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NHS: Manpower

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many physicians' assistants are in post in each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust. (212223)

The information is not collected centrally.

The role of physicians' assistant is a new role and is not identified as a separate staff group in the national health service workforce census.

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many physicians' assistants in England (a) were in training and (b) completed their training in each of the last three years. (212224)

This information was not collected prior to the 2007-08 financial year. The final figures for 2007-08 will be available later in the summer.