§ Dr. Kumar
To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many doctors have joined the NHS in each year since 1990 and how many have joined in total since May 1997(a) nationally, (b) in Teesside and (c) in the constituency of Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) how many nurses have joined the NHS in each year since 1990; how many joined in total since May 1997 (a) nationally, (b) in Teesside and (c) in the constituency of Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Denham
The information requested is shown in the table. Information is not collected for the constituency of Middlesbrough, South and Cleveland, East.
Number of NHS Doctors1 in Tees Health Authority and England, 1990–99 Headcount Tees HA2 England 1990 881 101,243 19913 949 102,568 19923 999 103,925 19933 1,109 105,740 19943 1,151 106,685
Number of NHS Doctors1 in Tees Health Authority and England, 1990–99 Headcount Tees HA2 England 1995 1,217 109,869 1996 1,294 112,206 1997 1,382 115,439 1998 1,408 117,927 1999 1,452 120,347 1Includes all hospital medical staff (except Clinical Assistants and Hospital Practitioners, most of whom also work as GMPs); all General Medical Practitioners (except retainers); Public Health Medicine and Community Health Service Medical staff. Excludes locum doctors. 2GMP data relate to Cleveland FPC for 1990, Cleveland FHSA for 1991 to 1995 and Tees HA from 1996 onwards. 3Figures for 1991 to 1994 may not be fully comparable with other data due to under-recording of fundholding practice staff by FHSAs. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census at 30 September each year
Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics at 1 October each year
NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS): nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff and practice nurses, in England and Tees Regional Health Authority, as at 30 September each year Whole time equivalents England Tees HA 1990 403,100 n/a 1991 400,980 n/a 1992 387,910 n/a 1993 371,060 n/a 1994 357,780 n/a 1995 340,190 4,130 1996 342,480 4,400 1997 340,700 4,460 1998 342,550 4,760 1999 349,270 4,870
n/a = not applicable
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. Figures exclude learners and agency staff.
3. A new classification of the non-medical workforce was introduced in 1995. Information based on this classification is not directly comparable with earlier years.
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census