HC Deb 09 February 1988 vol 127 c203W
Mr. Vaz

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many nurses were employed by the Leicestershire district health authority on 1 January for each of the years 1978 to 1988 inclusive.

Mrs. Currie

Such information as is available is shown in the table. Staff-in-post figures are collected on 30 September of each year. The figures for 30 September 1986 are the latest available to this level of detail. Because of the 1982 National Health Service reorganisation, figures on a consistent basis are not held centrally for the years prior to 1982.

National Health Service nursing and midwifery staff in post at 30 September1
Leicestershire district health authority
Whole-time equivalents2
1982 6,180
1983 6,060
1984 6,020
1985 6,290
1986 6,350
Source: Department of Health and Social Services annual census of National Health Service non-medical manpower.
1 Includes agency staff.
2 Figures are independently rounded to the nearest 10 whole-time equivalents.