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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) radiographers of all grades and (b) radiographer trainees were employed in the NHS on average in (i) 1996, (ii) 2000 and (iii) 2004; and what estimate she has made of the numbers who were working on contracts requiring less than the standard 37.5 hours in 2004.
The information requested is shown in the table.
The standard hours for radiographers employed under Whitley Council terms and conditions are 35 hours. Agenda for Change" replaces these arrangements and, under the new terms and conditions, the standard hours for all staff are 37.5. Implementation of Agenda for Change" started in December 2004.
|1996||Of which: part-time||2000||Of which: part-time||2004||Of which: part-time|
|Total Radiography staff||12,882||4,091||14,190||5,118||16,921||6,604|
Health and Social Care Information Centre Non-Medical Workforce Census.