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NHS: Staff

Volume 707: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the proportion of male to female nurses working in the National Health Service. [HL908]

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the proportion of male and female doctors working in National Health Service hospitals. [HL909]

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many men and how many women are working as general practitioners in the National Health Service. [HL910]

A breakdown by gender of people working in the National Health Service as of 30 September 2007 is given in the table below.

Total

Male

Female

Unknown

General Practitioners (Excluding GP Registrars and GP Retainers)

33,364

19,018 (58%)1

14,346 (42%)1

N/A

Medical and Dental Staff (All Specialities and Grades)

94,638

57,365 (61%)1

37,273 (39%)1

N/A

All Qualified Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff

376,737

37,039 (10.9%)2

303,820 (89.1%)2

35,878

Notes:

1 Percentage of total number of staff

2 Percentage of number of respondents