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Coronary Care

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultants were working in coronary care in the NHS in (a) England, (b) each NHS region and (c) each NHS trust in each of the last six years. [106602]

The three specialties involved in coronary care are cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery and paediatric cardiology. Information on the number of consultants for each specialty by strategic health authority and national health service trust has been placed in the Library.Where this figure is less than 10, there is a risk that individual doctors could be identified. This is contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998. For this reason, published data is rounded to the nearest 10 or where the figure is less than five, the number is replaced with a star,

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