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Data Provider: Welsh Government Medical and dental staff by specialty and year
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Click here to sort2021-MARAt 31 March; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2021-JUNAt 30 June; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2021-SEPAt 30 September; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2021-DECAt 31 December; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2022-MARAt 31 March; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2022-JUNAt 30 June; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2022-SEPAt 30 September; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2022-DECAt 31 December; Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 2023Click here to sort2023-MARAt 31 MarchClick here to sort2023-JUNAt 30 JuneClick here to sort2023-SEPAt 30 SeptemberClick here to sort2023-DECAt 31 DecemberClick here to sort2024-MARAt 31 March
[Collapse]All specialtiesNHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) became the lead employer for General Practice (Doctors in Training only) from 2015 onwards. Previously GPs in training who rotated into a GP surgery would be employed by the surgery and therefore leave the NHS Wales payroll. Now NWSSP keeps continuous employment and these figures were shown against Velindre NHS Trust, which hosts NWSSP, until 31 March 2021. <br />In addition to these, GP trainees who are on hospital rotations were recorded under the specialty of their current role against Velindre NHS Trust from 2015 until 31 March 2021. Previously these trainees were recorded against the Local Health Boards (LHBs) which hosted the trainee. As a result the numbers recorded against the LHBs in the relevant specialties have fallen.<br />NWSSP was set up as a separate NHS organisation from 1 April 2021 so these figures are now shown separately.7,294.17,278.17,505.17,576.97,590.27,578.27,836.07,901.37,913.57,879.38,103.28,232.58,250.0
All specialtiesNHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) became the lead employer for General Practice (Doctors in Training only) from 2015 onwards. Previously GPs in training who rotated into a GP surgery would be employed by the surgery and therefore leave the NHS Wales payroll. Now NWSSP keeps continuous employment and these figures were shown against Velindre NHS Trust, which hosts NWSSP, until 31 March 2021. <br />In addition to these, GP trainees who are on hospital rotations were recorded under the specialty of their current role against Velindre NHS Trust from 2015 until 31 March 2021. Previously these trainees were recorded against the Local Health Boards (LHBs) which hosted the trainee. As a result the numbers recorded against the LHBs in the relevant specialties have fallen.<br />NWSSP was set up as a separate NHS organisation from 1 April 2021 so these figures are now shown separately.[Expand]All hospital specialtiesAt 30 June 2020, most of the staff groups included staff on short term or fixed contracts – these included health professional students and recently retired staff brought in to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.7,048.67,036.97,261.57,337.07,348.77,341.77,607.97,669.87,682.57,645.07,857.07,983.78,002.1
[Expand]All community/public health specialtiesBefore 2018, General Dental Practitioners (occupation code 971) were excluded from this data as they are independent contractors and not directly employed by the NHS. However, during 2017, occupation code 970 (Community Health Service Dental) was removed from the NHS occupation codes manual and staff were re-coded to the most appropriate alternative. In many cases, they were re-coded to 971 (General Dental Practitioners) and were therefore not included in this table in 2017. Other LHBs followed suit in 2018 resulting in a further drop in community / public health dentists. However, as they are effectively doing the same job as before, we have added them back into the data from 2009, and the relevant tables have been revised accordingly. Occupation code 920 (community health services medical) has also been discontinued recently. Like the 970s they are to be recoded elsewhere.245.5241.2243.7239.9241.6236.5228.2231.5231.0234.4246.2248.8247.9

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Title

NHS medical and dental staff, by grade and specialty

Last update

17 July 2024 17 July 2024

Next update

16 October 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

NHS electronic staff record

Source 2

Workforce Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

None

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

General description

Assignment count and Full-time equivalent of directly employed NHS staff by grade and area of work. General Medical and Dental Practitioners are excluded as they are independent NHS contractors.

Data collection and calculation

Extracted from the NHS Electronic Staff Record system. Staff groups and areas of work are determined from NHS occupational codes - see linked manual for more detail.

NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) became the lead employer for General Practice (Doctors in Training only) from 2015 onwards. Previously GPs in training who rotated into a GP surgery would be employed by the surgery and therefore leave the NHS Wales payroll. Now NWSSP keeps continuous employment and these figures are shown against Velindre NHS Trust, which hosts NWSSP. In addition to these, GP trainees who are on hospital rotations are recorded under the specialty of their current role against Velindre NHS trust from 2015 until 31 March 2021, and under NWSSP from 1 April 2021. Previously these trainees were recorded against the Local Health Boards (LHBs) which hosted the trainee. As a result the numbers recorded against the LHBs in the relevant specialties have fallen.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

Annually until end September 2018, quarterly from end December 2018 onwards

Users, uses and context

See quality report - link in weblinks

Rounding applied

Full-time equivalents are rounded to 1 decimal place.

Revisions information

There are no planned revisions.

Statistical quality

See quality report - link in weblinks

Keywords

Staff; NHS