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Paediatrics

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) training and (b) consultancy posts were established in each of the last five years for paediatrics. (209631)

The information requested is not collected centrally, however the numbers of doctors in training and consultants in paediatrics for each of the last five years is shown in the following tables.

Hospital and community health services: medical and dental staff within each specified paediatric specialty: England as 30 September each year

Number (headcount)

All staff

Consultant

Associate specialist

Staff group

Registrar group

1997

Total

4,636

1,321

64

283

986

Paediatric cardiology

39

16

13

Paediatric dentistry

65

20

2

1

18

Paediatric surgery

227

74

1

2

55

Paediatrics

4,305

1,211

61

280

900

1998

Total

4,879

1,408

79

342

1,090

Paediatric cardiology

55

17

21

Paediatric dentistry

69

23

1

2

18

Paediatric surgery

268

86

2

5

56

Paediatrics

4,487

1,282

76

335

995

1999

Total

5,063

1,474

96

372

1,180

Paediatric cardiology

52

18

2

21

Paediatric dentistry

74

21

1

3

22

Paediatric surgery

239

98

1

5

55

Paediatrics

4,698

1,337

94

362

1,082

2000

Total

5,377

1,570

104

472

1,229

Paediatric cardiology

51

23

19

Paediatric dentistry

73

23

2

5

20

Paediatric surgery

277

104

2

7

63

Paediatrics

4,976

1,420

100

460

1,127

2001

Total

5,476

1,643

109

507

1,194

Paediatric cardiology

68

29

18

Paediatric dentistry

64

22

1

3

18

Paediatric surgery

285

114

1

9

69

Paediatrics

5,059

1,478

107

495

1,089

2002

Total

5,976

1,822

134

556

1,259

Paediatric cardiology

115

64

31

Paediatric dentistry

66

22

2

3

12

Paediatric surgery

302

105

5

7

81

Paediatrics

5,493

1,631

127

546

1,135

2003

Total

6,291

1,937

165

579

1,308

Paediatric cardiology

110

69

21

Paediatric dentistry

70

30

1

1

14

Paediatric surgery

261

100

3

3

68

Paediatrics

5,850

1,738

161

575

1,205

2004

Total

6,847

2,040

211

584

1,609

Paediatric cardiology

108

63

23

Paediatric dentistry

78

30

3

2

24

Paediatric surgery

325

108

4

7

100

Paediatrics

6,336

1,839

204

575

1,462

2005

Total

7,178

2,168

258

551

1,739

Paediatric cardiology

90

48

1

18

Paediatric dentistry

74

29

2

3

23

Paediatric surgery

334

106

4

9

99

Paediatrics

6,680

1,985

251

539

1,599

2006

Total

7,424

2, 289

291

538

1,849

Paediatric cardiology

124

63

36

Paediatric dentistry

81

31

3

3

18

Paediatric surgery

304

104

1

5

95

Paediatrics

6,915

2, 091

287

530

1,700

2007

Total

7,384

2, 331

282

488

3,263

Paediatric cardiology

93

42

46

Paediatric dentistry

77

29

2

2

21

Paediatric surgery

279

104

7

5

128

Paediatrics

6,935

2,156

273

481

3,068

Senior House Officer

Foundation Year

House officer and foundation year 1

Hospital practitioner/clinical assistant

Other staff

1997

Total

1,815

24

140

3

Paediatric cardiology

9

1

Paediatric dentistry

6

4

13

1

Paediatric surgery

92

2

1

Paediatrics

1,708

18

125

2

1998

Total

1,793

33

133

1

Paediatric cardiology

17

Paediatric dentistry

6

18

1

Paediatric surgery

109

7

3

Paediatrics

1,661

26

112

1999

Total

1,780

42

119

Paediatric cardiology

10

1

Paediatric dentistry

6

2

19

Paediatric surgery

75

4

1

Paediatrics

1,689

36

98

2000

Total

1,847

46

109

Paediatric cardiology

8

1

Paediatric dentistry

3

20

Paediatric surgery

97

3

1

Paediatrics

1,739

43

87

2001

Total

1,818

46

102

57

Paediatric cardiology

19

2

Paediatric dentistry

5

1

14

Paediatric surgery

86

4

2

Paediatrics

1,708

39

86

57

2002

Total

1, ,932

61

106

106

Paediatric cardiology

20

Paediatric dentistry

4

3

20

Paediatric surgery

96

7

1

Paediatrics

1, ,812

51

85

106

2003

Total

2, ,052

73

88

89

Paediatric cardiology

20

Paediatric dentistry

8

16

Paediatric surgery

81

4

2

Paediatrics

1,943

69

70

89

2004

Total

2,193

80

71

59

Paediatric cardiology

22

Paediatric dentistry

9

10

Paediatric surgery

101

4

1

Paediatrics

2, ,061

76

60

59

2005

Total

2,133

103

125

63

38

Paediatric cardiology

22

1

Paediatric dentistry

6

10

1

Paediatric surgery

99

6

10

1

Paediatrics

2,006

96

115

52

37

2006

Total

2,022

214

137

62

22

Paediatric cardiology

25

Paediatric dentistry

6

15

5

Paediatric surgery

81

10

8

Paediatrics

1,910

204

129

47

17

2007

Total

527

269

150

54

20

Paediatric cardiology

5

Paediatric dentistry

9

8

6

Paediatric surgery

15

14

6

Paediatrics

498

255

144

46

14