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Agency Nurses

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will list in the Official Report the district health authorities which spent more than 1 per cent. of their allocation in 1986–87 on agency nurses, giving the percentage for each case;(2) if he will list in the

Official Report the district health authorities which spent more than £300,000 in 1986–87 on agency nurses, giving the amount spent in each case.

Following is information derived from the 1986–87 annual accounts of district health authorities and those of the special health authorities for the London postgraduate teaching hospitals.

Expenditure on non-national health service (agency etc.) staff—nursing
Expenditure (authorities in excess of £300,000)Expenditure in excess of one per cent. of total revenue expenditure Per cent.
£Per cent.
Yorkshire Region
Scarborough1 28
Leeds Western357,453
Leeds Eastern446,994
East Anglian Region
West Norfolk and Wisbech1·02
Cambridge664,086
Norwich622,285
North West Thames Region
South West Hertfordshire531,6571·88
Barnet1,432,8681·93
Harrow1,267,0463·20
Hillingdon1,526,0232·54
Hounslow and Spelthorne2,002,6733·66
Ealing337,476
Brent1,207,2442·23
Paddington2,370,4323·62
Riverside4,056,4993·04
North East Thames Region
Basildon and Thurrock560,1611·17
Mid Essex559,1141·05
West Essex478,9061·19
Southend691,5641·48
Barking, Havering and Brentwood378,802
Hampstead1,349,5032·27
Bloomsbury4,745,2193·68
Islington777,3541·51
City and Hackney2,123,6872·43
Newham1,444,2393·36
Tower Hamlets1,365,5511·92
Enfield954,9212·39
Haringey1,433,6582·91
Redbridge771,1621·89
Waltham Forest1,580,5402·87
South·East Thames Region
Brighton882,1301·49
Eastbourne522,1001·20
Canterbury and Thanet584,661
Dartford and Gravesham758,4121·62
Maidstone466,8741·25
Tunbridge Wells671,7821·41
Greenwich799,3271·30
Bromley946,5561·75
West Lambeth1,648,3591·95
Camberwell1,797,8732·55
Lewisham and North Southwark1,882,6841·67

Expenditure (authorities in excess of £300,000)

Expenditure in excess of one per cent. of total revenue expenditure Per cent.

£

Per cent.

South-West Thames Region

North·West Surrey519,3341·28
West Surrey and North·East Hampshire803,3631·97
South·West Surrey471·8171·31
East Surrey747,8731·58
Worthing444,3521·28
Croydon343,861
Kingston and Esher575,1021·37
Richmond, Twickenham and Roehampton911,9982·44
Wandsworth2,510,5952·72
Merton and Sutton588,650

Wessex Region

East Dorset449,749

Oxford Region

East Berkshire358,770
West Berkshire496,669
Aylesbury371,664

West Midlands Region

Central Birmingham400,071
East Birmingham301,405
West Birmingham304,732

Mersey Region

Liverpool551,626
Special Health Authorities for the London Postgraduate Teaching Hospitals
Hospital for Sick Children1,405,0784·15
National Hospital for Nervous Diseases1,171,0566·30
Moorfields Eye Hospital645,6794·73
National Heart and Chest Hospitals787,2552·46
Hammersmith and Queen Charlotte's Hospitals1,518,4113·28