§ Mr. Hayhoe
The provisional total of National Health Service staff directly employed within the North-Western regional health authority at 30 September 1985 was 74,500 whole-time equivalents. Of this total 5.1 per cent. were medical and dental staff (including locums but excluding hospital practitioners and part-time medical/denial officers), 50.5 per cent. were nursing and midwifery staff (including agency staff), and 12.6 per cent. were administrative and clerical staff.