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Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole-time equivalent radiologists were working in the NHS in each of the last five years. [127000]

The table shows the number of whole-time equivalent medical staff specialising in clinical radiology in the last five years.

Hospital Public Health Medicine and Community Health services (HCHS): Medical staff with a specialty in clinical radiology
Whole-time equivalents
England as at 30 September199719981999200020012002
All clinical radiology staff1,8951,9352,0282,1342,2562,371
of which:


Figures rounded to the nearest whole number.


Department of Health medical and dental workforce census

The number of whole-time equivalent consultant radiologists increased by 16 per cent. between September 1997 and September 2002.