§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of health service employees in the Macclesfield area, as a percentage of the population in the following categories: hospital consultants, hospital doctors, hospital nurses, non-hospital nurses and all ancillary staffs, including those employed in the school health service; and how this compares with the national average.
§ Dr. Owen
From the latest figures available* percentage of NHS staff—whole-time equivalent—to population are as follows:
Macclesfield health district England Hospital consultants† 0.013 0.021 Hospital doctors‡ 0.017 0.036 Hospital nursing staff§ 0.756 0.586 Non-hospital nursing staff§ 0.075 0.069 Ancillary staff‼[...] 0.34 0.34
* The staffing figures used for Macclesfield relate to 30th September 1975; the national staffing figures relate to 30th September 1974. The population figures used in both cases are mid-1974 estimates.
† Includes dental consultants.
‡ Non-consultant grades of medical and denta staff.
§ Includes midwives.
‼[...] Hospital, primary care, and school health staff paid at Ancillary Staffs Whitley Council rates.