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Doctors, Nurses And Midwives (Derbyshire)

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what were the numbers of doctors, nurses and midwives in Derbyshire in (a) 1979, (b) 1981 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available.

The figures are shown in the table:

National Health Service Staff in Derbyshire*Whole time equivalent† 30 September
Nursing staff4,970¶—5,520
Midwifery staff300¶—310
Total nursing and midwifery staff5,2805,7405,830
Total doctors, nursing and midwifery staff5,5306,0106,100
* Staff in health authorities covering the county of Derbyshire.
† Figures are whole time equivalent rounded to nearest 10. Because of rounding the sum of the component parts may not agree with the totals.
‡ In 1980 the working week for nursing and midwifery staff was reduced from 40 hours to 37½. Part of the increase in 1981 is directly attributable to this change.
║ Includes hospital practitioners, paragraph 94 appointments and locums. Excluding consultants and senior registrars.
¶ Figures which identify nursing and midwifery staff separately are not available centrally for 1981.