Specialist Appointments, Newcastle

Oral Answers to Questions — Hospitals – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th April 1955.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East 12:00 am, 4th April 1955

asked the Minister of Health the number of full-time and part-time specialists with appointments under Newcastle Regional Hospital Board at the latest available date, as compared with 12 months previously.

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

I will, with permission, circulate the figures in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Arthur Blenkinsop Mr Arthur Blenkinsop , Newcastle upon Tyne East

Has there been a diminution in the number of full-time appointments of the regional hospital board, and will the Minister indicate his views upon it?

Photo of Mr Iain Macleod Mr Iain Macleod , Enfield West

No, there has not, so the second question does not arise. There has been a slight increase.

Following are the figures:

September, 1954, the latest date September, for which figures are availableSeptember 1953
Consultants
Number employed whole-time112106
Total hours worked weekly by part-time consultants7,1617,145
Senior Hospital
Medical and Dental Officers
Number employed whole-time6459
Total hours worked weekly by part-time staff924819