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Nhs (Employees)

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will provide figures for each year since 1979 for the numbers of men and women employed in the National Health Service in the United Kingdom in each main occupational group.

asked the Prime Minister if she will provide figures for each year since 1979 for the number of people employed by the National Health Service, broken down by full-time and part-time employees in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

NHS directly employed staff*
as at 30 SeptemberNumbers
Whole time║571,900584,700611,000617,400617,200611,000
Part time║339,700352,200353,000354,400352,800348,200
All staff913,500938,800965,800973,700971,900959,200
Whole time87,80089,50092,60093,30093,70092,700
Part time49,20049,70051,10052,30052,30052,500
All staff137,000139,300143,700145,600146,000145,200
Whole time38,30039,30040,60041,50041,50041,400
Part time22,50023,30023,60024,20023,90023,400
All staff60,70062,60064,20065,70065,40064,800
Northern Ireland║
Whole time34,60035,70037,00037,80038,100
Part time26,20026,90028,50029,20029,200
All staff60,80062,60065,40067,00067,300
* Excludes agency staff, hospital practitioners, part-time medical officers (clinical assistants), general medical practitioners participating in hospital staff funds, staff of special hospitals and occasional sessional staff in the community health services. Includes locums.
Figures are independently rounded to nearest 100. Because of rounding the sum of the component figures may not equal the total.
║ Excludes locums as full-time/part-time split for this group is not available for England.
¶ Includes personal social services staff as these cannot be separately identified.
• 1984 figures not available for Northern Ireland.