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National Service Framework for

Long-term Health Conditions

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if neurology will be included in the remit of the national service framework for long-term health conditions; and if he will make a statement. [60087]

Jacqui Smith: The Department has recently confirmed that the national service framework for long-term health conditions will focus on developing standards of care for specific neurological conditions and some of the generic issues relevant to people with a long-term condition.

Care Budgets

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what projections he has made of numbers of (a) long-term care beds, (b) nursing and residential beds and (c) acute care beds; what implications this will have for funding arrangements for care budgets (i) in general and (ii) with respect to continence care; and if he will make a statement. [60086]

Jacqui Smith: I refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him on 16 May 2002, Official Report, column 871W. The projections published by the Personal Social Service Research Unit also include projections of long-stay beds in hospital. Projections of general and acute beds are contained in "Delivering the NHS Plan", copies of which are available in the Library.

In planning expenditure on long-term care, we need to take into account a number of other factors beyond the numbers of beds. People generally prefer to be supported in their own homes and so we are developing services which promote greater independence. As announced in the Budget, we are increasing the resources for personal social services by six per cent. in real terms in each of the next three years. This will ensure that councils have the resources that they need to purchase good quality services for the people that they serve. The organisation and

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provision of continence services, and the manner in which they are delivered, is a matter for primary care trusts and NHS trusts. They are under an obligation to provide these services where the need exists, in light of resources and local priorities.

Epsom Hospital

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what conditions as to future usage were applied to the handover of the Epsom hospital cluster sites to the NHS; and whether covenants remain which require areas of the sites to be used for specific purposes. [60239]

Jacqui Smith: No conditions were attached to the future usage of land in the Epsom cluster not do any covenants apply.

Hospital Discharges

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Maidenhead (Mrs. May), of 15 May 2002,, Official Report, column 735W, on hospital discharges, (1) if he will set out the target number of the maximum number of beds blocked following the 20 per cent. reduction of bed blockers as proposed in, Delivering the NHS Plan, paragraph 8.10; [60814]

Jacqui Smith [holding answers 12 June 2002]: All information, collected centrally, on delayed discharge in March 2002, quarter 4 of 2001–02, has been placed in the Library. The NHS Plan target is to reduce the number of delayed discharges from hospitals by 20 per cent. between March 2002 and March 2003.

Malignant Neoplasms

Bob Spink: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the five most common malignant neoplasms for NHS patients; and how many deaths were incurred as a result of each for (a) men and (b) women in 2001. [61855]

Ruth Kelly: I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Bob Spink, dated 17 June 2002:



Number of new cases(63) of the five most common cancers, England,(64) 1998; and a number of deaths(65) from these cancers, England,(64) 2000(66)

Men Women
5 most common cancersNumber of new cases in 1998Number of deaths in 20005 most common cancersNumber of new cases in 1998Number of deaths in 2000
Bronchus and lung19,48716,875Breast32,90810,609
Prostate19,3357,785Colon and rectum13,4596,278
Colon and rectum14,9276,945Bronchus and lung11,78910,338
Bladder7,5292,727Ovary5,5293,653
Stomach5,2093,356Corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified4,4071,243

(63) defined using the following codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10):

Stomach—C16

Colon and rectum—C18-C21

Bronchus and lung—C34

Breast—C50

Corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified—C54-C55

Ovary—C56

Prostate—C61

Bladder—C67

(64) data are for residents of England.

(65) defined using the following codes from the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9):

Stomach—151

Colon and rectum—153–154

Bronchus and lung—162.2–162.9

Breast—174

Corpus uteri and uterus, part unspecified—179, 182

Ovary—183.0

Prostate—185

Bladder—188

(66) data are for cases diagnosed and deaths occurring in each calendar year.


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Laboratory and Generic Research

Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the reduction of cost weights for laboratory and generic research. [61470]

Margaret Hodge: I have been asked to reply.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England has reviewed the annual data from higher education institutions on the relative costs of research in different subjects and, in the light of that, has reduced the weight attached to the most expensive subjects in calculating research funding in 2002–03.

