HC Deb 13 March 2003 vol 401 c418W
Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) NHS consultants and (b) NHS consultant vacancies there are in Greater London; and how many of each there were in May 1997. [101319]

Mr. Hutton

Information on consultant vacancies and consultants in post is shown in the tables. Vacancy figures were only collected from March 1999. The increase in vacancies reflects the action being taken by trusts to expand the consultant workforce.

Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS): medical and dental consultants
19971 19991 March 20022
London DHSC area 4,210 4,620 5,330
1 As at 30 September
2 As at 31 March

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10


Department of Health medical and dental workforce census