§ 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, 131W 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.