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Midwives: NHS Stockport Primary Care Trust

Volume 464: debated on Friday 19 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed in the NHS Stockport Primary Care Trust in each year since 1997; and how many vacancies for midwives there were in the trust in each year. (157999)

Midwives are employed by acute trusts rather than primary care trusts. The number of midwives employed by Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and its predecessor organisations since 1997 is listed in the following table. The national health service vacancy survey started in 1999 and records vacancies lasting three months or more. Since the survey began, two vacancies have been recorded at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, both in March 2005.

Number

1997

195

1998

178

1999

179

2000

162

2001

188

2002

175

2003

165

2004

159

2005

164

2006

176

Notes: 1. On 1 April 2000, Stockport Acute Services NHS Trust and Stockport Healthcare NHS Trust merged to form Stockport NHS Trust. The Trust achieved foundation status on 1 April 2004. 2. Figures listed are at 30 September on each specified year. Source: The Information Centre for health and social care non-medical workforce census.