|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
NHS Choices development and delivery is provided through an outsourced contract. From June 2007 to November 2008 this was provided through Doctor Foster Intelligence. Since November 2008, this has been provided by Capita. The overall contract value for Capita for the design, development and delivery of the NHS Choices digital service is £60 million over three years.
Since 27 June 2007 the Department has reduced the total number of websites that it operates from 196 to 71, to meet its obligations under Transformational Government. The Department will continue to reduce this number to just two websites by the Cabinet Office deadline of July 2011.
Given the high number of websites that were in existence between March 2007 and January 2010, it is not possible to provide information on costs for all of these, as this would incur disproportionate costs.
Mr. Philip Hammond: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what (a) the cost and (b) purpose of each such event was. 
Phil Hope: The Department is unable to provide information on the five most expensive events hosted by the Department and its agencies, where hospitality has been offered, as this information is not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.
Anne Milton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1399W, on home care services: finance, what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on (a) administration and (b) management consultants in 2009-10. 
Data on the estimated spend by the Department on management consultants for 2009-10 are not available in the format requested. Information for the full year 2009-2010 will be published in due course, after it has been validated.
For the 12 months ending 30 June 2009, the core Department's average reported working days lost per person was 4.8 days. This is one of the lowest rates in Government. The civil service average for the same period was 8.7 days.
However, the Department continues to give this issue the importance it deserves and the Department's human resources division has policies and procedures in place to help manage and support the response to sickness absence.
For the vast majority of young people under 18 community-based services are the most appropriate option. In addition, local authorities can arrange a package of support that combines specialist drug treatment with specialist children's home, fostering places or other supported accommodation.
Hilary Armstrong: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in the original 2007 pilots of the family nurse partnerships; and which of those pilots is planned to be developed for wider implementation. 
The original 10 Family Nurse Partnership (FNP) test sites are currently being evaluated by Birkbeck college, university of London. The second year report of the evaluation suggests that the programme is being delivered well; that it is successful in engaging the most vulnerable clients, who value it highly; and that it is also successful in engaging fathers. The evaluation also points
to early signs that clients cope better with pregnancy, labour and parenthood, have aspirations for the future and that FNP is having a positive effect on reducing smoking during pregnancy and increasing rates of breastfeeding.
The learning from the evaluation and from other learning and development projects in these 10 sites has been invaluable and is being used more widely as we expand and develop FNP in this country. Approximately 4,000 families have benefited from FNP to date, and we are currently working with over 50 sites.
Clients in the original 10 sites are reaching the end of the FNP programme. Expansion in these sites is a decision for local commissioners, but nine sites have started to recruit a new cohort of clients and have expanded their teams. Eight of these sites are also now participating in a randomised controlled trial of FNP, along with 10 newer test sites, which will report in 2013.
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The Department and NHS Employers (responsible for negotiating the general practitioner (GP) contract on the Departments behalf) are in regular dialogue with the General Practitioner Committee (GPC) negotiating arm of the British Medical Association (BMA) regarding funding issues to the GP contract.
Most recent representations involved my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State contacting the chairs of both the BMA and GPC personally regarding his ministerial statement of 10 February 2010 on his recommendations to the Review Body on Doctors and Dentists' remuneration award review for 2010.
Justine Greening: To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 11 January 2010, Official Report, columns 15-16WS, on medical care (veterans), what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of extending to all veterans the undertaking of an entitlement to receive from the NHS an equivalent standard of prosthetic limb to those provided by Defence Medical Services; and what standards apply to prosthetic limbs provided by (a) the NHS to members of the public and (b) Defence Medical Services to military personnel. 
Mr. Mike O'Brien: The current operating framework for the NHS requires commissioners to take account of military personnel, their families and veterans when commissioning services in their area. It is for primary care trusts in partnership with local stakeholders, including practice based commissioners, local government and the public to determine how best to use their funds to meet national and local priorities for improving health and to commission services accordingly. This process provides the means for addressing local needs within the health community including the provision of prosthetic services for former service personnel.
The provision of a prosthetic limb is not the only factor that influences an amputee's quality of life and acceptance of ability. Psychological, social, co-morbidity, age, and clinical service all contribute to an individual's quality of life and use of the prostheses. The provision of prosthetic care and services is undertaken by a multidisciplinary clinical and assessment team to ensure that the type and standard of a particular prostheses is clinically appropriate for an individual.
Ann Keen: Information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the count of finished admission episodes where the strategic health authority (SHA) of residence was recorded as "Foreign (including Isle of Man and Channel Islands)" or "Northern Ireland" and the primary care trust (PCT) of main provider was Cambridgeshire PCT in years 1999-2000 to 2005-06 and 2007-08 to 2008-09. Years 2006-07 and 1998-99 are unfortunately unavailable as the PCT of main provider field in HES has poor data quality in these years.
|Total admission episodes|
1. This is not a count of patients as some patients may have been admitted more than once within the year.
2. In 2006-07 there was a merger of East Cambridgeshire and Fenland PCT, Huntingdonshire PCT, Cambridge City PCT, South Cambridgeshire PCT and 36 per cent. of South Peterborough PCT to form Cambridgeshire PCT. Therefore years 2007-08 and 2008-09 are not directly comparable to previous years. Where there were no records of admissions where the SHA of residence was foreign or Northern Ireland at one of the PCTs of main provider, the PCT has not been included in the breakdown.
Mr. Vara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the cost of treating non-British residents on the NHS in North West Cambridgeshire constituency was recovered by charging the patient or the insurer in each of the last 10 years. 
1. For Cambridgeshire PCT and Peterborough PCT, the data prior to 2006-07 are the sum of the predecessor PCTs that were merged to form the new PCTs in October 2006.
2. The Department does not collect data from NHS foundation trusts. Where an NHS trust obtains foundation trust status part way through any year, the data provided is only for the part of the year the organisation operated as an NHS trust.
3.North West Cambridgeshire constituency is also served by the following NHS foundation trusts-in these cases we have provided data up to the point that they achieved FT status:
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This organisation achieved FT status in July 2004, therefore no data exists after the 2004-05 financial year.
The 2004-05 figure represents only the part of the year the organisation operated as a NHS trust.
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. This organisation achieved FT status in June 2008, therefore the 2008-09 figure represents only the part of the year the organisation operated as a NHS trust.
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This organisation achieved FT status in April 2004, therefore no data exist after the 2003-04 financial year.
4. In common with many other public and private sector organisations the Department only holds accounting data at organisation level for seven years, and therefore data are available only for the financial years 2002-03 to 2008-09.
5. Income from overseas patients under non-reciprocal agreements was not separately identified in the 2002-03 summarisation schedules and cannot be disaggregated from other income figures.
Audited summarisation schedules 2003-04 to 2008-09.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|