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Speech Therapists

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 11 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many speech therapists are employed by each area health authority in England; and what percentage in each authority work full-time in maintained schools.

The numbers of speech therapists—whole-time equivalent—employed by area health authorities England at 30th September 1975 are out in the table below. The percentage requested is not available centrally, but it is estimated that nearly 70 per cent. speech therapy services are devoted treating pupils in maintained schools, children not vet of school age.

Northern Regional Health Authority
Cleveland7
Cumbria8
Durham10
Northumberland4
Gateshead3
Newcastle-upon-Tyne8
North Tyneside2·5
South Tyneside0·5
Sunderland4
Total47
Trent Regional Health Authority
Derbyshire13·5
Leicestershire23
Lincolnshire6·5
Nottinghamshire21·5
Barnsley3
Doncaster4·5
Rotherham1
Sheffield10
Total83
North-West Thames Regional Health Authority
Bedfordshire4
Hertfordshire17
Barnet6
Brent/Harrow11·5
Ealing/Hammersmith/Hounslow6·5
Hillingdon4·5
Kensington & Chelsea/Westminster10·5
Total60
South-East Thames Regional Health Authority
East Sussex18·5
Kent31
Greenwich/Bexley17·5
Bromley7·5
Lambeth/Lewisham/Southwark5
Total79·5
Yorkshire Regional Health Authority
Humberside14
North Yorkshire16·5
Bradford6·5
Calderdale1
Kirklees6·5
Leeds18
Wakefield3·5
Total66

East Anglia Regional Health Authority

Cambridgeshire10·5
Norfolk9
Suffolk5·5
Total25

North-East Thames Regional Health Authority

Essex32·5
Barking/Havering4
Camden/Islington17
City & East London22·5
Enfield/Haringey5·5
Redbridge/Waltham Forest7·5
Total89

South-West Thames Regional Health Authority

Surrey21·5
West Sussex11·5
Croydon8
Kingston/Richmond4·5
Merton/Sutton/Wandsworth19·5
Total65

Wessex Regional Health Authority

Dorset9
Hampshire17
Wiltshire7
Isle of Wight1·5
Other7·5
Total42

South-Western Regional Health Authority

Avon25
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly6
Devon4
Gloucestershire3
Somerset6·5
Total44·5

West Midlands Regional Health Authority

Hereford and Worcester11·5
Salop0
Staffordshire14·5
Warwickshire8
Birmingham20
Coventry6·5
Dudley5·5
Sandwell4·5
Solihull4
Walsall5
Wolverhampton2
Total81·5

Oxford Regional Health Authority

Berkshire30
Buckinghamshire13
Northamptonshire12·5
Oxfordshire17
Total72·5

Mersey Regional Health Authority

Cheshire19·5
Liverpool12
St. Helens/Knowsley1
Sefton3·5
Wirral6
Total42

North-Western Regional Health Authority

Lancashire11·5
Bolton0·5
Bury2
Manchester24
Oldham5
Rochdale0·5
Salford6
Stockport5·5
Tameside3·5
Trafford3·5
Wigan0
Total61