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Radiography

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many radiographers each primary care trust has per 100,000 people in its area; (205996)

(2) how many radiographers each primary care trust had per 100,000 people in its area in each of the last five years.

The following table shows the number of radiographers each strategic health authority (SHA) had per 100,000 people in its area for 2002 to 2006 inclusive.

The number of radiographers each primary care trust has per 100,000 people is not available. Over 98 per cent. of qualified radiography staff are employed by national health service trusts, but population data are collected by primary care trust (PCT). However, PCT population data cannot be accurately mapped to NHS trust areas, so the nearest available comparable data are by SHA area. Also, 2007 population data are not yet available so for the sake of comparability the table is for the years 2002-06.

NHS Hospital and Community Health Services: Qualified radiography staff in England by SHA area per 100,000 population as at 30 September each specified year

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

England

26

27

28

29

29

North East SHA area

29

30

31

32

31

North West SHA area

32

33

34

36

35

Yorkshire and the Humber SHA area

30

31

31

32

31

East Midlands SHA area

23

23

24

25

25

West Midlands SHA area

24

25

27

28

28

East of England SHA area

24

24

23

24

25

London SHA area

26

26

27

29

29

South East coast SHA area

21

22

23

25

25

South Central SHA area

24

24

25

25

25

South West SHA area

28

28

29

30

30

Note:

Figures are calculated on the headcount number of radiography staff.

Sources:

The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census

Mid year Population Estimate (2001 Census Based), Office for National Statistics