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West Hertfordshire NHS Acute Trust: Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses, (d) other professional healthcare staff, (e) administrative and clerical staff and (f) auxiliary staff were employed by West Herts NHS Acute Trust in each year since 1996-97. (193400)

The information is set out in the following table. The most recent year for which data are available is 2006.

The numbers of full-time equivalent national health service staff in the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust1 as at 30 September in each year since 1996

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

Hospital and Community Health Services(HCHS) medical consultants

137

153

146

145

143

161

159

156

161

153

152

HCHS dental consultants

2

4

3

2

2

2

3

2

2

2

3

Other HCHS medical staff

254

291

269

276

264

267

271

267

332

320

344

Other HCHS dental staff

5

6

7

8

6

1

1

1

2

5

5

Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff

1,362

1,326

1,177

1,184

1,091

1,259

1,176

1,301

1,321

1,208

1,237

Qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff

498

493

483

483

462

475

495

467

483

384

382

Support to clinical staff

1,016

855

879

790

740

900

919

1,132

1,171

1,050

960

NHS infrastructure support

677

512

525

359

366

481

539

574

583

583

518

Other staff or those with unknown classification

8

2

5

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1 In 2000, Mount Vernon and Watford Hospitals and St. Albans and Hemel Hempstead NHS Trusts merged to form the West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trusts. Figures prior to 2000 are an aggregate of these two predecessor organisations.

Note:

Full-time equivalent figures have been rounded to the nearest whole number. Data for 2007 are released on 14 March.

Sources:

The Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce Census, The Information Centre for health and social care Non-Medical Workforce Census