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Neurology: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many neurologists are employed by the NHS; how many were employed in 1997; and if he will make a statement. (228295)

The number of neurological consultants employed by the national health service was 278 (246 full-time equivalent (FTE)) in 1997. This figure had risen to 539 (486 FTE) by September 2007.