HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c575W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many doctors there are in Scotland.

Mr. Fairgrieve

Information about the number of doctors employed in the National Health Service in Scotland at 30 September 1979 is set out below. The latest information on the total number of doctors active in medicine in Scotland—non-NHS as well as NHS—indicates that there were approximately 9,800 in 1976.

NHS medical staffing in Scotland at 30 September 1979 (provisional figures)
Hospital Medical Staff 5,239
General Medical Services 3,196
Community Health Services 660
Total Scotland NHS 9,095
Note: Some doctors, such as general practitioners working in community health, will be included in more than one category.