False Memory Syndrome

Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been conducted by his Department into false memory syndrome since 1997; who undertook the research; and when the papers were published. [61871]

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Ms Blears: The Department has not directly commissioned any recent research into false memory syndrome. The Department provides national health service (NHS) research and development (R&D) funding to meet the NHS costs of hosting R&D supported by funders such as the research councils and charities. Details of ongoing and recently completed research projects funded by or of interest to the NHS are available on the National Research Register at www.doh.gov.uk/ research/nrr.htm.

General Practitioners

Dr. Evan Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many whole-time equivalent general practitioners, excluding GP retrainees and GP registrars, per 100,000 population there were in each health authority in each of the last six years; [60826]

Mr. Hutton: The information requested is shown in the table.

NHS Plan GPs(67) per 100,000 population, by 2001 health authorities as at 1 October 1996–99 and 30 September 2000–01
Estimated whole time equivalents(68)

Region/HA nameHA code1996(69)19971998199920002001
Northern and Yorkshire
Bradford HAQDD54.655.456.257.256.258.9
Calderdale and Kirklees HAQDT50.049.649.250.149.650.7
County Durham Health CommissionQDE50.150.750.651.251.754.2
East Riding HAQDF51.150.650.450.650.350.9
Gateshead and South Tyneside HAQDG51.751.351.653.053.154.1
Leeds HealthcareQDH54.354.154.355.154.855.4
Newcastle and North Tyneside HAQDJ55.655.855.055.355.756.5
North Cumbria HAQDK61.260.660.060.760.060.7
North Yorkshire HAQDR58.558.358.758.157.858.2
Northumberland HAQDM58.858.058.059.058.159.9
Sunderland HAQDN45.745.245.347.146.650.5
Tees HAQDP48.951.150.550.350.552.3
Wakefield HealthcareQDQ55.054.954.454.755.757.8
Trent
Barnsley HAQCG48.748.247.549.149.049.0
Doncaster HAQCK51.250.150.450.450.651.8
Leicestershire HAQCL52.152.452.351.250.550.7
Lincolnshire HAQCM53.152.752.753.353.352.8
North Derbyshire HAQCH49.650.151.151.750.049.8
North Nottinghamshire HAQCN44.248.249.649.449.849.8
Nottingham HAQCP50.248.648.450.351.450.8
Rotherham HAQCQ45.045.445.845.247.047.2
Sheffield HAQCR58.158.057.457.957.356.5
South Humber HAQDL50.954.652.854.153.452.4
Southern Derbyshire HAQCJ53.452.152.050.051.152.3
Eastern
Bedfordshire HAQA651.251.651.451.051.050.6
Cambridgeshire HAQER52.953.052.351.353.552.6
Hertfordshire QEX53.353.954.754.153.153.1
Norfolk HAQET54.955.755.855.954.455.1
North Essex HAQAX50.551.150.250.249.648.3
South Essex HAQAY46.246.247.747.146.645.6
Suffolk HAQCF54.854.655.355.054.252.9
London
Barking and Havering HAQAP47.448.648.047.650.647.5
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey HAQEW56.756.157.155.455.855.3
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich HAQEY49.150.549.450.749.848.2
Brent and Harrow HAQAR61.462.661.459.158.059.5
