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Radiographers

Health written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Jim Cousins Jim Cousins Labour, Newcastle upon Tyne Central

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.

Photo of Liam Byrne Liam Byrne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health) (Care Services)

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.

National health service hospital and community health services: Radiography staff in England by area of work, level and each specified contract as at 30 September in specified years -- Headcount
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
Radiography (Diagnostic) 11,525 3,804 12,649 4,765 14,932 6,019
Qualified staff 10,265 3,207 11,036 3,953 12,147 4,795
Consultant Therapist/Scientist n/a n/a n/a n/a 4 1
Manager 114 8 155 12 179 18
Therapist 9,647 3,015 10,271 3,723 11,954 4,773
Technician 487 182 595 216 0 0
Tutor 17 2 15 2 10 3
Non-qualified staff 1,260 597 1,613 812 2,785 1,224
Assistant Practitioner n/a n/a n/a n/a 75 14
Student/Trainee 47 18 19 2 80 8
Helper/Assistant 1,213 579 1,594 810 2,630 1,202
Radiography (Therapeutic) 1,357 287 1,541 353 1,989 585
Qualified staff 1,308 262 1,453 323 1,753 510
Consultant Therapist/Scientist n/a n/a n/a n/a 1 0
Manager 13 1 19 0 30 3
Therapist 1,295 261 1,434 323 1,722 507
Non-qualified staff 49 25 88 30 236 75
Assistant Practitioner n/a n/a n/a n/a 13 2
Student/Trainee 0 0 1 0 4 2
Helper/Assistant 49 25 87 30 219 71

n/a=Not applicable.

Source:

Health and Social Care Information Centre Non-Medical Workforce Census.

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