HC Deb 12 July 1961 vol 644 c56W
Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Minister of Health if he will give details of the size of the National Health Service establishment for dieticians, medical laboratory technicians, radiographers and chartered physiotherapists, respectively; and how many are now employed in each category.

Mr. Powell

Establishment figures as returned by hospital authorities are available for radiographers only and totalled at the end of December last 3,856 whole-time and 209 part-time for England and Wales. The numbers (whole-time equivalents) employed were:—

Dieticians 172
Medical Laboratory Technicians 2,729
Radiographers 3,314
Physiotherapists 3,911

The figures exclude students and do not distinguish between chartered and other qualified physiotherapists.