Please note: This publication contains some minor revisions for September 2010, 2011 and 2014. Relevant tables have been updated in April 2016
The NHS Hospital and Community Health Service (HCHS) section of these workforce statistics show the first version of the new figures to reflect the changes and developments following our recent consultation, because of these changes the statistics are classed as experimental.
This is an overview document covering the Healthcare workforce as at September 2015 and refers to those directly employed by the NHS in Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) and those working in the independent sector. It excludes Primary care staff contracted to the NHS.
GP information is available within a separate publication "General and Personal Medical Services, England 2005-2015, as at 30 September" (delayed from the 30 March 2016 for technical reasons, and published on 27 April 2016).
Links to any related publications are available below.
Data for HCHS staff in NHS Trusts and CCGs (excluding GPs and their staff) is also published each month, the December 2015 data is published on the same day as these reports (see links below).
We welcome feedback on any of our publications. Please contact us with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating NHS Workforce as the subject heading, via 0300 303 5678.