Health Visitors

Health written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors there were in each primary care trust area in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

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

The following table shows the numbers requested.

NHS hospital and community health services: Health Visitors in England by strategic health authority area and by primary care trust as at 30 September each year
Headcount
2008 2009
England 11,190 10,859
North East Coast Strategic Health Authority area - 646 609
County Durham PCT 5ND 9 4
Darlington PCT 5J9 170 176
Gateshead PCT 5KF 44 42
Hartlepool PCT 5D9 14 0
Middlesbrough PCT 5KM 0 0
Newcastle PCT 5D7 85 76
North Tyneside PCT 5D8 57 51
Northumberland Care Trust TAC 59 46
Redcar and Cleveland PCT 5QR 55 48
South Tyneside PCT 5KG 47 47
Stockton-on-Tees Teaching PCT 5E1 37 0
Sunderland Teaching PCT 5KL 66 69
North West Strategic Health Authority area - 1,838 1,794
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT 5HG 103 110
Blackburn with Darwen PCT 5CC 57 48
Blackpool PCT 5HP 61 60
Bolton PCT 5HQ 76 71
Bury PCT 5JX 52 52
Central and Eastern Cheshire PCT 5NP 96 • 100
Central Lancashire PCT 5NG 101 96
Cumbria Teaching PCT 5NE 110 109
East Lancashire Teaching PCT 5NH 99 93
Halton and St Helens PCT 5NM 71 59
Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT 5NQ 78 67
Knowsley PCT 5J4 54 36
Liverpool PCT 5NL 103 132
Manchester PCT 5NT 125 124
North Lancashire Teaching PCT 5NF 89 86
Oldham PCT 5J5 51 54
Salford PCT 5F5 40 37
Sefton PCT 5NJ 56 61
Stockport PCT 5F7 81 70
Tameside and Glossop PCT 5LH 68 60
Trafford PCT 5NR 52 54
Warrington PCT 5J2 50 55
Western Cheshire PCT 5NN 64 58
Wirral PCT 5NK 83 86
Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority - 1,256 1,214
Barnsley PCT 5JE 60 53
Bradford and Airedale Teaching PCT 5NY 152 147
Bradford District Care Trust TAD 0 0
Calderdale PCT 5J6 61 63
Doncaster PCT 5N5 92 78
East Riding of Yorkshire PCT 5NW 68 66
Hull Teaching PCT 5NX 77 71
Kirklees PCT 5N2 80 98
Leeds PCT 5N1 158 155
North East Lincolnshire Care Trust Plus TAN 44 39
North Lincolnshire PCT 5EF 37 38
North Yorkshire and York PCT 5NV 147 127
Rotherham PCT 5H8 61 50
Sheffield PCT 5N4 125 125
Wakefield District PCT 5N3 88 96
East Midlands Strategic Health Authority area - 899 957
Bassetlaw PCT 5ET 20 17
Derby City PCT 5N7 63 48
Derbyshire County PCT 5N6 172 161
Leicester City PCT 5PC 75 71
Leicestershire County and Rutland PCT 5PA 103 93
Lincolnshire Teaching PCT 5N9 140 138
Northamptonshire Teaching PCT 5PD 122 248
Nottingham City PCT 5EM 91 85
Nottinghamshire County Teaching PCT 5N8 110 93
West Midlands Strategic Health Authority area - 1,235 1,186
Birmingham East and North PCT 5PG 93 97
Coventry Teaching PCT 5MD 48 47
Dudley PCT 5PE 75 73
Heart of Birmingham Teaching PCT 5MX 75 71
Herefordshire PCT 5CN 30 24
North Staffordshire PCT 5PH 46 55
Sandwell PCT 5PF 72 56
Shropshire County PCT 5M2 53 45
Solihull Care Trust TAM 59 56
South Birmingham PCT 5M1 70 72
South Staffordshire PCT 5PK 132 134
Stoke on Trent PCT 5PJ 87 80
Telford and Wrekin PCT 5MK 41 43
Walsall Teaching PCT 5M3 52 40
Warwickshire PCT 5PM 107 101
Wolverhampton City PCT 5MV 59 62
Worcestershire PCT 5PL 132 128
East of England Strategic Health Authority area - 1,069 991
