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Review Bodies (Staff)

Volume 227: debated on Monday 28 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many staff are involved in servicing the review bodies on doctors and dentists' remuneration, and on nursing staff, midwives, health visitors and professions allied to medicine; how many NHS staff are covered by those review bodies; and what is the annual cost of running these bodies.

The Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration and the Review Body for Nursing Staff, Midwives, Health Visitors and Professions Allied to Medicine are expected to be serviced directly by up to eight staff in 1993–94, shared equally between the two bodies and assisted by other clerical and secretarial staff of the Office of Manpower Economics.As at 30 September 1991, the latest date for which figures are available, there were some 112,000 doctors and dentists and the full-time equivalent of some 527,000 nursing staff, midwives, health visitors and professions allied to medicine in the NHS. This includes staff employed by national health service trusts, which are free to determine the pay of their staff locally.The annual cost of running the two review bodies, in respect of the salary costs of the eight staff and the travel and subsistence costs for members, who are otherwise unpaid, and staff is expected to be £265,000 in 1993–94.