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Publication, Part of

NHS Workforce Statistics - December 2020 (Including selected provisional statistics for January 2021)

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Ambulance Trusts, Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Hospital and Community Health Services, Hospital Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Trusts, Regions
Date Range:
30 Sep 2009 to 31 Dec 2020

Data Summary

Tables containing the data are published in Excel or CSV formats on the NHS Digital website and include the following on a monthly basis:

Excel tables

  • National level tables of headcount (HC) and FTE by major staff groups – time series
  • Region and organisation staff numbers (HC and FTE), including medical grades and staff groups – latest month only
  • Total staff (HC and FTE) by organisation – time series
  • Staff groups (FTE) by care setting and level – time series
  • Doctors (FTE) by grade and specialty – time series
  • Organisation turnover benchmarking tools (HC and FTE) – time series
  • National level tables (FTE & Headcount) of main staff groups and FTE Nurses in HCHS and GP settings – Provisional

CSV files

  • Medical staff (FTE) by grade, specialty and organisation – latest month only
  • NHS staff (excluding medical) (FTE) by staff group, care setting, level and organisation – latest month only
  • Staff groups (HC and FTE) by:
  1. NHS England regions – time series (all months)
  2. Organisation – time series (specified months)


The following data are produced quarterly:


  • Reasons for leaving (all staff)
  • Additional quarterly data for staff in NHS trusts, CCGs, and support organisations, including data by:
  1. Job Role and Area of Work
  2. Nationality
  3. Equality and Diversity characteristics
  4. Mental Health workforce dataset



Last edited: 20 January 2021 12:21 pm