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Operation Statistics

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the 10 most frequently performed surgical operations carried out in National Health Service hospitals; and what estimate he has of the average cost of each type.

The information requested is given in the table.(2) what were the numbers of directly employed medical/dental and nursing/midwifery staff at 30 September 1987 in

(a) Crewe health district, (b) Chester health district and (c) Halton health district.

The latest staff in post figures held centrally are for 30 September 1986. This information is shown in the table. Information on "leavers" and "joiners" is not held centrally.

National Health Service medical and dental and nursing and midwifery staff at 30 September 1986

Whole-time equivalents


District health authority

Medical and dental


Nursing and midwifery



Source: DHSS annual census of National Health Service medical and non-medical manpower.

1 Figures independently rounded to nearest whole-time equivalent.

2 Includes permanent paid, honorary and locum staff. Excludes consultants and senior registrars whose contracts are held by the regional health authority.

3 Includes agency staff.