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National Health Service (Staff)

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give a breakdown of National Health Service administrative and clerical personnel into senior administrators, junior administrators, clerical staff, secretaries and others for 1977, 1978 and the most recent date for which figures are available.

The information requested is given in the table below. Figures for 1979 are not yet available.

NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL STAFF*, ENGLAND
Whole-time equivalents 30 September
19771978
Senior Administrative5,9055,968
Junior Administrative14,35114,448
Clerical Staff47,65647,747
Secretaries15,25015,981
Typists7,0667,176
Other Staff223339
Support Services5,2115,284
Dental Estimates Board and Prescription Pricing Authority3,3753,359
All Administrative and Clerical Staff†99,036100,304
* Includes family practitioner service staff but excludes ambulance officers.
† Because of rounding the totals do not agree with the sum of their constituent parts.