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Chiropodists

Volume 115: debated on Friday 8 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many chiropodists are employed in each of the health districts within the South Western regional health authority; and what were the corresponding figures for each year since 1975.

The table shows the figures for the years 1982 to 1985 inclusive. I am sorry that I am unable to give my hon. Friend all the information he has asked For. Because of the 1982 National Health Service reorganisation, information for years period to 1982 would not be comparable with those for 1982 and later years.

National Health Service Chiropodists South Western Regional Health Authority 30 September whole-time equivalent1
District Health Authorities1982198319841985
Bristol and Weston16181618
Frenchay10111514
Southmead11101214
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly20182318
Exeter16241517
North Devon5453
Plymouth910711
Torbay12181617
Cheltenham14101111
Gloucester15161817
Somerset13151615
Regional total142153154154

Source: DHSS Annual census of NHS non-medical manpower.

1 All figures are independently rounded to nearest 1 whole-time equivalent.