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Skin Cancer

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 8 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of melanoma have been reported in each primary care trust area in each year since 1997. (174681)

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician, who has been asked to reply.

Letter from Karen Dunnell, dated 7 January 2008:

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question asking how many cases of melanoma have been reported in each year since 1997, broken down by primary care trust area. (174681)

The latest available figures for newly diagnosed cases of cancer (incidence) for England are for the year 2004. Numbers of cases of melanoma in England by primary care trust in each year since 1997 are given in Table 1 below.

Table 1: Registrations of newly diagnosed cases of malignant melanoma of skin1, persons, England and primary care organisations2,3 within strategic health authority, 1997-2004

Area

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

England

5,025

5,134

5,315

5,963

6,365

6,615

6,874

7,363

North East

County Durham

48

41

47

60

76

82

72

71

Darlington

11

8

29

19

14

22

27

14

Gateshead

21

15

12

22

26

30

23

17

Hartlepool

5

5

7

12

5

9

8

10

Middlesbrough

13

13

11

12

8

16

22

17

Newcastle

22

19

27

23

35

17

24

24

North Tees

12

10

13

9

18

25

14

22

North Tyneside

12

23

23

23

24

23

26

26

Northumberland

26

29

46

23

34

44

41

50

Redcar and Cleveland

14

9

12

14

15

22

17

20

South Tyneside

12

10

10

9

17

16

14

19

Sunderland Teaching

25

26

46

23

36

41

30

37

North West

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan

21

22

18

35

27

34

33

48

Blackburn with Darwen

15

5

12

15

7

17

11

15

Blackpool

14

15

23

14

21

15

23

17

Bolton

23

21

22

32

34

24

23

33

Bury

19

12

19

18

12

32

19

25

Central and Eastern Cheshire

43

59

50

67

73

69

62

85

Central Lancashire

51

41

50

57

47

77

78

73

Cumbria

68

61

72

68

57

74

75

79

East Lancashire

33

37

43

36

42

55

59

61

Halton and St. Helens

27

22

31

25

42

46

32

31

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale

17

15

20

22

22

15

13

20

Knowsley

12

10

15

18

17

16

22

23

Liverpool

36

40

32

45

45

42

55

70

Manchester

27

25

28

30

36

44

21

26

North Lancashire

41

34

45

60

54

60

52

48

Oldham

14

22

18

14

16

26

22

25

Salford

17

15

29

16

16

11

15

26

Sefton

42

21

39

36

51

43

56

41

Stockport

32

46

37

50

40

44

49

47

Tameside and Glossop

15

27

18

26

25

29

34

42

Trafford

28

25

29

41

38

37

33

41

Warrington

12

25

18

15

16

24

21

20

Western Cheshire

11

11

27

41

39

30

32

42

Wirral

31

29

29

38

39

43

38

34

Yorkshire and the Humber

Barnsley

15

14

20

7

10

21

8

13

Bradford and Airedale

42

39

44

44

47

44

48

53

Calderdale

21

18

24

17

22

24

26

30

Doncaster

17

20

14

36

24

41

25

42

East Riding of Yorkshire

26

45

22

36

51

51

56

50

Hull

15

15

13

15

15

16

17

15

Leeds

79

76

84

72

109

105

126

122

North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus

16

12

12

18

16

16

13

23

North Lincolnshire

3

10

14

18

15

21

13

14

North Yorkshire and York

82

109

97

90

126

132

135

134

Rotherham

14

24

21

16

26

19

30

65

Sheffield

51

34

37

52

66

48

82

124

Wakefield District

22

28

28

34

46

42

54

39

East Midlands

Bassetlaw

9

19

13

12

14

11

12

10

Derby City

26

23

20

29

28

22

29

39

Derbyshire County

57

57

68

74

84

96

91

113

Leicester City

23

16

16

17

35

19

20

15

Leicestershire County and Rutland

59

39

58

91

88

76

92

96

Lincolnshire

43

63

56

74

78

79

68

114

Northamptonshire

75

86

84

98

92

100

98

94

Nottingham City

22

21

18

15

18

24

17

27

Nottinghamshire County

66

72

44

82

59

86

97

123

West Midlands

Birmingham East and North

28

23

21

31

39

46

35

40

Coventry Teaching

26

28

24

30

32

27

39

48

Dudley

16

27

38

43

34

30

38

52

Heart of Birmingham Teaching

10

10

8

7

8

7

9

14

Herefordshire

19

24

31

26

23

30

31

30

North Staffordshire

18

22

24

29

30

31

19

28

Sandwell

21

20

17

22

22

19

26

24

Shropshire County

38

32

34

22

37

26

41

60

Solihull

26

24

28

34

36

26

38

49

South Birmingham

24

33

21

27

25

43

40

46

South Staffordshire

