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Medical Staff

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the number of consultant medical staff per unit in each regional health authority in England and Wales at the latest available date.

[pursuant to his reply, 23 March 1987, c. 77]: Information on the number of consultant medical staff in each region in England, and on the number of units of management, is given in the table. However the definition of a unit of management varies from district to district and the figures for different regions are therefore not directly comparable.

Number of consultant medical staff and of units of management by region
RegionNumber of consultants1Number of units of management
Northern93748
Yorkshire93844
Trent1,17158
East Anglian55223
North-West Thames1,12243
North-East Thames1,48750
South-East Thames1,18147
South-West Thames90739
Wessex74733
Oxford68932
South Western83728
West Midlands1,36878
Mersey68931
North-Western1,24058
1 As at 30 September 1986. Figures given are for the number of consultants who held a contract with one or more employing authorities in the region at that date. Some consultants hold contracts in more than one region.