To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he published last year's national health service hospital activity statistics bulletin;(2) when he received the draft of the new national health service hospital activity statistics bulletin; and when he intends to publish the bulletin.
The bulletin containing statistics of NHS hospitals activity and facilities in 1989–90 was published on 12 December 1990.I received the draft bulletin giving comparable figures for 1990–91 on 19 February, and intend to publish it shortly, as drafted.
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were removed from waiting lists (a) by admission for treatment and (b) for reasons other than treatment in each district in each of the four Thames regional health authorities in each six month period since September 1988;(2) when the honourable Member for Peckham may expect a substantive reply to her question on waiting lists of 10 February.
[holding answer 10 February 1992]: We do not routinely collate information on all district health authorities centrally. For the relevant information at regional level, I refer the hon. Member to
|NHS directly employed staff in post by specific staff groups as at 30 September 1986 England by regional health authorities Whole-time equivalent1|
|Region||Nursing and midwifery2||Medical and dental3||General managers||Admin and clerical staff||Ancillary staff||Ambulance staff|
|East Anglia RHA||15,590||1,590||30||4,000||4,490||770|
|North West Thames RHA||28,670||3,310||30||7,710||7,790||490|
|North East Thames RHA||34,340||4,170||30||9,760||11,060||590|
|South East Thames RHA||30,370||3,510||50||8,900||10,110||960|
|South West Thames RHA||24,350||2,540||20||5,890||6,410||670|
|South Western RHA||26,980||2,630||30||6,710||8,060||1,470|
|West Midlands RHA||42,520||4,400||60||11,220||13,190||1,940|
|North Western RHA||37,860||4,040||60||9,510||11,640||1,670|
|London post graduate special Health Authorities||4,880||1,160||10||1,670||1,490||—|
|1 All figures are rounded to the nearest ten (10) whole-time equivalent.|
|2 Includes agency staff.|
|3 Includes permanent paid, honorary and locum staff. Differences in the sum of numbers of staff for all regions are due to duplication of staff holding appointments in more than one region. Such staff are included separately in each region.|
|4 Includes staff at the Dental Estimates Board, Prescription Pricing Authority, London Ambulance Service, and Family Practitioner Committees.|
Source: Department of Health (SMI3) annual census of NHS medical and non-medical manpower.
the reply I gave the hon. Member for Livingston (Mr. Cook) on 29 January at columns 599–602. In the three years to March 1991, nearly 2·1 million patients were admitted from waiting lists in the Thames regions. In the same period the names of a further 290,122 were removed for other reasons, for example, because they had already been treated, had moved, or no longer needed treatment. This is good practice in line with the Royal College of Surgeons guidelines.