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Continuing Care

Volume 404: debated on Thursday 8 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the results were of the exercise his Department commissioned from Strategic Health Authorities to assess the numbers of people who have been incorrectly denied continuing care funding: what actions he is taking in the light of the results: what guidance he gave to ensure consistency of approach by strategic health authorities: which strategic health authorities (a) replied by the deadline, (b) have yet to reply and (c) have replied but about which the Department has queries: and if he will publish the submissions sent to the Department by each strategic health authority. [112113]

As a result of the assessments carried out by Strategic Health Authorities (SHAs), the Department, working closely with SHAs, has agreed a procedure for estimating the numbers of people who may have been wrongly denied continuing care.All SHAs replied by the deadline and based on the information received, further clarification of this information has been requested from SHAs.

All GP Practitioners1 and HCHS Medical & Dental staff per head of population in North West region, as at 30 September 2001
Number (headcount)
All GP practitioners1All medial and dental staff2PopulationAll GP practitioners per head of populationAll GP practitioners per 100,000 populationAll medial and dental staff per head of populationAll medical and dental staff per 100,000 population
North West Region4,0529,5716,450,5350.000662.80.0015148.4
Of which:
East Lancashire HA302527517,5630.000658.40.0010101.8
North West Lancashire HA268776451,0010.000659.40.0017172.1
South Lancashire HA180180312,9820.000657.50.000657.5
1All GP Practitioners includes: GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs, PMS Salaried GPs, Restricted Principals, Assistants, GP Registrars, GP Retainers, Salaried Doctors (Para 52 SFA) and PMS others
2Includes Hospital Medical Hospital Practitioners and excludes Hospital Practitioners and Clinical Assistants. most of whom are GPs working part-time in hospitals


Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics

Department of Health Medical & Dental workforce census

ONS 2001 resident based population estimates

There is no intention at this time to publish the information received from SHAs.