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National Health Service (Staff)

Volume 888: debated on Tuesday 11 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what was the ratio of persons employed by the National Health Service in an administrative capacity to consultants, hospital doctors, nurses and ancillary staff similarly employed by the National Health Service in each of the last five years.

I regret that the information requested is not yet available for 1974. Ratios for the years 1970 to 1973 are as below:ENGLAND—

Hospital Services ( Whole-Time Equivalents)

1970

1971

1972

1973

Ratio Administrative and Clerical to Consultants, Doctors, Nurses and Ancillary Staff1:7·61:7·51:7·41:6·9

NOTES:

1. Administrative and Clerical staff under the purview of the National Health Service Administrative and Clerical Staff Council in hospitals, Regional Hospital Boards, Hospital Management Committees, Boards of Governors, mass radiography units and blood transfusion centres.

2. Medical and Nursing staff excluding locums and including midwives.