§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the number of approved posts by region for community psychiatric nurses, and how many of these posts were filled at the last convenient date.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
I regret that information on the number of approved posts for community psychiatric nurses or the number of nurses holding such qualifications in mental illness and mental handicap nursing is not available centrally. Information for the total nursing staff, in each634W region at September 1984, working in the community psychiatric and community mental handicap areas of work is shown in the table.
Community psychiatric nursing staff (mental ill-ness) Community mental handicap nursing staff England 1,883 765 Northern 95 46 Yorkshire 132 56 Trent 175 43 East Anglian 88 40 North West Thames 123 46 North East Thames 132 31 South East Thames 147 42 South West Thames 165 71 Wessex 137 27 Oxford 86 24 South Western 127 71 West Midlands 155 106 Mersey 124 17 North Western 195 144 London PG SHA's 2 1
1. All figures independently rounded to the nearest wholetime equivalent.
2. Excludes agency staff.