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General Practitioners: Tamworth

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries in Tamworth constituency have been (a) refurbished and (b) rebuilt in each of the last 11 years. (268000)

The information is not available in the format requested.

The only data collected centrally relates to a target in the Department’s NHS Plan published on 1 July 2000. The target was to substantially refurbish or replace up to 3,000 family doctors’ premises by 2004. This national target was achieved with a total of 2,848 by December 2004.

The data were not collected at constituency level but by strategic health authority (SHA); and also by primary care trust (PCT) from 2002-03. The PCT for Tamworth between 2000 and 2004 was Burntwood, Lichfield and Tamworth PCT, for which three premises were recorded as refurbished or replaced. However, as the data for this exercise was only collected on a PCT level from 2002-03, other premises may have been refurbished or replaced before this date. The total number of premises refurbished or replaced in the former Shropshire and Staffordshire SHA between 2000 and 2004 was 79.