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NHS staff in England: Social Indicators page

Published Monday, November 27, 2017

NHS staff in England: Social Indicators page. By Rachael Harker. SN/SG/2642.

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The NHS Hospital and Community Health Services in England employed 1 million full time equivalent staff in July 2017: representing a 1.8% increase since 2016 (18,930 more FTE staff), and a 3.8% increase since 2010 (37,875 more FTE staff).

NHS Staff FTE percentage change

The largest percentage change since 2010 was observed in FTE consultants, while ambulance staff showed the largest percentage change over the past year.

The majority of NHS staff in England are British, but a substantial minority are not. As of June 2017, 137,565 staff report a non-British nationality. This is 12.2% of all staff of whom a nationality is known. Between them, these staff report around 200 non-British nationalities.

NHS Staff Nationality

NHS staff numbers in Scotland and Wales are available on request.

Sources: NHS Digital, NHS Worforce Statistics July 2017; HOCL, NHS Staff from Overseas.


Commons Briefing papers SN02642

Authors: Rachael Harker; Carl Baker

Topics: Health services, Health staff and professions

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