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Health Treatment Centres

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been treated at each independent sector treatment centre since each was established, broken down by type of treatment received. (61716)

Information on the number of elective procedures performed by centrally procured independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) in wave one is shown in the tables. Data are not held centrally by speciality except for the Greater Manchester Surgical Centre which has a different contractual arrangement. The table also indicates where all an ISTCs procedures fall within one specialty.

Treatment centres

Number of elective procedures1

GC4 spine chain

East Cornwall, Bodmin NHS Treatment Centre

584

East Lincolnshire, Boston NHS Treatment Centre

975

West Lincolnshire, Gainsborough NHS Treatment Centre

707

North and East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire,

725

Clifton NHS Treatment Centre

Northumberland Tyne and Wear, Cobalt NHS Treatment Centre

1,204

Southampton, Capio New Hall Hospital NHS Treatment Centre

1,237

Thames Valley, Capio Reading NHS Treatment Centre, Woodland Hospital NHS Treatment Centre

1,120

GC5 west chain

Kidderminster, Kidderminster Treatment Centre

1,690

GC8 chain

Portsmouth, St. Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre

419

Medway, Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre

435

Local projects

Bradford, Eccleshill NHS Treatment Centre

2,941

Trent, Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre2

3,678

Daventry, The Birkdale Clinic

5,157

Shepton Mallet, Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

5,324

Greater Manchester , Greater Manchester Surgical Centre

4,704

Plymouth, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre2

2,743

OC123 ophthalmology chain

Mobile Cataract Unit2

20,956

Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester Surgical Centre

Number of elective procedures1

Orthopaedics

2,128

General Surgery

1,010

Dermatology

662

ENT

605

Urology/Gynae

274

Plastic Surgery

25

Total

4,704

1 Number of elective procedures at March 2006.

2 Single specialty. The Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre and the Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre only perform orthopaedic procedures. The Mobile Cataract Unit only performs ophthalmology procedures.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which independent treatment centres the NHS holds contracts; what type of treatment was contracted for in each case in the most recent year for which figures are available; how many episodes of treatment were contracted for in each case in that year; which NHS body holds the contract; which primary care trusts are covered by the contract; whether a (i) Wave 1, (ii) Wave 2 and (iii) other type of contract applies; and what the (A) name and (B) legal status is of the proprietor of each centre. (79101)

Information is not held centrally on spot purchased activity from the independent sector by local commissioners. Details of the first wave of independent sector treatment centre (ISTC) contracts have been placed in the Library. All wave one ISTC contracts have been entered into with companies registered in England and Wales.

No contracts have been finalised for phase two of the procurement for additional elective and diagnostic activity or the extended choice network of independent providers.