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Health Services: York

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole time equivalent NHS (a) general practitioners and (b) general dental practitioners worked at practices within the City of York local authority area (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the most recent data for which figures are available. (322106)

The data are not available in the format requested. The data for dental workforce figures are only available on a headcount basis, and figures do not differentiate between full-time and part-time dentists, nor do they account for the fact that some dentists may do more national health service work than others. Headcount numbers of NHS dentists, in York, as at 31 March 1997 are available in the NHS Dental Activity and Workforce Report England: 31 March 2006 in Annex E. This information is based on the old contractual arrangements, which were in place up to and including 31 March 2006. This information can be obtained from the website for the Information Centre for health and social care at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dwfactivity

The headcount numbers of dentists with NHS activity during the year ending 31 March 2009, are available in the NHS Dental Statistics for England: 2008-09 report in Table G1 of Annex 3. This information is based on the new dental contractual arrangements, introduced on 1 April 2006. This information can be obtained from the website for The Information Centre for health and social care at:

www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/dentalstats0809

Copies of both publications have already been placed in the Library.

The information that is available for general practitioners is shown in the following table:

General Practitioners (excluding retainers and registrars) by selected area (full-time equivalents)

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Total Specified Organisations

430

436

434

436

441

450

473

465

484

503

491

485

North Yorkshire Health Authority

430

436

434

436

441

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Selby and York Primary Care Trust (PCT)

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

161

168

172

183

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

65

72

656

65

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

126

135

131

134

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

98

98

97

103

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

North Yorkshire and York PCT

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

503

491

485

n/a = not applicable.

Notes:

1. North Yorkshire and York PCT was created on 1 October 2006 following a merger of Craven, Harrogate and Rural District PCT, Hambleton and Richmondshire PCT, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale PCT and Selby and York PCT. Prior to 2002, the City of York was serviced by North Yorkshire Health Authority. This Health Authority may not map completely into the newly formed primary care trusts but has been provided here as background and appears consistent with subsequent aggregated PCT figures.

2. Data as at 1 October 1997-99 and 30 September 2000-08.

3. Totals may not equal sum of figures due to rounding.

4. 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.