Camden and Islington HAQAT61.366.463.363.162.658.8
Croydon HAQAD48.454.451.050.449.246.6
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow HAQAV56.763.560.557.655.954.2
East London and the City HAQAW60.663.362.962.162.360.7
Hillingdon HAQA248.548.148.947.647.348.1
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster HAQA354.861.857.154.451.149.9
Kingston and Richmond HAQAG54.553.252.653.952.450.6
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham HAQAH54.955.756.157.455.958.3
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HAQAJ51.052.651.550.850.351.1
Redbridge and Waltham Forest HAQA548.050.450.749.949.649.3
South Eastern
Berkshire HAQA750.650.051.552.552.552.4
Buckinghamshire HAQA853.452.853.253.954.254.0
East Kent HAQAE51.351.151.050.749.749.7
East Surrey HAQAK51.450.751.250.050.048.9
East Sussex Brighton and Hove HAQAM53.252.852.952.252.051.9
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire HAQEV52.553.854.554.354.653.9
North and Mid Hampshire HAQD151.851.551.350.449.749.1
Northamptonshire HAQCC50.250.149.947.646.446.1
Oxfordshire HAQCE55.555.655.855.954.954.9
Southampton and South West Hampshire HAQD356.156.255.455.956.056.1
West Kent HAQAF53.653.853.352.952.051.1
West Surrey HAQAL52.552.252.150.550.651.2
West Sussex HAQAN54.153.653.453.353.552.8
South Western
Avon HAQD854.054.154.654.453.954.2
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly HAQDV60.960.159.959.158.559.2
Dorset HAQDW58.758.959.159.259.158.6
Gloucestershire HAQDY57.557.858.457.356.756.3
North and East Devon HAQDX59.961.760.959.959.359.1
Somerset HAQD556.856.757.157.858.357.2
South and West Devon HAQD658.558.458.758.058.058.8
Wiltshire HAQD751.450.951.752.552.952.3
West Midlands
Birmingham HAQD955.955.055.856.356.155.6
Coventry HAQEA53.453.053.554.855.355.0
Dudley HAQEC48.349.650.147.947.950.1
Herefordshire HAQED58.561.162.160.060.059.6
North Staffordshire HAQEH50.348.749.549.448.747.7
Sandwell HAQEE51.552.652.154.554.454.4
Shropshire HAQEF54.553.653.154.853.353.1
Solihull HAQEG51.852.651.851.352.651.7
South Staffordshire HAQEJ45.746.147.348.748.948.1
Walsall HAQEK50.450.149.550.149.648.7
Warwickshire HAQEL51.851.951.250.550.751.0
Wolverhampton HAQEM49.851.250.450.352.751.6
Worcestershire HAQEN54.354.054.555.053.354.1
North West
Bury and Rochdale HAQCT50.951.552.352.853.151.7
East Lancashire HAQCX55.252.453.253.353.052.6
Liverpool HAQC252.553.953.353.553.453.7
Manchester HealthQC361.861.859.961.959.659.9
Morecambe Bay HAQC451.657.358.757.557.456.6
North Cheshire HAQCV49.447.147.849.549.750.4
North West Lancashire HAQCY50.950.351.350.750.751.2
Salford and Trafford HAQC651.851.752.752.653.451.2
Sefton HAQC748.950.550.350.850.851.4
South Cheshire HAQCW53.953.953.555.155.154.3
South Lancashire HAQC152.850.851.250.949.950.8
St. Helens and Knowsley HAQC551.752.452.452.952.154.8
Stockport HealthQC851.050.250.752.652.353.2
West Pennine HAQC946.447.447.647.646.647.3
Wigan and Bolton HAQDA49.149.349.348.048.847.4
Wirral HAQDC55.956.857.257.358.657.9
England Total53.153.553.553.453.153.0

