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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information NHS staff by staff group and year
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[Collapse]All staff72,698.279,054.479,660.080,069.980,029.381,044.381,541.5
All staffMedical and dental staff5,637.46,539.56,568.66,507.76,439.26,692.66,741.2
Nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff31,159.332,927.133,014.333,163.133,051.133,300.633,350.2
Administration and estates staff16,068.117,895.018,218.818,442.418,454.718,686.619,121.9
Scientific, therapeutic and technical staff11,264.713,205.613,364.713,446.913,493.613,777.113,871.2
Health care assistants and other support staff6,500.36,293.56,272.66,280.46,092.96,070.65,928.5
Ambulance staff1,855.12,095.22,121.62,131.92,396.72,430.92,440.4
Other non-medical staff213.398.499.497.4101.286.088.0


NHS directly employed staff, by staff group

Last update
13 May 2020 13 May 2020

Next update
August 2020 (provisional)

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
NHS electronic staff record

Source 2
Workforce Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

Management information

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

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

Data reference periods
Annually until end September 2018; quarterly from end December 2018 onwards

Users, uses and context
See linked publication.

Rounding applied
Full-time equivalents are rounded to 1 decimal place.

Revisions information
There are no planned revisions.

Statistical quality
See linked publication.

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