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NHS: Training and posts

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many dermatology (a) training and (b) consultancy posts were established in each of the last five years; (213033)

(2) how many ophthalmology (a) training and (b) consultancy posts were established in each of the last five years;

(3) how many psychiatry (a) training and (b) consultancy posts were established in each of the last five years;

(4) how many (a) training and (b) consultancy posts were established for (i) neurology, (ii) cardiology and (iii) gynaecology in each of the last five years.

The number of training posts and consultancy posts that are established each year is not collected centrally. The National Health Service Workforce Census does collect the number of staff in post as at 30 September each year and these are shown in the following tables.

Dermatology

Number (headcount)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Consultants

415

440

450

454

444

Registrar Group

155

183

195

188

205

Senior House Officer

75

71

72

56

27

Foundation Year 2

9

13

House Officer and Foundation Programme Year 1

3

4

1

4

5

Ophthalmology

Number (headcount)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Consultants

755

793

820

816

839

Registrar Group

385

431

450

434

638

Senior House Officer

439

426

442

391

117

Foundation Year 2

36

47

House Officer and Foundation Programme Year 1

1

3

5

7

6

Psychiatry Group

Number (headcount)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Consultants

3,229

3,555

3,759

3,805

3,957

Registrar Group

1,006

1,034

1,032

1,022

2,796

Senior House Officer

1,997

2,426

2,538

2,554

484

Foundation Year 2

88

195

House Officer and Foundation Programme Year 1

14

10

28

50

66

Neurology

Number (headcount)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Consultants

410

449

487

506

539

Registrar Group

190

214

201

231

297

Senior House Officer

149

153

174

163

46

Foundation Year 2

28

23

House Officer and Foundation Programme Year 1

4

7

4

8

7

Cardiology

Number (headcount)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Consultants

659

710

725

752

752

Registrar Group

449

537

578

591

814

Senior House Officer

310

359

374

307

80

Foundation Year 2

64

71

House Officer and Foundation Programme Year 1

56

65

76

96

113

Obstetrics and gynaecology

Number (headcount)

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Consultants

1,353

1,413

1,458

1,506

1,506

Registrar Group

973

1,099

1,290

1,328

2,197

Senior House Officer

1,451

1,472

1,522

1,318

424

Foundation Year 2

184

229

House Officer and Foundation Programme Year 1

19

26

45

58

84