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NHS: Overtime

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 15354, tabled on 14 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the (a) amount of overtime worked and (b) cost of that overtime worked by NHS staff throughout the course of the covid-19 outbreak.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 September 2021

The amount of overtime worked is not held centrally. The total value of overtime worked by National Health Service staff working in the hospital and community health sector between March 2020 and December 2020 is £1,340 million.

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