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Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors, (b) consultants and (c) nurses were employed by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years. (136707)

The number of medical and dental staff showing consultants, qualified nursing, midwifery and heath visiting staff1 within Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust as at 30 September each year for the period 2002 to 2006 is shown in the table.

1 Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS).

Number (Headcount)20022003200420052006All doctors591685697679711Of which:Are consultants199211215224240All nurses2,0722,1342,17212,6072,198 1 Census data collected by the Information Centre and in earlier years, the Department of Health, are provided, validated and signed off by each organisation that provides data from their payroll systems. When compiling a response for this parliamentary question, the data for nurses for 2005 were queried with the trust by the Department. Although it is possible that there was some error in submitting the data, it is not possible for the trust to replicate the data and provide an estimate for 2005 due to staff changes since. This should be taken into consideration when comparing data over time.Source:The Information Centre for health and social care medical and dental work force census. The Information Centre for health and social care non-medical work force census.