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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...

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

Simon Burns: The following figures are pension payments made to pensioners, widows and dependants.   £ billion 2008-09 4.173 2009-10 4.567 2010-11 4.852 The data has been provided by the NHS Pensions Agency and the totals do not include lump sum payments.

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

Simon Burns: Contributions made to the NHS pension scheme in 2008-09 by employees were £2.547 billion and employer contributions were £5,007 billion. This data was provided by the NHS Pensions Agency.

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

Simon Burns: The information is not collected in the format requested. Information from the Audited NHS (England) Summarised Accounts for the financial year 2010-11 shows that the total resource cost of staff exit packages for strategic health authorities, primary care trusts and national health service trusts in the 2010-11 financial year was £219.6 million. This figure includes £87.7 million...

Written Answers — Health: Out of Area Treatment: Scotland (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: The information requested is shown in the following table: Number of finished admission episodes where the patient is resident in Scotland and treated by the national health service (in England) for elective surgery, 2006-07 to 2010-11 Activity in English NHS hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector Current strategic health authority of residence...

Written Answers — Health: Treatment Centres: Runcorn (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: Decisions regarding the future use of individual independent sector treatment centres are taken by national health service bodies locally in the context of their overall plans for commissioning local services. A period of public consultation has recently ended. NHS Halton and St Helens is exploring options for the future utilisation of the building.

Written Answers — Health: University College Hospital (10 Jan 2012)

Simon Burns: This is a matter for the chair of University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We have written to the Foundation Trust Chairman, Richard Murley, informing him of the hon. Member's inquiry. He will reply shortly and a copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.

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

Simon Burns: The requested information is not collected centrally. However, according to Dr Nicola Fear, Dr Dan Wood and Professor Simon Wessely in their 2009 report 'Health and Social Outcomes and Health Experiences of UK Military Veterans' (Academic Centre for Defence Mental Health/The King's Centre for Military Health Research November 2009), alcohol problems feature among the most common mental health...

Written Answers — Health: Benzodiazepines (20 Dec 2011)

Simon Burns: There are currently 87 products authorised in the United Kingdom containing benzodiazepines. There are 25 different companies authorised to manufacture and distribute them. Details are provided in the following table for each benzodiazepine. No new marketing authorisations for benzodiazepines have been issued in the last three years. Drug substance Authorisation holder company Licensed...

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

Simon Burns: Due to production problems in the United States of America, the manufacturer of Caelyx (doxorubicin hydrochloride) is currently unable to supply the United Kingdom market. We are in close contact with the company and we understand that it is unable to provide a date when Caelyx will return to the market. In the meantime, there are alternative treatments available in the UK and clinicians are...

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.

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