(67) NHS Plan GPs include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, Salaried Doctors (Para. 52 SFA) and PMS Other.

(68) WTE data have been estimated using the results from the 1992–93GMP Workload Survey. Full-time = 1.00 wte; three quarter time = 0.69 wte, job share = 0.65 wte, half time = 0.60 wte.

(69) There were 286 LIZ Assistants in the 1996 census, we do not have sufficient details to calculate wte data below a national level. The national total for 1996 has been estimated based onavailable headcount data and a such will not equal the sum of components. Because of this, London data for 1996 and subsequent calculations based on 1996 London data needs to be treated with caution.

Source:

Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics and ONS Population estimates/projections.


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NHS Plan GPs(70) by 2001 health authorities as at 1 October 1996–99 and 30 September 2000–01
Estimated whole time equivalents(71)

1996(72) 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Region/HA nameGPs% changeGPs% changeGPs% changeGPs% changeGPs% changeGPs%(73) change
Northern and Yorkshire
Bradford HA2641.42681.42721.9277-1.22735.02871.7
Calderdale and Kirklees HA291-0.7289-0.52872.0293-0.32922.42990.6
County Durham Health Commission3051.2309-0.33081.03110.93144.73281.5
East Riding HA294-1.2291-0.32900.1290-0.62881.5293-0.1
Gateshead and South Tyneside HA184-1.0183-0.11822.1186-0.31861.51880.4
Leeds Healthcare395-0.33940.43951.3400-0.53981.34030.4
Newcastle and North Tyneside HA265-0.3264-2.0259-0.32580.42591.2262-0.2
North Cumbria HA195-0.6193-0.91920.6193-1.31901.2193-0.2
North Yorkshire HA4300.14301.2436-0.34340.34361.34410.5
Northumberland HA181-0.81790.21801.9183-1.51803.21860.6
Sunderland HA135-1.71320.21333.3137-1.31357.91461.6
Tees HA2734.3284-1.1281-0.62790.72813.22901.3
Wakefield Healthcare175-0.3174-0.31740.71752.11783.71851.2
Trent
Barnsley HA111-0.8110-1.31083.4112-0.21120.11120.2
Doncaster HA150-2.21460.0146-0.11460.51472.11500.1
Leicestershire HA4830.9487-0.3486-1.4479-1.04741.0479-0.2
Lincolnshire HA327-0.33260.63282.13350.9338-0.13380.6
North Derbyshire HA1840.71852.11891.4192-3.1186-0.41850.1
North Notinghamshire HA1738.71882.61930.31940.8195-0.11952.4
Nottingham HA322-3.0312-0.23113.63222.0329-1.03250.2
Rotherham HA1150.91160.6117-1.61153.71190.41190.8
Sheffield HA308-0.2307-0.83050.7307-1.2304-1.4299-0.6
South Humber HA1586.7169-3.71632.4167-1.5164-2.31610.3
Southern Derbyshire HA299-1.72930.5295-3.42852.62922.93010.2
Eastern
Bedfordshire HA2811.42850.52860.12870.72890.02880.5
Cambridgeshire HA3841.6390-0.1390-4.53725.0391-0.63880.2
Hertfordshire 5412.05522.4565-0.2564-1.05580.65610.7
Norfolk HA4142.24231.04274.3445-1.84371.84451.5
North Essex HA4471.8455-1.14500.9454-0.3453-2.0444-0.2
South Essex HA3240.63263.7338-0.7335-0.6333-1.63280.3
Suffolk HA3630.33642.0371-0.1371-0.6369-1.83620.0
London
Barking and Havering HA1822.5187-1.31840.01846.3196-6.31830.1
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey HA4520.34542.9467-1.44611.84690.54710.8
Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich HA3573.0368-2.03613.4373-1.0369-2.93580.1
Brent and Harrow HA2812.5288-1.1285-3.5275-1.02723.72820.1
Camden and Islington HA2248.9244-4.42330.92351.6239-4.92270.3
Croydon HA16113.0182-5.5172-1.3170-1.7167-4.4160-0.2
Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow HA37412.9422-3.9406-2.9394-2.0386-1.73800.3
East London and the City HA3674.53830.63850.83882.0396-1.03921.4
Hillingdon HA1200.01202.4123-1.81210.11213.11250.7
Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster HA19916.9233-4.02230.0223-0.5222-0.22222.2
Kingston and Richmond HA175-0.51750.81765.0185-1.6182-1.71790.4
Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham HA4041.64111.94183.5433-1.84254.94462.0
Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA3193.3329-1.9323-0.33220.03222.33290.7
