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Primary Care Trusts

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what spearhead group primary care trusts there are; whether the group is changed as appropriate with each change in the index of multiple deprivation; and what targets there are in which the spearhead trusts are differentiated from other trusts. (233602)

There are 70 local authorities in the Spearhead Group that map to 62 primary care trusts. The names of the Spearhead Group trusts are in the following table. The group was established as part of the 2004 Spending Review using the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004, among other criteria. The Spearhead Group is fixed and does not change if the deprivation index changes.

The public service agreement targets for life expectancy inequalities and the inequalities elements of the cancer and heart disease PSA targets specifically aim to narrow the inequality gap between the Spearhead Group and the England average.

Local authorities in the Spearhead Group

Barking and Dagenham

Barnsley

Barrow-in-Furness

Birmingham

Blackburn with Darwen

Blackpool

Blyth Valley

Bolsover

Bolton

Bradford

Burnley

Bury

Carlisle

Chester-le-Street

Corby

Coventry

Derwentside

Doncaster

Easington

Gateshead

Greenwich

Hackney

Halton

Hammersmith and Fulham

Haringey

Hartlepool

Hyndburn

Islington

Kingston upon Hull, City of

Knowsley

Lambeth

Leicester

Lewisham

Lincoln

Liverpool

Manchester

Middlesbrough

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newham

North East Lincolnshire

North Tyneside

Nottingham

Nuneaton and Bedworth

Oldham

Pendle

Preston

Redcar and Cleveland

Rochdale

Rossendale

Rotherham

Salford

Sandwell

Sedgefield

South Tyneside

Southwark

St. Helens

Stockton-on-Tees

Stoke-on-Trent

Sunderland

Tameside

Tamworth

Tower Hamlets

Wakefield

Walsall

Wansbeck

Warrington

Wear Valley

Wigan

Wirral

Wolverhampton

Primary care trusts in the Spearhead Group

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT

Barking and Dagenham PCT

Barnsley PCT

Birmingham East and North PCT

Blackburn with Darwen PCT

Blackpool PCT

Bolton PCT

Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT

Bury PCT

Central Lancashire PCT

City and Hackney Teaching PCT

County Durham PCT

Coventry Teaching PCT

Cumbria PCT

Derbyshire County PCT

Doncaster PCT

East Lancashire Teaching PCT

Gateshead PCT

Greenwich Teaching PCT

Halton and St. Helens PCT

Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

Haringey Teaching PCT

Hartlepool PCT

Heart of Birmingham PCT

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT

Hull Teaching PCT

Islington PCT

Knowsley PCT

Lambeth PCT

Leicester City PCT

Lewisham PCT

Lincolnshire Teaching PCT

Liverpool PCT

Manchester PCT

Middlesbrough PCT

Newcastle PCT

Newham PCT

North East Lincolnshire PCT

North Tees PCT

North Tyneside PCT

Northamptonshire Teaching PCT

Northumberland Care Trust

Nottingham City PCT

Oldham PCT

Redcar and Cleveland PCT

Rotherham PCT

Salford PCT

Sandwell PCT

South Birmingham PCT

South Staffordshire PCT

South Tyneside PCT

Southwark PCT

Stoke on Trent PCT

Sunderland Teaching PCT

Tameside and Glossop PCT

Tower Hamlets PCT

Wakefield District PCT

Walsall Teaching PCT

Warrington PCT

Warwickshire PCT

Wirral PCT

Wolverhampton City PCT