Skip to main content

Health Services (North-West)

Volume 82: debated on Tuesday 2 July 1985

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the total numbers employed by the National Health Service in the north-west region in 1978–79 and 1983–84.

The available figures are shown in the table. They relate to 30 September in each of the financial years requested; annual average staff numbers are not available.

Total NHS Directly Employed Staff in North Western Region
*†Whole-time equivalents
Total NHS staff including agency Nursing and Midwifery staff and locum Medical and Dental staff)66,80076,100
* Excludes hospital practitioners, part-time medical officers (clerical assistants), general medical practitioners participating in hospital staff funds, occasional sessional staff in the community health services and overseas doctors in the NHS fellowship scheme.
† Figures are not adjusted for the reduction in nurses' working hours (from 40 to 37½ hours per week) in 1980
‡ Figures for bank nurses were collected on a separate manual return in September 1983