§ Lord Jacobs
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many people were employed in the National Health Service in 1997: and how many are employed in 2002. [HL338]43WA
§ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath
The latest census data currently available is for September 2001. National Health Service workforce figures as at September 2002 are not yet available and the vacancy survey and censuses in March 2002 did not collect a complete picture of the NHS workforce.
The figures for 1997 and 2001 are given in the following table.
NHS Hospital and Community Health Services and General Practice workforce headcount 1997 2001 All NHS staff 1,058,690 1,167,170
Figures are rounded to the nearest 10.
Figures exclude agency staff
Department of Health Non-Medical Workforce Census.
Department of Health Medical and Dental Workforce Census.
Department of Health General and Personal Medical Services Statistics.