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Nhs Doctors

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what has been the percentage change in the number of doctors within the national health service per 100,000 of population since 1979.

The requested information is given in the table.

Hospital and community health service medical staff and general medical practitioners in England
Doctors per 100,000132·7149·3
Percentage change 1979–8812·6
Figures include permanent paid and honorary staff but exclude hospital practitioners and clinical assistants.