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House of Commons Hansard
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Primary Care Trusts: Finance
29 March 2010
Volume 508
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To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2010, Official Report, column 925W, on health services: disadvantage, what the total population was of (a) spearhead and (b) non-spearhead area primary care trusts in each year. [323836]

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Letter from Stephen Penneck, dated March 2010:

The following table contains for Spearhead and non-Spearhead primary care trusts population estimates for mid-2006 to mid-2008, and population projections for mid-2009 from ONS 2006-based Subnational Population Projections.

Population estimates/projections for Spearhead and non-Spearhead Primary Care Trusts, mid-2006 to mid-2009

Thousand

Spearhead PCTs

Non-Spearhead PCTs

Total

Mid-2009

18,434

33,454

51,888

Mid-2008

18,289

33,158

51.446

Mid-2007

18,195

32,897

51,092

Mid-2006

15,638

35,125

50,763

Notes:

1. The Spearhead Group is identified in terms of local authority areas. It comprises the 'worst' fifth of local authorities for at least three out of five selected indicators, covering male life expectancy at birth, female life expectancy at birth, cancer mortality rate for under 75s, circulatory disease mortality rate for under 75s, and the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2004 average score.

2. Spearhead PCTs are those that overlap geographically, either wholly or partly, with the Spearhead local authorities. Spearhead PCTs on old and new boundaries cover slightly different populations.

3. Figures for mid-2007 to mid-2009 are based on PCT boundaries following the October 2006 NHS reorganisation. Mid-2006 figures are based on old PCT boundaries.

4. The figures for mid-2006 to mid-2008 are population estimates, the figures for mid-2009 are population projections from CXNS 2006-based Subnational Population Projections.

Source:

Office for National Statistics