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Nhs (Staff Statistics)

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many (a) ancillary staff, (b) maintenance staff, (c) ambulance staff and (d) nurses and midwives

NHS directly-employed staff* England Whole time equivalents
30 September
1978197919801981198219831984
WTEPercentage of totalWTEPercentage of totalWTEPercentage of totalWTEPercentage of totalWTEPercentage of totalWTEPercentage of totalWTEPercentage of total
Ancillary†172,20022·7171,90022·2172,00021·7172,20020·9170,50020·6166,20020·1152,200†18·6
Maintenance19,9002·620,1002·620,6002·621,0002·621,0002·520,8002·520,2002·5
Ambulance17,5002·317,1002·217,8002·218,2002·218,3002·218,4002·218,1002·2
Nursing and Midwifery‡351,00046·2358,40046·3370,10046·7391,80047·6397,10047·9391,10048·0397,50048·6
Other Staff†║199,10026·2205,80026·6211,50026·7219,20026·7221,60026·7224,90027·3229,20028·0
Total759,700100·0773,300100·0791,900100·0822,400100·0828,500100·0827,400100·0817,200100·0
* Whole time equivalents shown rounded to the nearest 100. Percentage based on unrounded figures. Because of rounding, the sum of the component group may differ from the total.
† At 1 April 1984, operating Department Assistants transferred from the Ancillary to the Professional and Technical staff group. Figures for 1984 are therefore not directly comparable with those for earlier years.
‡ Includes agency staff.
║ Administrative and clerical, medical and dental (includes locums), professional and technical staff.

were working in the National Health Service for each year since 1978, expressed in absolute numbers and as a percentage of total National Health Service staff.