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Written Answers — Health: Departmental Manpower (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: At 11 May 2010, there were 2,594.8 full-time equivalent (FTE) civil servants working in the Department. This figure included those on loan to the Department from other Government Departments and on fixed-term contracts. At 8 December 2011 there were 2,332.5 FTE: civil servants, also including loans-in and fixed-term appointees. In addition, 805.4 FTE non-permanent workers (secondees-in,...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Finance (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: This is primarily a matter for the local national health service. Specialised Commissioning Groups (SCGs) are accountable to their primary care trusts (PCTs) on all matters of governance including their financial decisions. SCGs will consider the cost and clinical effectiveness, the potential health gain and the opportunity costs and benefits of any proposal. As joint committees of PCTs, they...

Written Answers — Health: Heart Diseases (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Work on the outcomes strategy for cardiovascular disease is at the very early stages. Decisions on the conditions to be included will be made as the strategy is developed in the new year.

Written Answers — Health: Meningitis (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: No guidance has been issued. Subject to the passage of the Health and Social Care Bill, the National Health Service Commissioning Board will be responsible for supporting clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), previously known as general practitioner consortia, in their commissioning decisions. This will include publishing commissioning guidance to which CCGs must have regard. This will be...

Written Answers — Health: Mental Health: Ex-servicemen (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The level of homelessness among military veterans is not the responsibility of the Department of Health but that of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), who have provided us with the following information: Information about local authorities' discharge of their duties under homelessness legislation is collected on quarterly P1E returns. Information is collected on the...

Written Answers — Health: NHS (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Information on all ministerial visits, including those to national health service organisations, has been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — Health: NHS Walk-in Centres: Wythenshawe (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Following initial advice from the Independent Reconfiguration Panel on NHS Manchester's proposals for the relocation of Wythenshawe forum, Withington and Ancoats walk in centres, the decision of the Secretary of State for Health, my right hon. Friend the Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr Lansley), was made public on 19 December 2011.

Written Answers — Health: Prescription Drugs (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Counterfeit medicines rarely reach patients through the regulated supply chain and are more commonly available to consumers via unregulated websites. Although no fatalities have been attributed to counterfeit medicine in the United Kingdom, it is acknowledged that all counterfeit medicines are dangerous and pose a risk to patient health. In response, the Medicines and Healthcare products...

Written Answers — Health: Accident and Emergency Departments: Waiting Lists (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The information requested is not collected in the format requested. The following table sets out the median time, in minutes, spent by patients in accident and emergency (A&E) departments at the three trusts. All figures shown are the latest available and are for the month of July 2011. Minutes Trust Median 95th percentile South London Healthcare NHS Trust 145 310 Lewisham...

Written Answers — Health: Food Procurement (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The Department has spent £501,676 on food and beverages in the year October 2010 to September 2011.

Written Answers — Health: Official Hospitality (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The Department has spent £785,510 on hospitality since May 2010. This figure includes that spent by arm’s length bodies and other sponsored visitors using the Department’s buildings.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Internet (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Further to our public consultation on an Information Revolution for health and adult social care, the Department is working to publish the subsequent Information Strategy by April 2012. Access to online health care services for patients and other service users, as well as carers, is being considered as part of the development of the Information Strategy.

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: Private Sector (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Details of all ministerial meetings with external parties are published quarterly in arrears on the Department's website. Data from 1 January 2010 up to the end of June 2011 can be found at: tmentdirectors/DH_110759

Written Answers — Health: Herbal Medicine (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Ministers and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have not held a meeting with the Safer Herbal Medicines Campaign or Schwabe Pharma UK in the last six months. MHRA has periodic meetings with representative bodies, including trade associations, from the herbal sector and such organisations will sometimes be represented by individuals from specific companies.

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Infectious Diseases (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The information requested is not available. The annual numbers of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile infections (CDI) attributed to primary care organisations within each strategic health authority are provided for the periods for which they are available. MRSA bloodstream infections attributed to primary care organisations...

Written Answers — Health: Hospitals: Infectious Diseases (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The information requested is not collected. Data available from 2008 for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bloodstream infections and from 2007 for Clostridium difficile (CDI) infections are given in the following tables. Annual counts and rates (per 100,000 bed days) for MRSA bloodstream infections attributed to Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and West Suffolk NHS Foundation...

Written Answers — Health: Mass Media (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The amount the Department’s media centre spent on media monitoring in each of the last five years is provided in the following tables. Department of Health Financial year Spend on press cuttings (1) (£) 2006-07 186,726.95 2007-08 130,126.92 2008-09 119,180.72 2009-10 133,055.81 2010-11 120,185.79 (1) The figures provided above are all inclusive of...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Foundation Trusts: Finance (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: Monitor is the independent regulator of NHS foundation trusts and is directly accountable to Parliament. It was established in 2004 and its current powers of intervention, including the means by which finance is regulated and risk is assessed, are determined by section 52 of the NHS Act 2006. Giving NHS foundation trusts autonomy in how they operate to deliver responsive and locally shaped...

Written Answers — Health: NHS Litigation Authority (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: There have been no discussions between the Department and Cabinet Office Ministers on this issue. Officials from the Cabinet Office and the Department held very limited and provisional discussions on the issue of possible mutualisation of the NHS Litigation Authority. Similar preliminary discussions were held between the Cabinet Office officials and the NHS Litigation Authority's senior...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Pay (19 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: The arrangements for paying executive and non-executive directors in national health service trusts are matters for the trusts themselves and their independent remuneration committees. Trusts are required to disclose the remuneration of their board members in their annual accounts.

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