HC Deb 23 July 1985 vol 83 cc535-6W
Mr. Gerald Howarth

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each of the years 1978, 1982 and 1984 the number of doctors, nurses, ancillary and administrative staff employed by the South East Staffordshire District Health Authority.

Mr. John Patten

[pursuant to his reply, 16 July 1985, c. 137–8]: Information at district level is not centrally available for 1978. Figures for the remaining years requested are shown in the table. Since such information as is centrally available does not cover all the years requested, or all categories of staff (see footnote ‡), my hon. Friend may care to seek further information from the chairman of the district health authority.

National Health Service staff directly employed in South East Staffordshire District Health Authority—in post at 30 September
Whole-time equivalents*
1982 1984 (provisional)
Medical staff†‡ in the hospital and community health service 70 70
Nursing and midwifery ob/ staff 1,400 1,480
Ancillary staff 630 550
Administrative and clerical staff 340 360
* All figures rounded to nearest 10.
† In accordance with usual conventions. Medical and Dental staff figures exclude Hospital Practitioners, Part-time medical officers (clinical assistants) and occasional sessional staff in the community health service, but include locums.
‡The figures do not include consultants and senior registrars, who are

employed by the regional health authority.

ob/ Includes agency nursing and midwifery staff.

Source: SR7 Annual Censuses of Medical and Non-Medical Manpower.