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General Practitioners: West Bromwich

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries in West Bromwich East constituency (a) have and (b) have not been refurbished since 1997. (136710)

The Department does not routinely collect data relating to refurbishments of general practitioner surgeries. Therefore, not all the data requested is available centrally.

However, a data collection was set up to monitor performance against the targets to refurbish or replace up to 3,000 general practitioner premises and create 500 primary care centres by December 2004, as detailed in the NHS Plan (published in 2000). The relevant data from this collection are shown in the following table.

Number of premises replacedNumber of premises substantially refurbished

NHS organisation

2000-022

2003-052

2000-022

2003-052

Sandwell Health Authority1

2

n/a

0

n/a

Oldbury and Smethwick Primary Care Trust (PCT)

n/a

2

n/a

1

Rowley Regis and Tipton PCT

n/a

0

n/a

2

Wednesbury and West Bromwich PCT

n/a

2

n/a

1

1 Sandwell health authority historically covered an area similar to that of the former Oldbury and Smethwick, Rowley Regis and Tipton, and Wednesbury and West Bromwich PCTs.

2 Financial years, April to March.

Source:

DH central returns, SaFFR, LDPR