Results 81–100 of 6088 for speaker:Miss Melanie Johnson

Written Answers — Health: Pudsey (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Government have put in place a programme of national health service investment and reform since 1997 to improve service delivery in all parts of the United Kingdom. There is significant evidence that these policies have yielded considerable benefits for the Pudsey constituency. For example: At the end of January 2005, the number of people waiting more than nine months for inpatient...

Written Answers — Health: Drug Users (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The percentage of problematic drug users that are in treatment, in England in 2003–04, is estimated to be around 45 per cent. 1 The number of people in treatment for drug misuse during the year in England is shown in the table. 1 This estimate is based upon: The estimated figure of around 281,000 problematic drug users in England and Wales (Godfrey C, Eaton G, McDougall C & Culyer A (2002)....

Written Answers — Health: Genito-Urinary Medicine (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Data on the number of genito-urinary medicine clinics that offer an HIV test to clinic attendees on their first screening for sexually transmitted diseases is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services (York) (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information requested is shown in the table. Patients waiting for admission by month waiting: York Hospitals National Health Service Trust March 1997 January 2005 0–2 months 3,708 3,183 3–5 months 1,821 1,620 6–8 months 876 700 9–11 months 441 0 Total patients waiting 6,846 5,503 Median wait (weeks) 12.0 11.0 Source: KH07 quarterly return,...

Written Answers — Health: Influenza Pandemic Plan (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Department has reviewed published evidence based on the effectiveness of antiviral drugs, including that from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, together with estimates of their likely effect during an influenza pandemic.

Written Answers — Health: Ivf (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has advised me that between 1991 and 2004, 1,950,757 embryos were created, of which 78,505 were donated for research purposes. Data on embryos created for research is not routinely collected by the HFEA. However, information obtained by the HFEA from licensed centres suggests that approximately 370 embryos have been created for research...

Written Answers — Health: Leeds Community and Mental Health Trust (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Bed availability and occupancy are measured at midnight so by definition there cannot be more than one patient occupying a bed. A bed allocated to a patient on home leave would be recorded as not available and therefore not occupied. If the bed is subsequently made available for another patient, it would be recorded as available and occupied. In this way, occupancy never exceeds 100 per cent.

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information is not available in the format requested. A new system of occupation coding for national health service non-medical staff was introduced in 1995. Data prior to 1995 is not directly comparable with later years. NHS hospital, public health medicine and community health services (HCHS) medical and non-medical staff, in the Leeds Community and Mental Health Service Teaching NHS...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Tribunals (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding answer 23 March 2005 All units in Humber mental health teaching national health service trust have their mental health review tribunals organised by one Mental Health Act Administrator, who works in a separate unit. The tribunals take place at the hospitals where the patient is detained in line with other trusts.

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health Tribunals (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: holding 23 March 2005 All mental health review tribunals (MHRTs) are listed, in the first instance, within statutory time scales. A small number of patients do not subsequently have their cases heard within time limits due to factors outside the Tribunal Secretariat's control. These include requests by the responsible authority or patient's representative for an alternative hearing date....

Written Answers — Health: Mobile Phones (Under-fives) (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Mobile Telecommunication and Health Research (MTHR) programme set up following the Stewart Report in 2000 is jointly funded by Government and industry under the aegis of an independent scientific management committee. One study in this programme is investigating the risk of early childhood cancer among the population residing near mobile phone base stations, although all the studies are...

Written Answers — Health: Mrsa (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Analysis carried out by the Department found that there was no statistically significant relationship between the contracting out of cleaning work and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rates in national health service trusts. However, the impact of cost-cutting programmes during the 1980s and 1990s did lead to a reduction in the number of cleaning staff and expenditure on...

Written Answers — Health: Targets (24 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Our most recent assessment shows that despite overall improvements in the health of the population, there is a continuing, if slight, widening of health gap on infant mortality and life expectancy. This assessment is based on data up to 2003, the date the national health inequalities strategy, the Programme for Action", was published. The first challenge set out in the strategy was to stop...

Written Answers — Health: Doctor/Nurse Numbers (23 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The information requested is shown in the following table. National health service hospital, public health medicine and community health services (HCHS) medical and qualified nursing staff within specified trusts(32) Numbers (headcount) As at 30 September each year 1997 2003 Doctors Nurses Doctors Nurses Total for specified trusts 350 1,664 432 1,564 North East...

Written Answers — Health: Genito-Urinary Medicine (23 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Data on genito-urinary medicine clinic waiting times are collected and published on behalf of the Department by the Health Protection Agency. The latest data are contained in the report GUM Waiting Times Audit November 2004", freely available on the Health Protection Agency's website at www.hpa.org.uk

Written Answers — Health: Human Eggs (23 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has informed me that information on human eggs donated by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) patients for the treatment of others is only available from 1999. The number of eggs donated is as shown in the table. Human eggs donated for fertility treatment between1999 and 2004 1999(35) 9,924 2000 15,164 2001 14,720 2002...

Written Answers — Health: Obesity (23 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: Information is not available in exactly the form requested. The figures for the percentage of the adult population that was obese in the five years from 1999 to 2003, taken from the Health Survey for England, are shown in the table. The Health Survey for England provides estimates of the underlying population figures but, because of the small sample size any representation of the figures as a...

Written Answers — Health: Smoking (23 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The public service agreement (PSA) targets for smoking prevalence in 2010 were set in summer 2004. A delivery plan for the White Paper, Choosing Health", has been developed in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders to contribute to achieving the PSA target. The delivery plan, together with the tobacco control strategy currently in place, will see an expansion of the national health...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Doctors' Services (Northumberland) (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: As the right hon. Gentleman will be aware, I made my views on this matter known in the Adjournment debate that took place in January. A review has since taken place, and it is right and proper for the local health trust to take action on the recommendations, as it is now doing.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Doctors' Services (Northumberland) (22 Mar 2005)

Miss Melanie Johnson: The right hon. Gentleman is aware that funding goes to the strategic health authorities and, across the strategic health authority, it does not qualify for rural funding. But, as I am sure he knows, money is not the issue in regard to the out-of-hours service. I agree that the trust now needs to take forward the recommendations that address the points that he has made about training and...


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