To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what are the most recent figures for the number of (a) full-time consultant psychiatrists, (b) adult in-patients, (c) out-patient attendances and (d) day patient attendances in hospitals for the mentally ill.
The information requested is set out in the table.
|Mental illness: Consultant staff and hospital attendance England 1986|
|Consultants (WTE)1 in adult mental illness and psychotherapy (at 30 September):|
|In-patients, aged 16 and over (at 31 December)||59,780|
|Total out-patient attendances||1,720,895|
|Day patient attendances in main hospitals||940,167|
|Day patient attendances in day hospitals||2,770,869|
|1 Whole-time equivalents, rounded to nearest whole number.|
|2 These are usually treated as whole-time staff to reflect their substantially whole-time commitment.|