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NHS: Manpower

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 21 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff were employed by the NHS in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in the most recent year for which figures are available. (249035)

Information is not available in the format requested. The following table shows the number of staff employed in Hertfordshire.

Number (headcount)Total specified organisations1East and North Hertfordshire PCTEast and North Hertfordshire NHS TrustWest Hertfordshire PCTWest Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustHertfordshire Partnership NHS TrustAll Staff15,9793,1645,4383,2713,929177Of which:General Practice (GP)3,0371,474—1,563——All General Practitioners750340—410——Practice nurses412203—209——Other practice staff1,875931—944-—Medical and dental staff1,3252762519477177Non-medical staff211,6171,6634,8131,6893,452—Professionally qualified clinical staff6,1058352,5519261,793—Qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff4,5315481,9716421,370—Qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff (ST and T)1,574287580284423— Qualified Allied Health898272196262168—ProfessionsQualified Healthcare Scientists3642081155—Other qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff3121517621100—Support to clinical staff3,3233571,2475771,142—Support to doctors and nursing staff2,676311988510867—Support to ST and T staff6474625967275—National health service infrastructure support2,1724671,015173517—Central functions1,38635160484347—Hotel, property and estates445356287—Managers and senior managers341116558783—Other staff or those with unknownClassification174—13——Unknown174—13—— 1 Workforce data is not available at parliamentary constituency area, nor by broad geographical regions. Hemel Hempstead constituency and the area of Hertfordshire are contained within and served by the trusts and organisations provided here.2 Figure excludes medical hospital practitioners and medical clinical assistants, most of whom are GPs working part time in hospitals.Data qualityWorkforce statistics are compiled from data sent by more than 300 NHS trusts and primary care trusts (PCTs) in England. The NHS Information Centre for health and social care liaises closely with these organisations to encourage submission of complete and valid data and seeks to minimise inaccuracies and the effect of missing and invalid data. Processing methods and procedures are continually being updated to improve data quality. Where this happens any impact on figures already published will be assessed but unless this is significant at national level they will not be changed. Where there is impact only at detailed or local level this will be footnoted in relevant analyses.Source:The Information Centre for health and social care General and Personal Medical Services StatisticsThe Information Centre for health and social care Medical and Dental Workforce CensusThe Information Centre for health and social care Non-medical Workforce Census