HC Deb 08 February 1984 vol 53 cc662-4W
Mr. Hunter

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many consultant rheumatologists are employed by each health authority in England; and how many vacant posts there were at the latest available date.

Mr. John Patten

Consultants are employed directly only by regional health authorities and by those district health authorities designated as teaching authorities. Although their services will normally be made available to other DHAs, no information on this is held centrally. The table gives the number of consultant rheumatologists employed on 30 September 1982 within each region, and by each employing authority, in England. At the same date there were 14 posts without a permanent holder.

Hospital medical consultants in the specialty of rheumatology in England
Employing authority Staff in post*
Total number of consultants' in post 212
Total number of consultants' contracts shown below 255
Northern RHA 12
Newcastle 3
Northern region 15
Yorkshire RHA 6
Leeds Western 5
Leeds Eastern
Yorkshire region 11
Trent RHA 9
Leicestershire 4
Nottingham 2
Sheffield 3
Trent region 18
East Anglian RHA 9
Cambridge 4
East Anglian region 13
North West Thames RHA 19
Paddington and North Kensington 3
Hammersmith and Fulham 2
Victoria 4
North West Thames region 28
North East Thames RHA 22
Hampstead 3
Bloornsbury 9
City and Hackney 4
Tower Hamlets 4
North East Thames region 42
South East Thames RHA 16
West Lambeth 2
Camberwell 3
Lewisham and North Southwark 3
South East Thames region 24
South West Thames RHA 15
Wands worth
South West Thames region 15
Wessex RHA 18
Southampton and South West Hants 3
Wessex region 21
Oxford RHA 10
Oxfordshire 5
Oxford region 15
South Western RHA 7
Bristol and Western 1
South Western region 8

Employing authority Staff in post*
West Midlands RHA 7
Central Birmingham 1
West Midlands region 8
Mersey RHA 3
Liverpool Central 2
Mersey region 5
North Western RHA 16
Central Manchester 5
South Manchester 3
Salford 3
North Western region 27
London postgraduate teaching hospitals 5
* Some consultants hold contracts with more than one health authority.