HC Deb 21 March 1972 vol 833 cc316-7W
Mr. Alexander Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many consultants are engaged in the hospitals serving Lanarkshire; if he will list them by speciality; and how many are on full-time or part-time contracts.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Seventy-four consultants are wholly employed in hospitals serving Lanarkshire. Their specialties and the nature of their contracts are as follows:

Whole-time Maximum Part-time Total
Anaesthetics 7 7
Clinical Chemistry 1 1
Microbiology 1 1
Pathology 4 4
General Medicine 6 2 8
Physical Medicine 1 1
Dermatology 1 1
Geriatric Medicine 4 4
Infectious Diseases 2 2
Paediatric Medicine 2 2
Respiratory Diseases 2 2
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 7 7
Psychiatry 7 7
Mental Deficiency 2 2
Child Psychiatry 1 1
Radiodiagnosis 6 6
General Surgery 8 8
ENT Surgery 1 1
Ophthalmology 1 1 2
Orthopaedic Surgery 5 1 6
Thoracic Surgery 1 1
Totals 69 5 74

Lanarkshire hospitals are also assisted by Glasgow consultants in Anaesthetics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Urology, Venereal Diseases, Respiratory Diseases, Ophthalmology, Thoracic Surgery, Neurology, Radiotherapy and Dentistry.

Mr. Alexander Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many consultants employed in Lanarkshire hospitals are in receipt of merit awards; and what is the annual expenditure involved.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Information about the number of consultants holding distinction awards who are employed by the Western Regional Hospital Board, which covers Lanarkshire, is given in "Scottish Health Statistics" published each year by my Department. To give a more detailed breakdown could involve a breach of the practice not to identify consultants who are in receipt of awards.