§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the ratio of health visitors to population in the Liverpool special areas compared with the national ratio; how many health visitors there are in Liverpool; and how many are practice-attached.
§ Mr. John Patten
The ratio of health visitors within the area managed by the former Liverpool area health
Partnership Size (Number of Unrestricted Principals) Single handed 2 3 4 6 6 or more Liverpool FPC (Per cent, of total) 46 (17) 72 (27) 72 (27) 48 (18) 5 (2) 24 (9) England (Per cent, of total) 2,967 (13) 3,924 (17) 5,099 (22) 4,380 (19) 3,216 (14) 3,200 (14)
Note: These are provisionally calculated figures only.
§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what proportion of general practitioners in the Liverpool special areas are practising from health centre premises:116W
authority (teaching) as at 30 September 1981—the latest date for which figures are available — was 0. 18 per 1,000 population compared with 0.19 as the average per 1,000 population for England.
There were the equivalent of 94 whole-time health visitors in the former Liverpool area health authority at that time excluding school health visitors. Information on health visitors who are attached to practices is not collected centrally.