Redbridge and Waltham Forest HA2165.02271.0230-1.7226-0.5224-0.22240.7
South Eastern
Berkshire HA400-0.33993.24122.14200.24210.94251.2
Buckinghamshire HA359-0.33581.53632.33711.13750.83781.1
East Kent HA3040.63060.23060.8309-1.03060.43070.2
East Surrey HA213-0.32121.5215-0.52140.4215-1.6211-0.1
East Sussex Brighton and Hove HA3910.03911.0395-0.33940.33950.63970.3
Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire HA3512.83611.6366-0.33650.9368-0.73660.8
North and Mid Hampshire HA2840.12850.4286-0.8283-1.4279-0.3279-0.4
Northamptonshire HA3030.73050.5307-3.8295-1.7291-0.1290-0.9
Oxfordshire HA3351.43391.43441.7350-0.93471.03500.9
Southampton and South West Hampshire HA3010.6303-1.03001.73050.73070.73100.5
West Kent HA5170.6520-0.3519-0.3517-1.0512-1.5504-0.5
West Surrey HA3330.33340.1334-1.63290.33301.83360.2
West Sussex HA3990.34000.54021.04060.7408-0.44070.4
South Western
Avon HA5320.95371.75450.6549-0.35471.05560.8
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly HA294-0.32930.2294-0.52920.02921.82980.2
Dorset HA4001.24050.84080.44100.74130.04130.6
Gloucestershire HA3201.03230.7325-0.9322-0.5321-0.33200.0
North and East Devon HA2823.9293-0.3292-0.92890.42900.32910.6
Somerset HA2740.72761.32801.92851.4289-1.32850.8
South and West Devon HA345-0.23440.5346-0.73431.03471.73530.5
Wiltshire HA3050.03052.63132.43201.3325-0.43241.2
West Midlands
Birmingham HA571-2.15581.35660.9571-0.7567-0.8562-0.3
Coventry HA164-1.41611.01632.21660.4167-0.51660.3
Dudley HA1512.31541.1156-4.1150-0.11494.71560.7
Herefordshire HA965.41012.7104-3.11010.61020.01021.1
North Staffordshire HA237-3.32291.4232-0.3232-1.7228-2.3222-1.2
Sandwell HA1501.8153-1.11514.2158-0.5157-0.31570.8
Shropshire HA230-1.02270.42283.9237-2.02320.22330.3
Solihull HA1062.3108-1.2107-1.01062.1108-1.71060.1
South Staffordshire HA2671.82723.12802.72880.4289-1.32851.3
Walsall HA132-0.9131-1.51291.5131-1.3129-2.1127-0.9
Warwickshire HA2590.8261-0.7260-1.32560.82581.12610.1
Wolverhampton HA1221.8124-1.8122-0.51214.7127-2.41240.3
Worcestershire HA2890.12891.52931.3297-2.82861.92940.4
North West
Bury and Rochdale HA1981.22002.12051.32071.0209-2.62040.6
East Lancashire HA282-5.12681.6272-0.4271-0.7269-0.7267-1.1
Liverpool HA2461.7250-1.5246-0.5245-0.3244-0.1244-0.1
Manchester Health266-0.6264-2.62583.5267-1.82620.5263-0.2
Morecambe Bay HA16011.31782.4182-1.4180-0.1179-1.11772.1
North Cheshire HA154-4.81471.51493.51540.31551.71580.4
North West Lancashire HA238-1.32352.0239-1.22360.52381.42410.3
Salford and Trafford HA232-0.52312.0235-0.62341.4237-4.1227-0.4
Sefton HA1423.0146-0.81450.8146-0.21460.71470.7
South Cheshire HA3600.4361-0.53602.83700.2370-1.03670.4
South Lancashire HA163-3.51581.5160-0.7159-1.31571.9160-0.5
St. Helens and Knowsley HA1721.21740.11750.7176-1.51734.61811.0
Stockport Health149-1.41461.41493.4154-0.91521.91550.9
West Pennine HA2192.32240.1224-0.1224-2.22191.52220.3
Wigan and Bolton HA2820.52840.4285-2.52781.7283-2.8275-0.5
Wirral HA1841.31860.41870.01872.5192-1.51890.5
England Total26,2710.326,3590.426,4550.426,5580.026,5570.326,6280.3

(70) NHS Plan GPs include GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, Salaried Doctors (Para. 52 SFA) and PMS Other.

(71) WTE data have been estimated using the results from the 1992–93GMP Workload Survey. Full-time = 1.00 wte; three quarter time =0.69 wte, job share = 0.65 wte, half time = 0.60 wte.

(72) There were 286 LIZ Assistants in the 1996 census, we do not have sufficient details to calculate wte data below a national level. The national total for 1996 has been estimated based onavailable headcount data and a such will not equal the sum of components. Because of this, London data for 1996 and subsequent calculations based on 1996 London data needs to be treated with caution.

(73) Average annual percentage change 1996–2001.

Source:

Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.


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