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Nhs Staff

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many persons were directly employed as staff in the National Health Service for the whole of Wales in (a) 1979, (b) 1984, (c) 1987 and (d) the latest available date.

The whole-time equivalents of staff directly employed by the NHS in Wales, including the Welsh Health Common Services Authority, is given in the table:

Staff in post as at 30 SeptemberNumbers
197950,320
198454,528
198755,882
1989155,679
1 Provisional.
These figures are not adjusted to take into account the change in nurses' hours from 40 to 37ยท5 in 1980.