HC Deb 13 February 1976 vol 905 c429W
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.