Allergy Services

Health written question – answered on 13th July 2004.

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Photo of Mr Harold Best Mr Harold Best Labour, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ratio of allergy doctors per head of population is in England.

Photo of John Hutton John Hutton Minister of State, Department of Health, Minister of State (Department of Health) (Health)

The standard ratio used by the Department is per 100,000 population.

The information requested is shown in the table.

Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS) staff with a specialty in allergy—England, as at 30 September 2003
Allergy Number (headcount)
Number 24
Doctors per 100,000 of the population(21) 0.48

(21) Population data is as at 2002 as present data is not yet available.

Source:

Department of Health medical and dental workforce census.

The number of general practitioners with special interests in allergies is not collected centrally.

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