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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 staff1) At 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. 2). A number of data quality issues have been identified with the data for this release. This mostly affects some of the more detailed staff breakdowns. Full details are provided in the quality report. 3) A small number of revisions from the March 2020 quarter onwards (nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff), from the December 2020 quarter onwards (ambulance staff) and from the March 2021 quarter onwards (scientific, therapeutic and technical staff) were made in August 2023.88,337.488,370.388,720.889,849.991,054.290,891.891,608.092,754.994,216.794,324.795,446.096,558.597,061.1
All staff1) At 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. 2). A number of data quality issues have been identified with the data for this release. This mostly affects some of the more detailed staff breakdowns. Full details are provided in the quality report. 3) A small number of revisions from the March 2020 quarter onwards (nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff), from the December 2020 quarter onwards (ambulance staff) and from the March 2021 quarter onwards (scientific, therapeutic and technical staff) were made in August 2023.Medical and dental staff7,294.17,278.17,505.17,576.97,590.27,578.27,836.07,901.37,913.57,879.38,103.28,232.58,250.0
Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff1) During 2018 Betsi Cadwaladr and Cwm Taf Health Boards recoded many of their former Health Care Assistants (HCAs) (occupation code H1) as Nursing Assistants / Auxiliaries (N9) bringing them in line with most of the other Health Boards. To show as comparable a position as possible over time, HCAs in previous years are now included within the nursing, midwifery and health visiting group. 2) A small number of revisions from the March 2020 quarter onwards were made in August 2023.36,042.935,946.835,705.535,834.836,093.636,035.236,129.936,592.537,222.837,417.937,962.338,494.538,819.7
Administration and estates staff21,379.821,454.821,583.022,023.322,626.522,633.222,730.723,005.923,493.023,545.523,715.423,883.424,029.4
Scientific, therapeutic and technical staffA small number of revisions from the March 2021 quarter onwards were made in August 2023.14,947.314,873.915,064.015,415.815,690.515,683.415,985.016,220.116,502.116,398.116,627.416,949.117,032.7
Health care assistants and other support staffDuring 2018 Betsi Cadwaladr and Cwm Taf Health Boards recoded many of their former Health Care Assistants (HCAs) (occupation code H1) as Nursing Assistants / Auxiliaries (N9) bringing them in line with most of the other Health Boards. To show as comparable a position as possible over time, HCAs in previous years are now included within the nursing, midwifery and health visiting group.5,806.25,921.25,906.05,957.65,981.45,943.65,878.45,885.35,939.05,942.95,900.55,880.15,825.2
Ambulance staff1) Changes to the ambulance section of the NHS occupation codes manual in April 2019. 2) Data for the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust revised in August 20232,770.72,790.92,848.12,929.52,958.52,909.32,922.23,030.03,029.93,023.63,017.92,999.32,985.9
Other non-medical staff96.4104.6109.1112.0113.5108.9125.9119.8116.4117.4119.4119.5118.1

Metadata

Title

NHS directly employed staff, by staff group

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.

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