Additional Information from the Department
For the latest year for which the figures are
available, there were:
397 medical and virology consultants (363 whole time
11 virology consultants (9 wte);
82 consultants in infectious diseases;
65 consultants in public health medicine;
650 general practitioners with a special interest;
32,000 wte practice nurses, health visitors and district
2,000 school nurses (in term time).
The qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical
staff employed in pathology were:
11,710 scientific officers;
The unqualified staff in the same area were:
680 students/trainees; and
6,280 helpers and assistants.
All of these figures are whole time equivalents.
It is not possible to differentiate between disciplines for the
pathology staff, as I am advised that this information is not