HC Deb 03 July 1986 vol 100 cc633-4W
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 each 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.