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Community Physicians

Volume 82: debated on Wednesday 10 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the ratio of community physicians per 1,000 of population in each of the Northern Ireland health board areas; and how these figures compare with provision in Scotland, England and Wales.

The information in respect of each of the four health and social services boards is as follows:

Ratio per 1,000 of the population
Eastern·0077
Northern·0104
Southern·0105
Western·0077
The ratio in England and Wales is ·0063 and in Scotland ·027.

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why senior registrars in community medicine from Northern Ireland have to seek higher specialty training in England.

Higher specialty training in community medicine for senior registrars is in fact available in Northern Ireland and there are at present six approved senior registrar posts.