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Varicose Veins

Volume 407: debated on Monday 23 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for varicose veins (a) in England and (b) in each constituency in the last year for which figures are available. [118720]

In 2001–02, there were 42,248 finished consultant episodes of treatment for varicose veins in England. The Department does not collect data by constituency, but the table shows the number of finished consultant episodes in each health authority during this period.

Number of Finished In-year Admission Episodes,

2001–02 data year

Treatment of varicose veins

(OPSC4 main operation codes L85–L87
1)

Health authority of treatment, NHS hospitals in England
Health authority of treatmentTotal episodes
QA2 Hillingdon211
QA3 Kensington Chelsea and Westminster250
QA5 Redbridge and Waltham Forest222
QA6 Bedfordshire326
QA7 Berkshire677
QA8 Buckinghamshire653
QAD Croydon396
QAE East Kent468
QAF West Kent889
QAG Kingston and Richmond241
QAH Lambeth Southwark and Lewisham502
QAJ Merton Sutton and Wandsworth547
QAL West Surrey900
QAM East Sussex Brighton and Hove567
QAN West Sussex616
QAP Barking and Havering419
QAR Brent and Harrow73
QAT Camden and Islington603
QAV Ealing Hammersmith and Hounslow440
QAW East London and The City234
QAX North Essex578
QAY South Essex256
QC1 South Lancashire56
QC2 Liverpool368
QC3 Manchester592
QC4 Morecambe Bay432
QC5 St. Helens and Knowsley228
QC6 Salford and Trafford90
QC7 Sefton826
QC8 Stockport215
QC9 West Pennine360
QCC Northamptonshire260
QCE Oxfordshire309
QCF Suffolk275
QCG Barnsley115
QCH North Derbyshire141
QCJ Southern Derbyshire240
QCK Doncaster373
QCL Leicestershire513
QCM Lincolnshire516
QCN North Nottinghamshire161
QCP Nottingham506
QCQ Rotherham183
QCR Sheffield474
QCT Bury and Rochdale306
QCV North Cheshire349
QCW South Cheshire509
QCX East Lancashire675
QCY North West Lancashire612
QD1 North and Mid Hampshire341
QD3 Southampton and South West Hampshire403
QD5 Somerset215
QD6 South and West Devon626
QD7 Wiltshire377
QD8 Avon831
QD9 Birmingham1,732
QDA Wigan and Bolton337
QDC Wirral510
QDD Bradford498
QDE County Durham and Darlington513
QDF East Riding and Hull578
QDG Gateshead and South Tyneside349
QDH Leeds799
QDJ Newcastle and North Tyneside661
Number of Finished In-year Admission Episodes,

2001–02 data year

Treatment of varicose veins

(OPSC4 main operation codes L85–L87
1)

Health authority of treatment, NHS hospitals in England
Health authority of treatmentTotal episodes
QDK North Cumbria328
QDL South Humber428
QDM Northumberland231
QDN Sunderland252
QDP Tees502
QDQ Wakefield410
QDR North Yorkshire815
QDT Calderdale and Kirklees674
QDV Cornwall and Isles of Scilly395
QDW Dorset749
QDX North and East Devon665
QDY Gloucestershire571
QEA Coventry379
QEC Dudley473
QED Herefordshire87
QEE Sandwell210
QEF Shropshire317
QEH North Staffordshire238
QEJ South Staffordshire572
QEK Walsall333
QEL Warwickshire390
QEM Wolverhampton707
QEN Worcestershire446
QER Cambridgeshire530
QET Norfolk793
QEV Isle of Wight Portsmouth and Southampton933
QEW Barnet Enfield and Haringey437
QEX Hertfordshire587
QEY Bexley Bromley and Greenwich274
Total NHS hospitals England 2001–0242,248

Note:

Finished In-year Admissions are defined as the first period of care under one consultant within one health care provider that start and finished within the year. Please note that Finished In-year Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one Finished Admission within the year.

1 OPSC4 Codes

L85=Ligation of varicose vein of leg

L86=Injection into varicose vein of leg

L87=Other operation on varicose vein of leg