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Health Visitors: Devon

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors have been employed in (a) Torbay constituency and (b) Devon in each year since 1997. (313885)

The information is not held in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table.

National health service hospital and community health services: health visitors at Torbay Care Trust and Devon Primary Care Trust (PCT) as at 30 September each year

Headcount

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Devon PCT

144

137

132

131

138

125

116

Torbay Care Trust

29

29

30

29

28

26

26

Notes:

1. East Devon PCT, Exeter PCT, Mid Devon PCT, North Devon PCT, South Hams and West Devon PCT and Teignbridge PCT merged to form Devon PCT in 2006. Figures for 2002 to 2005 are an aggregate of these predecessor PCTs.

2. Torbay PCT became Torbay Care Trust in 2005. Figures for 2002 to 2004 are for Torbay PCT.

3. Torbay PCT was formed in 2002. It is impossible to map staff for this organisation prior to 2002.

Source:

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