HC Deb 19 March 1998 vol 308 cc701-3W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many persons are suffering from relapsing-remitting MS in each health authority area in England; and what number and percentage have been prescribed beta interferon for the last 12 months for which figures are available. [34460]

Mr. Boateng

Information on the number of people suffering from relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis is not available. Information available is for in-patient treatment and is shown in the table and is based on finished consultant episodes, which represent the number of episodes of care under individual consultants. It is possible that a patient has more than one episode.

Information on the number of people receiving treatment with beta-interferon is not available. 806 prescriptions for the medicine were dispensed by community pharmacists in England during 1996, the latest whole year for which data are available. This does not include prescriptions prescribed and also dispensed in hospitals.

Ordinary admissions and day cases combined; completed episodes by primary diagnosis (ICD-10 code "G35": Multiple Sclerosis) and DHA of treatment
NHS hospitals in England, 1995/96
DHA of treatment FCEs
All Northumberland 10
A 16 Sunderland 142
A30 North Durham 84
A31 South Durham 34
A32 Tees 226
A33 Gateshead and South Tyneside 32
A34 North Cumbria 155
A35 Newcastle and North Tyneside 443
B11 East Riding 264
B16 Grimsby and Scunthorpe 58
B2I North Yorkshire 195
B31 Bradford 130
B51 West Yorkshire 59
B61 Leeds Health Authority 232
B7I Wakefield Health Care 206
COl North Derbyshire 65
CO2 South Derbyshire 146
CO3 Leicestershire 134
C08 Nottingham 170
C09 Barnsley 183
CIO Doncaster 64
C II Rotherham 71
C12 Sheffield 460
C14 North Nottinghamshire 60
CI5 Lincolnshire 300
DOI Cambridge 244
DOS North West Anglia 53
DI2 Suffolk 113
D13 East Norfolk 111
DI4 Bedfordshire 35
E05 NW Hertfordshire 27
E06 SW Hertfordshire 22
E07 Barnet 30
E09 Hillingdon 19
El8 East and North Hertfordshire 175
El9 Brent and Harrow 51
E20 Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow 142
E21 Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster 63
F31 North Essex 170
F32 South Essex 35
F33 Barking and Havering 89
F34 Redbridge and Waltham Forest 48
F35 East London and The City 86
F36 New River 106
F37 Camden and Islington 119
G12 Bromley 13
G21 East Sussex, Brighton and Hove 113
G22 East Kent 84
G23 West Kent 163
G24 Bexley and Greenwich 64
G26 South East London 174
H09 Croydon 13
H17 Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth 214
H19 Kingston and Richmond 7
H20 West Surrey 290
H2I East Surrey 53
H22 West Sussex 297
JI0 Dorset HA 283
J21 Portsmouth and South East Hampshire 129
J22 Southampton and South West Hampshire 208

Ordinary admissions and day cases combined; completed episodes by primary diagnosis (1CD-10 code "G35": Multiple Sclerosis) and DHA of treatment
NHS hospitals in England, 1995/96
DHA of treatment FCEs
J25 North and Mid Hampshire 40
J30 Wiltshire 57
J41 Isle of Wight 25
K13 Berkshire 195
K24 Buckinghamshire 254
K33 Northamptonshire 157
K41 Oxfordshire 364
L10 Bristol and District 270
L21 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 375
L35 Exeter and North Devon 228
L36 Plymouth and Torbay 107
L40 Gloucestershire 146
L51 Somerset 59
MO2 Herefordshire 38
M04 Worcester and District 61
M05 Shropshire 77
M07 North Staffordshire 171
M 17 Coventry 127
M 18 Dudley 20
M19 Sandwell 8
M20 Solihull 9
M21 Walsall 15
M22 Wolverhampton 86
M25 South Birmingham 422
M26 North Worcestershire 12
M27 South Staffordshire 127
M28 Warwickshire 54
M29 North Birmingham 161
N17 North Cheshire 28
N18 South Cheshire 43
N21 Liverpool 215
N31 St. Helens and Knowsley 21
N43 Sefton 27
N51 Wirral 48
P16 Stockport Health 14
P20 North West Lancashire 243
P21 East Lancashire 39
P22 South Lancashire 16
P23 Wigan and Bolton 37
P24 Bury and Rochdale 22
P25 West Pennine 29
P26 Manchester Health 845
P27 Salford and Trafford 201
P28 Morecambe Bay 31
Total 13,290


Data in this table are grossed for both coverage and unknown/invalid clinical data.

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