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  • NHS Constitution

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to establish a constitution for the NHS.

  • Human Trafficking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of trafficked women and children who were refused secondary healthcare in each of the last three years; and if he...

  • Fertility Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve access to fertility services.

  • Midwives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives are employed by the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

  • Midwives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of trends in the number of midwives recruited by the NHS over the last 10 years.

  • Patient Satisfaction

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has commissioned on patient satisfaction with treatment in NHS hospitals.

  • Prescription Drugs: Internet Sales

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to curtail sales from overseas of prescription drugs via the internet; and if he will make a statement.

  • Frenchay Hospital (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on journey times to accident and emergency departments for South Gloucestershire residents of the proposed...

  • Sexually-transmitted Diseases

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the incidence of sexually-transmitted diseases among under 18-year-olds.

  • Social Care (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish the findings of the review of Social Care Funding Group.

  • Health Visitors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors there are in (a) Enfield Southgate and (b) England; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health Services: Thames Gateway

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to make provision for health services in the Thames Gateway area; and if he will make a statement.

  • NHS Dentistry

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on access to NHS dental services.

  • Coeliac Disease

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is provided to GPs to assist in the diagnosis of coeliac disease; and if he will make a statement.

  • Accident and Emergency Departments

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many blue light accident and emergency departments have become urgent care centres in the last 12 months; and what assessment he has made of the...

  • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will seek to estimate the impact that the entry into force of the Licensing Act 2003 has had on numbers of admissions to hospital accident and...

  • Bexley Care Trust: Cancer

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 2222W, on Bexley Care Trust: cancer, what the definitional changes in data were which...

  • Cancer: Drugs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the publication of the Cancer Reform Strategy, from what date he expects it to be the default position for all new cancer drugs and significant...

  • Care Homes: MRSA

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of deaths in care homes were caused by (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile infections in each of the last five years.

  • Community Care

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often the records held by his Department on Continuing Care payments are collected; and whether they include information on (a) older people, (b)...

  • Community Care: Medical Equipment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the use of telecare systems and in-home monitors to help patients with (a) arthritis, (b) asthma, (c) diabetes, (d)...

  • Community Care: Medical Equipment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to assist NHS organisations to encourage patients with long-term conditions to monitor their own (a) heart activity, (b) blood...

  • Departmental Board

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 711W, on the Departmental Board, whether the Customer Insight Unit referred to in...

  • Departmental Information Officers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) press and (b) communications officers his Department employed in each of the last 10 years.

  • Departmental Internet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2008, Official Report, column 1179W, on the departmental internet, how many of those creations and amendments were...

  • Departmental Public Participation

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultations his Department has undertaken since 1997; what the final cost was of all completed consultations; and what the projected final cost is...

  • Departmental Publicity (1 annotation)

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on (a) advertising campaigns and (b) opinion polling services in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Recycling

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

  • Departmental Reports

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on commissioning reports from non-departmental sources (a) based in the UK and (b) based overseas in each year since 1997;...

  • Departmental Sustainable Development

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department met the target in the Sustainable Operations on the Government Estate to reverse the then upward trend in carbon emissions by April...

  • Dr Foster Intelligence

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts his Department has awarded to the joint venture Dr. Foster Intelligence; and what their value is.

  • Emergency Calls

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of calls to the 999 emergency services number were requests for an ambulance in the most recent year for which figures are...

  • Feet

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice and assistance his Department makes available to people aged (a) 65 to 74 and (b) over 75 years on the care of their feet.

  • Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) NHS Direct, (b) pharmaceutical companies and (c) other interested parties on the possibility of providing a (i)...

  • Health Services: Complaints

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 November 2007, Official Report, column 286WA, on the Healthcare Commission, (1) what arrangements the Healthcare...

  • Health Services: Overseas Visitors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS charged non-EU patients who were not permitted free health care in each year since the inception of charging; and what sums are outstanding.

  • Health Services: Overseas Visitors

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what stage in a patient's treatment in an NHS hospital identification is requested; and in the case of non-EU residents, at what point (a) it is...

