|Salford and Trafford HA||203||67||49||14||21||62||4|
|West Pennine HA||145||79||26||14||18||82||9|
|North Derbyshire HA||220||130||47||6||4||3||0|
|South Derbyshire HA||231||195||162||84||43||9||0|
|North Nottinghamshire HA||172||116||30||5||9||1||0|
|Bury and Rochdale HA||577||60||34||15||14||73||8|
|North Cheshire HA||78||90||38||4||6||5||1|
|South Cheshire HA||160||78||39||12||16||8||4|
|East Lancashire HA||436||82||24||21||9||52||8|
|North West Lancashire HA||124||53||10||4||2||7||1|
|North and Mid Hampshire HA||83||90||66||20||14||5||2|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire HA||75||110||60||15||12||4||0|
|Southampton and South West Hampshire HA||150||296||231||81||52||14||9|
|Isle of Wight HA||10||21||22||5||9||4||1|
|South and West Devon HA||1,561||77||17||5||2||0||0|
|Wigan and Bolton HA||222||38||19||2||11||34||3|
|County Durham HA||172||120||79||25||19||11||1|
|East Riding HA||517||207||84||32||35||9||2|
|Gateshead and South Tyneside HA||577||139||19||0||4||3||1|
|Newcastle and North Tyneside HA||34||4||0||0||1||0||0|
|North Cumbria HA||22||16||6||7||10||2||0|
|South Humber HA||93||63||26||3||4||0||0|
|North Yorkshire HA||675||132||55||17||15||16||3|
|Calderdale and Kirklees HA||463||81||36||16||12||9||2|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly HA||283||54||13||4||5||0||0|
|North and East Devon HA||104||45||24||9||5||3||0|
|North Staffordshire HA||785||50||15||3||5||6||0|
|South Staffordshire HA||970||186||48||12||11||5||0|
|East and North Hertfordshire HA||172||89||36||14||12||0||0|
|West Hertfordshire HA||165||101||53||9||15||6||0|
(42) 1 April to 31 March
1. Waiting time statistics from HES are not the same as the published waiting list statistics. HES provides counts and waiting times for all patients admitted to hospital within a given period whereas the published waiting list statistics count those waiting for treatment at a given point in time and how long they have been on the waiting list. Also, HES calculates the waiting time as the difference between the admission and decision to admit dates. Unlike published waiting list statistics, this is not adjusted for self-deferrals or periods of medical/social suspension.
2. Figures in this table have not yet been adjusted for shortfalls in data.
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Department of Health
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