HC Deb 05 November 1993 vol 231 c547W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed in each regional health authority in(a) April 1992 and (b) October 1993 using whole time equivalents.

Dr. Mawhinney

[holding answer 27 October 1993]: The information available is shown in the table. Separate figures for the numbers of staff employed by each regional health authority have not been routinely collected since September 1990. The figures in the table were collected in a special exercise in July 1992 and show only the numbers of whole-time equivalent staff employed in centrally managed, core functions in RHAs. These figures exclude RHA staff who work in other functions such as supplies, blood transfusion services, ambulance services and those medical consultants and registrars whose contracts are held by RHAs but who are managerially accountable to district health authorities.

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

Since this exercise was conducted RHAs have been asked to reduce their core staff numbers to an average of 200 per RHA.

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