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National Health Service (Staff)

Volume 114: debated on Tuesday 7 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will give, for regional health authority, SHA and district health authority in England and for each year since 1982, the numbers of staff in the following groups (a) medical and dental, (b) nursing and midwifery, (c) adminstrative and clerical, (d) ancillary, (e) other employees and (f) total employees in terms of: (i) the actual number of employees and (ii) whole-time equivalents.

[pursuant to his reply, 13 March 1987, c. 331]: The table gives the information requested for each regional health authority in England, and a total for the London Postgraduate SHAs, for each of the years 1982 to 1986 inclusive. Figures for district health authorities are not readily available in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Region

Medical2 and Dental

Nursing3 and Midwifery

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary

Others4

Total

2. Yorkshire RHA

Number3,90034,3008,30017,6009,80073,900
Whole lime equivalents3,00030.0007,10013,3008,60062,000
3.Trent RHA
Number4,40040,40010,50022,50011,30089,000
Whole time equivalents3,50035,4009,00016,60010,20074,700
4.East Anglian RHA
Number2,00016,6004,5007,9004,90035,900
Whole time equivalents1,50014,4003,9006,0004,20030.000
5.North West Thames RHA
Number4,40034,00010,00015,2008,40072,000
Whole time equivalents3,30029,1008,50012,4007,10060,400
6.North East Thames RHA
Number5,30039,50011,80019,60010.60086,700
Whole time equivalents4,10035,10010,10016,0009,50074,800
7.South East Thames RHA
Number4,50037,30011,40018,70010,00081,900
Whole time equivalent3,40031,6009,40015,0008,60067,800
8.South West Thames RHA
Number3,40029,1007,90013,2007,40061,000
Whole time equivalents2,50025,0006,50010,5006,20050,700
9.Wessex RHA
Number2,90025,4006,60011,8006,70053,400
Whole time equivalents2,10021,6005,5008,7005,80043,800
10.Oxford RHA
Number2,70019,7005,9008,0005,70042,000
Whole time equivalents1,80016,7004,7006,3004,70034,200
11.South Western RHA
Number3,40031,4008,20014,0008,60065,600
Whole time equivalents2,60026,1006,80010,6007,50053,600
12.West Midlands RHA
Number5,60047,10012,70022,50013,200101,200
Whole time equivalents4,20041,10010,80016,80011,80084,700
13.Mersey RHA
Number2,80025,6006,30012,6006,70053,900
Whole time equivalents2,20022,5005,3009,4005,90045,200
14.North Western RHA
Number4,90042,20011,60019,30011,70089,600
Whole time equivalents3,80037,0009,80014,90010,60076,200
20.London PG SHAs
Number1,6005,8002,0002,8002,00014,200
Whole time equivalents1,0005,2001,8002,4001,90012,300
England total5
Number55,300458,200128,400220,200127,600989,600
Whole time equivalents41,500397,100108,800170,500112,700830,600

Source: DHSS Annual Censuses of Medical and Non-Medical Manpower.

1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest 100 (numbers and whole-time

equivalents).

2 Includes permanent (whole-time, part-time and honorary) staff and locums.

3 Includes agency staff.

4 Includes Professional and technical, professions allied to medicine, scientists,

works, maintenance and ambulance staff.

5 Includes London Ambulance Service, Dental estimates board and Prescription

Pricing Authority staff.

NHS directly employed staff: 30 September 1983

Numbers and Whole-time Equivalents1

Region

Medical2 and Dental

Nursing3 and Midwifery

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary

Others4

Total

1.Northern RHA
Number3,70030,5006,90014,2008,00063,300
Whole time equivalents2,80026,8006,20011,2007,50054,50
2.Yorkshire RHA
Number3,90034,2008,30017,4009,80073,600
Whole time equivalents3,00029,8007,10013,1008,60061,700
3.Trent RHA
Number4,50040,30010,50022,00011,50088,900
Whole time equivalents3,60035,2009,00016,20010,40074,400
4.East Anglian RHA
Number2,00016,8004,7008,0005,00036,600
Whole time equivalents1,50014,5004,1006,0004,30030,500
5.North West Thames

