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Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 11 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) psychologists, (b) psychiatrists, (c) mental health nurses and (d) occupational therapists each service employed in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007. (148273)

Psychologists and occupational therapists are not employed in the armed forces. The following tables list the numbers of consultant psychiatrists and mental health nurses employed in each service on 1 April 2006 and 1 April 2007.

Manning

Consultant psychiatrists

RN

2006

2

2007

2

Army

2006

6

2007

6

RAF

2006

5

2007

5

Mental health nurses

RN

2006

21

2007

21

Army

2006

43

2007

41

RAF

2006

33

2007

36

Source:

DMSD quarterly manning return 1 April 2006/1 April 2007