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South Central Ambulance NHS Trust: Vacancies

Volume 472: debated on Monday 25 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) operational and (b) non-operational posts are vacant in the Buckinghamshire division of South Central Ambulance NHS Trust; (187947)

(2) how many members of staff have resigned from (a) operational and (b) non-operational posts in the Buckinghamshire division of South Central Ambulance NHS Trust since its inception;

(3) how many members of staff there are in (a) operational and (b) non-operational posts in the Buckinghamshire division of South Central Ambulance NHS Trust;

(4) how many members of staff in (a) operational and (b) non-operational posts are on sick leave in the Buckinghamshire division of South Central Ambulance NHS Trust.

[holding answer 21 February 2008]: The requested information on the number of staff on sick leave, and the number of staff who have resigned is not collected centrally. These are matters for South Central Ambulance Service National Health Service Trust, and the hon. Member may wish to approach the Chief Executive of the Trust for this information.

Information on number of staff in post, and number of vacant posts is not available in the requested format. Information is held at NHS trust level, and is provided in the following tables, for all categories of staff at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Latest available information is for September 2006 and March 2007.

Staff in the South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust by main staff group and level as at 30 September 2006

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust

headcount

Total

2,141

Professionally qualified clinical staff

972

Qualified nursing staff

2

Qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff

1

Manager

63

Emergency care practitioner

26

Ambulance paramedic

462

Ambulance technician

418

Support to ambulance staff

923

Ambulance personnel

372

Trainee ambulance technician

91

Healthcare assistant

5

Clerical and administrative

347

Support worker

103

Estates (maintenance and works, ambulances)

5

NHS infrastructure support

246

Central functions, clerical and administrative

88

Property and Estates, clerical and administrative

3

Estates (maintenance and works, buildings etc)

46

Senior managers

28

Manager

81

Source: The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.

NHS three month vacancies in South Central Ambulance Service NHS Trust as at March 2007

Total

7

Healthcare assistants and support staff within local delivery plan definition

0

Other healthcare assistants

0

Administrative and clerical staff

7

Ambulance staff

0

Notes: 1. Vacancy data is from the Vacancies Survey 2007. 2. Three month vacancy information is as at 31 March 2007. 3. Three month vacancies are vacancies which trusts are actively trying to fill, which had lasted for three months or more (full time equivalents). 4. Vacancy numbers are rounded to the nearest whole number. Source: The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census.