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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
Region198119861981198619811986
Northern355231534255
Yorkshire287228792869
Trent699060117131144
East Anglian253048554640
North West Thames406531596973
North East Thames224123482931
South East Thames175625722085
South West Thames223118352928
Wessex204329743453
Oxford214331752843
South Western404765925050
West Midlands27108199681186
Mersey504014336549
North Western56109167663108
London post-graduate special health authorities101711
England4718344399817141,023
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.