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NHS Workforce Statistics - November 2023 (Including selected provisional statistics for December 2023)

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NHS Workforce Statistics - November 2023 (Including selected provisional statistics for December 2023)


Public consultation into use of these statistics

The Health and Social Care Statistics Leadership Forum have commissioned a joint public consultation of health and social care statistical outputs produced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), Office for National Statistics (ONS), United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA), NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) and NHS England (NHSE). 

The statistics in this publication are part of this consultation and we would invite all users to respond to help us understand how the data are used and ways in which they could be improved. The consultation can be accessed on the following link Health and social care statistical outputs published by DHSC (including OHID), NHSBSA, UKHSA, ONS and NHS England - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) and is open until 5th March 2024. The statistics in this publication can be found within the Workforce and Estates section of the consultation.

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Summary

This report shows monthly numbers of NHS Hospital and Community Health Services (HCHS) staff working in NHS Trusts and other core organisations in England (excluding primary care staff). Data are available as headcount and full-time equivalents and for all months from 30 September 2009 onwards.

These data are a summary of the validated data extracted from the NHS HR and Payroll system. Additional statistics on staff in NHS Trusts and other core organisations and information for NHS Support Organisations and Central Bodies are published each:

September (showing June statistics)

December/January (showing September statistics)

March (showing December statistics)

June (showing March statistics)

Quarterly NHS Staff Earnings, monthly NHS Staff Sickness Absence reports, and data relating to the General Practice workforce and the Independent Healthcare Provider workforce are also available via the Related Links below.

We welcome feedback on the methodology and tables within this publication. Please email us with your comments and suggestions, clearly stating Monthly HCHS Workforce as the subject heading, via [email protected] or 0300 303 5678.


Key Facts

Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)

is a standardised measure of the workload of an employed person and allows for the total workforce workload to be expressed in an equivalent number of full-time staff. 1.0 FTE equates to full-time work of 37.5 hours per week, an FTE of 0.5 would equate to 18.75 hours per week.

All NHS Hospital & Community Health Service (HCHS) staff

1,328,602 FTE in November 2023. This is 5.7% (71,207) more than in November 2022.

1,488,403 Headcount in November 2023. This is 5.5% (77,973) more than in November 2022.

Professionally qualified clinical staff*

Professionally qualified clinical staff make up over half (52.8%) of the FTE HCHS workforce.

701,178 FTE in November 2023. This is 5.7% (38,123) more than in November 2022.

 

776,424 Headcount in November 2023. This is 5.5% (40,529) more than in November 2022.          

 

* This group includes all HCHS doctors, qualified nurses and health visitors, midwives, qualified scientific, therapeutic and technical staff and qualified ambulance staff.

November 2023 Provisional Statistics

This November 2023 publication includes a Provisional release of a section of the monthly NHS Workforce Statistics publication for December 2023. This contains headline counts at national level of NHS staff numbers for the main staff groups and a detailed view of the Nurses staff group.




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