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Volume 78: debated on Friday 10 May 1985

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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 gradesBasic salary from 1 April 1984Estimated gross earnings for full-time staff
Minimum £Maximum £Minimum £Maximum £
Regional Nurse—R120,49126,235
District Nursing Officer—DHA1(T)19,00224,882
Director of Nursing Services I15,13818,010
Senior Nurse 6 *8,83010,263
Senior Nurse 87,5789,158
Nursing Sister II (Ward Sister)6,8278,7517,81910,023
Staff Nurse RGN5,3986,5826,3067,689
Enrolled Nurse4,8615,8645,7536,940
Nursing Auxiliary3,7774,8284,6045,885
Director of Nurse Education I14,27016,514
Senior Tutor*9,15010,667
Clinical Teacher7,7889,348
* Eligible for unsocial hours payments but not overtime.
† Not readily available.