§ Sir Geoffrey Finsberg
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many nurses were employed by the Hampstead health authority, or its predecessor in (a) 1979, (b) 1983 and (c) the latest date for which information is available.
§ Mr. Newton
Information for the years 1983 and 1985 (the latest available to this level of detail), is as follows. I regret that information for the former North Camden district health authority is not available on a comparable basis for 1979, due to the effects of boundary changes following the National Health Service reorganisation in 1982.
NHS Nursing and Midwifery Staff Employed in Hampstead District Health Authority Whole-time equivalents1 Staff in post as at 30 September 1983 1985 Total Nursing and Midwifery staff2 2,220 2,180
Source: DHSS Annual Census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower.
1 Figures rounded to nearest 10 whole-time equivalents.
2 Includes agency staff.