Defence Medical Services: Staffing

House of Lords written question – answered on 14th January 2004.

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Photo of Lord Vivian Lord Vivian Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the establishment for nurses and for consultants in the Defence Medical Services; and what is the deficiency of these medical personnel.

Photo of Lord Bach Lord Bach Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Procurement)

The following table details the establishment of nurses and consultants in Defence Medical Services and their deficiency as at 1 October 2003.

Establishment Manning Deficiency
Consultants 315 217 98 (31%)
Nurses 1,469 1,167 302 (21%)

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