  • Hospital Wards: Gender

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department has given to NHS mental health trusts on the use of mixed-sex wards; (2) what guidance his Department has issued on...

  • Hospitals Beds: Costs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost was of the occupancy of an NHS hospital bed per night (a) in England and (b) in each NHS hospital for each of the last three years.

  • Human Papilloma Virus: Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the publication of the Cancer Reform Strategy, what the timetable is for introducing the national vaccination programme for young girls against...

  • Incontinence: Medical Equipment

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what clinical advice was sought by his Commercial Directorate in drawing up their proposals for urology and stoma products and services; (2) what...

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 597W, on influenza, which critical national infrastructure industries...

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 596W, on influenza, what proportion of businesses which participated in the National...

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on influenza, what non-scientific considerations are taken into account...

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has had discussions with internet service providers on contingency planning arrangements for a potential influenza pandemic.

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS staff who will not attend work due to fear of infection in an influenza pandemic, as referred to in...

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the proportion of patients in each risk group who have received seasonal influenza immunisation for the 2007-08 winter.

  • Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the extent to which independent sector providers of health care form part of local NHS organisations' pandemic influenza...

  • Injuries: Dogs

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children were admitted to accident and emergency departments in England as a result of dog attacks in each of the last five...

  • Lung Cancer: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health further to the publication of the Cancer Reform Strategy, what the timetable is for (a) commissioning and (b) evaluating research on the feasibility of...

  • Mental Health Services

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the provisions of the Mental Health Act 2007 on independent mental health advocacy will be implemented; (2) what interim safeguards he plans...

  • Mercury: Health Hazards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research on the link between (a) the mercury content of amalgams and (b) the thiomersal content of some inoculations and...

  • NHS: Buildings

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the NHS estate repair backlog.

  • NHS: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many primary care trusts transferred NHS funds to local authorities in the last 12 months; and what the value of those transfers was; (2) what...

  • NHS: Finance

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2008, Official Report, column 1353W, on departmental public expenditure, what level of funding he estimates will be...

  • NHS: Fire Extinguishers

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what proportion of NHS hospitals are equipped with sprinkler systems; (2) what guidance his Department has produced on the use of...

  • Patients: Transport

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will require the Healthcare Commission to include the monitoring of private patient transport services provided for NHS patients in the annual...

  • Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Midwives

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fully qualified midwives were employed by Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS foundation trust in each quarterly period since 2001; and if he...

  • Prescriptions: Students

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to reduce the financial burden of prescription costs on students; (2) how many times Ministers met representatives of the...

  • Preventive Technology Grants

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of his Department's Preventative Technology Grant (a) was spent on telecare in 2006-07 and (b) he estimates will be spent on telecare in...

  • Primary Care Trusts: Pay

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many chief executives of primary care trusts (PCT) received recruitment and retention premia of 30 per cent. of salary in (a) 2007-08 and (b)...

  • Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2007, Official Report, columns 426-7W, on the Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza, for what reasons the...

  • Skin Cancer

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what issues the SunSmart campaign will be spending resources in the summer of 2008.

  • Smoking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received asking for the Easyway to Stop Smoking programme to be assessed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

  • Smoking

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between smoking and macular degeneration; and if he will make a statement;

  • Tattooing: Standards

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) accident and emergency admissions and (b) GP appointments arising from poorly performed or unhygenic...

  • Tobacco

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department plans to take to prevent those under the age of 18 years purchasing cigarettes from vending machines; (2) if he will...

  • Tuberculosis: Screening

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health what use is made by the NHS of the polymerase chain reaction test for testing for specific strains of tuberculosis in patients.

  • Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health which approved (a) vaccines and (b) immunisations contain thiomersal; which are recommended for administration to children under the age of 18 years;...

  • Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to assess the extent to which the guidance of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation is implemented on...

  • Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what support is available to primary care trusts in implementing action pursuant to guidance from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and...

  • Vaccination

    To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vaccines are being researched or developed in the UK.