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Allergies: Doctors

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist allergy doctors have been employed by the NHS in each of the last five years; and how many are expected to be employed in each of the next five years. (241764)

The number of doctors working in the allergy speciality in each of the last five years is given in the following table.

Number

2007

45

2006

24

2005

16

2004

36

2003

24

Work force planning is the responsibility of local national health service organisations who are best placed to ensure that the workforce is available to meet the needs of their local community.