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Rheumatologists

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many consultant rheumatologists there are in each of the health board areas in England.

Figures for consultant staff in England are not collected centrally on an area basis. At 30th September 1976 the whole-time equivalent consultants in rheumatology and rehabilitation in each of the regions were as given in the table below. Figures are not collected separately for the sub-specialty of rheumatology.

Northern10·4
Yorkshire4·5
Trent11·1
East Anglia7·6
North-west Thames24·0
North-East Thames24·6
South-East Thames20·4
South-West Thames14·2
Wessex15·5
Oxford16·7
South-Western0·7
West Midlands2·6
Mersey2·0
North-Western10·0
The above figures do not include three whole-time equivalents employed by postgraduate teaching hospitals.