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National Health Service (Administrators)

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing the number of administrators in the National Health Service at the latest convenient date, and in each of the preceding five years.

[pursuant to his reply, 18 February 1982, Vol. 18, c. 202.]: The table following gives the figures requested for all the administrative and clerical staff grades and separately for senior and junior administrative staff.of these have full neurological treatment and investigations in fully staffed and equipped neuro-surgical units; and how many health authorities in Wales are so equipped.

Some 3 per cent. of discharges from Welsh hospitals in 1980 had a principal diagnosis of head injury. No information is centrally available on levels of treatment or on investigations performed. Two health authorities in Wales, South Glamorgan and West Glamorgan, have neuro-surgical units.