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Ministry of Defence: Staff

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 62599, tabled on 31 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time, non-reservist (a) doctors and (b) nurses are employed by (i) the Army and (ii) his Department.

Answered on

3 February 2017

As at 1 October 2016, there were the following numbers of personnel:



Total All Services

Trained full-time, non-reservist doctors



Trained full-time, non-reservist nurses (including healthcare assistants)



Also, as at 1 October 2016, there were 243 civilian doctors (medical practitioners and consultants) and 396 civilian nurses (including healthcare assistants).

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