§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the numbers of practice nurses employed by family practitioners' practices in each of the family practices committee areas in Wales; what is the estimated total annual cost; and what was the percentage annual increase in the number of nurses employed over the past five years.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
The numbers of practice nurses employed by family practitioner practices in each of the family practitioner committee areas in Wales are given in the following table:
Practice Nurses (WTE) employed at 1 July 1985 Clwyd 3.0 Dyfed 20.6 Gwent 25.1 Gwynedd 13.4 Mid Glamorgan 18.7 Powys 2.2 South Glamorgan 9.5 West Glamorgan 16.8
The total whole-time equivalent of nurses has increased from 54.0 at 1 July 1980 to 109.3 at 1 July 1985, representing an average annual increase of 15.2 per cent.
No information is available centrally on the total annual cost.