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Data Provider: Welsh Government Wider practice staff (headcount and full-time equivalent) by sex and local health board
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Wales491,38311.The data item is not applicable1,443
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board203962.The data item is not applicable418
Powys Teaching Health Board3793.The data item is not applicable85
Hywel Dda University Health Board4218.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable222
Swansea Bay University Health Board5144.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable149
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board21543.The data item is not applicable159
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board10247.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable257
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board61683.The data item is not applicable177


General description

This shows the number of (headcount) and full-time equivalent (FTE) nurses, direct patient care and admin/non-clinical staff employed in general practices by sex and local health board, at every quarterly snapshot date since 31-Dec-20.

Data collection and calculation

Figures for headcounts 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 sex 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 male, female, other/unknown and not stated will sum to the FTE for 'persons', 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


Data reference periods

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

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

FTE data rounded to 1 decimal place


Wider practice staff (headcount and full-time equivalent) by sex 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

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage


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

Statistical quality

A number of practices did not confirm their WNWRS data as being up-to-date in the quarter up to each snapshot date. See the statistical release for more information.