§ Mr. Stewart
The information requested is not held centrally. Data are available, however, for medical and nursing staff in the NHS and nursing staff in nursing homes registered under the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938. This information is given in the tables:498W
Table 1 NHS staff in the specialty of Care of the Elderly as at 30 September 1992 Whole-time equivalent Doctors 280 Nursing staff 9,276 Qualified 4,729 Unqualified 4,548
Note: Data refer to doctors working in the specialty of geriatric medicine and nursing staff in the specialty of care of the elderly. No information is available on staff working in other specialties who treat elderly patients.
Table 2 Nursing staff in nursing homes registered under the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938 at 31 March 1992 Whole time equivalent Nursing staff 10,020 Qualified 3,911 Unqualified 6,109
Note: Excludes independent sector establishments (mainly private hospitals) registered under the Act—8 in 1992; other "non nursing home" establishments may be included.499W
Table 3 Whole lime equivalent qualified medical and nursing staff employed, average occupied bed days and the ratio staff beds in the NHS at 30 September 1992: Medical staff Nursing staff1 A verage occupied Bed days2 Medical staff: Beds Nursing staff: Beds 280 4,729 9,737 0.03 0.49
1 Qualified nursing staff working in the specialty of care of the elderly.
2 The average daily number of geriatric assessment and geriatric long stay beds occupied in all NHS hospitals in Scotland; quarter ending 31 March 1992. Borrowed and temporary beds are included.
Table 4 Whole-time equivalent qualified nursing staff employed, places (beds) available and the ratio qualified staff: beds of establishments registered under the Nursing Homes Registration (Scotland) Act 1938 at 31 March 1992 Number Nursing Staff 3,911.0 Beds2 14,161 Staff: Beds 0.28 1 Excludes independent acute sector establishments (mainly private hospitals) registered under the Act (8 in 1992); other "non nursing home" establishments may be included. 2 Information on occupancy is not currently centrally available; the number of beds is the nearest indicator as occupancy levels will generally exceed 90 per cent.