HC Deb 10 November 1954 vol 532 cc142-3W
Mr. Mitchison

asked the Minister of Health how many doctors were serving in the National Health Service, respectively, as trainee-assistants, as assistants and otherwise as general practitioners at the latest convenient date this year and at comparable dates in each of the last three years.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The most nearly comparable figures available for England and Wales are as follows:

Trainee general practitioners Assistants General practitioner principals
1st July, 1952 369 1,689 18,164
1st July, 1953 297 1,596 18,908
1st January, 1954 289 1,628 19,144