Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Midwives

Health written question – answered on 5th February 2008.

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Photo of Stewart Jackson Stewart Jackson Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fully qualified midwives were employed by Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS foundation trust in each quarterly period since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The following table shows the count of midwifery staff at the Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS foundation trust at 30 September for 2001 to 2006, which are the latest figures available.

Peterborough and Stamford hospitals NHS foundation trust
2001 120
2002 128
2003 137
2004 129
2005 136
2006 139

1. More accurate validation processes in 2006 have resulted in the identification and removal of 9,858 duplicate non-medical staff records out of the total work force figure of 1.3 million in 2006. Earlier years' figures could not be accurately validated in this way and so will be slightly inflated. The level of inflation in earlier years' figures is estimated to be less than 1 per cent. of total across all non-medical staff groups for headcount figures (and negligible for full-time equivalents). This should be taken into consideration when analysing trends over time.

2. On 25 January 2008 Alan Johnson announced £330 million in extra funding for maternity services over the next three years, which will ensure growth in the maternity work force where it is needed as well as the best possible care and a full range of choices for mothers.


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