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Hospital Staffs

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many administrative staff, hospital medical staff—in whole time equivalents—and unrestricted general practitioner principals were working in the latest year for which comparative figures are available; and what were the corresponding figures for 1965 and 1955.

The following are the figures for 1965 and for 1973, the latest date for which information is available. Figures for 1955 are not available.

Administrative staff (whole-time equivalents, excluding secretarial, clerical and specialised grades within the administrative and clerical group)390501
Hospital medical staff (whole-time equivalent)1,006·21,403
Unrestricted general medical practitioner principals1,2301,269

The following tables show the number of prescriptions dispensed by chemist contractors in Wales in each of the years from 1968 to 1973 for psychotropic and hypnotic drugs respectively. Figures for the years prior to 1968 are not available. Information on the number of prescriptions dispensed in hospital pharmacies or by dispensing doctors is not available centrally.