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  • "Agenda for Change"

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the projected cost increase in each of the next five years if all members of staff eligible for the Agenda for Change programme...

  • Cataracts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the reasons that Netcare delivers cataract services on behalf of the NHS at a price less than NHS costs.

  • Consultants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assumptions his Department has made about the level of take-up of the consultant contract.

  • Consultants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria his Department used to decide on the (a) location and (b) number of training places for consultants in grown-up congenital heart abnormality.

  • Contracting Out

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of procedures contracted out by the NHS to the public sector in the last 12 months.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of dental treatment in (a) Brent, (b) London and (c) England was in each year since 1997.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists' surgeries in Brent East constituency are accepting new NHS patients.

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS and (b) private dental practices there are in (i) the Castle Point and Rochford Primary Care Trust and (ii) the Essex Strategic Health...

  • NHS Students (Child Care)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to introduce the scheme to help with child care costs for national health service-funded students with children aged up to five years.

  • Drug Prices

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate of drug price inflation his Department is using in budgets for financial year 2004–05.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many general practitioner vacancies there were in (a) Brent Primary Care Trust, (b) London and (c) England in each year since 1997; (2) how...

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average amount of funding provided to a general practitioner surgery is in (a) England and (b) the London Borough of Havering.

  • General Practitioners

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to recruit general practitioners; what the current national ratio of patients to general practitioners is; what the...

  • Health Care Professionals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the net inflow of health care professionals to the United Kingdom was in each of the last ten years, broken down by (a) country and (b) profession.

  • Health Care Workers (Communicable Diseases)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether health care workers from overseas who are employed at NHS treatment centres are subject to compulsory tests for communicable diseases; and if he...

  • Health Statistics

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) delayed transfers of care and (b) emergency readmissions within 28 days of discharge there were in each quarter of 2003–04, for (i)...

  • Health Workers (Commonwealth)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the United Kingdom will sign up to the code of practice for the international recruitment of health workers approved by the Commonwealth Health...

  • Local Health Economies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications of the targets set by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's community plan for local health economies.

  • Macular Degeneration

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average wait was between diagnosis of macular degeneration and first follow-up appointment with a health professional in the last period for...

  • Macular Degeneration

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support those suffering from age-related macular degeneration currently receive after diagnosis.

  • Marshfield Road Surgery

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis the decision has been taken to close the Marshfield Road Surgery of Dr. Barne Williams, in Chippenham; and what procedure was used to make...

  • Medical Students

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the future impact on the NHS of the increase in the proportion of medical students who are female (a) in general practice...

  • MMR Vaccine

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the refusal of parents to allow their children to receive the MMR vaccine affects (a) payment to the child's family doctor and (b) the star rating...

  • NHS Budget (Non-British Citizens)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the annual budget for the national health service in 2003–04 has been spent on treatment of non-British citizens.

  • NHS Complaints Procedure

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the individuals and organisations from which his Department, its executive agencies and the non-departmental public bodies for which his...

  • NHS Funding

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list for each (a) NHS region, (b) health authority and (c) NHS trust for each quarter of 2002–03 the (i) monetary value of approvals to...

  • NHS Professionals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of whether NHS Professionals is able to operate more efficiently than the previous arrangements for the recruitment of staff.

  • NHS Professionals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the policy of NHS Professionals is on the international recruitment of nurses; how many nurses it has recruited from abroad in each year since its...

  • Nurses/Trainees and Midwives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to commission research into the reasons why (a) nurses and (b) midwives trained in the UK (i) do not register with the Nurses and...

  • Nursing Students (Tuition Fees)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of meeting tuition fees for nursing students arising from the Higher Education Bill.

  • Primary Care Trusts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the allocations to primary care trusts (PCTs) of the funding announced in his Department's press release of 18 September;...

  • Radiographers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies exist for radiographers in the NHS in (a) Portsmouth and South East Hampshire and (b) England; and what assessment he has made of...

  • Rainbows Children's Hospice (Leicestershire)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has had from hon. Members concerning the funding of Rainbows Children's Hospice.

  • Respite Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money Leicestershire West Primary Care Trust gave to projects dealing with children's respite care in 2003.

  • Sensory Impairment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) each agency and non-departmental public body sponsored by his Department spent on (i) advertising and (ii) information...

  • Streptococcal Infections

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he is taking to implement the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Green Top Guidelines on Group B streptococcus.

  • NHS Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses and (b) general practitioners are in training in (a) South Tyneside, (b) Tyne and Wear, (c) the North East and (d) the UK; and what...

  • Waiting Lists/Times

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times were for (a) all specialities, (b) orthopaedics and (c) thoracic treatment in each year since 1997 for (i) England and (ii)...

  • Waiting Lists/Times

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time for (i) in-patient and (ii) first out-patient appointments for each quarter from...

  • Waiting Lists/Times

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital trolley waits there were in the London region in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002 and (d) 2003; and how many there were in December of each year.