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Data Provider: Welsh Government Number of wider practice staff employed in general practices, by staff category and local health board
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[Expand]Wider practice staffCaptures all nurses, direct patient care and admin staff. These three groups cover all \'non-GP\' staff in general practice.7,6117,5727,4947,5647,7227,9327,9227,9557,9767,9837,9728,0248,1438,2128,243
[Expand]Nurses1,4091,3981,3681,3671,4001,4081,3971,4101,4191,4231,4191,4251,4341,4461,443
[Expand]Direct Patient Care1,1141,1191,1071,1341,1861,2371,2521,2641,2831,2991,3101,3301,3481,3621,356
[Expand]Admin/Non-Clinical5,1425,1205,0755,1215,1965,3455,3385,3495,3485,3335,3145,3445,4365,4765,514

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General description

This shows the number of (headcount) and full-time equivalent (FTE) wider practice staff employed in general practices by staff category and local health board, at every quarterly snapshot date.

Data collection and calculation

Figures are unique staff counts. So if one person is employed multiple times in one local health board (LHB) or staff category, they are only counted once (but if the person is also employed in another LHB or staff category, then they would be counted once in each LHB or staff category). Therefore figures cannot be summed by LHB or staff category.

Figures for FTE count towards the staff group and health board each contract is with. Therefore the FTE figures for each health board will sum to the Wales figure and the sum of the FTE of nurses, direct patient care and admin staff will sum to the FTE for 'wider practice staff', subject to small rounding differences.
The Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS) provides a secure web based tool developed to capture information on staff working in general practices in Wales.

In broad terms, the system works by practice managers inputting details of their staff onto the system, confirming the details every quarter. Data is then extracted on the last day of each quarter (March, June, September, December). NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) perform validations to improve data quality before anonymised data are shared with Welsh Government statisticians to validate further and produce these official statistics.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

Data are shown as at 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December from 2020.

Rounding applied

FTE data rounded to 1 decimal place.

Revisions information

Published data is not routinely revised and any marginal quarter-to-quarter changes may be the result of improvements in data quality.

Title

Number of wider practice staff employed in general practices, by staff category and local health board

Last update

29 February 2024 29 February 2024

Next update

To be confirmed

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Wales National Workforce Reporting System (WNWRS)

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

Keywords

GPs, wider practice staff, general practices

Statistical quality

March 2020 data: 2 out of the 404 active practices did not supply data or did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the WNWRS. These practices did supply initial data through an Excel spreadsheet in late 2019, which was used to pre-populate the WNWRS before the system went live for practices. Therefore the data provided in the initial spreadsheet has been used for these two practices. Note that both practices reported that there were no GP practitioners at the practice, but there were wider practice staff reported.

June 2020 data: 46 practices out of the 402 active practices with staff did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to June 2020 (they last confirmed between January and March 2020). An additional 50 practices did not modify data in the quarter up to June 2020 (although they did view data in that quarter). 3 practices updated their data shortly after the snapshot date (on 2 July).

September 2020 data: 6 practices out of the 399 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to September 2020 (they last confirmed between April and June 2020).

December 2020 data: 36 practices out of the 396 active practices with staff did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to December 2020.

March 2021 data: 9 practices out of the 396 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to March 2021.

June 2021 data: All active practices confirmed their data as being up-to-date in the quarter up to June 2021.

September 2021 data: 11 practices out of the 391 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to September 2021.

December 2021 data: 30 practices out of the 390 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to December 2021.

March 2022 data: 6 practices out of the 388 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to March 2022.

June 2022 data: 11 practices out of the 386 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to June 2022.

September 2022 data: 16 practices out of the 386 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to September 2022.

December 2022 data: 10 practices out of the 383 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to December 2022.

March 2023 data: 2 practices out of the 383 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to March 2023.

June 2023 data: 20 practices out of the 379 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to June 2023.

September 2023 data: 0 practices out of the 378 active practices did not confirm their data was up-to-date in the quarter up to September 2023.