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- Written Answers — Health: Accountancy (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: No officials from the Department are currently seconded to the four largest accountancy firms.
- Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Admissions (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Department does not mandate nurse to patient ratios, therefore there is no central monitoring of this kind by the Department. Local health care organisations, with their knowledge of the patients they serve, are best placed to plan and employ a work force appropriate to the needs of their patients, based on clinical need and sound evidence. Where changes are planned to the size and shape...
- Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Food (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is provided as follows. The Department collects data from national health service trusts for the average total daily cost for the provision of all meals and beverages fed to one patient per day. This cost relates to all meals and beverages provided to a patient in a day. Data are not collected on the...
- Written Answers — Health: NHS: Conditions of Employment (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: Developing health and well-being strategies for their staff is a matter for individual national health service organisations as employers. The Department has commissioned NHS Employers to support individual NHS organisations in developing their overall approach based on five high impact changes including developing local evidence-based improvement plans.
- Written Answers — Health: NHS: Management Consultants (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: Departmental spending on external consultants by each of the north of England national health service hospital trusts for financial years 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 is contained in the following tables. Consultancy spend by NHS trusts in Northern England Trust name 2009-10 (£000) 5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 393 Airedale NHS Trust 245 Bradford District...
- Written Answers — Health: Nurses (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The numbers of locum or bank nurses used are no longer collected centrally by the Department. The numbers of qualified full-time equivalent bank staff in England are available up until 2010. The total qualified bank nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff in England as at 30 September for the last three years that are available are: Number 2008 15,493 2009 15,538 ...
- Written Answers — Health: Physiotherapy (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Department welcomed the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's (CSP) report, ‘Fit enough for patients? An audit of workplace health and wellbeing services for NHS staff’. The Department noted the reports recommendations and its assessment is that the national health service should continue to implement the five high impact changes developed following the 2009 review, ‘NHS...
- Written Answers — Health: Primary Care Trusts (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Department allows for primary care trust (PCT) surpluses to be carried forward into the next financial year and as such the surpluses shown in this table are cumulative, built up over a number of years. Carrying a surplus provides the national health service with flexibility to respond to unexpected cost pressures. Plans assume a steady use of the underspend over a number of years, funded...
- Written Answers — Health: Property (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Department does not own any property in Scotland.
- Written Answers — Health: Prosthetics: Training (18 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: There is no central estimate of the number of vacancies. Following the publication of the Fundamental Data Review in March 2013, the national health service vacancy collection, which had previously been suspended, has now been discontinued. The following table shows the combined total number of prosthetists and orthotists currently in training. Combined figures have been provided because...
- Written Answers — Health: Animal Experiments (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South West Surrey (Mr Hunt), has had no discussions on this issue with the Secretary of State for the Home Department, my right hon. Friend the Member for Maidenhead (Mrs May). The National Institute for Health Research does not fund scientific procedures on animals as it focuses on clinical and health services research....
- Written Answers — Health: Big Society Network (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Department has not allocated any funds to the Big Society Network, nor has it held any contracts with this organisation.
- Written Answers — Health: Dental Services (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: NHS England has formally recognised local dental committees. As local representative groups for dentists they have an important role to play in engaging with area teams and with the dental local professional networks in developing NHS dental services.
- Written Answers — Health: Dental Services: Greater London (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: NHS England has advised the Department that approximately 113,500 patients accessed out-of-hours dental services in London during 2012-13.
- Written Answers — Health: Dental Services: Greater London (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: This is a matter for NHS England. We understand that its London region is the commissioner of the out-of-hours (OOH) dental care service in London. OOH dental care in Ealing is provided as part of a joint service covering eight boroughs in north-west London. Calls are forwarded to a dental nurse triage service, which is available from 6 pm to 10 pm on Monday to Friday and from 9 am to 10 pm...
- Written Answers — Health: Dental Services: West Midlands (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The information is not held centrally by the Department. Since 1 April 2013, NHS England has been responsible for commissioning dental services, including primary, secondary, community, out of hours and urgent care. This includes commissioning dental services provided in high street dental practices, community dental services, and dental services at general hospitals and dental hospitals....
- Written Answers — Health: General Practitioners: Location (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Department does not issue guidance on this. General practitioners are independent contractors who work under contracts with NHS England to provide NHS services.
- Written Answers — Health: Health (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The data for 2010-11 gathered under indicator 4.12 of Part IB of the Public Health Outcomes Framework 2013-16 Appendices (Preventable sight loss) were published in November 2012 broken down by local authority. They are available to search at: www.phoutcomes.info/public-health-outcomes-framework#gid/100 0044/par/E12000004 The data for this indicator have not been published by disability,...
- Written Answers — Health: Herbal Medicine: Regulation (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The legislation around this policy is complex and there are a number of issues that have arisen which we need to work through. We appreciate that the delay in going out to consult on this matter is causing concern; however, the Department will make an announcement on the progress of this policy once the issues have been resolved.
- Written Answers — Health: Maternity Services (17 June 2013)
Daniel Poulter: The Nursing and Midwifery Council collects data on the notifications of intentions to practise as a midwife. The following table shows the number of individuals that have submitted a notification of intention to practise as a midwife in each of the last five years. Year (1 April) Number of intentions to practise 2013 37,359 2012 37,115 2011 35,919 2010 34,630 2009...