§ Sir Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many doctors and dentists were employed in the Hampstead health authority or its predecessor in 1979, 1983 and the latest date for which information is available.
§ Mr. Newton
Information for the years 1983 and 1986 is as follows. I regret that information is not available on a comparable basis for 1979, due to the effects of boundary changes following the National Health Service re-organisation in 1982.
NHS Medical and Dental Staff Employed in Hampstead Health Authority (Teaching) Whole-time equivalents Staff in post at 30 September 1983 1986 Medical and dental staff1 297 296 1 Figures include permanent whole-time and honorary staff and locums but exclude senior registrars whose contracts are held by North East Thames RHA.