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Bedford Primary Care Trust: Health Visitors

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors are employed by Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT); and how many were employed by (a) Bedford PCT and (b) Heartlands PCT in (i) 2005, (ii 2004 and (iii) 2003. (118523)

Information as to the number of health visitors employed by the newly formed Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT) is not yet available. However, the following table shows the number of qualified health visiting staff in the old Bedford PCT and the old Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT as at 30 September for each year specified.

Headcount

2003

2004

2005

Total specified organisations

93

97

96

Bedford PCT

37

42

41

Bedfordshire Heartlands PCT

56

55

55

Source:

The Information Centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census.