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Staff directly employed by the NHS

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  • Release date: 29 March 2017
  • Period covered: 30 September 2016
An annual report which includes data on medical, dental, nursing and midwifery staff.

Chart showing the number of staff directly employed by the NHS in Wales each year between 1996 and 2016 broken down by staff group. The chart shows that since 1996 the number of full time equivalent staff has increased by 42.6% and 3.2% in the most recent year.

Between 30 September 2015 and 30 September 2016 (in terms of full-time equivalent numbers)

  • The total number of directly employed NHS staff increased by 2,330 (3.2%) to 76,288.
  • Medical and dental staff increased by 113 (1.8%) to 6,233.
  • Hospital medical and dental consultants increased by 66 (2.9%) to 2,369.
  • Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff increased by 704 (2.5%) to 29,388.
  • Scientific, therapeutic and technical staff increased by 457 (3.8%) to 12,429.
  • Administration and estates staff increased by 846 (5.4%) to 16,570.
  • Other staff (including healthcare assistants, support staff and ambulance staff) increased by 210 (1.8%) to 11,669.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 6735
E-mail: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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