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NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner referrals to independent sector treatment centres there were in each year since such centres were established. (255590)

Through the Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) programme, more than 1.49 million operations, diagnostic assessments and primary care consultations have been provided to national health service patients (as at 31 December 2008).

The Department does not hold information about the number of general practitioner referrals to ISTCs.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to general practitioners on the referral of patients to independent sector treatment centres. (255591)

Independent sector treatment centre (ISTC) providers and primary care trusts (PCTs) ensure patients and referring general practitioners (GPs) are provided with appropriate information regarding ISTCs.

The Department does not directly issue guidance to GPs on the referral of patients to ISTCs. When patients are referred by their GP for a first consultant-led outpatient appointment they are entitled to choose the organisation that provides their NHS care and to the information to support that choice. As set out in the NHS constitution this will become a legal right from 1 April 2009.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many independent sector treatment centres there are. (255613)

The centrally procured Independent Sector Treatment Centre (ISTC) procurement process was conducted in two stages: Wave 1 and Phase 2. There are currently 25 fixed-site Wave 1 ISTCs, eight Phase 2 ISTC schemes, a mobile magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) service, a mobile cataract service and six commuter walk-in centres. There are also two Phase 2 ISTC schemes in mobilisation.

A full list of the centrally procured ISTC schemes is provided as follows.

Wave 1 ISTCs

Contract

Location

Hospital name

Provider

GC4

Thames Valley

Blakelands NHS Treatment Centre

Ramsay Health Care UK*

GC4

East Cornwall

Bodmin NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

East Lincs

Boston NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

North East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire

Clifton Park NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

West Lincolnshire

Gainsborough NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

North Oxford

Horton NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

Southampton

Ramsay New Hall Hospital NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

Thames Valley

Ramsay Reading Hospital NHS Treatment Centre

GC4

Northumberland Tyne and Wear

The Cobalt NHS Treatment Centre

GC5 W

Cheshire and Merseyside

Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Treatment Centre

Interhealth Care Services (UK) Ltd. *

GC5 W

Kidderminster

Kidderminster NHS Treatment Centre

GC5E

Nottingham

Nottingham NHS Treatment Centre at QMC

Nations Healthcare Ltd.

GC6

Maidstone

Mid Kent NHS Treatment Centre

Partnership Health Group

GC7

Outer North East London

North East London NHS Treatment Centre

Partnership Health Group

GC8

Wycombe

Mid and South Buckinghamshire NHS Diagnostic Centre

Care UK*

GC8

Portsmouth

St. Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre

GC8

Brighton

Sussex Orthopaedic NHS Treatment Centre

GC8

Havant

Havant Diagnostic Centre

GC8

Medway

Will Adams NHS Treatment Centre

LP2

Bradford

Eccleshill NHS Treatment Centre

Nations Healthcare (Bradford) Ltd.

LP3

Burton upon Trent

Midlands NHS Treatment Centre

Nations Healthcare (Burton) Ltd.

LP4

Trent and South Yorkshire

Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

Partnership Health Group

LP7

Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet NHS Treatment Centre

UK Specialist Hospitals

LP8

Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Surgical Centre

Netcare UK Ltd.

LP9

Plymouth

Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre

Partnership Health Group

MRI

Mobile Diagnostics (120 sites)

MRI Fastrack

Alliance Medical Ltd.

OC123

Mobile Catract Solution (10 sites)

Opthalmic chain

Netcare UK Ltd.

CWiC

Manchester

Manchester Piccadilly NHS Walk in Centre

Atos Healthcare

CWiC

Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street NHS Walk in Centre

Walk in Health

CWiC

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf NHS Walk in Centre

Atos Healthcare

CWiC

Newcastle

Newcastle Central NHS Walk in Centre

Care UK

CWiC

Victoria

Victoria NHS Walk in Centre

Care UK

CWiC

Leeds

Headrow NHS Walk in Centre

Netcare UK Ltd.

