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Nurses

Volume 131: debated on Wednesday 13 April 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) if he will publish a table showing (a) the establishment figures, (b) the funded establishment figures and (c) the in-post figures of each regional health authority in England for the following nursing grades : regional nursing officer 1 and 2, regional nurse 1 and 2, district nursng officer grades 1 to 7, director of nursing service grades 1 + to 6, senior nurse grades 1 + to 8, sister I; sister II, health visitor, deputy nursing sister, staff nurse, senior enrolled nurse, enrolled nurse and nursing auxiliary/assistant; and if he will publish, for each grade category, the number of employees in full-time posts, the number of part-time employees and the whole-time equivalent of those part-time employees;(2) if he will publish a table showing

(a) the establishment figures; (b) the funded establishment figures and (c) the in-post figures of each special health authority in England for the top nursing posts and each nursing grade below that; and if he will publish, for each

grade category, the number of employees in full-time posts, the number of part-time employees and the whole-time equivalents of those part-time employees.

[holding answer 30 March 1988]: I regret that information on establishments is not collected

Nursing and Midwifery staff by specified grades1
(including agency) within regional health authorities and special health authorities at 30 September 1986
Whole-time equivalent2
NorthernYorkshireTrentEast AngliaNorth West ThamesNorth East ThamesSouth East ThamesSouth West ThamesWessexOxfordSouth WesternWest MidlandsMerseyNorth WesternLondon post graduate special health authoritiesEngland
Regional Nursing Officer 1 and 211111111111112
Regional Nurse 1 and 23211324221243131
District Nursing Officer 1 to 7 10131061017159586188121148
Director of Nursing services 1 to 635678743574786162584734105519219924
Senior Nurse Grade 1 to 86216357733277338228016435014474998654118581459,079
Sister I48955142136109535297361141276462191,102
Sister II4,0884,6665,6102,2514,2984,9094,6293,7863,3212,7233,8086,9103,6396,59360961.838
Health Visitor46156588683326496217295435534876009424441,0309,070
Deputy Nursing Sister20227938511620731127613614718319143125233073,452
Staff Nurse; Senior Enrolled Nurse5,7645,9857,4193,4677,0477,7837,3025,6525,1624,0786,0207,7643,7587,1811,96386,343
Enrolled Nurse5,6135,87.37,0342,6034,7625,9305,3393,8503,3812,4984,4877,6244,5966,97295571,515
Nursing Auxiliary/Assistant5,7766,6828.9243,8565,2146,1045,9025,5086,4183,9267,2109,9925,4568,50345989,928
Total of above22,79724,96631,14813,03623,13526,68525,11020,24419,64514,43422,97134,78218,68031,6344,177333,443
Others54,5915,3265,9752,5585,5387,6505,2594,1083,4162,5124,0057,73436,486,22170769,248
Grand Total27,38830,29237,12215,59328,67234,33630,36924,35223,06116,94626,97642,51622,32837,8554,883402,690
Source: DHSS(SR7) Annual census of NHS Non-Medical Manpower.
1 Identified as staff paid on the appropriate payscales. Some staff may therefore be paid on a particular payscale but are not necessarily working in a post indicated by that payscale. There might be small discrepancies between these figures and similar ones given previously.
2 Figures are independently rounded to nearest whole time equivalent.
3 Includes top nursing posts in Special Health Authorities.
4 Includes all staff paid on Health Visitor payscale, in the Community and School Health Services.
5 Includes all Tutorial staff, all student and pupil nurses, nursing cadets, nursery nurses, nursing staff employed in day nurseries and a small number of senior nursing staff in obsolete grades.