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Operation Numbers

Volume 447: debated on Monday 12 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average number of operations performed by a whole-time equivalent surgeon was in 2005-06. (74703)

In England, the average number of operations performed by a whole-time equivalent surgeon (defined as (medical) staff in the surgical specialities) in 2004-05 was 490. This is the latest year for which this calculation can be made.

Notes:

1. The number of operations in England in 2004-05 was 9,477,564. Data for 2005-06 are not available.

2. The number of whole-time equivalent staff in the surgical specialities at 30 September 2005 was 19,337 in England.

Sources:

1. Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The Information Centre for Health and Social Care.

2. Medical and dental census (30 September 2005), The Information Centre for Health and Social Care.