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Psychiatry: Children and Young People

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd March 2018.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS child and adolescent psychiatrists have been employed in the East of England in each of the last five years for which data is available.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

NHS Digital publishes workforce statistics and the following table shows the number of child and adolescent psychiatrists employed in the Health Education East of England region between September 2012 and September 2017 and latest data available.

National Health Service Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Child and adolescent psychiatrists, as at 30 September for each specified year and latest data available, full time equivalents (FTE):

Year

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists in Health Education East of England region (FTE)

September 2012

83

September 2013

83

September 2014

84

September 2015

73

September 2016

62

September 2017

65

December 2017

69

Source: NHS Digital Monthly HCHS workforce statistics.

Notes:

FTE figures are given as this is the most accurate measure of service capacity.

FTE figures are rounded to the nearest whole number.

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