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Barlborough Independent Sector Treatment Centre

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many post-operative excessive limb shortening complications have been dealt with by NHS hospitals involving patients initially treated at the Barlborough Independent Sector Treatment Centre in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; (118403)

(2) what monitoring is undertaken of excessive limb shortening post-operative problems of patients from the Barlborough Independent Sector Treatment Centre.

This information is not held by the Department. Providers have a responsibility to report and investigate any incidents internally. The Department’s contract management unit monitors and, where appropriate, investigates the clinical performance of the providers. This is achieved through the scrutiny of clinical performance information, incident reports, patient satisfaction and patient complaint measures.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when an official from her Department last visited the Barlborough Independent Sector Treatment Centre. (118405)

David Nicholson, Chief Executive of the National Health Service, visited the Barlborough independent sector treatment centre on 15 September 2006. As part of the continued contract management, representatives from the Departments regularly visit the treatment centre, most recently on 16 January 2007.