HL Deb 29 July 2002 vol 638 c155WA
Lord Dubs

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many (a) physiotherapists and (b) neuro-physiotherapists are currently employed in the National Health Service; and what are their plans to increase the numbers. [HL5505]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

As at 30 September 2001, there were 16,210 physiotherapists employed in the National Health Service in England. Neuro-physiotherapists are not identified separately in the Non-medical Workforce Census.

Our latest workforce projections estimate that there will be around 8,000 more physiotherapists in 2009 than there were in 2001.