59

84

71

56

74

102

81

68

Stoke on Trent

18

15

29

19

41

22

13

24

Telford and Wrekin

10

18

16

13

13

16

17

18

Walsall Teaching

17

21

20

19

19

30

25

23

Warwickshire

54

67

59

64

87

86

91

99

Wolverhampton City

20

15

20

20

17

24

17

23

Worcestershire

66

69

66

69

92

93

101

112

East of England

Bedfordshire

38

54

52

50

57

47

36

54

Cambridgeshire

48

68

80

85

86

84

100

71

East and North Hertfordshire

36

47

49

51

50

48

75

73

Great Yarmouth and Waveney

29

32

33

27

27

31

43

39

Luton

16

12

18

18

24

21

14

15

Mid Essex

50

32

33

49

26

27

37

35

Norfolk

87

87

92

99

110

105

126

137

North East Essex

20

47

47

64

50

50

50

46

Peterborough

9

22

14

16

19

22

20

19

South East Essex

34

42

53

45

29

28

57

50

South West Essex

39

31

27

32

31

39

33

40

Suffolk

58

75

71

66

82

89

105

93

West Essex

22

37

33

29

28

35

34

16

West Hertfordshire

55

37

56

57

57

54

55

39

London

Barking and Dagenham

10

14

10

16

17

10

11

13

Barnet

27

24

21

23

20

23

24

31

Bexley

23

33

27

33

20

23

24

22

Brent Teaching

8

13

9

18

14

15

18

10

Bromley

49

42

51

31

22

24

11

8

Camden

19

30

15

17

13

22

13

18

City and Hackney Teaching

8

7

12

11

11

11

15

10

Croydon

29

27

43

36

37

26

48

37

Ealing

12

19

19

14

21

12

18

13

Enfield

11

17

15

21

19

11

22

14

Greenwich Teaching

11

14

17

19

21

13

14

13

Hammersmith and Fulham

6

21

9

9

11

6

6

15

Haringey Teaching

12

21

9

12

11

11

16

13

Harrow

18

10

14

14

5

8

14

16

Havering

19

24

28

32

34

30

32

19

Hillingdon

11

12

9

14

10

12

5

14

Hounslow

10

6

13

7

8

16

13

12

Islington

20

10

12

14

14

10

13

13

Kensington and Chelsea

14

16

10

14

18

15

20

14

Kingston

15

18

11

19

17

24

13

21

Lambeth

12

15

19

25

15

18

14

20

Lewisham

19

12

26

14

15

13

11

18

Newham

4

8

4

11

5

5

5

5

Redbridge

13

11

10

15

9

7

25

19

Richmond and Twickenham

24

21

16

18

29

17

22

24

Southwark

14

5

19

7

16

4

10

17

Sutton and Merton

40

37

30

55

38

40

46

43

Tower Hamlets

6

4

10

6

5

8

7

7

Waltham Forest

13

14

8

18

6

9

19

9

Wandsworth

22

29

24

29

34

26

29

32

Westminster

7

14

15

14

16

11

29

17

South East Coast

Brighton and Hove City

34

35

38

35

32

44

33

43

East Sussex Downs and Weald

47

52

55

66

56

62

68

41

Eastern and Coastal Kent

66

56

68

59

48

59

96

113

Hastings and Rother

23

31

23

22

14

11

12

8

Medway

35

21

26

26

37

32

43

30

Surrey

141

116

102

158

130

152

133

160

West Kent

72

62

68

71

73

65

74

83

West Sussex

116

87

106

122

128

127

117

127

South Central

Berkshire East

46

41

39

44

43

43

47

54

Berkshire West

47

61

69

71

81

70

57

71

Buckinghamshire

64

73

72

81

82

93

79

95

Hampshire

195

177

136

207

211

278

273

260

Isle of Wight NHS

26

26

12

30

34

31

44

40

Milton Keynes

28

17

27

31

33

30

23

37

Oxfordshire

73

78

108

129

138

152

109

147

Portsmouth City Teaching

30

29

15

25

39

34

31

41

Southampton City

28

13

31

31

37

46

28

41

South West

Bath and North East Somerset

34

25

34

33

44

23

36

36

Bournemouth and Poole

57

43

56

61

66

82

91

84

Bristol

37

36

49

42

56

45

58

74

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

100

119

87

113

129

130

142

119

Devon

137

112

122

152

161

190

186

214

Dorset

75

57

86

92

118

102

104

125

Gloucestershire

44

59

72

84

92

86

81

121

North Somerset

30

16

20

30

42

45

40

47

North Staffordshire

18

22

24

29

30

31

19

28

Plymouth Teaching

46

37

23

38

60

60

66

74

Somerset

74

69

78

100

114

109

149

119

South Gloucestershire

28

30

28

26

36

24

46

48

Swindon

16

24

31

29

28

25

23

26

Torbay

19

43

21

28

39

39

37

36

Wiltshire

62

64

50

74

97

101

103

110

1 Malignant melanoma of skin is defined as code C43 in the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10)

2 Based on NHS boundaries as of 2007.

3 Each primary care organisation (PCO) is listed under the strategic health authority (SHA) to which it reports. The 152 primary care organisations include 148 primary care trusts (PCTs), and four care organisations (COs).

4 Numbers have been suppressed to protect patient confidentiality.

Source:

Office for National Statistics