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Health Visitors: Manpower

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained health visitors there are in each primary care trust in England. (260267)

The number of health visitors employed by each primary care trust is outlined in the following table.

NHS hospital and community health services: qualified health visiting staff in England by strategic health authority area and by organisation as at 30 September 2007

Headcount

Full-time equivalent

England

11,569

9,056

North East Strategic Health Authority area

698

575

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

RXP

2

1

County Durham PCT

5ND

130

109

Darlington PCT

5J9

28

21

Gateshead PCT

5KF

47

40

Hartlepool PCT

5D9

15

13

Middlesbrough PCT

5KM

19

18

Newcastle PCT

5D7

86

69

North Tees PCT

5E1

41

37

North Tyneside PCT

5D8

63

51

Northumberland Care Trust

TAC

112

83

Redcar and Cleveland PCT

5QR

31

27

South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust

RE9

0

0

South Tyneside PCT

5KG

46

39

Sunderland Teaching PCT

5KL

78

68

North West Strategic Health Authority area

1,897

1,516

Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT

5HG

104

82

Blackburn with Darwen PCT

5CC

53

44

Blackpool PCT

5HP

54

48

Bolton PCT

5HQ

80

67

Bury PCT

5JX

46

40

Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT

5NP

97

68

Central Lancashire PCT

5NG

115

96

Central Manchester and Manchester Children’s University Hospitals NHS Trust

RW3

4

3

Cumbria PCT

5NE

111

87

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

RXR

3

2

East Lancashire PCT

5NH

107

89

Halton and St. Helens PCT

5NM

64

49

Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT

5NQ

61

54

Knowsley PCT

5J4

69

59

Lancashire Care NHS Trust

RW5

0

0

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

RXN

2

2

Liverpool PCT

5NL

108

93

Manchester PCT

5NT

138

116

North Lancashire PCT

5NF

61

49

Oldham PCT

5J5

60

50

Salford PCT

5F5

59

46

Sefton PCT

5NJ

66

53

Stockport NHS Trust

RWJ

2

2

Stockport PCT

5F7

99

61

Tameside and Glossop PCT

5LH

75

58

Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust

RM4

6

5

Trafford PCT

5NR

56

44

Warrington PCT

5J2

45

34

West Cheshire PCT

5NN

63

47

Wirral PCT

5NK

89

67

Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority area

1,301

1,022

Barnsley PCT

5JE

52

44

Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT

5NY

158

123

Bradford District Care Trust

TAD

0

0

Calderdale PCT

5J6

65

48

Doncaster PCT

5N5

92

74

East Riding of Yorkshire PCT

5NW

70

56

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

RCD

1

0

Hull Teaching PCT

5NX

78

65

Humber Mental Health Teaching NHS Trust

RV9

3

3

Kirklees PCT

5N2

77

64

Leeds PCT

5N1

166

131

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

RR8

1

1

North East Lincolnshire PCT

5AN

43

36

North Lincolnshire PCT

5EF

44

37

North Yorkshire and York PCT

5NV

168

123

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust

RJL

0

0

Rotherham PCT

5H8

66

54

Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS Trust

RCU

1

1

Sheffield PCT

5N4

126

92

Wakefield District PCT

5N3

90

72

East Midlands Strategic Health Authority area

925

716

Bassetlaw PCT

5ET

23

16

Derby City PCT

5N7

61

45

Derbyshire County PCT

5N6

177

139

Leicester City Teaching PCT

5PC

85

69

Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT

5PA

104

76

Lincolnshire Teaching PCT

5N9

135

107

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

RNS

4

3

Northamptonshire Teaching PCT

5PD

133

108

Nottingham City PCT

5EM

83

63

Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT

5N8

120

91

West Midlands Strategic Health Authority area

1,269

994

Birmingham East and North PCT

5PG

110

77

Coventry Teaching PCT

5MD

52

37

Dudley PCT

5PE

67

50

Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT

5MX

80

72

Herefordshire PCT

5CN

32

25

North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust

RLY

1

1

North Staffordshire PCT

5PH

48

39

Sandwell PCT

5PF

72

64

Shropshire County PCT

5M2

58

46

Solihull Care Trust

TAM

68

49

South Birmingham PCT

5M1

63

53

South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

RRE

3

2

South Staffordshire PCT

5PK

141

107

Stoke on Trent Teaching PCT

5PJ

70

57

Telford and Wrekin PCT

5MK

42

31

Walsall Teaching PCT

5M3

52

47

Warwickshire PCT

5PM

108

78

Wolverhampton City PCT

5MV

62

48

Worcestershire PCT

5PL

140

108

East of England Strategic Health Authority area

1,095

847

Bedfordshire PCT

5P2

84

66

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

