§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many administrators worked in the NHS and trust hospitals five years ago and the latest available year; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
[holding answer 2 December 1993:] The information available is shown in the table. Many of the administrative and clerical staff directly support medical and other professional staff. The figures for managers need to be treated with caution because much of the increase arises from the reclassification of existing staff. The number of managers has been deliberately increased since the mid-1980s—not just since the reforms —because the service was previously undermanaged.
Administrative and clerical (A&C) staff and general and senior managers (GM/SM) at 30 September each year, England (hospital and community health services, excluding family health services authorities and other statutory authorities): Whole-time equivalents 1988 total 1992 total No. included in 1992 total in NHS Trusts A&C 106,990 122,990 (37,760) GM/SM 1,230 14,980 (3,820)
1988 Non-Medical Manpower Census.
1992 DH form Km49.
1. Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
2. There were no trusts in 1988.
3. Figures for 1992 are the latest available.