HC Deb 02 February 2000 vol 343 cc629-30W
Mr. Soames

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list by region his Department's establishment for biomedical scientists. [107608]

Mr. Denham

The Department does not employ Biomedical Scientists working in the National Health Service. Their contracts are held by individual NHS trusts, special health authorities and other statutory authorities.

The available information is shown in the table. Biomedical scientists are included in the table but cannot be separately identified.

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): all pathology scientists by region, in England as at 30 September 1998
Whole-time equivalent Numbers (headcount)
Northern and Yorkshire 190 200
Trent 110 120
Anglia and Oxford 90 100
North Thames 260 280
South Thames 170 180
South West 130 140
West Midlands 110 110
North and West 200 220
Other 240 250
England Total 1,510 1,600


1. "Other" includes staff employed by SHAs, OSAs and other centrally based services.

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.

3. Due to rounding totals may not equal the sum of component parts.

4. "Pathology scientists" includes Immunologists, Clinical Cytogenetics, Chemical Pathologists, Haematologist etc.

5. Biomedical scientists are included in the totals but cannot be identified separately.


Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census.

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