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Medical Consultants

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table for the latest available year showing for each medical specialty the number of consultants employed, the number employed full-time and the number employed for each gradation of part-time service allowed by the contracts of employment.

[pursuant to his reply, 25 March 1980, c. 494] circulated the following table:

HOSPITAL MEDICAL CONSULTANTS IN POST AT 30 SEPTEMBER 1979
Analysis by specialty* and type of contract held
ENGLAND AND WALES
TotalWhole-timeMaximum part-timePart-time (Number of Sessions)
987654321Honorary
All medical specialties12,5225,2973,3801,8095713613023836211791,392
General medicine1,0113153101656710192111174
Clinical physiology291422110
Nuclear medicine2114313
Rheumatology and rehabilitation2088465302457110
Infectious diseases2620213
Diseases of the chest242180231832115
Dermatology19958643848761112
Cardiology110373712232413
Genito-urinary medicine10777157112211
Nephrology60261861243
Geriatric medicine3863521361113
Ophthalmology396301621311213171523119
Clinical pharmacology and therapy3641130
Neurology155386031125216
Clinical neurosis physiology431936133215
Paediatrics4943393626336180
Endocrinology20812117
Gastroenterology391414110
Medical oncology235211113
Audiological medicine9423
Clinical genetics1321118
Paediatric surgery3319266
General surgery95811746925137282198

Total

Whole-time

Maximum part-time

Part-time (Number of Sessions)

9

8

7

6

5

4

3

2

1

Honorary

Ear, nose and throat3675718010562107
Traumatic and orthopaedic surgery6319235414557141121
Accident and emergency1291081614
Urology14115774111114
Plastic surgery82846173323
Cardio-thoracic surgery111473419141113
Neurosurgery8740211718
Anaesthetics1,59563953428912131527733251
Radiotherapy19210447181115114
Radiology8104342141131541331121
Obstetrics and gynaecology7031103141701010141173
General pathology10712
Chemical pathology11710845258
Haematology31721136121255
Histopathology55733028192271168
Medical microbiology291124935111147
Blood transfusion31301
Immuno-pathology40511132
Neuropathology34141118
Mental handicap1491373441
Mental illness1,05570813662157151241104
Child and adolescent psychiatry27117427151110194119
Forensic psychiatry17711161
Psychotherapy566173522525
Other51612141
*Stan practising in more than one specialty are counted tinder the specialty to which they devote the greater part of their time.