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Volume 405: debated on Monday 19 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacant NHS posts for consultant radiologists there were in March in (a) England, (b) each NHS region and (c) each NHS trust. [112194]

Information on vacancies for consultant radiologists at March 2002 has been placed in the Library. Before April 2002, the 95 health authorities were grouped into eight regional offices. The regional offices have since been abolished, therefore data for 2002 are presented according to the new 28 strategic health authority boundaries.

Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS): Medical consultants and registrars within the radiology group1 by region—England
Numbers (headcount)2
consultantRegister GroupConsultantRegister GroupConsultantRegister Group
England total1,4735341,5145521,540612
of which:
Northern and Yorkshire196632096721167
West Midlands146421415015056
North West220812238322996
South East230572325523356
South Western141321483814345
20002001March 2002
ConsultantRegistrar GroupConsultantRegistrar GroupConsultant
England total1,6166551,6837431,723
of which:
Northern and Yorkshire2177522589225
West Midlands1505816671171
North West238114242120245
South East2456325271266
South Western1674117352182
1 The radiology group comprises doctors who with specialties in clinical radiology or nuclear medicine.
2 Data as at 30 September each year, except for 2002, where data as at 31 March.