HC Deb 20 April 1994 vol 241 cc575-6W
Mr. Foulkes

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what staff were employed in all aspects of the health service except in general practice in Ayrshire and Arran as at 1 January 1992, 1993 and 1994 in each of the categories(a) professional administration of the service, with no direct medical or nursing responsibilities, (b) practising medical staff and (c) practising nursing staff; and what was the cost of salaries and related expenses in each of the three categories in each of the last three years.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 18 April 1994]: The information requested is shown in the tables. The figures in table 1 are as at 30 September while those in table 2 are available only at 31 March.

Table 1
Selected NHS staff in post in Ayrshire and Arran health board area: whole time equivalents at 30 September
1991 1992 1993
(a) Administrative and Clerical 846.5 913.3 956.9
Management Grades1 57.0 89.1 113.4
Other2 789.5 824.2 843.5
(b) Medical Staff3 301.1 321.1 4399.1
(c) Nursing Staff5 3,567.3 3,405.7 3,261.7
Students on '1992' courses and midwifery programmes not included in nursing staff totals (headcount)6 54 107
1Includes general managers, senior managers, staff on grades 7 and above and staff on protected grades. Protected grades may include some

staff on grades less than 7. Excludes nursing management staff and teachers. 2Includes staff on grades 1 to 6. 3Includes directors of public health/chief area medical officers and unit medical officers. Excludes general medical practitioners and locum appointments. 41993 figures are provisional. 5Includes nursing management staff and teachers. Excludes agency and bank nurses. 6Students on '1992' courses and programmes in midwifery are not directly funded by the health board and are therefore excluded from the nursing staff totals.

Table 2
Salaries and Wages
Financial Year Administration and Clerical1 Medical Staff2 Nursing Staff
1991–92 10,118 13,395 50,042
1992–93 12,212 15,617 53,078
1 No figures are available for "Professional administration of the Service, with no direct medical or nursing responsibilities" as this is not separately identified in health board annual accounts. The figures supplied are the total salaries and wages for administration within the board and include those senior nurses and clinicians who have transferred to general/senior manager pay scales.
2Includes specialists.