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EU Accession (Turkey and Croatia) (11 Oct 2005)

Liam Fox: ...stabilisation and incorporation of Turkey. We should be in no doubt about the historic importance of those decisions. They will determine whether the European Union becomes a narrow, inward-looking group of states that tries to shut out the wider world, or whether it becomes a broad-minded club, ready to ride the currents of globalisation and changing civilisation. We share the...

Children (13 Oct 2005)

Lord Adonis: able to satisfy her that the concerns she raised will be fully met. To turn the ideas floated in the strategy paper earlier this year into action, in July we established, under the joint lead of Liam Byrne, the social services Minister in the Department of Health, and Beverley Hughes, the children's Minister, a ministerial group to work up specific proposals for the reform of social...

Written Answers — Health: GP Practices (14 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...the national health service workforce at age 55 or above each year is shown in the table. This assumes the continuation of existing working patterns and that the proportion of leavers in each age group will remain the same as the average numbers of leavers over the period 1999–2004. These leavers will include staff who take career breaks, or take up work outside England or outside the...

Written Answers — Health: Medical Graduates (14 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: .../foundation programme year one posts in England than the anticipated number of graduates from English medical schools and this is planned to continue in the future. A foundation programme workforce group, operating as part of the modernising medical careers implementation process, is overseeing the allocation of funding from the multi-professional education and training (MPET) budget that...

Written Answers — Health: Primary Care Trusts (17 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: Information on any deficits inherited by primary care trusts from primary care groups is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Health: Ambulance Service (18 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...since November 2003 to the data collected is that, from 1 October 2004, information about category B and C emergency calls is collected separately; prior to this date category B and C calls were grouped together. This published information is used to form the basis of replies to hon. and right hon. Members' questions. We always try to be as helpful to Members as possible but, on...

Written Answers — Health: Burns Review (20 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: holding answer 13 October 2005 The National Burn Care Group reported in 2001 and made many recommendations for how this care could be improved. The work now under way is designed to implement the recommendations in particular how burns services should be stratified. This is a complex exercise being undertaken by the national health service. The need to ensure a transparent and evidence-based...

Written Answers — Health: Cystic Fibrosis (20 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: The Department provided £1.3 million to support research into a gene therapy treatment for cystic fibrosis involving 31 researchers in two research groups.

Written Answers — Health: Maternity Units (20 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...through the Hospital Episodes Statistics system are usually identified only to trust level, rather than to any specific unit within the trust. Some trusts provide information regarding the staff group with lead responsibility for care for example, midwife-led or consultant-led, but this does not allow the identification of midwife-only units.

Written Answers — Health: National Pulmonary Hypertension Service (20 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: Pulmonary hypertension centres are nationally designated by the National Specialised Commissioning Advisory Group (NSCAG) but pulmonary hypertension services are commissioned and funded by primary care trusts; there are no plans to change these arrangements. NSCAG's ongoing role is limited to setting national pulmonary hypertension standards and monitoring pulmonary hypertension centres'...

Written Answers — Health: National Specialist Commissioning Advisory Group (20 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: The national specialised commissioning advisory group (NSCAG) nationally commissions very specialised services for a specified list of rare conditions when a handful of hospitals across the country provide a service to a national caseload not exceeding 1,000 (and frequently less than 400) a year. Specialised services, including drug treatments or research, which are provided at regional level...

Written Answers — Health: Care Homes (Diet) (24 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...their care from local national health service dieticians, if nutritional issues are identified during an inspection. The Chief of Nursing at CSCI has ongoing meeting with the nutritional advisory group for the elderly to discus a range of issues around nutrition.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services (Leeds) (25 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...18) General medical practitioners includes contracted GPs, general medical service (GMS) others, personal medical service (PMS) others, GP retainers and GP registrars. Prior to September 2004, this group included GMS unrestricted principals, PMS contracted GPs, PMS salaried GPs, restricted principals, assistants, GP retainers, GP registrars, salaried doctors (Para 52 SFA), PMS other,...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Structure (Essex) (25 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: First ideas for a stronger local national health service in Essex have been developed locally by Essex Strategic Health Authority in collaboration with partner organisations and stakeholder groups. These plans have now been submitted to the Department. After initial assessments, all options for the reorganisation of the NHS in Essex (and indeed all other areas) shall be subject to a full,...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Staff (31 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...and take action to recruit the appropriate staff required to deliver these services. At a national level, the Department asks SHAs to submit local delivery plans covering all the main staff groups, which feed into national supply and demand modelling. The workforce review team closely liaises with the Department, the NHS and stakeholders to determine the future requirements of the NHS...

Written Answers — Health: Surgical Procedures (Costs) (31 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...identifies the average cost of providing surgical procedures within the national health service. However, NHS reference cost data is collected annually at the level of health care resources groups (HRGs) and show a composite cost for a procedure or treatment rather than individual procedures. Definitions and breakdowns of the HRGs are published by the Health and Social Care Information...

Health Services (West Norfolk) (31 Oct 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...Portugal. The extra money has brought extra staff, shorter waiting times and enormous advances against big killer diseases. The number of consultants is up by nearly 9,500. The number of registrar group doctors is up by 2,200 on last year alone. The number of GPs has increased by more than 4,000 since 1997. There are more qualified nurses working in the NHS than ever before—an increase...

Written Answers — Health: General Social Care Council (1 Nov 2005)

Liam Byrne: On 21 July 2005, I announced plans to register the next groups of staff in the social care workforce. These include domiciliary and residential care staff, working with both children and adults. Officials are working with the General Social Care Council on a timetable for implementation of these changes and are developing plans to roll out registration to other groups of social care workers...

Written Answers — Health: Pensioner Health Services (1 Nov 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...national health service hospital and community health services expenditure in 2003–04 was on people over the age of 65. This totalled around £16.5 billion. A breakdown of the same data by age group shows the following: £1,400 average expenditure per head for people aged 65–74. £2,400 average expenditure per head for people aged 75–84. £4,000 average expenditure per head for...

Written Answers — Health: Perinatal Deaths (1 Nov 2005)

Liam Byrne: ...anoxia or trauma (intrapartum) and the remainder due to antepartum infections or other specific causes. We are committed to reducing, by 2010, the gap in infant mortality between routine and manual groups—as defined in national statistics socio-economic classification—and the population as a whole, by at least 10 per cent. Comprehensive maternity services are key to providing best...

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