§ Mr. Pendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, by district health authority(a) the current nursing staff establishment, (b) the number in post at the latest available date and (c) the number who have left the National Health Service in the preceding year.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
There are no district health authorities in Scotland. The equivalent is a health board. The whole-time equivalent number of nursing staff employed in each health board at 30 September 1988 is set out in the table. Information about nursing staff establishments is not held centrally and the number of nursing staff who leave the NHS could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
Number Scotland 63,782.4 CSA 196.4 Argyll and Clyde 4,782.7 Ayrshire and Arran 3,376.0 Borders 1,146.6 Dumfries and Galloway 1,856.9 Fife 3,598.5 Forth Valley 3,530.7 Grampian 6,030.5 Greater Glasgow 15,283.4 Highland 2,369.8 Lanarkshire 5,391.4 Lothian 9,471.1 Orkney 197.1 Shetland 221.0 Tayside 6,034.7 Western Isles 295.6