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Midwives: Manpower

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed by Havering Primary Care Trust (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available. (227769)

Information on the number of midwives employed midwives by Havering Primary Care Trust in the years 1997 and 2007 can be found in the following table.

NHS hospital and community health services: Qualified midwifery staff in the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust as at 30 September each specified year

Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust

Number

1997

244

2007

295

Note:

In 2000 acute services from Redbridge Healthcare NHS Trust merged with Havering Hospitals NHS Trust to form Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust.

Data quality:

Work force statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data.

Processing methods and procedures are continually being updated to improve data quality. Where this happens any impact on figures already published will be assessed but unless this is significant at national level they will not be changed. Where there is impact only at detailed or local level this will be footnoted in relevant analyses.

Source:

The NHS Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce census.