HC Deb 19 July 2001 vol 372 cc439-40W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses are qualified to work with children and adolescents in Milton Keynes; and how many this represents in relation to the population under 16 years of age. [5315]

Jacqui Smith

The information requested is not available centrally in the format requested. Information on child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychiatric nurses for Buckinghamshire is as follows:

National health service hospital and community health services: medical and dental and qualified non-medical staff working in the psychiatric areas of work within Buckinghamshire health authority as at 30 September 2000
headcount per 100,000 of under 16 population
Psychiatric nurses of which: 440 296.3
Community psychiatry 130 88.6
Other psychiatry 310 207.7
Child and adolescent psychiatrists 20 10.8


1. Figures exclude learners and agency staff

2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10

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


Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census

Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census

Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting times are for referrals to child and adolescent psychiatric services in Milton Keynes. [5316]

Jacqui Smith

Information on the waiting times for an appointment for child and adolescent services following referral are collected on a quarterly basis and placed in the Library. The latest figures for quarter 4 (January to March 2001) of the 2000–01 financial year indicate that Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust had no patients waiting over 13 weeks.

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