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  • Adverse Drug Reactions

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the percentage of NHS prescriptions involved in adverse drug reactions in the last year for which figures are available; and if he...

  • Ambulance Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the need for regulation of private ambulance services to reflect practice in the NHS.

  • Ambulance Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the training requirements are for (a) paramedics and (b) ambulance technicians in (i) the NHS and (ii) private ambulance services.

  • Audiology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what progress has been made in reducing the number of analogue hearing aids used by NHS patients in (a) North West Leicestershire and (b) the East...

  • Audiology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when digital hearing aids will be freely available on the NHS for residents of (a) Taunton Deane and (b) West Somerset.

  • Audiology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are waiting for a hearing aid assessment in the (a) Taunton Deane and (b) Somerset Coast Primary Care Trust area.

  • Children's Respite Care

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

  • Cisapride

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will conduct an investigation into the safety of the drug cisapride.

  • Consultants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the New Consultant Entry Scheme; and whether doctors on the Scheme count as consultants for the sake of the NHS Plan...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent figures are for dentists for each year since 1996 for (i) England, (ii) each NHS region and (iii)...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole-time equivalent NHS dentists there were per head of population (a) in total and (b) offering NHS treatment in (i) England and (ii) each...

  • Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the gender breakdown of NHS dentists was in each year since 1997; and what the gender breakdown is of dentists in training.

  • Departmental Staff

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what grades of staff he proposes to remove from each Directorate of the establishment of the Department; and how many posts will remain in each.

  • Desmopressin

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescription items of desmopressin there were in each (a) NHS region and (b) strategic health authority in each of the last five years, broken...

  • Doctors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of doctors in England who have passed their Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board examination but are...

  • Domiciliary Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the availability of care packages for maintaining elderly people in their own homes.

  • East Surrey Hospital

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the Royal College of Psychiatrists inspected the accident and emergency department at the East Surrey hospital; what its recommendations were;...

  • Elder Abuse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to tackle abuse of the elderly.

  • Foundation Trusts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to applicant NHS foundation trusts on who should be installed on the electoral register for the board of governors; and when...

  • Foundation Trusts

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether political parties will be permitted to contest elections to the board of governors of NHS foundation trusts.

  • Gallstones and Kidney Stones

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have required surgery for the treatment of (a) gallstones and (b) kidney stones in each of the past five years.

  • Child/Adolescent Mental Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) provision in England.

  • Group B Streptococcus

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what figures his Department has collated on the number of cases of Group B Streptococcus in each of the last five years.

  • Information Technology

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the scope of the NHS National IT programme is in relation to (a) social services departments and (b) pharmacists; and if he will make a statement.

  • Joint Replacements

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hip and (b) knee replacements paid for out of NHS funds were performed in (i) the public sector and (ii) the private sector in each year...

  • Joint Replacements

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost per operation was for (a) hip and (b) knee replacements in each hospital trust in financial year 1999–2000; and if he will make a...

  • Joint Replacements

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the data will be made available for the financial year 2002–03 for the cost per operation of (a) hip and (b) knee replacements in each hospital...

  • Junior Doctors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what circumstances junior doctors, changing hospitals as part of their normal rotation, can receive substantial pay cuts; and if he will list the...

  • Junior Doctors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will visit Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital to discuss (a) the management and (b) salary payments of junior doctors on rotation...

  • NHS Estates

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reason the deal to sell NHS Estates surplus properties and inventures to the HBOS/Miller Consortium has not yet been completed; and when he...

  • NHS Professionals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons NHS Professionals does not use agency staff supplied to it through arrangements with private agencies who have previously registered with...

  • NHS Professionals

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate NHS Professionals has made of the unit cost of an agency placement.

  • Public Bodies

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the costs were of setting up the Commission for Social Care Inspection; and what estimate has been made of the costs of operation in its first year.

  • Rural Elderly

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the support structures in place to promote the well-being of the rural elderly.

  • Skin Disease

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons the management of chronic skin disease was not included within the directed enhanced services of the new general medical services...

  • Working Time Directive

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the impact on the NHS of the Working Time Directive changes coming into force this year.