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Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average annual increase in NHS wages and salaries has been for (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) ancillary staff in each of the last 10 years. 
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Mr. Hutton: The table sets out the general pay increase for hospital doctors, nurses and ancillary staff in each of the last 10 years. Additional amounts may have been awarded for particular grades or sub-groups of staff in particular years. The figures for nurses and ancillary staff for 199596 and 199697 are estimates as these included an element of local pay.
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|Hospital doctors||Nurses||Ancillary staff|
Mr. Hutton: I understand that National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that irinotecan and oxaliplatin should be used in specific clinical circumstances. We set up NICE to give authoritative guidance on when it is clinically and cost effective to use drugs and other treatments. NICE has undertaken a full appraisal of irinotecan, oxaliplatin and raltitrexed and has also considered an appeal against its initial decision. In the light of this, I do not expect NICE to review its decision except as part of its usual processes. The review will take place in April 2005, or earlier if significant new evidence becomes available.
Mr. Hutton: The number of patients who did not attend consultant out-patient appointments from 199596 to 200001 are shown in the table. Information up to quarter 2 of 200102 is available on the Department's website www.doh.gov.uk/hospitalactivity.
|Total out-patient appointments||Total attendances||Total DNAs||Percentage DNAs|
Did Not Attends (DNAs) are counted for those patients who gave no advance warning for their non-attendance.
Department of Health form KH09
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As part of the NHS plan all out-patient appointments will be pre-booked by the end of 2005. Patients will be able to choose a date and time for their appointment that is convenient for them. Booking systems, where introduced, have proven to significantly reduce numbers of patients failing to turn up for appointments.
|Patients admitted||Patients failed to attend||Failed to attend rate (percentage)|
Data for 199798 is not available
Department for Health form KH06
Paul Flynn: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what were the percentage changes in (a) consultants' NHS remuneration and (b) total consultants' remuneration in each of the past five years. 
The majority of consultants earn additional money from the national health service for extra duties. The size of this additional income varies by speciality, by age and geographic location. Table 2 shows the increase in total NHS earnings August 1998 and August 2000.
|Hospital doctors (percentage)||Bottom of consultant scale (£)||Top of consultant scale (£)|
A DDRB recommendation in 19992000 recommended a further £50 million be allocated annually to consultants to recognise work load, intensity and contribution to the NHS.
|Earnings per contract (£)||59,300||63,200||65,400|
|Increase over previous year (percentage)||||6.7||3.4|
|Earnings per wte (£)||65,100||69,300||72,100|
|Increase over previous year (percentage)||||6.4||4.1|
The data in Table 2 are taken from the NHS Earnings survey (sample based).
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Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what publicly owned accommodation is made available to him in his official role; how many nights he has been in residence at each of these properties in the last 12 months; and what the total cost was of maintaining each of these properties in the last 12 months. 
Ms Blears: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health announced on 8 May 2002 that the franchise for Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS trust had been awarded to Mr. Andrew Morris, with Mr. Glen Douglas the chief executive designate.
Mr. Breed: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of patients travelled by (a) bus, (b) train, (c) private transport and (d) other forms of transport to their (i) GP, (ii) dental and (iii) hospital appointment in (A) 1991, (B) 2000 and (C) 2001. 
Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to his answer of 8 March 2002, Official Report, column 163W, on international recruitment, which agencies have not adhered to the code of practice for (a) internationally qualified medical staff and (b) other healthcare professionals. 
Mr. Hutton [holding answer 17 April 2002]: There are no plans to publish the names of the international recruitment agencis dealing with internationally qualified medical staff and other healtcare professional agencies who have failed to adhere to the code of practice. Trusts will be advised to refer to a list, due to be published shortly, of those agencies that are compliant with the code of practice before beginning the process of setting up new recruitment contracts.
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