HC Deb 21 January 1986 vol 90 cc130-1W
Mr. Stan Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the planned number of clinical psychologists for each region in 1994 according to the latest stategic plans;

(2) what is the present number of clinical psychologists in post for each region according to the latest strategic plans;

(3) what is the estimated shortfall of clinical psychologists in each region allowing for wastage and likely postgraduate training output according to the latest strategic plans.

Mr. Whitney

The regional strategic plans show manpower changes in terms of broad staff groups and, overall, do not provide information at the level of detail requested. Following are figures derived from the routine annual manpower census for England.

Clinical Psychologists in post at 30 September 1984*
Region Numbers Whole-time equivalent
Northern 90 80
Yorkshire 90 80
Trent 110 110
East Anglian 70 50
North West Thames 130 120
North East Thames 160 120
South East Thames 130 130
South West Thames 110 90
Wessex 70 60
Oxford 60 50
South-Western 120 100
West Midlands 130 120
Mersey 80 70
North-Western 170 160
London Postgraduate Hospitals 10 10
Total 1,520 1,360


* Latest figures available to this level of detail.

All figures are rounded to the nearest 10 and the sum of the component figures may not therefore add to total shown.