HC Deb 27 February 2001 vol 363 cc618-9W
Dr. Naysmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the additional cost to the NHS of treating all adults with haemophilia in England who are receiving plasma treatment products with recombinant genetically engineered products; [150862]

(2) how many adults with haemophilia in England are receiving (a) plasma-derived haemophilia treatment products and (b) recombinant treatment products. [150864]

Mr. Denham

Based on figures provided by the United Kingdom Haemophilia Centre Doctors Organisation, we estimate that approximately 13 per cent. of adult haemophilia A patients and 4 per cent of haemophilia B patients in England are currently receiving recombinant clotting factors. We estimate the additional cost of providing all adult haemophilia patients with recombinant clotting factors at around £50 million per annum.

Dr. Naysmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what differences there are between the provision of recombinant genetically engineered haemophilia treatment products for(a) adults and (b) children in (i) England, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Wales and (iv) Northern Ireland. [150865]

Mr. Denham

In England, all new haemophilia patients and children under 16 are treated with recombinant clotting factors. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland provide, or are in the process of providing, recombinant clotting factors for all haemophilia patients.

Project Name Expected Completion Date Estimated Cost (£000)
Children In Need 3 August-2001 174
Children Looked After 4 April-2001 182
DH Communications Unit Resource Management System March-2002 393
Care and Health Information Portfolio 4 May-2001 289
Computer Aided Facilities Management System June-2001 122
Computerisation of Medical Benefits System June-2001 380
Food Standards Agency (IT Infrastructure set-up & Relocation) May-2001 1952
Financial Infromation Management System (Phase 1) October-2001 870
Interim NHS Benchmarking System February-2001 301
Internet Data Collection for Local Authorities March-2001 114
NHS Estates Knowledge Database February-2001 206
NHS Estates Business Systems April-2001 720
Research and Development Programme Management System April-2002 426
Management of Electronic Documents Strategy April-2003 2500
Regional Office Historic Data Project November-2001 234
Remote Working Improvements Project December-2001 150
National Care Standards Commission IS Infrastructure April-2002 19600
National Care Standards Commission Registration and Inspection Package April-2002 1500
National Care Standards Commission Finance Package April-2002 1000
National Care Standards Commission Pay and Personnel System April-2002 250
Medical Devices Agency Integrated System for Information Sharing March-2001 191
NHS Pension Agency E-Pensions Zone June-2001 493
Public Health Laboratory Service CoSurv/lablink March-2002 112

There are many smaller projects where the total project costs are less than £100,000. A full-list of these could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

Mr. Field

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the IT projects his Department plans to undertake in the next year; and if he will state in each case the(a) expected date of commencement and completion and (b) cost. [151478]

Ms Stuart

[holding answer 26 February 2001]: The Department's programme for 2001–02 has not yet been finalised but priority will be given to projects that support the NHS Plan.

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