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NHS Personnel (Ethnicity)

Mr. McNamara: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ethnic composition of NHS personnel is broken down into the categories of the Census for (a) doctors, (b) consultants, (c) general practitioners excluding retainers, registrars and locums, (d) nurses, (e) midwives, (f) managers and senior managers, (g) other and (h) all NHS personnel. [224647]

Mr. Hutton: Information on the ethnicity of general practitioners and practice staff is not collected centrally.

Information on the ethnic composition of all other national health service personnel is shown in the table.
Hospital, Public Health Medicine and Community Health Services (HCHS): Medical and dental staff(56), and Non-medical staff(57) by ethnicity(58)
England as at 30 September 2004    Number (headcount)

All HCHS staffHCHS medical and dental staff(56)of which: HCHS ConsultantAll non-medical staff(57)of which: Professionally qualified clinical staff totalQualified nursesof which: Midwives
All staff1,184,74882,95130,6501,101,797521,526375,37124,844
2001 Population Census Ethnic Group Categories
All 2001 Ethnic Groups1,118,64174,67725,6351,043,964493,353354,85922,759
Black or Black British46,9332,56960544,36423,73821,0991,585
Asian or Asian British61,44120,3843,52941,05724,38319,066340
Any Other Ethnic Group19,9763,63695316,34010,9189,580187
Not Stated123,7471,626312122,12161,57954,7182,896
Earlier Ethnic Group Categories(58)
All Earlier Ethnic Groups66,1078,2745,01 5 ;57,83328,17320,5122,085
Any Other Ethnic Group1,42149923092267160018
Not Stated4,2854824,2372,0751,179141

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Qualified ST&T totalQualified AHPsQualified healthcare scientistsOther qualified ST&TQualified ambulance staffSupport to clinical staff TotalSupport to doctors and nursesSupport to ST&T
All staff128,88358,95928,24241,68217,272368,285303,63055,025
2001 Population Census Ethnic Group Categories
All 2001 Ethnic Groups121,80456,07726,23739,49016,690349,151287,44952,157
Black or Black British2,5678537559597214,19212,5671,525
Asian or Asian British5,2231,7401,5351,948949,3927,3271,975
Any Other Ethnic Group1,306376376554323,3892,909470
Not Stated5,5042,4951,1551,8541,35748,95945,8512,525
Earlier Ethnic Group Categories(58)
All Earlier Ethnic Groups7,0792,8822,0052,19258219,13416,1812,868
Any Other Ethnic Group7125232316314914
Not Stated4921521811594041,3181,069209

Support to ambulance staffNHS infrastructure support TotalCentral functionsHotel property ad estate staffManagers and senior managersOther and unknown total
All staff9,630211,48999,83173,93237,726497
2001 Population Census Ethnic Group Categories
All 2001 Ethnic Groups9,545200,99596,31768,40736,271465
Black or Black British1006,4332,8292,8137911
Asian or Asian British907,2794,0272,3708823
Any Other Ethnic Group102,0328319532481
Not Stated58311,5315,1144,0102,40752
Earlier Ethnic Group Categories(58)
All Earlier Ethnic Groups8510,4943,5145,5251,45532
Any Other Ethnic Group88353221
Not Stated408432614431391

(56)Excludes Medical Hospital Practitioners and Medical Clinical Assistants, most of whom are GPs working part time in hospitals.
(57)In non-medical data, Unknown" includes unstated and unrecorded ethnic group. The ethnic group of all bank staff is unrecorded.
(58)From 1 April 2001, newly appointed staff have been asked to classify themselves using the ethnic categories listed in the 2001 population census. Existing staff will be reclassified over time but data returns currently include a mixture of 2001 categories and older information based on 1991 population census categories.
Department of Health medical and dental workforce census
Department of Health General and Personal Medical Practitioners
Department of Health non-Medical Workforce Census

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NHS University

Dr. Francis: To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the training programmes of the NHS University will be continued in (a) Wales and (b) Northern Ireland. [223968]

Mr. Hutton: Decisions on the future of NHS University training programmes will be announced shortly.


Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salaries are of the eight regional directors of the National Institute for Mental Health, England (NIMHE); what the cost is of running NIMHE; and how many people have been employed by NIMHE in each year since its inception. [222014]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The salary range for National Institute for Mental Health (NIMHE) regional directors is between £78,000 and £115,000. The eight regional directors are employed by different local national health service organisations and as such, their salary details are not collected centrally. The salaries of NIMHE regional directors are not set centrally but, are decided by the local arrangements of the host organisation.

NIMHE's budget for 2004–05 is £22.903 million. Of this, £10.61 million is allocated to regional development centres, £9.7725 million to NIMHE national programmes, £2.22 million for central running costs, and £300,000 for NIMHE fellows.

Since NIMHE's establishment in June 2002, NIMHE has employed 56.8 whole time equivalent (wte) members of staff in 2002–03, 139.9 wte in 2003–04, and 230.15 wte in 2004–05.

The NIMHE in England was established to directly support front-line organisations to improve their care, helping them to develop services consistent with the standards laid out in the national service framework. The NIMHE regional centres often employ or second in on a part-time basis—clinical staff from front line organisations.

Tim Loughton: To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the purpose was of the recent trip by National Institute for Mental Health, England staff members to Australia and the Far East; how many members of staff were involved; what their air travel arrangements were; and how much the visit cost. [222016]

Ms Rosie Winterton: The recent visit made by staff from the National Institute for Mental Health in England (NIMHE) was to New Zealand, rather than Australia and the Far East. The purpose of the visit was to attend the International Institute of Mental Health Leaders conference.

The visit to NZ is part of an international initiative to promote effective leadership of mental health services sponsored by the Department in England and the equivalent bodies in the United States of America, NZ and Australia.
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The NIMHE paid for 11 people to visit NZ, which included a national service user (and his carer) and a national carer representative. All air travel arrangements were made following guidance issued by the Department. The total cost NIMHE was £24,000.

Examples of learning by involvement in the International Initiative Mental Health Leadership exchanges and conference encompassed seeing how NZ is taking a leading role internationally in tackling issues of direct relevance to services in the United Kingdom, including:

Among the issues that NZ staff were anxious to learn about were the UK experience of:

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