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Paediatrics: Doctors

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many junior paediatric doctors are working in the NHS by (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent. (154793)

The number of junior doctors in the paediatric specialty is shown in the following table.

Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) : medical and dental staff showing doctors in training grades working in a paediatric specialty— England as at 30 September 2006

Number (headcount) and full time equivalents (Fte)

All paediatric specialties

Paediatric cardiology

Paediatric dentistry

Paediatric surgery

Paediatrics

No.

Fte

No.

Fte

No.

Fte

No.

Fte

No.

Fte

Doctors in training

4,222

4,110

61

60

24

23

194

192

3,943

3,834

Registrar Group

1,849

1,756

36

35

18

17

95

94

1,700

1,610

Senior house officer

2,022

2,004

25

25

6

6

81

81

1,910

1,892

Foundation Year 2

214

214

0

0

0

0

10

10

204

204

House officer

137

137

0

0

0

0

8

8

129

129

Note: The training grades include junior doctors in trust grade posts. Source: The Information Centre (1C), Medical and Dental Workforce Census. All rights reserved.