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Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of suicides committed by people who have received treatment for mental illness in each of the last five years. 
Mr. David Anderson: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adult protection referrals have taken place in each local authority in England, broken down by the assessment level of the provider involved. 
On 14 June 2007, I announced that plans are being put in place to introduce a new national monitoring system to report the extent of abuse. This will be based on a standardised method for the collection of data on protection of vulnerable adult referrals in England. The Information Centre for health and social care is leading the work to develop and collect data from councils on a national basis.
John Cummings: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were prescribed methadone and other hard drug substitutes in (a) County Durham and (b) Easington constituency in each year since 2000. 
Dawn Primarolo: The information is not available in the format requested. Dispensing data is collected by the number of prescription items and not by individuals. The following table contains figures for the number of prescriptions of methodone and buprenorphine in County Durham Primary Care Trust and predecessor organisations from 2003, the earliest full year for which information is available.
|Methadone||Buprenorphine and buprenorphine with naloxone|
Prescription information is taken from the Prescription Cost Analysis system, supplied by the Prescription Pricing Division of the Business Services Authority, 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 submitted by prescribing doctors for items personally administered in England. Also included are prescriptions written in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man but dispensed in England. The data do not cover drugs dispensed in hospitals, including mental health trusts, or private prescriptions.
Prescription Items: prescriptions are written on a prescription form. Each single item written on the form is counted as a prescription item.
County Durham Primary Care Trust (PCT) was formed in October 2006 from a merger of Durham Dales, Derwentside, Durham and Chester-le-Street, Easington and Sedgefield PCTs.
Ann Keen: Information on the total cost of training student midwives in the 2006-07 financial year is not held centrally. The latest year for which data are available is the 2005-06 financial year when the total cost was estimated at £82.2 million.
|Diploma||Degree||Total pre-registration||Other||Grand total|
Quarterly monitoring/financial and workforce information return
Ann Keen: Information on the higher education institutions that offer training to student midwives, is not held by the Department. The Nursing and Midwifery Council is responsible for approving education institutions to run midwifery training programmes.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence intends to publish a review of its
guidance on Fertility: assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems, published on 25 February 2004. 
Dawn Primarolo: The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) sets out a proposed review date when it publishes each new clinical guideline. We understand that the published review date for NICEs clinical guideline on Fertility: assessment and treatment for people with fertility problems is February 2008. At that point, NICE will take a view on whether the guideline requires an update. This will depend primarily on whether significant new information has become available since the guideline was originally published. If NICE decides that the guideline does not need to be updated, it will set out a new time scale for a future reassessment of the need for a review.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total wage cost of employing managers in the NHS was in the latest period for which figures are available; and what it was in 1997. 
Annual financial returns of health authorities and NHS trusts 1997-98.
Annual financial returns of strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and NHS trusts 2006-07.
Data do not include NHS foundation trusts in 2006-07.
Bob Russell: To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people and (b) children who would be denied access to medical care if the proposal to exclude overseas visitors from eligibility to free NHS primary medical services is implemented; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the incidence of communicable diseases in the general population if the proposal to exclude overseas visitors from eligibility to free NHS primary medical services is implemented; and if he will make a statement; 
(3) if he will publish all the written responses received by his Department to the consultation on the proposal to exclude overseas visitors from eligibility to Free NHS primary medical services; 
Shona McIsaac: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting times for (i) inpatient and (ii) daycase admissions were in Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available. 
|Patient waiting for elective admission at Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust|
|Quarter||Admission type||Total waiting list||Maximum weeks||Median wait (weeks)|
1. The average waiting times given are estimated from quarterly Korner returns (KH07) submitted by NHS providers to the Department of Health.
2. The figures show the median waiting times for patients still waiting for admission at the end of the period stated. Inpatient waiting times are measured from decisions to admit by the consultant to admission to hospital.
3. Median waiting times are calculated from aggregate data, rather than patient level data, and therefore are only estimates of the position on average waits. Where there are low numbers of waiters the median is prone to fluctuations. This should be taken into account when interpreting the data.
Department of Health form KH07.
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