§ Helen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people working in professions allied to medicine who have left the NHS over the past five years; and what proportion of the total NHS workforce in those professions this figure represents. 
§ Ms Jowell
The information requested is not collected centrally. I refer my hon. Friend to the 15th Report on Professions Allied to Medicine issued by the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine (January 1998) for statistics about the number of Professions Allied to Medicine leaving the National Health Service; copies are available in the Library.