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Maternity Care

Volume 408: debated on Friday 11 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many security incidents in maternity units in the NHS there have been in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement on each incident. [124226]

Historically, information on security incidents has only been collated centrally in terms of overall numbers, not by level or staff groups.The Counter Fraud and Security Management Service (CFSMS) was launched on 1 April this year with the new policy and operational responsibility for the management of security in the national health service. The CFSMS is currently reviewing NHS security

Death rates1 per 100,000 population by Government Office Region2, 1997 to 20013
North EastNorth WestYorks & HumberEast MidlandsWest MidlandsEast of EnglandLondonSouth EastSouth WestEngland
Adults
1997829815761731754674734676665731
1998843808761729738664720654642720
1999806799735724741661712652639712
2000775759708688712638690631628686
2001760753693670692623677613604669
1Directly age-standardised using the European Standard Population.
2Boundaries as at 1 April 2001.
3Deaths registered in these years.

Source:

Office for National Statistics

management, and will be prioritising the establishment of an effective incident reporting system.