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Speech Therapists

Volume 455: debated on Monday 8 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, column 389W, on speech therapists, how many speech therapists there are in each strategic health authority per head of general population. (108786)

The following table shows the number of qualified speech and language therapy staff in England per 100,000 of the population by strategic health authority area as at 30 September each specified year.

2003

2004

2005

England

13

13

13

North East Strategic Health Authority

14

14

15

North West Strategic Health Authority

13

14

13

Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority

12

13

13

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority

11

11

11

West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

12

13

14

East of England Strategic Health Authority

10

9

11

London Strategic Health Authority

15

16

17

South East Strategic Health Authority

11

13

13

South Central Strategic Health Authority

12

12

13

South West Strategic Health Authority

13

14

14

Sources:

1. The Information Centre for Health and Social Care Non-Medical Workforce Census.

2. ONS National Census.