§ Mr. Hancock
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many(a) nurses and (b) doctors were employed in the NHS in the Portsmouth and South-east Hampshire health authority (i) in May 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Blears
The information requested is shown in the table.
NHS hospital and community health services (HCHS): Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff by qualification and practice nurses and practitioners (excluding GP retainers) and medical and dental staff working in the Portsmouth and South-east Hampshire health authority area as at 30 September of each year Headcount Category 1997 2000 All Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting staff 3,120 3,620 Of which: Qualified 2,820 3,220 Unqualified 300 400 Practice Nurses 240 270 All Practitioners (excluding GP retainers)1 310 330 Of which: Unrestricted Principals and Equivalents (UPEs)2 300 310 All Medical and Dental Staff3 540 670 1 All practitioners (excluding GP retainers) include UPE's, Restricted Principals, Assistants, GP Registrars, Salaried Doctors(para 52 SFA) and PMS Others. GP retainers were collected for the first time in 1999, in 2000 there were 11 in the Portsmouth and South-east Hampshire health authority area. 2 Unrestricted Principals and Equivalents (UPEs) includes GMS Unrestricted Principals, PMS Contracted GPs and PMS Salaried GPs 3 Excludes Medical Hospital Practitioners and Medical Clinical Assistants, most of whom are also GPs working part-time in hospitals.
- 1. Figures excluded learners and agency staff
- 2. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
- 3. Due to rounding totals currently available.
- 4. 2000 figures will be released shortly.
- 5. 2001 figures will be released shortly.
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census.
Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census.
Department of Health General and Personal Medical services Statistics.