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Paramedical Staff: Manpower

Health written question – answered on 20th March 2007.

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Photo of Gordon Prentice Gordon Prentice Labour, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paramedics there were in each year since 2000; and what the projected numbers are in each year to 2010.

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

The table shows the number of paramedics in the national health service in England since 2000.

It is for local planners with support from the workforce review team to determine their future requirement for paramedics to meet local service needs.

NHS hospital and community health services: paramedic staff 2000-05
Paramedic Headcount
2000 6,790
2001 7,075
2002 7,147
2003 7,241
2004 7,536
2005 8,311
Source: NHS non medical census

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