RHA

Number4,50033,10010,10014,8008,40070,900
Whole time equivalents3,30028,7008,50012,1007,20059,700
6.North East Thames RHA
Number5,30040,10011,80018,80010,50086,500

Region

Medical2 and Dental

Nursing3 and Midwifery

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary

Others4

Total

Whole time equivalents4,00035,20010,20015,4009,50074,400
7.South East Thames RHA
Number4,70037,00011,40018,00010,00081.100
Whole time equivalents3,50031,5009,40014,5008,60067,400
8.South West Thames RHA
Number3,40029,5008,10012,8007,60061,300
Whole time equivalents2,50025,2006,60010,2006,30050,800
9.Wessex RHA
Number2,80026,0006,80011,7006,80054,100
Whole time equivalents2,00022,0005,6008,6005,90044,200
10.Oxford RHA
Number2,70019,7005,9007,9005,70041,800
Whole time equivalents1,90016,6004,7006,1004,70034,000
11.South Western RHA
Number3,50030.8008,30013,7008,70064,900
Whole time equivalents2,60026,1006,90010,3007,50053,400
12.West Midlands RHA
Number5,70046.80013,10022,10013,500101,200
Whole time equivalents4,20040,80011,10016,50012,00084,600
13.Mersey RHA
Number2,80025,6006,30012,1006,70053,500
Whole time equivalents2,20022,3005,3008,9006,00044,800
14.North Western RHA
Number5,00042,40011,60018,90011,90089,800
Whole time equivalents3,90037,1009,80014,60010,90076,300
20.London PG SHAs
Number1,6005,5002,0002,8002,10014,000
Whole time equivalents1,0005,2001,9002,4001,90012,400
England total5
Number56,100458,300129,600215,300128,800988,000
Whole time equivalents42,300397,100110,000166,200113,900829,400

Source: DHSS Annual Censuses of Medical and Non-Medical Manpower.

1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest 100 (numbers and whole-time

equivalents).

2 Includes permanent (whole-time, part-time and honorary) staff and locums.

3 Includes agency staff.

4 Includes Professional and technical, professions allied to medicine, scientists,

works, maintenance and ambulance staff.

5 Includes London Ambulance Service, Dental estimates board and Prescription Pricing Authority staff.

NHS directly employed staff: 30 September 1984

Numbers and Whole-time Equivalents1

Region

Medical2 and Dental

Nursing3 and Midwifery

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary6

Others4 6

Total

1.Northern RHA
Number3,60030,6007,10013,6008.20063,000
Whole time equivalents2.80026,7006,30010,7007,70054,200
2.Yorkshire RHA
Number3,50034,3008,50016,20010,20072,800
Whole time equivalents2,70029,9007,30012,1009,00061,000
3.Trent RHA
Number4,60040,70010,90020,70012,00088,800
Whole time equivalants3,70035,5009,30014,90011,00074,500
4.East Anglian RHA
Number2,00017,5004,8007,5005,20037,000
Whole time equivalents1,50015,0004,1005,5004,50030,700
5.North West Thames RHA
Number4,40033,60010,10013,6008,50070,100
Whole time equivalents3,30028,7008,40011,0007,20058,600
6.North East Thames RHA
Number5,30041,00011,60016,90010,90085,700
Whole time equivalents4,10035,30010,10013,9009,80073,100
7.South East Thames RHA
Number4,80037,10011,20015,70010,30079,100
Whole time equivalents3,50031,1009,30012,5008,90065,300
8.South West Thames RHA
Number3,40029,5007,80011,4007,50059,600
Whole time equivalents2,50024,9006,4009,0006,30049,100
9.Wessex RHA
Number3,00026,3006,90011,1007.00054,300
Whole time equivalents2,20022,3005,7008,0006,20044,300
10.Oxford RHA
Number2,80020,2006,1007,4005,90042,400
Whole time equivalents1,90017,0004,9005,7005,00034,500
11.South Western RHA

