To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent doctors there were in the NHS in (a) 1985, (b) 1990, (c) 1995, (d) 2000, (e) 2005, (f) 2010 and (g) 2015.
13 February 2018
NHS Digital data for monthly workforce statistics is not comparable to figures before 2009 due to a change in data collection methods.
NHS Digital publishes workforce statistics, and the following table shows the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) hospital and community health service (HCHS) doctors that were employed by the National Health Service in October in 2010 and 2015.
HCHS Doctors (FTE)
Source: NHS Digital monthly workforce statistics