RT1

1

1

Cambridgeshire PCT

5PP

77

61

East and North Hertfordshire PCT

5P3

103

75

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

RWH

9

7

Essex Rivers Healthcare NHS Trust

RDE

4

3

Great Yarmouth and Waveny Teaching PCT

5PR

48

39

Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Trust

RWR

0

0

James Paget Healthcare NHS Trust

RGP

1

1

Luton PCT

5GC

34

29

Mid Essex PCT

5PX

60

46

Norfolk and Norwich Health Care NHS Trust

RM1

1

1

Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust

RMY

1

1

Norfolk PCT

5PQ

129

106

North East Essex PCT

5PW

47

39

Peterborough PCT

5PN

53

41

South East Essex PCT

5P1

73

63

South West Essex Teaching PCT

SPY

92

73

Suffolk PCT

5PT

103

71

West Essex PCT

5PV

50

38

West Hertfordshire PCT

5P4

125

89

London Strategic Health Authority area

1,613

1,335

Barking and Dagenham PCT

5C2

36

30

Barnet PCT

5A9

31

23

Bexley Care Trust

TAK

52

40

Brent Teaching PCT

5K5

48

43

Bromley PCT

5A7

88

59

Camden PCT

5K7

27

22

City and Hackney PCT

5C3

49

40

Croydon PCT

5K9

71

57

Ealing PCT

5HX

67

57

Enfield PCT

5C1

50

41

Great Ormond Street Hospital For Sick Children NHS Trust

RP4

0

0

Greenwich Teaching PCT

5A8

57

49

Hammersmith and Fulham PCT

5H1

59

48

Haringey Teaching PCT

5C9

46

38

Harrow PCT

5K6

41

31

Havering PCT

5A4

41

33

Hillingdon PCT

5AT

57

40

Hounslow PCT

5HY

31

27

Islington PCT

5K8

35

32

Kensington and Chelsea PCT

5LA

37

28

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust

RAX

1

1

Kingston PCT

5A5

30

23

Lambeth PCT

5LD

40

39

Lewisham PCT

5LF

79

68

Newham PCT

5C5

46

42

North East London Mental Health NHS Trust

RAT

1

1

North West London Hospitals NHS Trust

RV8

4

4

Redbridge PCT

5NA

36

32

Richmond and Twickenham PCT

5M6

42

35

Southwark PCT

5LE

82

73

St. Mary’s NHS Trust

RJ5

1

1

Sutton and Merton PCT

5M7

105

81

Tower Hamlets PCT

5C4

53

49

Waltham Forest PCT

5NC

45

37

Wandsworth PCT

5LG

60

52

Westminster PCT

5LC

65

57

South East Coast Strategic Health Authority area

778

583

East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT

5P7

72

53

Eastern and Coastal Kent Teaching PCT

5QA

146

112

Hastings and Rother PCT

5P8

40

33

Medway NHS Trust

RPA

1

1

Medway PCT

5L3

65

53

South Downs Health NHS Trust

RDR

81

57

Surrey PCT

5P5

179

131

West Kent PCT

5P9

49

39

West Sussex Teaching PCT

5P6

145

105

South Central Strategic Health Authority area

856

626

Berkshire East Teaching PCT

5QG

94

66

Berkshire West PCT

5QF

109

75

Buckinghamshire PCT

5QD

106

82

Hampshire PCT

5QC

217

158

Isle of Wight Healthcare PCT

5QT

16

13

Milton Keynes PCT

5CQ

64

53

Oxfordshire PCT

5QE

149

109

Portsmouth City Teaching PCT

5FE

53

36

Southampton City PCT

5L1

48

34

South West Strategic Health Authority area

1,137

843

Bath and North East Somerset PCT

5FL

46

33

Bournemouth and Poole PCT

5QN

73

53

Bristol Teaching PCT

5QJ

122

89

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT

5QP

107

87

Devon Partnership NHS Trust

RWV

2

1

Devon PCT

5QQ

125

97

Dorset PCT

5QM

91

64

Gloucestershire PCT

5QH

129

98

North Somerset PCT

5M8

38

28

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

RK9

3

2

Plymouth Teaching PCT

5F1

65

47

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

RDZ

1

1

Somerset PCT

5QL

112

83

South Devon Healthcare NHS Trust

RA9

2

1

South Gloucestershire PCT

5A3

55

38

Swindon PCT

5K3

43

36

Torbay Care Trust

TAL

26

20

Weston Area Health NHS Trust

RA3

2

2

Wiltshire PCT

5QK

95

65

Note:

Full-time equivalent figures are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Source:

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

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors have been employed in the NHS in each year since 1997; and how many have been employed under what organisational code in each NHS organisation in each of the last three years. (259387)

The number of health visitors employed by the NHS from 1997 to 2007 is shown in the following table.

Headcount

Full-time equivalent

1997

12,410

10,025

1998

12,572

10,068

1999

12,800

10,161

2000

12,827

10,046

2001

13,053

10,186

2002

12,774

9,912

2003

12,984

9,999

2004

13,303

10,137

2005

12,818

9,809

20061

12,034

9,376

2007

11,569

9,056

1 More accurate validation in 2006 has resulted in 232 headcount duplicate records being identified and removed from the non-medical census.

Source:

NHS Information Centre Non-Medical Workforce Census.

A table showing the number of health visitors employed under each organisational code from 2005 to 2007 has been placed in the Library.