Region

Medical2 and Dental

Nursing3 and Midwifery

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary6

Others4 6

Total

Number3,50031,0008,20012,8008,80064,300
Whole time equivalents2,60026,2006,8009,5007,70052,800
12.West Midlands RHA
Number5,60047,20013,10020,70013,800100,500
Whole time equivalents4,30041,00011,20015,20012,30084,000
13.Mersey RHA
Number2,80025,3006,40011,3006,90052,700
Whole time equivalents2,20021,9005,4008,2006,20044,000
14.North Western RHA
Number5,00042,80011,50017,60011,80088,700
Whole time equivalents3,90037,3009,70013,60010,80075,400
20.London PG SHAs
Number1,6005,3001,9002,4002,00013,200
Whole time equivalents1,1004,9001,7002,1001,80011,600
England total5
Number56,100462,400130,100199,000131,400978,800
Whole time equivalents42,300397,500110,300152,200117,000819,300

Source : DHSS Annual Censuses of Medical and Non-Medical Manpower.

1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest 100 (numbers and whole-time

equivalents).

2 Includes permanent (whole-time, part-time and honorary) staff and locums.

3 Includes agency staff.

4 Includes Professional and technical, professions allied to medicine, scientists,

works, maintenance and ambulance staff.

5 Includes London Ambulance Service, Dental estimates board and Prescription

Pricing Authority staff.

6 Not adjusted for transfer of Operating Department Assistants from Ancillary to

Professional and Technical staff group on 1 April 1984.

NHS directly employed staff: 30 September 1985

Numbers and Whole-time Equivalents1

Region

Medical and Dental2

Nursing and Midwifery3

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary6

Others4 6

Total

1.Northern RHA
Number3,70031,0006,90013,0008,20062,900
Whole time equivalents2,80027,1006,10010,0007,70053,800
2.Yorkshire RHA
Number3,90034,8008,30015,40010,40072,600
Whole time equivalents2,90030,2007,00011,3009,20060,600
3.Trent RHA
Number4,70042,00010,60019,70012,40089,400
Whole time equivalents3,80036,7009,00014,00011,30074,800
4.East Anglian RHA
Number2,10018,3004,7006,6005,30037,100
Whole time equivalents1,60015,5004,0004,9004,60030,600
5.North West Thames RHA
Number4,50033,8009,50011,9008,50068,100
Whole time equivalents3,40028,5007,8009,6007,30056,500
6.North East Thames RHA
Number5,50041,50011,40015,50010,80084,700
Whole time equivalents4,20034,6009,80012,6009,70070,800
7.South East Thames RHA
Number4,60037,20010,90014,30010,20077,200
Whole time equivalents3,50030,8008,90011,4008,90063,400
8.South West Thames RHA
Number3,50029,6007,4009,5007,50057,600
Whole time equivalents2,50024,7006,0007,6006,40047,200
9.Wessex RHA
Number3,00026,8006,60010,5007,10054,000
Whole time equivalents2,10022,8005,4007,6006,30044,200
10.Oxford RHA
Number2,90020,3005,9006,5006,00041,600
Whole time equivalents2,00016,9004,7005,0005,10033,600
11.South Western RHA
Number3,50031,7008,10011,9009,00064,200
Whole time equivalents2,60026,7006,7008,8007,80052,600
12.West Midlands RHA
Number5,70048,60013,00019,90014,000101,200
Whole time equivalents4,40042,10011,00014,40012,60084,400
13.Mersey RHA
Number2,90025,8006,30010,6006,90052,500
Whole time equivalents2,30022,2005,3007,6006,20043,600
14.North Western RHA
Number4,90043,20011,10016,80011,90088,000
Whole time equivalents3,90037,7009,40012,80010,90074,700
20.London PG SHAs
Number1,6005,6006,7002,1002.00018.000
Whole time equivalents1,0005,0006,3001,8001,90016,000

Region

Medical and Dental2

Nursing and Midwifery3

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary6

Others4 6

Total

England total5
Number57,000470,300131,300184,200132,800975,500
Whole time equivalents43,000401,200111,000139,400118,300812,900

Source : DHSS Annual Censuses of Medical and Non-Medical Manpower.

