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East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation NHS Foundation Trust: Nurses

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 105461, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full time equivalent nurses are employed by East Suffolk and North Essex Foundation Trust, and its predecessor trusts, in each year since 2009-10.

Answered on

24 January 2022

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

In July 2018, Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust merged with Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust to form East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust. The following table shows the number of full time equivalent (FTE) nurses employed by Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust from September 2009 to September 2017.

Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust

Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust

Total

September 2009

868

833

1,701

September 2010

873

857

1,729

September 2011

865

872

1,737

September 2012

836

903

1,739

September 2013

850

961

1,811

September 2014

872

949

1,821

September 2015

905

1,017

1,923

September 2016

981

964

1,944

September 2017

1,010

940

1,950

The following table shows the number of FTE nurses employed by East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust from September 2018 to September 2021.

September 2018

2,208

September 2019

2,325

September 2020

2,415

September 2021

2,644