HC Deb 06 March 1996 vol 273 c289W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of qualified anaesthetists in the NHS; and what is the shortfall for each NHS trust. [18775]

Mr. Malone

The number of qualified anaesthetists—consultant grade—employed in the national health service was 2,350' as of 30 September 1994. The Department does not hold information about vacancies at trust level.


1This number is rounded to the nearest 10.