asked the Secretary of State for Social Services during the last five years for which figures are available, what has been the ratio of nurses and midwives per 10,000 population for each of the regional health authorities.
The information is set out in the following table:
|Nursing and Midwifery Staff* Ratio of wte† to 10,000 managed population|
|1. Northern RHA||70·6||71·4||74·1||77·5||81·7|
|2. Yorkshire RHA||71·5||73·6||74·7||75·4||78·6|
|3. Trent RHA||64·5||66·1||67·7||72·0||72·4|
|4. East Anglia RHA||65·6||65·8||66·8||68·8||70·7|
|5. NW Thames RHA||78·1||76·0||77·0||77·5||78·4|
|6. NE Thames RHA||78·8||79·5||86·3||83·8||83·5|
|7. SE Thames RHA||79·6||81·4||82·5||82·0||84·2|
|8. SW Thames RHA||79·2||77·9||76·9||80·2||82·2|
|9. Wessex RHA||67·0||68·7||67·6||72·3||73·4|
|10. Oxford RHA||64·1||62·3||63·6||64·5||67·4|
|11. Southwestern RHA||72·2||74·7||76·3||78·0||81·4|
|12. West Midlands RHA||68·1||68·0||68·8||70·5||74·3|
|13. Mersey RHA||82·7||80·6||84·6||85·3||87·5|
|14. North Western RHA||75·0||75·0||77·4||79·5||84·3|
* Includes qualified and unqualified nursing and midwifery staff, learners, health visitor students and agency staff.
|†lncludes staff at the London post-graduate teaching hospitals.|
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) what is the estimated number of trained paediatric nurses required for (a) Hammersmith and Fulham district health authority and (b) North Kensington and Paddington district health authority for the years 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986; and whether this will be adequate to cover present requirements;(2) how many trained paediatric nurses are in post for
(a) Hammersmith and Fulham district health authority and (b) North Kensington and Paddington district health authority.
This information is not available centrally. The hon. Member should seek the information from the district health authorities concerned.