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Podiatry: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 18581, tabled on 21 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many qualified chiropodists there are in the NHS in England; and how many there were in 2010.

Answered on

2 March 2020

NHS Digital publishes Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) workforce statistics. These include staff working in hospital trusts and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), but not staff working in primary care or in general practitioners surgeries, local authorities or other providers.

The following table shows the number of chiropodists employed at National Health Service trusts and CCGs as at October 2019, the latest available data compared to October 2010, full time equivalent.

October 2010

October 2019

Change

% Change

3,072

2,703

-369

12%