§ 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.