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|
|North West Thames||620||850||1,080||1,360|
|North East Thames||600||980||850||1,400|
|South East Thames||480||770||820||860|
|South West Thames||380||480||520||620|
|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.
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.