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Laboratory Officers

Volume 124: debated on Wednesday 16 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the total number, full-time equivalents, of medical scientific laboratory officers employed by each district health authority at the latest convenient date; and what were the figures in 1984 and 1980.

Comparable figures for 1980 are not available. The table shows the number of medical laboratory scientific officers (including unqualified grades) employed by each district health authority at 30 September 1982, 1984 and 1986:

Medical Laboratory Scientific Officers at 30 September
Health Authorities19821984Whole-time Equivalent 1986
Northern Region
Hartlepool303031
North TeesSO5348
South Tees727575
East Cumbria333232
South Cumbria293129
West Cumbria272831
Darlington333431
Durham353435
North West Durham242524
South West Durham212225
Northumberland373941
Gateshead424448
Newcastle-upon-Tyne (T)268282273
North Tyneside262930
South Tyneside333639
Sunderland697177
Yorkshire Region
Hull969693
East Yorkshire282930
Grimsby475252
Scunthorpe323641
Northallerton192018
York575959
Scarborough313231
Harrogate323132
Bradford939289
Airedale393839
Calderdale565657
Huddersfield585657
Dewsbury333141
Leeds Western (T)194205203
Leeds Eastern (T)107115116
Wakefield444544
Pontefract414141
Trent Region
North Derbyshire495863
South Derbyshire110112111
Leicestershire (T)161196208
North Lincolnshire414548
South Lincolnshire596258
Bassetlaw282929
Central Nottinghamshire707169
Nottingham (T)212205205
Barnsley505250
Doncaster565960
Rotherham555556
Sheffield (T)224232232
East Anglia
Cambridge (T)113108102
Peterborough585757
West Suffolk383553
East Suffolk656763
Norwich7411483
Great Yarmouth and Waveney505454
West Norfolk and Wisbech504547

Health Authorities

1982

1984

Whole-time Equivalent 1986

Huntingdon284750

North West Thames

North Bedfordshire444353
South Bedfordshire283033
North Hertfordshire414245
East Hertfordshire363536
North West Hertfordshire546565
South West Hertfordshire394746
Barnet898883
Harrow847574
Hillingdon918991
Hounslow and Spelthorne898889
Ealing434747
Brent576260
Paddington and North Kensington (T)889689
Riverside184175180

North East Thames

Basildon and Thurrock888282
Mid Essex606268
North East Essex737269
West Essex645655
Southend726465
Barking/Havering/ Brentwood154159164
Hampstead (T)138129131
Bloomsbury (T)103125128
Islington717168
City and Hackney (T)196192190
Newham646360
Tower Hamlets (T)131127123
Enfield525254
Haringey968776
Redbridge504746
Waltham Forest747671

South West Thames

North West Surrey494847
West Surrey and North East Hants484949
South West Surrey495153
Mid-Surrey495344
East Surrey625548
Chichester464445
Mid-Downs356071
Worthing504753
Croydon595555
Kingston and Esher605150
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton394550
Wandsworth (T)675850
Merton and Sutton120115110

South East Thames

Brighton666773
Eastbourne515252
Hastings383739
South East Kent626159
Canterbury and Thanet767570
Dartford and Gravesham464647
Maidstone303842
Medway465054
Tunbridge Wells525852
Bexley293435
Greenwich106106103
Bromley908983
West Lambeth (T)177172169
Camberwell (T)10810199
Lewisham and North Southwark (T)198197171

Health Authorities

1982

1984

Whole-time Equivalent 1986

Wessex

East Dorset104105106
West Dorset403937
Portsmouth and South East Hampshire105114115
Southampton and South West Hampshire (T)204212200
Winchester545154
Basingstoke and North Hampshire414142
Salisbury484749
Swindon575659
Bath736970
Isle of Wight313233

Oxford

East Berkshire857171
West Berkshire777878
Aylesbury Vale676763
Wycombe585460
Milton Keynes3338
Kettering636662
Northampton959386
Oxfordshire194204203

South Western

Bristol and Weston (T)122110114
Frenchay504244
Southmead958584
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly545658
Exeter717374
North Devon333433
Plymouth737679
Torbay546266
Cheltenham495158
Gloucester665860
Somerset666262

West Midlands

Bromsgrove and Redditch363638
Herefordshire333631
Kidderminster and District232024
Worcester and District545561
Shropshire827882
Mid-Staffordshire414242
North Staffordshire115105106
South East Staffordshire304047
Rugby212224
North Warwickshire323240
South Warwickshire333440
Central Birmingham (T)219213211
East Birmingham102104103
North Birmingham606162
South Birmingham666562
West Birmingham948993
Coventry117112109
Dudley10210092
Sandwell828078
Solihull514750
Walsall434850
Wolverhampton646970

Mersey

Chester424238
Crewe484948
Halton
Macclesfield363839
Warrington424764
Liverpool (T)263273289
St. Helens with Knowsley656361
Sefton North232223

Health Authorities

1982

1984

Whole-time Equivalent 1986

Sefton South98100104
Wirral969598

North Western

Lancaster384141
Blackpool Wyre and Fy1de656669
Preston747783
Blackburn, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley465252
Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale353536
West Lancashire312930
Chorley and South Ribble322
Bolton616463
Bury383836
North Manchester116116112
Central Manchester (T)157164164
South Manchester (T)296213200
Oldham585965
Rochdale433936
Salford (T)116123114
Stockport565757
Tameside and Glossop363736
Trafford565356
Wigan616167

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

Standard note throughout: — indicates Nil.

Source: DHSS (SR7) Annual Census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower.