§ 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.