Phase 2 ISTCs

Contract

Location

Hospital name

Provider

D01

London Diagnostics

Mobile sites

John Scott Health Centre

InHealth*

St. Leonards Primary Care Centre

Langthorne Health Centre

St. George’s Hospital

Northwick Park Hospital

Appleby Health Centre

The Centre

Wood Street Health Centre

Broad Street Health Centre

Barking Hospital

Edgware Community Hospital

St. Ann’s Hospital, St. Ann’s Road

University Hospital Lewisham

Guy’s Hospital

Old Deer Park

Queen Marys Hospital

Hainault Health Centre

Lordship Lane Clinic

Bingfield Primary Care Centre

North Middlesex Hospital

King’s Oak Hospital

Bishops Wood Hospital

Shirley Oaks Hospital

London Independent Hospital

Barnet General Hospital

The Garden Hospital

London Imaging Centre

Blackheath Hospital

The Sloane Hospital

Central Middlesex Hospital

Northwick Park Hospital

Clementine Churchill Hospital

Mayday University Hospital

E01

Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

Avon

In mobilisation

Care UK*

Gloucestershire

In mobilisation

Wiltshire

In mobilisation

E05

Cumbria and Lancashire

Carlisle

Caldew Outpatient Centre

Ramsay Health Care UK*

Gisburne

Abbey Gisburne Park Hospital

Blackpool

Classic Fylde Coast Hospital

North Tyneside

Cobalt Treatment Centre

Chorley

Euxton Hall Hospital

Preston

Fulwood Hall Hospital

Kendal

Ramsay Kendal site (on Westmorland General Hospital Site)—not yet operational

Darlington

Woodlands Hospital—short term until Kendal is operational

Ormskirk

Renacres Hall Hospital

Middlesbrough

Tees Valley Treatment Centre

E06

Cheshire and Merseyside

Crewe

BMI South Cheshire Hospital

Spire Healthcare (Holdings) Ltd. *

Liverpool

Classic Lourdes Hospital

Macclesfield

Classic Regency Hospital

Wrexham

Classic Yale Hospital

Manchester

Spire Manchester Hospital

Merseyside

Spire Murrayfield Hospital (Wirral)

Warrington

Spire Cheshire Hospital

E08

Greater Manchester (A) CATS

Greater Manchester

In mobilisation

Care UK

E08

Greater Manchester (B) CATS

Greater Manchester

In mobilisation

Care UK

E09

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Hampshire and Isle of Wight

Southampton NHS Treatment Centre

PHG/Care UK

E15

Northumberland Tyne and Wear

Gateshead

Spire Gateshead NHS Treatment Centre

Spire Healthcare (Holdings) Ltd.*

Washington

Spire Hospital Washington

E16

Renal (national scheme)

Wirral

Clatterbridge Hospital—short term in existing building then permanent in new build

Fresenius Medical Care (UK) Ltd.*

Merseyside

Whiston Hospital—short term, then St. Helen’s Hospital permanently

St. Helens

St. Helens Hospital—permanent after temporary Whiston Hospital

Cheshire

Warrington Hospital

Merseyside

Southport and Formby District General Hospital

Hull

Royal Hull Infirmary

North Lincolnshire

Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby

Cheshire

Halton General Hospital, Runcorn

Yorkshire

Scarborough General Hospital

North Lincolnshire

Scunthorpe General Hospital

East Yorkshire

Bridlington and District Hospital

South Yorkshire

Montagu Hospital, Dearne Valley

Nottinghamshire

Bassetlaw Hospital, Woksop

PET/CT North (Diagnostics)

Liverpool—mobile site

Broadgreen Hospital

Alliance Medical*

Clatterbridge—mobile site

Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology

Stoke-on-Trent—mobile site

University Hospital of North Staffordshire

Leeds—mobile site to become fixed in 2009

Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust

Middlesbrough—mobile site

South Tees NHS Trust

Sheffield—mobile site to become fixed in 2009

University Hospital Sheffield NHS Trust

Newcastle—mobile site

Freeman Hospital

Hull—mobile site

University of Hull Hospitals NHS Trust

London—fixed site

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust

NHS subcontract with Alliance Medical*

Preston—fixed site

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Birmingham—fixed site

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

PET/CT South (Diagnostics)

Colchester—mobile site

Colchester District General Hospital

Inhealth Molecular Imaging Ltd.*

Northampton—mobile site

Northampton General Hospital

Leicester—mobile site

Glenfield Hospital

Norwich—mobile site

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Maidstone—mobile site

Maidstone Hospital

Cambridge—mobile site

Addesbrookes Hospital

Southampton—mobile site

Southampton General Hospital

Bournemouth—mobile site

Royal Bournemouth General Hospital

Plymouth—mobile site

Peninsula Radiology Academy

Taunton—mobile site

Musgrave Park Hospital

Poole—mobile site

Poole Hospital

Basildon—mobile site

Basildon

London—fixed site

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust

NHS sub-contract with Inhealth Molecular Imaging Ltd.*

Nottingham—fixed site

Queens Medical Centre

* Indicates provider braced for subsequent rows.