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Health Services: Domestic Visits

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department visited (i) a dental practice, (ii) an optometrist, (iii) a GP surgery, (iv) a pharmacy and (v) an NHS walk-in centre in the last 12 months. (286787)

The following visits occurred during the period 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009. Visits by each Minister were:

Alan Johnson (until June 2009)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

4

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

16

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Andy Burnham (from June 2009 onwards)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

0

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

0

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Ben Bradshaw (until June 2009)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

2

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

8

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

1

Mike O’Brien (from June 2009 onwards)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

0

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

1

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Ann Keen

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

2

An optometrist

1

A GP surgery

1

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Dawn Primarolo (until June 2009)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

0

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

0

A pharmacy

1

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Gillian Merron (from June 2009 onwards)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

0

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

0

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Ivan Lewis (until October 2008)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

0

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

0

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Phil Hope (from October 2008 onwards)

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

1

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

1

A pharmacy

0

An NHS walk-in centre

0

Lord Darzi

Type of organisation

Number of visits from 1 June 2008 to 9 July 2009

A dental practice

0

An optometrist

0

A GP surgery

9

A pharmacy

1

An NHS walk-in centre

0