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Kidney Donors

Volume 35: debated on Monday 17 January 1983

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of the fact that over 2,200 people are on the kidney transplant waiting list and of the subsequent pressure on renal dialysis machines, he will now set up a computer check system of potential kidney donors; and if he will make a statement.

I have no evidence which would cause me to change the assessment of this proposal given in my reply to the hon. Member on 27 October 1982.—[Vol. 129, c. 442–3.] I share the hon. Member's

NHS Directly Employed Staff per 10,000 Population*1981
RegionQualified (hospital) pharmacistsHospital and community midwivesHealth VisitorsHospital NursesHospital Doctors
E Anglia0·53·81·762·26·6
N W Thames0·73·32·171·28·8
N E Thames0·83·71·874·68·2
S E Thames0·83·61·973·77·5
S W Thames0·63·32·271·56·6
S Western0·62·71·873·36·6
W Midlands0·63·11·966·56·5
N Western0·64·12·373·47·7
* Population served by each region in 1981.
† Excludes administrative staff, midwifery students and joint-duty district nurse/midwives. Includes agency staff.
‡ Excludes joint-duty health visitor/district nurse staff.
≑ Includes agency staff.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list in the Official Report the number of dentists per 10,000 population in each of the regional health authority areas of England;(2) if he will list in the

Official Report the number of general practitioners per 10,000 population in each regional health authority area in England.

The number of general medical practitioners (unrestricted principals) and dentists per 10,000 civilian population in each regional health authority in England in 1981 was as follows:

concern about the number of patients waiting for a kidney transplant. We have consistently sought to increase the number of kidneys available for transplantation, and I am glad to say that the provisional number of transplants carried out in 1982 (1,035 for the United Kingdom) shows an increase of 32 per cent. over the 1981 figure. We are working on a number of initiatives directed at continuing this improvement.