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Nhs Staff

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many NHS staff were employed as (a) general/senior managers and (b) administrators and clerical staff in Wales in each year since 1989–90.

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the answer given to the hon. Member for Darlington (Mr. Milburn) on 18 January, at column 57. The validated 1992 figure for clerical and administrative staff is 8,347.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of the numbers of NHS nursing and midwifery staff by pay grades within the groups of senior nursing and midwifery staff, educational staff, clinical nursing and midwifery staff, learners and other staff; and if he will list the number of Project 2000 nursing students in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992, and the percentage change between each year.

Staff in post as at 30 September (whole-time equivalents)

Percentage change

1989

1990

1991

19921

1989–90

1990–91

1991–921

NB3126 years and over37n/an/an/a
Day nursery staff:
NM11Nursery assistant (19 and over)1n/an/a-100·0
NM21Nursery nurse—NNEB2361032·2140·753·0
NM41Deputy matron11n/an/a0·0
NM61Matron11220·0100·00·0
Clinical grades:
NP01Grade A (under 18)562521·1-62·7126·4
NP06Grade A (18 and over)5,8995,6075,5305,897-4·9-1·46·6
NP16Grade B1,1621,4141,4761,44021·74·4-2·4
NP21Grade C1,247986872758-20·9-11·5-13·0
NP26Grade D (2nd level enrolled nurse)3,3173,3703,1772,9241·6-5·7-8·0
NP31Grade D (1st level registered nurses)1,0231,2011,5041,85417·425·223·3
NP36Grade E5,1785,2625,3395,5111·61·53·2
NP41Grade F1,8201,8601,8681,9552·20·54·7
NP46Grade G3,7553,7643,7283,6110·2-1·0-3·1
NP51Grade H5686006316705·65·26·1
NP56MGrade I4104243833473·3-9·7-9·4
Education staff:
NR01Grade 15161503421·1-17·7-32·6
NR11Grade 22442502632372·45·4-10·2
NR21Grade 3394228107·7-33·3-64·3
NR31Grade 41820294311·145·048·3
NR41Grade 52126-50·0100·0200·0
NR51Grade 6452125·0-60·0-50·0
NR61Grade 7122n/a100·00·0
Senior nurses2:
NT11Senior nurse 636111-69·8-92·6-100·0
NT16Senior nurse 5141517·1-93·3-100·0
NT21Senior nurse 4353051-14·3-83·3-80·0
NT26Senior nurse 316184212·5-77·8-50·0
NT31Senior nurse 28830·0-60·7-100·0
NT36Senior nurse 19744-22·2-42·90·0
NT41Senior nurse 1 +11-100·0n/a-100·0
Senior nurses/midwives2:
NX01District/unit5979n/an/a33·9
NX02District/unit43n/an/a-25·0
NX 11Unit—1st level3034n/an/a13·3
NX 12Unit—1st level21n/an/a-50·0
NX21District—1st level33n/an/an/a
NX31Region11n/an/an/a
Obsolete grades2:
NWSenior nurse—education1062-40·0-66·7-100·0
NCNursing officer2-100·0n/an/a
NDDirector of nurse education3940952·6-77·5-44·4
NFCANO45225·0-60·0-100·0
Project 2000 nursing students3421n/an/an/a
n/a = Not applicable.

1 The 1992 figures exclude about 64 Wte nursing and midwifery staff employed by Pembrokeshire NHS Trust on local payscales to whom the standard pay grades do not apply. In addition to the figures shown there were about 1,000 student nurses at 30 September 1992 who had been reclassified as students following the introduction of Project 2000 nursing education reforms.

2 Since 1 January 1991 staff on "obsolete" grades shown and senior nurse payscales have been eligible to transfer to new senior nurse payscales (NX).

3 As at 31 March.

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of the numbers of health service directly employed staff by main staff group for each year from 1987 to 1992 and he will give the changes between each year over the whole period in numbers and percentages.

Staff in post as at 30 September (whole-time equivalents)

1987

1988

1989

1990

1991

1992

Medical and Dental2,4712,5452,6022,6912,708n/a
Nursing and Midwifery27,76427,92028,03728,09327,962

127,583

Professional and Technical4,9935,1115,3185,4525,7885,877
Administrative and Clerical47,0877,2797,5658,0698,7339,195
Ambulance staff1,5891,5661,5791,5481,5651,547
Ancillary staff9,8109,1178,6448,2397,6317,312
Works staff476447415388335362
Maintenance staff1,6921,6091,5761,5451,5041,436
Unknown242237

Change

1987–88

1988–89

1989–90

1990–91

1991–92

1987–92

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Number

Per cent.

Medical and Dental743·0572·2893·4170·6n/an/a237

39–6

Nursing and Midwifery1560·61170·4560·2-131-0·5-379-1·4-181-0·7
Professional and Technical1182·42074·11342·53366·2891·588417·7
Administrative and Clerical41922·72863·95046·76648·24625·32,10829·7
Ambulance staff-23-1·4130·8-31-2·0171·1-18-1·2-42-2·6
Ancillary staff-693-7·1-473-5·2-405-4·7-608-7·4-319-4·2-2,498-25·5
Works staff-29-6·1-32-7·2-27-6·5-53-13·7278·1-114-23·9
Maintenance staff-83-4·9-33-2·1-31-2·0-41-2·7-68-4·5-256-15·1
Unknown1n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a195464·3n/an/a
n/a = Not available.

1 In addition there are about 1,000 student nurses who have been reclassified as students following the introduction of Project 2000 nursing education reforms.

2 Staff paid on locally devised payscales who can no longer be allocated to a specific staff group. This affects the comparability of 1991 and 1992 figures for all staff groups.

3 1987 to 1991

4 Including general and senior managers.