HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c728W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his latest estimate of the number of specialist cardiologists in post in the NHS in Scotland; and if he will list the numbers for each of the previous five years. [33328]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 12 July 1995]: There are 25 consultants—23.3 whole-time equivalents—in cardiology in Scotland at 30 September 1994. The figures for the previous five years were:

Year WTE
1989 15.7
1990 17.9
1991 18.9
1992 19.9
1993 22.5

The figures do not take account of general physicians who have a special interest in cardiology.

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