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Health Services (Staff)

Volume 130: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has any information as to the total number of managerial and administrative staff employed in patient care in the public and private health services in the United States of America; and what is the total number of administrative and clerical staff employed in patient care in the United Kingdom Health Service.

I regret that information on the United States of America is not available.The administrative and clerical staff employed in patient care, in England, are shown in the table. (30 September 1986 is latest available to this level of detail). Information for other parts of the United Kingdom are a matter for the respective Secretaries of State.Clinically related administrative and clerical staff

1 in England at 30 September 1986—Whole time equivalents2 — 35,900

Source: DHSS annual census of non NHS medical manpower.

1 Includes staff employed in the following areas of work : Medical Records, Voluntary Help, Medical Secretaries, Patient Services, Clinical Research Support, Health Education, Ward Clerks, Blood Transfusion Services, Mass Radiography, Ambulance Support, Family Planning, Mental Handicap and Mental Illness Care, Professions Allied to Medicine (PAMs) support and Occupational Health.

2 Figure is rounded to nearest one hundred (100) whole time equivalents.