§ 98. Mr. Gerald Bowden
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors are employed by the National Health Service now and in 1979.
§ Mrs. Virginia Bottomley
The numbers are as follows:
England Number 1979 61,554 1988 70,866
Includes permanent paid and honorary staff. Excludes hospital practitioners and para 94 appointments in the hospital and community health services (clinical assistants) and includes GPs.