HC Deb 04 March 1993 vol 220 c219W
Mr. Gill

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the number of staff employed in each of the regional health authority offices.

Dr. Mawhinney

The numbers of staff employed by regional health authorities—RHAs—are not directly comparable as some centrally manage NHS Supplies, blood transfusion, and ambulance services, as well as directly employing consultants and registrars for the health service in their region. Excluding these centrally maintained functions, we estimate a total of some 7,850 whole-time equivalent staff were employed by RHAs on 1 July 1992 or an average of 560 staff each. The number of each RHA is in the table:

Northern 656
Yorkshire 518
Trent 509
East Anglian 292
North West Thames 361
North East Thames 580
South East Thames 604
South West Thames 611
Wessex 331
Oxford 567
South Western 559
West Midlands 1,168
Mersey 313
North Western 785
TOTAL 7,854

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