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Consultant Psychiatrists

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the number of consultant psychiatrists in each region and in London; and what is the number per head of population.

The regional information requested is shown in the table. In inner London there were 205

Numbers of hospital staff in accident and emergency in the Inner London area and Thames regions–30 September 1991
Inner LondonNorth West ThamesNorth East ThamesSouth East ThamesSouth West ThamesSHAs
House Officer000000
Senior House Officer141140147108890
Registrar867440
Senior Registrarn.a.46531
Assistant Specialist105620
Staff Grade396320
Consultant13201914121
TOTAL1661791901401122

Notes:

(a) An element of duplication may exist in the above figures since doctors are entitled to hold contracts in more than one region.

(b) The number of senior registrars in accident and emergency in inner London is not available-contracts held at a regional level only.

(c) The consultant data for inner London do not include Newham and Haringey district health authorities, for which contracts are held at

consultant psychiatrists at 30 September 1991, or 8·8 per 1,000 population. These figures do not include data for the Newham and Haringey district health authorities, for which consultant data are not available, and exclude consultants working in the special health authorities.

Numbers of consultant psychiatrists by region England–30 September 1991

Consultant psychiatrists

Consultants per 100,000 population

Northern1163·8
Yorkshire1012·8
Trent1843·9
East Anglia874·1
North West Thames1975·7
North East Thames2005·3
South East Thames1654·5
South West Thames1575·3
Wessex1073·6
Oxford1114·3
South Western1314·0
West Midlands1763·4
Mersey984·1
North Western1493·7
SHAs88n/a
ENGLAND2,0254·2

Notes:

(a) Figures calculated using unadjusted population figures.

(b) Since consultants are entitled to hold contracts in more than one region, an element of duplication exists in the above regional figures, in a element of duplication exists in the above regional figures, ie a consultant psychiatrist can be shown in more than one region. The England figures does NOT include any such duplications.