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Nhs Staff

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give, for each year since 1983 and for each health board, the total expenditure on agency staff, expressed at current prices, constant prices and as a percentage of each health authority's budget.

Since 1983 only two health and social services boards have incurred expenditure on agency staff. The information is as follows:

(1)(2)(3)
Expenditure on agency staffConstant prices1Percentage of boards' revenue expenditure
£££
Eastern Board
1982–8383,59396,8000·03
1983–8454,90060,7780·02
1984–8549,47852,4660·02
1985–861,6851,6850·0005

total number of hospital beds for each of the following services, broken down by health board: (a) general medical, (b) general surgical, (c) non-psychiatric acute, (d) geriatric, (e) maternity, (f) mental illness, (g) mentally handicapped and (h) total.

The information is as follows:

(1)(2)(3)
Expenditure on agency staffConstant prices1Percentage of boards' revenue expenditure
£££
1986–87Nil
Western Board
1982–83 to
1984–85Nil
1985–8610,50010,5000.01
1986–87Nil
1 Figures have been adjusted for inflation (at 1985–86 prices) by using the GDP deflators.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will give for each year since 1983 and for each health board the total number of staff as whole-time equivalents in the following categories: (a) medical and dental, (b) nursing and midwifery, (c) professional and technical, (d) administrative and clerical, (e) ancillary and (f) total non-medical.

The information is as follows:

Northern Ireland Health and Personal Social Services Staff at 31 December by Health and Social Services Board (Figures are W.I.E.)
Year
Health and Social Services Board/Category198319841985198611987
Eastern:
Medical and Dental1,288·821,308·341,306·651,307·461,326·29
Nursing and Midwifery9,984·849,822·659,583·249,492·569,361·54
Professional and Technical2,070·332,072·162,039·672,025·571,962·41
Administrative and Clerical2,909·662,957·942,988·233,037·563,051·74
Ancillary7,698·487,545·247,357·577,157·477,092·50
Total Non-Medical22,633·3122,397·9921,968·7121,713·1621,468·19
Northern:
Medical and Dental274·53280·18271·59276·15283·91
Nursing and Midwifery2,831·132,901·072,895·352,905·502,920·17
Professional and Technical520·81526·32511·78510·23486·27
Administrative and Clerical994·121,029·051,059·371,053·451,050·07
Ancillary2,519·532,497·692,502·852,404·202,337·24
Total Non-Medical6,865·596,954·136,969·356,873·356,793·75
Southern:
Medical and Dental244·97252·68256·35254·58252·00
Nursing and Midwifery2,968·812,932·682,969·142,827·822,856·35
Professional and Technical424·35437·40455·03417·50371·05
Administrative and Clerical782·88814·61824·76821·21815·32
Ancillary2,677·732,613·932,551·342,449·992,400·74
Total Non-Medical6,853·776,798·626,800·276,516·526,443·46
Western:
Medical and Dental219·77229·54233·46243·81247·87
Nursing and Midwifery2,889·442,863·562,871·892,886·512,915·22
Professional and Technical403·09409·16386·08391·45359·30
Administrative and Clerical69344715·86745·15756·69781·46
Ancillary2,299·782,284·272,299·562,237·842,271·89
Total Non-Medical6,285·756,272·856,302·686,272·496,327·87
Note: Total Non-Medical is the total of Nursing and Midwifery, Professional, echnical, Administrative and Clerical and Ancillary.
11987 figures at 30 September.