§ Mrs. Beckett
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many family health centres per 1,000 population there are in(a) inner London, (b) outer London, (c) Greater London, (d) Birmingham, (e) Manchester, (f) Liverpool, (g) Leeds, (h) Newcastle, (i) Bristol and (j) England.
§ Mr. Malone
The information requested is shown in the table.
Location Health centres per 1,000 population Inner London 0.022 Greater London (inclusive of Inner London figures) 0.017 Newcastle 0.028 Leeds 0.030 Birmingham 0.023 Liverpool 0.035 Manchester 0.026 Bristol 0.040 England 0.021
- 1. Inner London is taken to be the areas covered by the following family health services authorities: Camden and Islington; City and East London; Kensington, Chelsea and Westminster and Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.
- 2. Greater London figures include inner and outer London.
- 3. For the purposes of this answer, "family health centres" has been defined as those properties owned by the Secretary of State or an NHS trust and occupied by family practitioners and other health care providers. Some trusts may own other properties from which a variety of community health clinics are provided but not also occupied by GPs. Numbers of this type of health centre are not, however, held centrally.