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Doctors and Nurses: Greater Manchester

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in the NHS in the city of Manchester in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009. (322293)

The data is not available in the format requested. The information that is available is shown in the following table:

All doctors and qualified nursing staff in selected areas, as at 30 September 2002-07

Headcount

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Manchester Primary Care Trust (PCT)

All doctors

348

391

365

399

395

452

440

Of which:

Hospital and community health staff doctors (HCHS)

53

76

50

64

61

96

86

General practitioners (GPs)

295

315

315

335

334

356

354

Total qualified nursing staff

860

860

905

939

999

1,103

1,090

Of which:

Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

737

719

779

798

872

918

896

GP practice nurses

123

141

126

141

127

185

194

Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

HCHS doctors

831

850

901

915

1,005

813

979

Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

2,383

2,622

2,686

2,856

2,999

3,103

3,274

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

HCHS doctors

919

696

839

965

1,013

1,218

1,225

Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

2,922

3,221

3,303

3,360

3,079

4,119

3,264

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

HCHS doctors

120

122

101

143

142

166

174

Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

361

383

405

496

478

489

481

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

HCHS doctors

529

525

534

565

573

597

566

Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

1,521

1,531

1,570

1,816

1,776

1,861

1,870

Notes: 1. Manchester PCT was created on 1 October 2006 following a merger of Central Manchester PCT, North Manchester PCT and South Manchester PCT. Figures prior to 2006 are an aggregate of the previous organisations. Due to mergers in organisations it is not possible to accurately map data back any further than 2002. 2. The Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust achieved foundation trust status on 1 January 2009 and is now known as the Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. 3. The South Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust achieved foundation trust status on 31 October 2006. It is now known as the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust. 4. Data excludes medical health and personal care assistants, most of which are GPs working part-time in hospitals. 5. Data Quality:

The NHS Information Centre for health and social care seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data but responsibility for data accuracy lies with the organisations providing the data. Methods are continually being updated to improve data quality where changes impact on figures already published. This is assessed but unless it is significant at national level figures are not changed. Impact at detailed or local level is footnoted in relevant analyses. Source: The NHS Information Centre for health and social care—General and Personal Medical Services Statistics. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care—Medical and Dental Workforce Census. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care—Non-Medical Workforce Census.