HC Deb 12 March 2002 vol 381 c1014W
Mr. Djanogly

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) hospital medical staff, (b) consultants and (c) nursing and midwifery staff were employed at Hinchingbrooke hospital on (i) 31 March and (ii) in each year since 1996. [6174]

Jacqui Smith

I apologise to the hon. Member for the delay in responding to this question. I refer him to the reply that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State gave my hon. Friend the Member for Blackpool, North and Fleetwood (Mrs. Humble) on 5 March 2002,Official Report, column 192W.

The information requested is shown in the table.

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): hospital medical staff, consultants and qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff employed at Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust as at 30 September each year
Whole-time equivalents
All hospital medical staff of which Consultants Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff
1996 110 50 490
1997 120 50 510
1998 120 50 540
1999 130 50 540
2000 140 60 530
2001 140 60 490


1. Figures are rounded to the nearest ten.

2. Figures exclude learners and agency staff.


Department of Health non-medical workforce census

Department of Health medical and dental workforce cenus

Huntingdonshire PCT was established on 1 April 2001 and some qualified nursing and health visiting community staff have transferred from the acute hospital which accounts for the apparent fall in the 2001 whole-time equivalents figure.