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NHS: Staff

Question for Department of Health

UIN HL633, tabled on 25 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-clinical or managerial staff were working in the National Health Service on (1) 1 April 2010, and (2) 1 April 2014.

Answered on

3 July 2014

In the provisional monthly National Health Service hospital and community health service (HCHS) workforce statistics, published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, the category of NHS Infrastructure Support Staff records the numbers of non-clinical staff working in the NHS in England. This includes administrative and clerical staff working in central functions; hotel, property and estates; as well as managers and senior managers.

The numbers of NHS Infrastructure Support staff as at 31 March 2010 and 31 March 2014 are shown in the following table. The statistics for March 2014 are the latest available and therefore March 2010 data is also used to ease comparability. The April 2014 statistics will be published on 22 July 2014.