Results 3601–3620 of 11615 for simon burns

Written Answers — Health: Patient Data (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Government's plans and timetable for establishment of the Clinical Practice Research Datalink were published in October 2011. Arrangements for collaboration between the home countries are planned to commence in August 2012 and be concluded as soon as practicable.

Written Answers — Health: A and E Departments (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: This information is not held centrally. The most relevant data relates to the number of type 1 departments per national health service trust, and is only available from quarter 2 of 2003-04. A copy of the earliest and most recently available data have been placed in the Library.

Written Answers — Health: Care Quality Commission: Recruitment (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: External applicants are able to apply for jobs with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) subject to the Government's efficiency controls. The CQC, like other public sector organisations, is subject to the recruitment freeze on external recruitment announced by the Government on 25 May 2010. External recruitment is only permissible by exception where a post is frontline or business critical and...

Written Answers — Health: Carers: Finance (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Primary care trust (PCT) allocations for 2012-13 were announced on 14 December. These allocations provide PCTs with £91.6 billion to spend on the local front-line services that matter most, an increase of £2.5 billion, or 2.8%. This means that despite the financial situation, we have ensured that all PCTs receive a reasonable uplift. The spending review made available funding of...

Written Answers — Health: Computer Sciences Corporation (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Department has not awarded any contracts to the Computer Sciences Corporation since May 2010.

Written Answers — Health: Computer Sciences Corporation (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) is the local service provider for the delivery of the North Midlands and East of England programme for Information Technology. The scope of the contract is to implement a patient centric electronic patient record (NHS Care Records Service) in national health service trusts across the region. In providing this, CSC is offering a number of strategic and...

Written Answers — Health: Debt Collection (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Since May 2010, the Department has used the debt recovery services of CCI Legal Ltd on two occasions, via NHS Shared Business Services.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Apprentices (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Numbers of apprentices employed, or expected to be employed, by departmental arm's length bodies (ALBs) are shown in the following table. ALB Number of apprentices employed between April 2010 and March 2011 Number of apprentices employed between April and December 2011 Number of apprenticeships expected to be sponsored between January and March 2012 Number of apprenticeships expected...

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Redundancy Pay (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Department has paid a total of £524,929 to civil servants as redundancy payments between September and November 2011. We are unable to break this down into individual months without the risk of identifying individuals.

Written Answers — Health: Departmental Temporary Employment (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Between 1 September and 30 November 2011 there were 17.3 full-time equivalent temporary civil servants recruited to the Department and 97.9 full-time equivalent temporary workers (agency staff and contractors) were engaged from external suppliers. This information is contained in the following table. Temporary staff recruited into the Department of Health 1 September to 30 November2011 ...

Written Answers — Health: Doctors: Retirement (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Data from the Government Actuaries Department on the average retirement age of general practitioners is calculated at 62 (covering the period 2004 to 2008). Data for hospital consultants are not available separately.

Written Answers — Health: Drugs: Licensing (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The gross time in months for approval of parallel import licence applications is shown in the following table. Gross time includes waiting time for information from other member states and from the applicants responding to questions from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Month of approval Median time for approval (months) 2010   December 6.4  ...

Written Answers — Health: Drugs: Licensing (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Medicines shortages can occur at short notice, for a number of reasons, including manufacturing or regulatory problems. At any one time the Department of Health may be aware of a number of shortages, and we do not hold a list of such drugs as any such list, if compiled, might not be accurate or complete. The Department also receives reports of medicines subject to supply problems that may be...

Written Answers — Health: Dystonia (10 Jan 2012)

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 concerns. 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: General Practitioners (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: No central data are held on the average cost of a consultation at a national health service walk-in centre. Figures relating to average consultation costs in general practice are set out in the following table. General practitioner (GP) average surgery consultation costs   Former GP contract to 2003-04 New GP contract from April 2004   1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000...

Written Answers — Health: Health Services: North East (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, my right hon. Friend the Member for Tatton (Mr Osborne), asked pay review bodies to look at local job markets, the difference between public and private sector salaries, how this is implemented on a geographic basis and the need to ensure that public sector organisations are able to recruit, retain and motivate the right numbers of staff with the right skills...

Written Answers — Health: Herbal Medicine (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The classification of products as medicines is made on a case-by-case basis by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Companies are not required to notify the MHRA that they are placing a product on the market or to have it pre-vetted, so the MHRA does not hold information on how many herbal products are on the market at higher strengths than registered herbal...

Written Answers — Health: Injuries: Dogs (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The following table shows a count of finished admission episodes (FAEs)(1) with a cause code(2) of bitten or struck by dog for the years 2008-09 to 2010-11 in England only. Data for Wales is not held as this is the responsibility of the Welsh Assembly. Activity in English national health service hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector England Number ...

Written Answers — Health: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Redundancy (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: There are no limits placed on the amount of staff employed at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The MHRA has made a number of staff redundant during the period 1 December 2010 to 30 November 2011, all as a result of the requirements of the Government efficiency programme. During this period a total of 27 staff were given notice of redundancy and 16 of those...

Written Answers — Health: NHS: Ict (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Re-procurement of Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS), Radiology Information System (RIS) and imaging archives for when the original Local Service Provider (LSP) contracts expire are the responsibility of the local national health service trusts, in line with the Government's localisation agenda. The Department is providing support to trusts as they enter this process including...

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