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National Health Service (Ancillary Staff)

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish the average annual numbers of ancillary staff employed in the National Health Service for each year since 1972.

The numbers of ancillary staff, together with the whole-time equivalents, employed in the National Health Service in England at 30 September in each year were as follows:

NumberWhole-time Equivalent
(thousands)(thousands)
1972200·9167·8
1973200·3165·1
1974202·4163·4
1975208·6167·8
1976216·7173·6
1977217·3172·8
1978219·1172·2
1979219·4171·9
1980220·6172·0
1981221·4172·2
As a result of the NHS reorganisation on 1 April 1974 the figures for 1972 and 1973 are not strictly comparable with those for subsequent years.