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Dentistry

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the districts in each health and social services board in Northern Ireland; how many district dental officers are employed by each of these boards; if the duties of district dental officers are similar in each board area; whether any of the boards plan to increase the number of such officers; how the numbers have changed in the last three years; and what were or are the reasons for any such changes or proposed changes.

There are no districts and no district dental officers in the health and social services boards in Northern Ireland.

Senior Dental Surgery Assistants 1984–87 at 30 September by Health and Social Services Board
198519861987
H&SS Board1984NumberChange since 1985NumberChange since 1985NumberChange since 1986
Eastern1414151161
Northern1111
Southern3333
Western23133

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many senior dental surgery assistants there are employed by each health and social services board in Northern Ireland; whether their duties are similar in each board area; what increases there have been in the number of such officers in the last three years; whether any of them has any plans to increase the numbers of such officers; and what are the principal reasons for such changes or proposed changes.

There is one chief administrative dental officer employed by each health and social services board and their duties are similar. There are no plans to increase the number and there have been no increases in the last three years.

Western Health and Social Services Board Staffing 1984-1987 at 30 September
Employment Category19841985Change since 19851986Change since 19851987Change since 1986
Administrative and Clerical767808+41810+2836+26
Works and Maintenance170158-12164+6167+3
Ancillary and General4,2994,203-963,966-2374,010+44
Nursing and Midwifery3,0103,043+333,000-433,041+41
Social Services414416+2418+2440+22
Professional and Technical446449+3426-23392-34
Medical and Dental277278+1284+6291+7
Ambulance101113+12115+2113-2
Total9,4849,468-169,183-2859,290+107