Bedfordshire PCT 5P2 83 80
Cambridgeshire PCT 5PP 59 78
East and North Hertfordshire PCT 5P3 107 105
Great Yarmouth and Waveney PCT 5PR 42 28
Luton PCT 5GC 43 41
Mid Essex PCT 5PX 56 51
Norfolk PCT 5PQ 132 128
North East Essex PCT 5PW 46 45
Peterborough PCT 5PN 50 43
South East Essex PCT 5P1 62 55
South West Essex PCT 5PY 94 68
Suffolk PCT 5PT 117 106
West Essex PCT 5PV 53 47
West Hertfordshire PCT 5P4 112 105
London Strategic Health Authority area - 1,577 1,513
Barking and Dagenham PCT 5C2 24 14
Barnet PCT 5A9 31 39
Bexley Care Trust TAK 59 50
Brent Teaching PCT 5K5 41 41
Bromley PCT 5A7 80 82
Camden PCT 5K7 32 27
City and Hackney Teaching PCT 5C3 50 47
Croydon PCT 5K9 70 63
Ealing PCT 5HX 64 57
Enfield PCT 5C1 46 44
Greenwich Teaching PCT 5A8 52 42
Hammersmith and Fulham PCT 5H1 69 65
Haringey Teaching PCT 5C9 7 2
Harrow PCT 5K6 45 36
Havering PCT 5A4 36 81
Hillingdon PCT 5AT 56 55
Hounslow PCT 5HY 37 36
Islington PCT 5K8 31 33
Kensington and Chelsea PCT 5LA 30 38
Kingston PCT 5A5 26 32
Lambeth PCT 5LD 45 34
Lewisham PCT 5LF 82 93
Newham PCT 5C5 36 44
Redbridge PCT 5C8 42 40
Richmond and Twickenham PCT 5M6 40 32
Southwark PCT 5LE 100 74
Sutton and Merton PCT 5M7 95 97
Tower Hamlets PCT 5C4 52 62
Waltham Forest PCT 5NC 50 0
Wandsworth PCT 5LG 57 55
Westminster PCT 5LC 56 55
South East Coast Strategic Health Authority area - 769 764
East Sussex Downs and Weald PCT 5P7 70 58
Eastern and Coastal Kent PCT 5QA 148 160
Hastings and Rother PCT 5P8 40 35
Medway PCT 5L3 58 49
Surrey PCT 5P5 163 159
West Kent PCT 5P9 91 89
West Sussex PCT 5P6 119 133
South Central Strategic Health Authority area - 784 758
Berkshire East PCT 5QG 78 71
Berkshire West PCT 5QF 87 81
Buckinghamshire PCT 5QD 103 107
Hampshire PCT 5QC 192 168
Isle of Wight NHS PCT 5QT 19 18
Milton Keynes PCT 5CQ 58 60
Oxfordshire PCT 5QE 157 134
Portsmouth City Teaching PCT 5FE 48 47
Southampton City PCT 5L1 42 72
South West Strategic Health Authority area - 1,117 1,073
Bath and North East Somerset PCT 5FL 43 41
Bournemouth and Poole Teaching PCT 5QN 78 74
Bristol PCT 5QJ 123 10
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT 5QP 109 101
Devon PCT 5QQ 116 89
Dorset PCT 5QM 89 84
Gloucestershire PCT 5QH 134 131
North Somerset PCT 5M8 39 41
Plymouth Teaching PCT 5F1 70 67
Somerset PCT 5QL 101 122
South Gloucestershire PCT 5A3 52 51
Swindon PCT 5K3 35 31
Torbay Care Trust TAL 26 31
Wiltshire PCT 5QK 96 93
Notes:

1. England and Strategic Health Authority area totals include a small number of staff employed by NHS trusts. Year on year organisation level health visitor figures may fluctuate due to the migration of staff and services between organisations.

2. Data Quality: The NHS Information Centre for health and social care seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data but responsibility for data accuracy lies with the organisations providing the data. Methods are continually being updated to improve data quality where changes impact on figures already published. This is assessed but unless it is significant at national level figures are not changed. Impact at detailed or local level is footnoted in relevant analyses.

Source:

The NHS Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census

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