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Mental Nurses (Northumberland)

Volume 127: debated on Friday 19 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services how many registered mental nurses are employed in Northumberland health authority; what was the number in 1979; and what has been the percentage change.

Such information as is available is shown in the table. Staff with the registered mental nurse qualification cannot be separately identified. The staff-in-post figures are for all state registered nurses employed in the mental illness area of work.Because of the 1982 NHS reorganisation, figures on a consistent basis are not centrally available for the years prior to 1982.

Nursing staff in mental illness area of work1Northumberland district health authority at 30 September
Whole-time equivalent2Percentage change3
Source: DHSS Annual Census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower.
1 Includes learners.
2 Figures are independently rounded to nearest whole time equivalent.
3 Percentage change calculated on unrounded figures.