1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest 100 (numbers and whole-time

equivalents).

2 Includes permanent (whole-time, part-time and honorary) staff and locums.

3 Includes agency staff.

4 Includes Professional and technical, professions allied to medicine, scientists,

works, maintenance and ambulance staff.

5 Includes London Ambulance Service, Dental estimates board and Prescription

Pricing Authority staff.

6 Not adjusted for transfer of Operating Department Assistants from Ancillary to

Professional and Technical staff group on 1 April 1984.

NHS directly employed staff: 30 September 1986 (Provisional)

Numbers and Whole-time Equivalents1

Region

Medical2 and Dental

Nursing3 and Midwifery

Administrative and Clerical

Ancillary6

Others4 6

Total

1, Northern RHA
Number3,70029,1007,10012,50010,40062,800
Whole time equivalents2,80027,3006,3009,2007,80053,500
2.Yorkshire RHA
Number4,000n.a.8,30013,900n.a.n.a.
Whole time equivalents3,00030,3007,0009,9009,40059,600
3.Trent RHA
Number4,70042,60010,50018,70012,60089,100
Whole time equivalents3,80037,1008,90013,00011,50074,300
4.East Anglian RHA
Number2,10018,7004,8006,1005,50037,200
Whole time equivalents1,60015,6004,0004,5004,80030,500
5.North West Thames RHA
Number4,40033,7009,5009,7008,40065,700
Whole time equivalents3,30028,7007,7007,8007,30054,800
6.North East Thames RHA
Number5,40035,70011,40013,60010,80076,900
Whole time equivalents4,20034,1009,80011,1009,70068,800
7.South East Thames RHA
Number4,70036,30011,00012,80010,10074,900
Whole time equivalents3,50030,2008,90010,1008,90061,600
8.South West Thames RHA
Number3,50029,5007,4008,1007,60056,000
Whole time equivalents2,50024,4005,9006,4006,40045,700
9.Wessex RHA
Number2,90027,3006,6009,4007,20053,300
Whole time equivalents2,10023,1005,4006,6006,30043,500
10.Oxford RHA
Number2,90020,5005,9006,0006,00041,300
Whole time equivalents2,00016,9004,7004,5005,10033,200
11.South Western RHA
Number3,60032,2008,20011,2009,10064,300
Whole time equivalents2,60027,0006,7008,1008,00052,400
12.West Midlands RHA
Number5,80049,40013,40018,70014,300101,600
Whole time equivalents4,40042,50011,30013,20012,80084,200
13.Mersey RHA
Number2,80026,2006,3009,6007,00052,000
Whole time equivalents2,20022,3005,3006,7006,30042,900
14.North Western RHA
Number5,10043,50011,40015,50011,70087,100
Whole time equivalents4,00037,8009,60011,60011,00074,100
20.London PG SHAs
Number1,7004,8001,8001,5001,80011,600
Whole time equivalents1,2004,8001,7001,5001,80010,900
England Total5
Number57,300n.a.226,000167,300n.a.n.a.
Whole time equivalents43,300402,100111,400124,300120,000801,000

Source : DHSS Annual Censuses of Medical and Non-Medical Manpower.

1 All figures are independently rounded to the nearest 100 (numbers and whole-time equivalents).

2 Includes permanent (whole-time, part-time and honorary) staff and locums.

3 Includes agency staff.

4 Includes Professional and technical, professions allied to medicine, scientists, works, maintenance and ambulance staff.

5 Includes London Ambulance Service, Dental estimates board and Prescription Pricing Authority staff.

6 Not adjusted for transfer of Operating Department Assistants from Ancillary to Professional and Technical staff group on 1 April 1984.

n.a.= not available.