§ Baroness Cumberlege
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Hayman on 20 July (WA 100–102), what were the number of midwives employed in 1994 and in 1989 and on what grades. [HL4138]
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Health (Lord Hunt of Kings Heath)
Further to the reply of my noble friend Baroness Hayman to the noble Baroness on 20 July, cols.WA 100–102, the information requested is given in the table. This corrects the omission of this table, due to a clerical error, from the previous reply.
NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): Midwifery staff by grade, in the United Kingdom, as at 30 September each year whole time equivalents 1989 1994 England Total 23,170 20,830 Senior Nurses — 80 Grade 1 — 240 Grade H — 470 Grade G — 7,380 Grade F — 3,630 Grade E — 7,010 Grade D — 210 Grade C — 50 Other qualified staff — 230 Learners — 1,500 All others — 50 Scotland Total1 3,210 3,280 Grade I — 30 Grade H — 120 Grade G — 1,150 Grade E — 750 Grade E — 1,240 Grade D — 10 Wales Total2 — — Northern Ireland Total3 1,080 960
1Scotland data for 1989 have been estimated. The total staff working in maternity is known for this year but the proportion of staff who were registered midwives is unknown. It is estimated that in 1989 95 per cent of maternity staff had a midwifery qualification. Scotland data comprise hospital and community midwives and combined duty nurses working in midwifery.
2 Reliable estimates of the numbers of nursing staff employed in specific occupational groups such as midwives are not available for 1989 and 1994 for Wales.
3 Northern Ireland figures are March 1990 (the earliest available) and March 1994. They comprise the number of staff at midwife or student midwife grades, and may include bank staff or those on temporary contracts.
4 Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
5 Due to rounding, totals may not equal the sum of component parts.
6— = not available.
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census.
ISD Scotland National Manpower Statistics.
National Assembly for Wales.
Northern Ireland Personnel Information Management System.