HL Deb 02 December 2002 vol 641 c78WA
Lord Jones

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many (1) child and adolescent psychiatrists and (2) paediatricians with expertise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder there are in (a) England and (b) Wales; and [HL34]

How many extra (1) consultants and (2) school nurses have been recruited in (a) England and (b) Wales to tackle attention deficit hyperactivity disorder cases. [HL37]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

Figures are not available concerning consultants and school nurses who have expertise in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The figures that are available for England are shown in the table and show an increase in the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists to date of 40 (9 per cent) since 1997.

Information for Wales is a matter for the devolved administration.

Headcount 1997 Headcount 2002
Speciality England England
Child and adolescent psychiatry 445 485
Paediatric cardiology 16 54
Paediatric neurology 23 30
Paediatrics 1188 1502

SourceDepartment of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census.

NotesFigures refer to staff in post on 31 March 2002 in the hospital, public health and community health service sectors in England.

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