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Nhs Administrators

Volume 129: debated on Wednesday 9 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how many administrators were employed in the National Health Service at district health authority level in 1978–79 and 1986–87;(2) how many administrators were employed in the National Health Service at regional health authority level in 1978–79 and 1986–87.

It is not possible readily to distinguish, from staff engaged on administrative and clerical work in the National Health Service, those solely engaged as administrators. The table provides figures for administrative and clerical staff in the respective years:

Administrative and Clerical Staff in Post at Regional Health Authority Level and at District Health Authority Level in England at 30 September.
Whole-time equivalents1
Regional Health Authority LevelDistrict Health Authority Level
19787,50084,900
19867,80095,500
Source: DHSS Annual Census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower

1 Figures are rounded to the nearest one hundred (100) whole-time equivalents.

2 1978 figures include staff at area health authority level whose functions were devolved to district health authorities as a result of the 1982 reorganisation.