HC Deb 27 July 1989 vol 157 c911W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will give for the last year for which figures are available the number of nutritionists, physiotherapists, radiographers and chiropodists employed by the National Health Service.

Mr. Mellor

The information is shown in the table. "Nutritionists" has been interpreted as dietitians.

NHS qualified staff in post at 30 September 1987 England
Whole time equivalents1
Dietitians 1,140
Physiotherapists2 9,330
Radiographers 8,250
Chiropodists 2,640

Source: Department of Health (SM 13) Annual Census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower.

1 Figures are independently rounded to the nearest ten (10) whole-time equivalents.

2 Includes Remedial Gymnasts.