asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number of qualified doctors employed by the National Health Service in England.
The number of qualified doctors directly employed by the National Health Service in England at 30 September 1984 was 48,900. This figure includes all permanent paid and honorary doctors working in the hospital and community health services except locums. It excludes general medical practitioners (25,800 at 30 September 1984), except those also employed on a part-time basis in the HCHS (4,300).
|Main grades||Basic salary from 1 April 1984||Estimated gross earnings for full-time staff|
|Minimum £||Maximum £||Minimum £||Maximum £|
|District Nursing Officer—DHA1(T)||19,002||24,882||—||—|
|Director of Nursing Services I||15,138||18,010||—||—|
|Senior Nurse 6 *||8,830||10,263||†||†|
|Senior Nurse 8||7,578||9,158||†||†|
|Nursing Sister II (Ward Sister)||6,827||8,751||7,819||10,023|
|Staff Nurse RGN||5,398||6,582||6,306||7,689|
|Director of Nurse Education I||14,270||16,514||—||—|
|* Eligible for unsocial hours payments but not overtime.|
|† Not readily available.|