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Paediatrics

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many consultant paediatricians and senior registrars specialising in paediatrics are in post in hospitals in each of the health boards.

Number of Consultants and Senior Registrars in Paediatric specialties by health board and country of qualification; as at 30 September 1992
Health BoardGrade and county of qualifaction
ConsultantSenior Registrar
ScotlandUKOther ECNon-ECScotlandUKNon-EC
Argyll and Clyde44
Ayrshire and Arran55
Borders12
Dumfries and Galloway33
Fife44
Forth Valley33
Grampian61212
Greater Glasgow13221556
Highland221
Lanarkshire441
Lothian1424136
Orkney
Shetland
Tayside69111
Western Isles

[holding answer 26 July 1993]: The numbers in whole-time equivalents as at 30 September 1992, the latest date for which information is available, are shown in the table.

Hospital consultants and senior registrars in paediatric specialities (Whole time equivalents) by health board as at 30 September 1992
ConsultantsSenior registrars
Argyll and Clyde4·0·
Ayrshire and Arran5·0
Borders2·0
Dumfries and Galloway2·0
Fife4·0
Forth Valley3·0
Grampian10·31·6
Greater Glasgow23·66·0
Highland2·00·6
Lanarkshire4·0
Lothian19·24·6
Orkney
Shetland
Tayside8·91·2
Western Isles

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of (a) consultant paediatricians and (b) senior registrars specialising in paediatrics currently employed by each of the health boards were trained in (i) Scotland, (ii) the United Kingdom, (iii) other European Community countries and (iv) countries outwith the EC.

[holding answer 26 July 1993]: The information is set out in the table.

Notes:

1. Paediatric specialties include medical paediatrics, surgical paediatrics and community child health.

2. Information collected centrally records only the main specialty of a doctor. No information is therefore available on the number of doctors who work in paediatrics but for whom this specialty constitutes an area of 'special interest' (second specialty).

To ask Secretary of State for Scotland how many vacant posts of consultant paediatricians have been notified by each of the health boards in each of the past five years; on average how long it takes to fill such posts; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 26 July 1993]: Information on vacant posts is available centrally only if an established post has been vacant for a period of at least six months during the year ending 30 September. For the years ending September 1989 to September 1992, only one such vacancy for consultant paediatrician was notified; it was in Greater Glasgow health board in the year ending 30 September 1991. No information is available centrally for the year ending 30 September 1988.

Table 1
Midwifery staff by gender and health board at 30 September 1987
ScotlandArgyll and ClydeAyrshire and ArranBordersDumfries and GallowayFifeForth ValleyGrampianGreater GlasgowHighlandLanarkshireLothianOrkneyShetlandTaysideWestern Isles
Qualified3,95435827891143202215394693262361429323139372
Female3,95035827691143202215394693262361428323139272
Whole-time2,497207160689293141252488158200307262823938
Part-time1,4531511162351109741422051041611216315334
Male4020000000010010
Whole-time4020000000010010
Part-time0000000000000000
In training9927261025527579253278718700740
Female9847261024517579251278618600720
Whole-time9847261024517579251278618600720
Part-time0000000000000000
Male8000110020110020
Whole-time80001I0020110020
Part-time0000000000000000
Unqualified1,37317694440738110334340114197421020
Female1,37217694440738110334339114197421020
Whole-time3743316335232112812574401280
Part-time99814378137685882215275715341740
Male1000000001000000
Whole-time1000000001000000
Part-time0000000000000000
Table 2
Midwifery staff by gender and health board at 31 March 1988
ScotlandArgyll and ClydeAyrshire and ArranBordersDumfries and GallowayFifeForth ValleyGrampianGreater GlasgowHighlandLanarkshireLothianOrkneyShetlandTaysideWestern Isles
Qualified3,98836729591144198219402706268355441302937568
Female3,98536729491144198219402706268355440302937468
Whole-time2,499200173699093149256492158193316222522736
Part-time1,4861671212254105701462141101621248414732
Male3010000000010010
Whole-time3010000000010010
Part-time0000000000000000
In training9997359028517578252288319300790
Female9897359027507478249288119300770
Whole-time9877358027507478249288019300770
Part-time2010000000100000
Male10000111030200020
Whole-time10000111030200020
Part-time0000000000000000
Unqualified1,3411779344171791033364210019242970
Female1,3401779344171791033364110019242970
Whole-time3533416335202112311464401260
Part-time98714377138665982213305414841710
Male1000000001000000