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Medical Specialists

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many surgeons and all other medical specialists there were per 1,000 population in the Greater Manchester region and the remaining regional health authorities of Great Britain for the last five years.

This information is not available centrally for Greater Manchester. Information for the North-Western regional health authority (which includes greater Manchester) is shown in the following table together with the other regional health authorities in England and Wales. The Department does not collect this information for Scotland.

CONSULTANTS AND SENIOR HOSPITAL MEDICAL OFFICERS WITH ALLOWANCES
Analysis by Region* and spccialty† grouping showing whole-time equivalent per 100,000 population 30 September

Surgeons

Other medical specialistsş

Total

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1975

1976

1977

7978

1979

England and Wales║4·34·44·54·64·615·816·516·717·217·620·120·921·221·822·2
Northern5·05·15·35·25·416·817·417·318·018·121·822·622·622·223·5
Yorkshire4·54·74·64·74·714·915·615·615·916·219·420·220·220·521·0
Trent3·03·23·53·63·811·612·813·013·714·314·616·016·517·318·1
East Anglia4·74·74·74·74·816·117·117·318·118·520·821·922·022·823·3
North-West Thames4·64·54·74·84·820·020·821·021·321·724·725·325·726·126·5
North-East Thames4·84·84·95·04·919·620·120·420·621·124·425·025·325·626·0
South-East Thames4·74·84·85·05·018·018·919·019·720·222·723·723·824·725·1
South-West Thames4·24·44·54·74·716·016·717·117·918·120·221·121·622·522·8
Wessex4·14·14·44·44·416·016·617·017·517·720·120·721·421·922·1
Oxford4·14·24·24·24·216·116·416·816·616·820·220·621·020·821·0
South-Western3·84·03·94·14·213·614·214·514·715·017·418·218·518·819·3
West Midlands4·24·34·34·44·514·514·814·815·416·018·719·119·219·720·5
Mersey4·34·44·44·44·715·115·715·515·916·619·420·019·920·321·3
North-Western4·34·54·74·85·015·216·016·617·117·719·520·521·322·022·7
Wales4·24·54·74·84·815·716·717·017·417·419·921·121·722·222·2

* The whole-time equivalent of staff holding appointments in more than one region is included separately in each region.

† Staff practising in more than one specialty are counted under the specialty to which they devote the greater part of their time.
‡ Surgeons are defined as consultants and SHMOs with allowance who specialise in: paediatric surgery, general surgery, ear, nose and throat, traumatic and orthopaedic surgery, accident and emergency, chrology, plastic surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery, neuro-surgery.
ş Defined as consultants and SHMOs with allowance in all other non-surgical hospital specialties.
║ Excluding London postgraduate teaching hospitals.