Mental Health (Southend)

Health written question – answered on 11th July 2005.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical doctors there have been in mental health facilities in the Southend, West constituency in each year since 1997.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information requested is not held centrally by constituency. However, the number of medical staff at mental health trusts who provide care in Essex from 1997 to 2004 are shown in the table.

Hospital, public health medicine and community health services (HCHS): medical staff within mental health trusts in Essex Strategic Health Authority—as at 30 September each year -- Number (headcount) and full time equivalents
1997 1998 1999 2000
Number Fte Number Fte Number Fte Number Fte
Mental Health Trust Medical Staff 242 205 220 191 222 198 182 164
of which:
Essex and Herts Community NHS Trust 76 63 68 57 63 54 25 23
Mid Essex Community and Mental Health NHS Trust 31 25 28 24 29 24 24 21
New Possibilities NHS Trust 17 10 16 10 14 8 17 11
North East Essex Mental Health NHS Trust 42 38 40 35 40 37 40 37
North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
South Essex Mental Health and Community Care

NHS Trust

n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 76 72
Southend Community Care NHS Trust 38 36 35 34 36 35 n/a n/a
Thameside Community Health Care NHS Trust 38 33 33 30 40 38 n/a n/a
2001 2002 2003 2004
Number Fte Number Fte Number Fte Number Fte
Mental Health Trust Medical Staff 158 144 173 165 176 170 184 173
of which:
Essex and Herts Community NHS Trust n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Mid Essex Community and Mental Health NHS Trust n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
New Possibilities NHS Trust 15 12 14 10 n/a n/a n/a n/a
North East Essex Mental Health NHS Trust n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
North Essex Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust 71 62 81 79 89 84 93 85
South Essex Mental Health and Community Care

NHS Trust

72 70 78 76 87 86 91 89
Southend Community Care NHS Trust n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Thameside Community Health Care NHS Trust n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

n/a=not applicable

Source:

Health and Social Care Information Centre medical and dental workforce statistics.

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