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Neonatal Units (Staffing)

Volume 126: debated on Monday 1 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list for each year since 1976, for

National Health Service nursing and midwifery staff by grade: Special Care Baby Units12by regional health authority as at 30 September
Whole-time equivalents3
SistersStaff nurses and midwivesOther nursing staff4
East Anglian253048554640
North West Thames406531596973
North East Thames224123482931
South East Thames175625722085
South West Thames223118352928
South Western404765925050
West Midlands27108199681186
North Western56109167663108
London post-graduate special health authorities101711
Source: DHSS Annual census of National Health Service non-medical manpower.
1 Excludes Agency staff.
2 Occupation codes identifying the Special Care Baby Unit area of work were introduced in 1981 therefore some of the apparent increases in staff in this area of work during this period may be partially due to improvements in coding.
3 Figures are independently rounded to the nearest whole-time equivalent.
4 Includes Enrolled nurses, Auxiliaries and other unqualified nursing staff.
5 Includes Senior Nurses/Midwives.