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NHS Workforce Statistics - May 2021 (Including selected provisional statistics for June 2021)

Official statistics

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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)

Additional data tables are produced quarterly including:

  • Job Role and Area of Work
  • Nationality
  • Equality and Diversity characteristics
  • Mental Health workforce
  • Turnover from the NHS by staff group and NHS England region
  • Reasons for leaving
  • Summary data for staff in NHS Support Organisations and Central Bodies




Last edited: 25 August 2021 3:00 pm