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Kidney Patients: Lancashire

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many kidney transplant operations were performed in Lancashire hospitals in each of the last five years. (198552)

None. Kidney transplants are carried out in specialist centres. In the North West these are located at Manchester Royal Infirmary and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) inpatients and (b) outpatients treated in Lancashire hospitals were on dialysis following kidney failure in each of the last five years. (198553)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

Information on acceptance rates onto renal replacement therapies, the percentage of patients on each modality of treatment, and the referral to treatment times for such patients is collected by the UK Renal Registry. The annual reports containing analysis of data from 1997 to 2006 can be found on the Renal Registry’s website at:

www.renalreg.com

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in Lancashire hospitals in each of the last five years. (198554)

The requested information is not collected centrally. Data on the number of admissions to hospital where the primary reason was chronic kidney disease is collected. However, this does not take account of the time or location of diagnosis.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical trials were conducted in Lancashire hospitals as part of kidney disease research in each of the last five years. (198555)

The information requested is not collected centrally.

The Department has set up and is funding the National Institute for Health Research UK clinical research network to ensure patients and clinicians in all parts of the country can take part in and benefit from clinical research. The comprehensive clinical research network will provide support (through 25 local research networks) for studies in all areas of disease and clinical need, including renal medicine.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on kidney disease research in Lancashire hospitals in each of the last five years. (198556)