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Cancer: Consultants

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many oncologists per capita there were in each strategic health authority area in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement. (163286)

[holding answer 12 November 2007]: The information requested is available in the following tables.

Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): medical and dental staff working within medical oncology and clinical oncology specialties by strategic health authorities, England as at 30 September each year

Number (headcount)

2000

2001

2002

2003

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

England

711

404

776

435

785

504

803

596

Q30

North East Strategic Health Authority

44

11

48

10

44

20

45

21

Q31

North West Strategic Health Authority

84

52

93

58

89

66

88

77

Q32

Yorkshire & The Humber Strategic Health Authority

69

35

78

44

79

51

85

56

Q33

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority

52

18

56

15

60

15

62

16

Q34

West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

33

45

37

46

46

37

57

39

Q35

East of England Strategic Health Authority

104

23

112

25

112

32

119

38

036

London Strategic Health Authority

137

144

161

155

154

175

134

226

Q37

South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

27

24

30

22

29

31

40

32

Q38

South Central Strategic Health Authority

68

27

59

27

64

47

56

63

Q39

South West Strategic Health Authority

93

25

102

33

108

30

117

28

Number (headcount)

2004

2005

2006

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

England

952

572

990

582

1,052

601

Q30

North East Strategic Health Authority

44

22

53

19

48

22

Q31

North West Strategic Health Authority

96

60

101

68

106

73

Q32

Yorkshire & The Humber Strategic Health Authority

107

48

118

43

112

65

Q33

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority

74

15

78

11

86

17

Q34

West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

72

46

64

52

63

61

Q35

East of England Strategic Health Authority

137

39

131

43

150

52

036

London Strategic Health Authority

199

214

225

207

229

210

Q37

South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

41

38

42

51

52

35

Q38

South Central Strategic Health Authority

64

50

62

41

77

29

Q39

South West Strategic Health Authority

118

40

116

47

129

37

Number (headcount) per 100,000 population

2000

2001

2002

2003

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

England

1.4

0.8

1.6

0.9

1.6

1.0

1.6

1.2

Q30

North East Strategic Health Authority

1.7

0.4

1.9

0.4

1.7

0.8

1.8

0.8

Q31

North West Strategic Health Authority

1.2

0.8

1.4

0.9

1.3

1.0

1.3

1.1

Q32

Yorkshire & The Humber Strategic Health Authority

1.4

0.7

1.6

0.9

1.6

1.0

1.7

1.1

Q33

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority

1.2

0.4

1.3

0.4

1.4

0.4

1.5

0.4

Q34

West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

0.6

0.9

0.7

0.9

0.9

0.7

1.1

0.7

Q35

East of England Strategic Health Authority

1.9

0.4

2.1

0.5

2.1

0.6

2.2

0.7

Q36

London Strategic Health Authority

1.9

2.0

2.2

2.1

2.1

2.4

1.8

3.1

Q37

South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

0.7

0.6

0.7

0.5

0.7

0.7

1.0

0.8

Q38

South Central Strategic Health Authority

1.8

0.7

1.5

0.7

1.6

1.2

1.4

1.6

Q39

South West Strategic Health Authority

1.9

0.5

2.1

0.7

2.2

0.6

2.3

0.6

Number (headcount) per 100,000 population

2004

2005

2006

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

Clinical oncology

Medical oncology

England

1.9

1.1

2.0

1.2

2.1

1.2

Q30

North East Strategic Health Authority

1.7

0.9

2.1

0.7

1.9

0.9

Q31

North West Strategic Health Authority

1.4

0.9

1.5

1.0

1.5

1.1

Q32

Yorkshire & The Humber Strategic Health Authority

2.1

0.9

2.3

0.8

2.2

1.3

033

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority

1.7

0.3

1.8

0.3

2.0

0.4

Q34

West Midlands Strategic Health Authority

1.4

0.9

1.2

1.0

1.2

1.1

Q35

East of England Strategic Health Authority

2.5

0.7

2.4

0.8

2.7

0.9

036

London Strategic Health Authority

2.7

2.9

3.0

2.8

3.0

2.8

Q37

South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

1.0

0.9

1.0

1.2

1.2

0.8

038

South Central Strategic Health Authority

1.6

1.3

1.6

1.0

1.9

0.7

Q39

South West Strategic Health Authority

2.3

0.8

2.3

0.9

2.5

0.7

Source: The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census. Mid 2007 Resident Population Estimate (2001 Census Based), Office for National Statistics.