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Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the average level of qualifications of medical laboratory scientific officers working in the public health laboratory service.

This information is not recorded. Registration in the basic medical laboratory scientific officer grade is on the basis of a Higher National Certificate or equivalent qualification plus prescribed in-service training. Further qualifications and experience may well be required for appointment to more senior medical laboratory scientific officer posts.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the pay scale of medical laboratory scientific officers working in the public health laboratory service.

The current pay scales for medical laboratory scientific officers working in the public health laboratory service are as follows:

National Health Service nursing and midwifery agency staff in post by Regional Health Authority at 30 September
Whole time equivalents1
Region1983198419851986
Northern340
Yorkshire334090
Trent
East Anglian40110160180
North West Thames6208501,0801,360
North East Thames6009808501,400
South East Thames480770820860
South West Thames380480520620
Wessex4060100120
Oxford3104090
South Western3104040
West Midlands10100100170
Mersey20604080
North Western20
BG/SHA's240310320380
England22,4403,7504,1205,450
1 Figures are independently rounded to nearest ten (10) whole-time equivalent.
2 Includes agency staff in Regional and Special Health Authorities.

3 Insignificant when rounded.

— Nil.

Note: Due to rounding the total may not be equal to the sum of the constituent parts.

Source: DHSS Annual Census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower.