§ Mr. Ronnie Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many registered mental nurses are employed in Northumberland health authority; what was the number in 1979; and what has been the percentage change.
§ Mrs. Currie
[pursuant to her reply, 19 February 1988 c. 778]: I regret that there was an error in my previous reply. The figures given referred to all nurses employed in the mental illness area of work.
The figures shown in the following table relate to all registered nurses employed in the mental illness area of work.
Registered nurses in mental illness area of work Northumberland District Health Authority at 30 September Number Whole-time equivalents1 1982 153
Number 1986 177 Percentage change2 1982 to 1986 +15.7 1 Figures independently rounded to nearest whole-time equivalent. 2 Percentage change calculated on unrounded figures.
Source: DHSS annual census of NHS non-medical manpower.