Burton Independent Sector Treatment Centre

Health written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Charlotte Atkins Charlotte Atkins Labour, Staffordshire Moorlands

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of services at Burton Independent Sector Treatment Centre has been taken up by patients (a) across the whole contract, (b) from within the North Staffordshire Primary Care Trust area, (c) from within the Stoke-on-Trent Primary Care Trust area and (d) from within the South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust area (i) in 2006-07 and (ii) at present.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (South West), The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 19 March 2008

Utilisation data for the Burton independent sector treatment centre (ISTC) contract as a whole were collected for the financial year 2006-07 in line with the Department's contractual requirements. In addition to this, for the year 2007-08, the local national health service with support of the Central Contract Monitoring Unit of the Department's Commercial Directorate decided also to collect primary care trust (PCT) based data to support intensive efforts to improve overall utilisation and PCT specific initiatives. This was part of a range of initiatives that have improved utilisation in all PCTs and therefore the contract as a whole.

Overall contract utilisation for 2006-007 and 2007-08 and PCT based data for the contract year 2007-08 are shown in the following table:

2006-07 2007-08 (up to 31 January 2008)
Overall contract utilisation 71 79
North Staffordshire PCT 22
Stoke on Trent PCT 5
South Staffordshire PCT 120
Note: PCTs are contracted to refer an agreed value of activity to the ISTC and utilisation shows the percentage of their agreed value that has actually been used.

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