§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list all the schemes agreed for funding from the waiting list initiative fund from the £12 million reserved for Inter-Authority Comparisons and Consultancy recommendations.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The districts and specialties examined by Inter-Authority Comparisons and Consultancy and the funding allocated from the waiting list fund is given in the table.
Schemes which received funding from the £12 million reserved from the waiting list fund to finance the recommendations of Inter-Authority Comparisons and Consultancy in 1990–91 District and specialty list Fund allocated £ Aylesbury Plastic surgery 35,000 Barking, Havering and Brentwood General surgery 167,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 120,000 ENT 51,000 Oral surgery 100,000 Basildon and Thurrock General surgery 500,000 Plastic surgery 50,000 Bath Trauma and orthopaedics 283,000 Bloomsbury Trauma and orthopaedics 267,000 ENT 212,000 Plastic surgery 43,000 Bolton General surgery 156,000 Bradford ENT 86,000 Plastic surgery 95,000 Brighton
District and specialty list Fund allocated £ Trauma and orthopaedics 200,000 Bristol and Weston General surgery 242,000 Central Manchester Ophthalmology 29,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 125,000 City and Hackney ENT 34,000 Dartford and Gravesham ENT 37,000 Dudley Plastic surgery 179,000 Durham General surgery 56,000 East Berkshire Plastic surgery 59,000 East Cumbria General surgery 121,000 East Suffolk Trauma and orthopaedics 260,000 Greenwich General surgery 111,000 Hastings Trauma and orthopaedics 250,000 Hillingdon Trauma and orthopaedics 160,000 Hounslow ENT 48,000 Hull Urology 106,000 ENT 50,000 Kettering General surgery 219,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 488,000 Kingston and Esher Ophthalmology 396,000 Leicestershire Plastic surgery 134,000 Lewisham and North Southwark General surgery 375,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 200,000 ENT 16,000 Medway General surgery 17,000 Mid Downs General surgery 102,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 174,000 Newcastle Plastic surgery 143,000 North Devon General surgery 60,000 North East Essex General surgery 250,000 North Staffordshire
District and specialty list Fund allocated £ General surgery 50,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 410,000 Gynaecology 50,000 North Warwickshire Plastic surgery 160,000 North West Surrey Trauma and orthopaedics 218,000 Norwich General surgery 55,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 266,000 Plastic surgery 89,000 Nottingham Plastic surgery 142,000 Oldham General surgery 216,000 Preston Plastic surgery 12,000 Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton Plastic surgery 255,000 Salisbury Plastic surgery 288,000 Sheffield Trauma and orthopaedics 492,000 Shropshire General surgery 382,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 350,000 Somerset Trauma and orthopaedics 114,000 Southampton Trauma and orthopaedics 211,000 South Manchester Plastic surgery 200,000 Tower Hamlets Trauma and orthopaedics 25,000 Oral surgery 25,000 Waltham Forest ENT 82,000 West Essex General surgery 32,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 221,000 West Lancashire Trauma and orthopaedics 294,000 West Surrey and North East Hampshire General surgery 50,000 Trauma and orthopaedics 100,000 Ophthalmology 143,000 Winchester Trauma and orthopaedics 179,000
§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he proposes to produce a detailed report on the expenditures from the waiting list initiative showing each project approved, together with its outcome.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
We do not intend to publish a detailed report on all the projects which have received funding under the waiting time initiative. Allocations from 123W the waiting list fund are made to regional health authorities (RHAs) which use the funds in a variety of ways, with the common objective of reducing the number of patients who wait over one year for hospital treatment. Allocations to RHAs for 1990–91 are shown in the table. In the first half of that year, the total number of patients waiting over one year fell by 2½ per cent. and the number waiting over two years fell by 12 per cent. Provisional figures indicate a further fall in the five months to February 1991 of 12 per cent. in the number waiting over one year and 21 per cent. in the number waiting over two years.
Waiting list fund—allocations to regions 1990–911 (£ million) Northern 1.798 Yorkshire 2.017 Trent 2.923 East Anglian 1.135 North West Thames 1.690 North East Thames 3.808 South East Thames 2.738 South West Thames 2.138 Wessex 2.024 Oxford 1.638 South Western 1.546 West Midlands 4.472 Mersey 1.515 North Western 2.860 SHAs 0.200 Total £33 million 1 Includes allocations from the £12 million set aside for the 100 longest specialty waiting lists in the country.