§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many 503W full-time and part-time gynaecologists are in practice in England and Wales at the present time.
§ Sir K. Joseph
The relevant figures relate to National Health Service hospital doctors in the specialty of gynaecology and obstetrics as a whole. The numbers at 30th September, 1971, the latest date for which information is available, were as follows:—
Grade Whole-time Part-time Honorary* Total Consultant 59 493 53 605 Senior Hospital Medical Officer, Medical Assistant, Senior Registrar and other senior staff 96 26 18 140 Registrar and below See note† 1,384 Notes: * Honorary staff are normally university staff doing hospital work for part of their time. † Staff in the registrar grade and below are almost entirely whole-time.